Matchy Matchy…Oribe hair care meets Barielle nail polish!

 Luxury hair care Oribe’s hottest NEW range is their Bright Blonde product range, read more about luscious Oribe here. I was lusting over the beautiful packaging so much that I decided to paint my nails in a hue to match, it’s the new thing didn’t you know!

 Diving into my nail polish drawer which is bursting full of polishes in a rainbow of colours I found a Barielle colour I’ve not worn in a while, it’s called Berry go Round. If you aren’t familiar with this brand I’ve posted about them before Read here. A quick file, base coat, 2 coats of Colour and a top coat finishing with cuticle oil and ta dah! Nails like you’ve just stepped out of a salon. 

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Barielle® PRO Advanced Cuticle Renewal Oil

I spotted this cuticle oil by Barielle while browsing the beauty section in TK Maxx recently. I needed a new cuticle oil as my CND solar oil had finished and my cuticles were looking quite dry and unkept. I couldn’t resist the discounted price tag, this was a first for me as I’ve never purchased beauty from this store before. I’ve forgotten the exact amount but it was something like £2.99 instead of $12 (yes US dollars)!

IMG_6780.JPGIt’s a professional PRO product so I was hoping it’s as good as it’s title suggests.

IMG_6783.JPGI’ve been applying this at night (when I remember to) and I gotta say the results are amazing and live up to all my expectations. My cuticles don’t just look healthy but feel soft and nourished. This oil had instantly changed the appearance of my nails for the better.

IMG_6781.JPGIt soaks in and doesn’t feel too “oily” the smell reminds my of fruit pastel ice lollies! A bit random but pleasant all the same. The smell isn’t strong and wears off after a few minutes of application. I normally gently massage into each cuticle. The appearance of my nourished cuticles is long lasting!

IMG_6993-0.JPGIt’s currently on my bedside table so I don’t forget to apply regular in these winter months. This oil heals dry cuticles, prevents nail breakage, builds strong, healthy nails
and even works on nail polish!

The verdict: I am really happy with the quality, consistency and the performance of this product and would definitely repurchase again even though I do love the almond smell of CND’s solar oil.

What cuticle oil’s or cream’s do you use?

Kelly’s Beauty Picks This Week

20130908-120251.jpg1. GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD £44.99
a detoxifying mask straight out of Hollywood it’s all the buzz right now as it actually works! Use as 17 full face or 1000 spot treatments. It de-clogs and minimises pores.

2. WELLA SP LUXEOIL KERATIN RESTORE MASK £20.50
a restorative mask that reconstructs the hair fibre. Contains iconic Argan oil, almond oil and jojoba oil, rich with fatty acids and omegas.

3. VASELINE LIP THERAPY £1.99
a little versatile tin of protection from the elements with soothing properties. An all time cult favourite.

4. BARIELLE NAIL SHADES $8.00
a late summer shade in Ocean Breeze, look out for the new Fall Shades 2013 I’ve got my eye on Edgy,Dinner at 8 and No not now!

5. No 7 PERFECT BLEND TRIO £9.50
a very affordable trio of concealers to cover blemishes, hide dark circles or blend uneven skin tones…ta dah!

Berry go Round

Barielle’s Berry go Round is a perfect shade of coral for hazy summer days.

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A quick file and shape to tidy up, I prefer my nail shape to be natural. Paint two coats and apply a top coat and cuticle oil for the perfect DIY mani.

20130810-133258.jpg Read my full review on Barielle polishes Here

Summer in a Bottle

20130629-174317.jpgBarielle’s story began 30 years ago when husband and wife duo devised a breakthrough formulation to condition the hooves of their million-dollar thoroughbred racehorses. A few weeks went by when they had realised that they had discovered that they had also created a million-dollar product for nails—one that would quickly become an integral element in the modern manicure and pedicure. The cream, which strengthened their horses’ hooves to resist splits and cracks, had the same effect on the nails of the jockeys that applied it. Reformulated for women and men, the miracle product “Nail Strengthener Cream” was born and Barielle was founded.

20130629-175036.jpgStaying true to their origins while remaining on the forefront of cutting-edge formulations and industry trends,
renowned for their nail, hand, foot and skin care BARIELLE released their nail shades range in 2005 with over 75 shades and over 20 cute nail sets with fashion forward hues added each season using cutting edge formula’s to keep up to speed with new trends.

20130629-175830.jpg I’m using “Ocean Breeze” from my Popsicle Summer Fun pack, the colours are so nice it’s hard to choose one. This set contains:
Ocean Breeze
Berry Go Round
Mint Ice Cream Cone
Peach Popsicle
Pink Flip-Flops

20130629-180611.jpg The bottle is the perfect size to handle, the brush is long, the lacquer glides on with even coverage with no streaks even with one coat! I’ve painted 2 Coates and applied seche vite top coat and CND solar oil to my cuticles.

20130629-180938.jpg What do you think of the results? I’m really in love with this colour, it looks great against my skin tone and looks good against my rose gold watch.

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Have a look at BARIELLE here