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Barielle Wildflower Collection for Spring 2010 Review, Photos, Swatches

Barielle Wildflower Collection for Spring 2010

Barielle’s Spring collection is called Wildflower and consists of six spring-y shades.  All but Snap Dragon apply pretty well, with Blossom being a little goopy but manageable.  Daring Dahlia and A Bouquet for Ava had the best application–very smooth, pigmented, and perfect consistency.  My favorites were Daring Dahlia (the way the fuchsia shimmer sparkles is gorgeous!) and June Bug (so different!), but I also really liked Myrza’s Meadow, too.  Snap Dragon was my least favorite from the runny consistency to the way brush strokes are really apparent.

Each bottle retails for $8 a pop and is available through barielle.com (though I swear, I only saw Daring Dahlia there at present). By the way, 100% of the proceeds from A Bouquet for Ava, June Bug and Myrza’s Meadow purchased at OCRF.org will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund!

  • Daring Dahlia is a bright hot pink with fuchsia micro-shimmer. This one had a phenomenal texture and feel–it applied nearly opaque in just one coat and was a dream to apply.
  • Blossom is a creamy, bright orange-peach. It’s not neon, but it’s not tame either. This one I had a little trouble with the application; definitely need to use thinner coats initially. It went opaque in two coats, though.
  • Myrza’s Meadow is definitely one of the standouts of the collection. It’s almost like a soft, pastel pickle green with particle glitter spread throughout a creamy base. Application was good on this, though I should have used thinner coats (went a lil’ thick!). Two coats was good, but a third coat was perfect.
  • Snap Dragon is a metallic grassy green. I just don’t dig metallic/chrome kind of finishes, because dealing with the visible brush strokes is a pain in the butt. I wasn’t loving how this applied (a little runny), so this was my least favorite shade of the six.
  • A Bouquet for Ava is a beautiful shade of slightly darkened sky blue. It’s a creamy shade and goes opaque in one coat, though I did two for good measure. Application was perfect with this one.
  • June Bug is a periwinkle blue with an iridescent teal-blue shimmer-sheen with small red glitter. I loved this one, because it’s completely unlike anything I have already. It has the same finish and look/feel as Myrza’s Meadow, but it’s more exciting, because the contrast is greater. Application was good on this one as well.

Which are you favorites? Are you going to grab any of ’em?

See more photos & swatches…

Barielle Daring Dahlia Nail Polish

Daring Dahlia

Daring Dahlia

Barielle Blossom Nail Polish



Barielle Myrza’s Meadow Nail Polish

Myrza’s Meadow

Myrza’s Meadow

Barielle Snap Dragon Nail Polish

Snap Dragon

Snap Dragon

Barielle A Bouquet for Ava Nail Polish

A Bouquet for Ava

A Bouquet for Ava

Barielle June Bug Nail Polish

June Bug

June Bug

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Wow! I like them all except Snap Dragon. Especially A Bouquet for Ava, June Bug and Myrza’s Meadow! Okay, now all I have to do is force this brand I’ve never even heard of to distribute these in my country and I’m good to go, LOL!

I adore Daring Dahlia, Myrza’s Meadow and A Bouquet for Ava, although I don’t know if I’d ever wear the last one (I’m starting to move more toward less vibrant polishes). Would def. pick some up if they are available in Canada!

What is the brush like? I really hate wide brushes like the OPI pro-wide as it always leads to streaky applications for me :/

They’re definitely not wide brushes like the OPI wide ones are. They seemed pretty average/normal – like it wasn’t the best brush of all time, but it didn’t have any failings. The only time I had application troubles seemed to be with the formula, not the brush so much!

Christine, I noticed you don’t apply nail polish all over your nails, just the middle part… why is that? It catches my eye… are your nails very wide or do you have problems reaching the edges? Thanks!

A few readers actually said you shouldn’t go all the way to the edges on the side, but I do it because these are swatches, not manicures. It’s much easier to swatch and remove polish this way, and it’s not as much wear and tear on my cuticles during the removal process.

My info didn’t list a date, but I’d expect February-ish. I know the OCRF.org has the three up now, and I saw Daring Dahlia on barielle.com this morning!

Gotta love any company that supports OCRF! Please support – my mom died of Ovarian Cancer when I was 20. May this never happen to any other young girl/woman!

A Bouquet for Ava is beautiful! 🙂 It’s also nice to hear that the application was really easy, and the money goes to charity? Sounds amazing to me!

sadly, i’m not based in US. i’m from Singapore. hoping to find a website that sells things from various brands like nordstrom or drugstore that carries this brand as well~

Thank you so much, Christine, for all the effort you put in to share these releases. I truly appreciate it! LOVE that it’s tolulene/formaldehyde-free. That means I can wear it. Tolulene/formaldehyde literally burns my nail beds, causing the nail to lift all the way to the cuticle. Awful, awful allergy!!

Daring Dahlia is by far my favorite from this collection 🙂 I love vibrant colors and if it’s fuchsia it’s even better. My next choice would be Blossom…in rest I will pass 🙂

Snap Dragon definately is the odd one out and considering the finishes and hues of the other lacquers I’m having a hard time understanding why this is part of the collection in the first place. Don’t like it at all!

I would definately pick up Myrza’s Shadow, June Bug and Blossom, lovely!

I need Blossom like … NOW!

I saw a picture of Kat Deluna (don’t really care for her) with a similar color and have saved it on my phone because I’ve been seeeearching for something like it! Hers isn’t as bright but I LOVE LOVE LOVE blossom!!!!

I love the looks of June Bug & Meadow–colorful yet they don’t scream look at my nails. But I really dislike the quality/formula of Barielle polishes. I buy the line when there’s a nice color, but In general, I haven’t found Barielle nail products, nor its nail polishes to be of high quality. Love the foot cream though.

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