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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Barielle Berry Blue Swatches and Review

I was really surprised when I went to find a navy or darker bright blue in a straight up creme. I thought I had several! But I don't. They all seemed to have a shimmer or glitter or glass fleck of some sort. I am sure they are out there, but I didn't have any. So when I ran across this Barielle shade in Berry Blue that is a pure creme, of course I had to pick it up! And the name is perfect to describe the color. It's navy, but it's bright blueberry in the sunlight!

The formula is good and application was good. Perfect in two coats. I used a base, one light coat, one medium coat and a Seche Vite top coat.

Barielle Berry Blue
Barielle Berry Blue - natural lighting
Barielle Berry Blue - natural lighting - in the shade
Indoors or in the evening, it's a deep navy that doesn't read black on me (WooHoo!) and in the sun, it's a great bright blueberry color.

I know there's a time and place for a little something extra like a shimmer, but there are times when I just want a pure creme. And this is a good creme.

Next time, I will wrap my tips though. I started showing tip wear by the end of the evening. And, as with all blues, use a GOOD base coat! I used the OPI base coat with this and I had a little staining even with that. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect base. Right now, I think my favorite is the Cult Nails base coat. Any other suggestions are welcome!


  1. I love that color!!! I've successfully gotten staining from one too many red manicures out with Polident (I know, but it worked). I wonder if that would work with blue?

  2. This is a very pretty navy blue!!and it is soo glossy *0*
    :3 ur nails are gorgeous as always!


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