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Barielle Style in Argyle Collection

Barielle Style in Argyle Collection
Barielle Nail Lacquer: Cashmere or Loose Me, Tight Knit, Cowl of the Wild

Barielle Goes Brown for Fall

For fall, Barielle’s Style in Argyle Collection is quite literally autumnal in tone. It’s a myriad of shades you’d see in fallen leaves. It includes six new shades: Cashmere or Loose Me (soft brown with copper pearl), Tight Knit (purple brown creme), Cowl of the Wild (mushroom taupe creme), Aura Angora (royal gold creme), Wool You Marry Me? (plum brown creme), and Unraveled Rust (burnt rust creme). All but Cashmere or Loose Me (soft brown with copper pearl) are creams. Each retails for $8.

  • Cashmere or Loose Me is a warmed-up red-toned medium brown with a soft sprinkle of pale gold shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle in the creamier base. Two coats.
  • Tight Knit is a rich, plum-tinged brown cream. You barely need two coats, because one coat is so rich, but I did two.
  • Cowl of the Wild is a medium-dark chocolate brown with a little taupe cream. Two coats.
  • Aura Angora is a yellow, mustard-y cream. Two coats. It’s darker and more orange-based than Butter London’s Bumster.
  • Wool You Marry Me? is a deep burgundied brown cream. This one was my favorite, because it looks very decadent in color. Two coats. This one reminded me a bit of Essie’s Sexy Divide.
  • Unraveled Rust is a rich, almost molten dark chocolate brown cream. Two coats.

Barielle’s formula is on the thicker side, though it applies very evenly and never streaks. I found all shades except Cashmere or Loose Me to be nearly opaque in one coat. I ended up using two coats for all colors, but the creams are quite pigmented. These felt like they took longer to dry than the average polish, and I think that might be due to the thickness of the polish itself.

Honestly, I don’t own many brown polishes for whatever reason, so I don’t have a full range of shades to pull from for dupes. Given that Essie does a lot of creams, you may want to look there first (assuming you have a large Essie stash, of course).

These are colors you may love or hate, and they’re not your typical shades, regardless of the coordination with the season. I’m kind of digging Aura Angora and like Wool You Marry Me? the best, but none of these shades are must-haves based on my color preferences.

Any of these shades catch your eye?

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: The formula is a little thick and takes a bit longer to dry, but the creams are incredibly pigmented and apply beautifully.

AVAILABILITY: Barielle

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Chanel Les Tentations de Chanel Holiday 2010 Collection

Chanel Holiday 2010

Chanel Les Tentations de Chanel Holiday 2010 Collection

LES TENTATIONS DE CHANEL offers a sumptuous collection of tempting chocolates and fuchsias for the holiday season. Warm, vibrant tones punctuated with pops of festive colour create effects that are at once charming and sensuous.

Les Tissages de Chanel / Blush Duo Tweed Effect ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tweed Fuchsia Pink

Les 4 Ombres / Quadra Eye Shadow ($56.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tentation Cuivre Copper brown, light beige, shimmering pink, plum copper

Ombre d’Eau / Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Splash Smoky pewter

Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Pulsion Fuchsia

Rouge Coco / Hydrating Creme Lip Colour ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Magnolia Soft pink
  • Patchouli Copper

Levres Scintillantes / Glossimer ($27.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Charming Iridescent pink
  • Pink Pulsion Sheer fuchsia
  • Pleasing Golden brown

Availability: October 2010

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Win Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 3!

Win Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 3!

To kick of our anniversary month, one (1) lucky winner will receive Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows, Vol. 3! (Retail value $54.00!)

Congratulations to Carina H.!

RULES: All entries must be submitted by October 15th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

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1.) Leave a comment on this blog post tell me which three shades you’d use first!

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This giveaway prize is provided by Temptalia.

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #048

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Lots and lots of products to giveaway for our anniversary month.  Not telling!

Friday plans: I have a bajillion things I need to catch-up with, including school.  I know, it’s a killer afternoon planned!

Last thing you watched: Jersey Shore!

This week’s Mellan photo…

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