Monday, May 7, 2012

Barielle Do Unto Others

Boyfriend picked this one. I'll occasionally ask him "What color should I paint my nails?!" and he'll respond with "Whatever your heart desires" or "I don't know, you have so many!". Today, however, when I asked, he said "Something turquoise! Not shimmery." Since I've already worn Essie Turquoise & Caicos, that was out. It was between China Glaze Aquadelic & Barielle Do Unto Others. I went with the Barielle.

I'm sure glad I did! This is two medium-thick coats.

The formula itself was a little on the thick side. It wasn't runny and I had good control. I felt like the formula was getting thicker as I continued to paint though (from being exposed to the air?) so I added a drop or two of thinner between coats. It helped slightly. I added 4-ish more drops when I was done painting completely.

The color is gorgeous. Stunning. It glows. I'm in my dimly-lit room as I type this post and I keep getting distracted by how awesomely bright my nails look. It's a perfect combination of green and blue, with green being more prominent. I'm not great with colors, so I don't know if this is really turquoise or if it's actually aqua. Is there even a difference? I suppose it doesn't really matter, any nail color that is any combination of green and blue is fabulous. Anyway, I got some black flecks on my thumb from my top coat and I was heartbroken. This polish has made Top 20 status; that's how much I love it.

Matches my phone case perfectly. Perhaps there's a reason I love this color so much?

 Here it is matte. *le sigh*