September 15, 2011

Barielle Karma Collection

I think on the Barille website this is called the Karma Kollection. "Kollection" Really? Let's not go there.

Do Unto Others. Mmmm. Beautiful turquoise creme. I think if i used a thicker coat, I could have gotten away with one coat. I did have to add a few drops of thinner to this before using. It was just a tad too thick for my tastes, but nothing too bad.

More Connect the Dots! One coat.

Then I tried one coat of CND Emerald Shimmer.

Positive ZEN-ergy. Light grass green with silver shimmer. This reminds me a green version of Butter London's Victoriana. I can say this is unique to my green collection! Three thin coats and no formula issues.

One coat of Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale.

Soul-er Powered. Golden yellow packed with gold shimmer. The shimmer really made me love this one. It is so sparkly even in low lights. Two coats and perfect! This is my favorite among the colors I picked up from this collection.

One coat of Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow.

Buddha-ful. Blue/green flakies in a beige base. Four coats on its own. It gives it that opal gem look. I love flakies but I can't find myself reaching for this one. The base seems too opaque to be layered over any color without changing the base color so much. My CND Limelight has the same flakie colors and is an almost clear base. I want to say there is a Nfu-Oh flakie with same blue/green flakes that would work as well. I think if they made the base more jelly-like I would have loved it more (like Elle's Spell). I've also layered this over CND Perfectly Bare.

It was really hard for me to capture the blue flash in the flakies, so here is a bottle picture. 

A comparison of Buddha-ful and CND Limelight. Pink and middle (pink is left) is CND Limelight and ring and index is Buddha-ful. These are all one coat over a black creme (American Apparel Hassid). They both have the same color type of flakies but Buddha-ful as you can see, is in a cremey base.

Here is Creative Nail Design (CND) Limelight for good measure. Two coats over American Apparel Hassid, a black creme. There is a small tint to the base, but it is hardly noticeably over black. It is beautiful isn't it?!


  1. I think Soul-er Powered is really pretty for summer. Too bad fall is coming soon ;(

    ''Kollection'' ? lol Nicole by OPI isn't really smarter with their Kardashian ''Kolors''...