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Barielle Brilliant Colors Collection for Summer 2013

Barielle Brilliant Colors Collection

What up party people? Hope your Friday is going swimmingly thus far. I’m so glad it’s Friday aren’t you? It’s been a long hellishly hot week in the Bay Area this week. And by hot I don’t mean 78 degrees. Most people think San Francisco/Bay Area peeps are weather wimps (and we kinda are when it comes to cold weather) but I mean 95-100 at my house. Blech! I love me some hot weather but let’s try keeping it around 80-85 ok?

Speaking of hotness the new Barielle Brilliant Colors Collection for summer 2013 features five new hot creme shades. It’s been a really long time since I reviewed Barielle. Maybe even three years?! They kind of fell off my radar but I think they are making somewhat of a comeback now.

The formula of these five was really, really good. Their cremes are really thick, but not in a bad way. They cover like a dream and you only need one to two coats. Fabulous!

Barielle Brilliant Colors Collection-2

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Fourth of July Manicure with Pure Ice Stars & Stripes and Zoya Song

Fourth of July Mani 2013

I’ve been getting in the mood for the Fourth of July and decided to play around with the Pure Ice Stars & Stripes collection with the metallic blue Zoya Song thrown in for good measure.

I knew for sure I wanted to use Pure Ice Superstar! (white creme) and Siren (red creme) and definitely Freedom, which is a red/blue and star glitter bomb. But I also wanted the perfect blue and one with a non-creme finish. Zoya Song fit the bill!

Fourth of July Mani 2013 Bottles

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Cult Nails Just Because

Cult Nails Just Because

Cult Nails Just Because is a shade I really shouldn’t be showing you because you will want it. And the thing is, it’s not for sale.

This was a sample Maria from Cult Nails gave me when I met her in Orlando recently. It was from a batch of polish that wasn’t meant to go on sale. But she was kind enough let me play with it.

Maybe one day it will become a regular shade, who knows?

Cult Nails Just Because Macro

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a-england Burne-Jones Dream Swatches and Review

a-england Burne-Jones Dream

a-england Burne-Jones Dream is a new collection featuring four amazing holographic shimmery shades (with a 5th to come!).

But who is Edward Burne-Jones? He was a British painter who did a series of painting between 1885-1890 called The Legend Of Briar Rose. I happen to think this makes an excellent inspiration for a-england nail shades!

As usual with this brand the formula is so incredibly perfect. One coat seems like it will be too sheer, but after the second completely creamy one, everything is opaque, even and perfect.

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Clockwise: Rose Bower, Fated Prince, Briar Rose, Sleeping Palace

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piCture pOlish Focus by Pointless Cafe

piCture pOlish Focus by Pointless Cafe

piCture pOlish Focus was created by blogger Sheila at Pointless Cafe.

Sheila got the color inspiration from some flowers in her yard that are called wild wine cups. They are a gorgeous red/violet shade, and of course, she wanted to add some pretty shimmer. The formula is a “crelly” which is a creme jelly combination.

piCture pOlish Focus by Pointless Cafe-2

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