Thursday, May 26, 2011

Barielle Karma Collection - Soul-er Powered and Do Unto Others

Hey everyone! Today I have swatches of two of the colours from the upcoming Barielle Karma collection.

Soul-er Powered - Warm toned yellow cream with gold micro shimmer. This needed three coats because it was still patchy after the second coat. Yellow polish seems to be quite popular at the moment (Chanel Mimosa, Lippmann Yellow Brick Road, RBL Yellow Fever) however, I'm not sure how I feel about this trend. I'm not convinced this colour really suits me, but I can see myself loving yellow polishes when summer comes back and I have a tan! I have Mimosa and Yellow Fever, so I will try and do a comparison between the three if that is something you would all be interested in? P.s - I have no idea why my hands look so wrinkly in these photos!!! 



Do Unto Others - Turquoise cream. For some reason my photos make this look like a neon, which it isn't. The colour is a little more muted and darker than it looks in the photos, but it is still a vibrant shade of turquoise. I only used two coats here. Not the most original shade, but applied like a dream, so no complaints here! 


This crappy photo probably shows the polish a little more true to colour....


This was the first time I have ever tried Barielle and I was quite impressed with these two colours. As I said, I'm not convinced yellow is my thing, but I definitely love the turquoise shade and the formula of the polishes. I was also sent Blossom to review which I will do separately - Blossom has been a long time lemming of mine so I'm really excited to try it out! I have also been lemming Elle's Spell, but I can't find it anywhere :( If anyone knows where I could get one, please, please drop me a line! 

On a side note, for some reason, Barielle didn't send me an info sheet about the Karma collection, so I don't have a great deal of info about the other colours in the collection or the collection's exact release date. There doesn't seem to be a lot of press about it on the net either. However, Barielle did contact me on Twitter the other day to say that this collection would be available on their website shortly, so hopefully we will all know more soon! I could be wrong, but I heard rumours that one of the other colours was a flakie... 






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12 comments:

  1. Hey Carina, I was just wondering how you could get your hands on these in Australia? I'm not really into the yellow, but do unto others is right up my alley! Beautiful pics :)

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  2. Hey Julia! To be honest, I'm not sure! I contacted Barielle to ask them how to get them here and they just sent me some samples! lol... I'm going to email them today to let them know the review is up so I will ask them how we can get Barielle here :D

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  3. That's pretty awesome, free polish yay! Thank you :) I'd love to get my hands on Elle's Spell!

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  4. Wow those colors are so pretty!

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  5. So pretty. Love the turquoise on you.

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  6. WOW I love Sol-er Powered!!!!  Your nails are so gorgeous!!

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  7. Wow! Both colors are breath taking.

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  8. both of these colors re quite nice!  soul-er powered looks a little orangy in the pic--does it really have a hint of orange?

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  9. i wanna, BEAUTIFUL...

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  10. They are both sooo gorgeous. I love the yellow color the best. I love the element of the subtle shimmers.

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  11. do unto others is so gorgeous!

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