Barielle has come out with a very interesting collection for spring 2010 called Wildflower. It’s six colors in a range of finishes, which is kinda cool. There are two glitter ones that are particularly unique!
The formula on these was kind of all over the map for me. Some were great, one was a nightmare and others were good.
Anyway, check this collection out!
Blossom is a pale peach creme. This one gave me serious issues. This polish was so thick I had a very hard time getting it even. I waited about 90 seconds in-between coats, but whenever I put down the next coat it would get even thicker and harder to manage. After three coats it was basically even but you can see towards the tips (mostly on pointer and pinkie) that it’s quite thick and “gloopy”. I was really irked about this because I love the color itself.
June Bug is a slate blue with a little shimmer and small fuchsia glitter. This is a color to write home about! I LOVE it, it’s sooooo unique and cute and I am wearing it as I type this. More companies need to be putting out colors like this, they are just so great. I love polishes that have 1 color of glitter in them, rather than a rainbow, it makes them more special to me. The formula on this one was great, it applied smooth and even in just two coats. If you can only get one from this collection, this is the one I would suggest!
Daring Dahlia is a fuchsia with very subtle shimmer. In fact the shimmer is so subtle you can’t see it at all in my pics. It basically looks creme in my eyes. Not a huge fan of this color, it’s a little boring to me, but it’s still pretty. The formula was decent, this was three coats.
A Bouquet For Ava is described as a caribbean blue creme and I would say that’s pretty accurate. This is a very nice blue and I like it a lot, but don’t really think it’s completely unique. The formula was good on this and I used two coats.
Snapdragon is a metallic sea foam green. I feel the need to say that I am not a huge fan of frosted metallics. They just don’t do a lot for me, so this one wasn’t my favorite, but I don’t have anything else like it. Also you can see it was streaky, which is par for the course with most metallics. This was two coats.
WHY do my fingers look so wrinkly here, they do NOT look like that normally!? Anyway, Myrza’s Meadow is a lime green (but not obnoxiously bright) packed with small multi-colored glitter. This is most definitely unique and cool and my second favorite of this collection. If you can only get two from this collection this would be my second choice. The formula was fine with this, I used two coats.
Overall I would give this collection a 7 out of 10. I only really loved three of the colors (Blossom, June Bug and Myrza’s Meadow), but the application on Blossom makes me sad. The one great thing about this is that all the colors are very different and you do get a wide range of finishes, if you got them all.
These should be available soon on Barielle’s website here and they retail for $8.00 each. If you buy two you get one free though! Oh and strangely, Daring Dahlia is already on there for sale, but none of the others are yet.
So what are you guys digging from this collection?