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Apr 17 2013

Barielle Sweet Treats for Spring 2013

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There are two colors that are hot for me this spring season: green and yellow.

I’m very obsessed with yellow polish – shimmers, cremes…I want them all on my fingers! I picked up a couple yellow polishes earlier this week at the International Beauty Show (IBS) and International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC)! And then there’s green – I have always loved green, and I dig the popular Pantone Color of the Year emerald green, but I am really feeling brighter, lighter greens right now.

Barielle‘s Sweet Treats collection for spring is a five-piece set of the brand’s take on the season’s trendy colors, and I was happy that the yellow and green hit the spot for me!

But I am curious – do you have these kinds of color cravings, too?! I do the same thing with lipstick – right now I’m all about pink, red and peachy lippies!

Anyway!

How about swatches?!

Lilac Jelly Bean:

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Lilac Jelly Bean is a dusty lilac creme. Sorry for the pooling at my cuticle on my ring finger; I know better but I honestly didn’t see it at the time! This shade works well as a work appropriate hue, but it’s also stylish. I wore it on its own – and surprisingly, on a day off from work!

Orange Parfait:

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Orange Parfait is a another seasonably popular shade, an orange creme. It’s soft and sweet. This is another one that worked really well with my skin tone.

Blue Cotton Candy:

Blue Cotton Candy
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Blue Cotton Candy is a cadet blue with lots of white shimmer; if you look closely there’s also tiny bits of pink and blue shimmer, but it really comes across more white. Of course the sun played hide-and-seek when I took my photos so I’ve got natural light and shade and they don’t look that far off.

Green Apple Chew:

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Green Apple Chew is one of my favorites from the collection, and the first one I wore! It’s like a sour apple color, a hyper spring green shade. I paired it with some square studs in blue and gold for some simple nail art!

Banana Drop:

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Banana Drop is an Easter yellow creme, bright and light! This was one of my other favorites from the collection.

Overall, I liked the color selection for spring; I thought Blue Cotton Candy for spring was an interesting shade that I might immediately think, “fall,” but it works. I can’t wait to work in some nail art with it and some of the other colors, like Banana Drop and Green Apple Chew!

I found the formula on some of the to be a bit thick, so I used thinner coats when applying. I didn’t quite feel like they needed thinner. The brush is easy for me to work with; I find the length of the brush/cap to be perfect for application control.

Sweet Treats can be found on Barielle’s website for $8 each (each polish is .45 fl oz). Polishes are buy one, get one 50% off; you could get all five for $32. The brand offers free shipping for orders over $50. They do not ship internationally.

What do you think of Sweet Treats? What do you think of Barielle in general? A couple of my favorite polishes are Barielle – Jess’ Champagne Toast is one!

Disclaimer: The Barielle Sweet Treats collection was provided to me for review by the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!