Saturday, July 30, 2011

Barielle Do Unto Others and Buddha-ful

I was honored to be one of the bloggers chosen to review selections from Barielle's Summer 2011 Karma Kollection of Shades as well as their Nail Strengthener Cream. I was able to select three polishes from the collection and I chose *Do Unto Others, which they describe as a "blue/green jelly cream", *Buddha-ful, a "beige with soft baby pink, blue and light gray foil" and Positive ZEN-ergy, a "warm mossy green with silver shimmer." Today I will be featuring the first two colors (*Positive ZEN-ergy and *Nail Strengthener Cream reviews will be coming soon). I began by applying a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote. Next, I applied two coats of Do Unto Others. Here it is indoors with flash:
and outdoors:
Next, I applied a coat of Buddha-ful to my thumb. I guess I expected it to be more sheer than it was but it was exactly as described, definitely a strong beige. I removed Do Unto Others from my ring finger, re-applied the Rejuvacote, and followed with three coats of Buddha-ful. Here you can see how it looks layered over my thumb and by itself over my ring finger both indoors:
and outdoors:
This was my first experience with Barielle and I found the formulas easy to work with. As I said, I used two coats of Do Unto Others, which was plenty for nice opacity, and three coats of Buddha-ful, which is much more sheer, though certainly pigmented. I know I will wear the heck out of Do Unto Others. It's SO my style, being a huge fan of blues and greens. I definitely would NOT categorize it as a jelly though. For me, this is a true cream. I really love it! Buddha-ful, on the other hand, is quite lovely but I'm not particularly a "neutral" kind of girl where polish is concerned. I can see others loving it, though. This was also my first experience with a flakie and I can see why so many people love them. I just wish the "flakiness" read better on camera. (My photography skills WILL improve, I hope.) I'm really looking forward to reviewing Positive ZEN-ergy and the Nail Strengthener Cream in the days to come and, of course, trying more Barielle goodies.

*Disclosure: Where indicated by an asterisk, the product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for review. Please click HERE for further information.


imfeelingnail-venturous said...

I really like that polish!!!!

♥ Claire ♥ said...

Very pretty!

Geo58 said...

Hi Kari: Really love that polish and congratulations on being chosen from Barielle to review it, love that accent nail. Looks amazing on you and your nails are always long and beautiful, especially the shape of your nails. Have a great day!


George :)

Irishenchantment said...

Hey Kari :D Do unto others is gorgeous! hope you are well love i pm'd you on fb answer soon ;)

shel xx

DebbyL said...

What a pretty color!! <3 I need to get some from the Karma line.........

Kari said...

Thanks SO much, everyone! I'm really loving it, too. Georgey, it was truly a great honor for me that I was chosen. It was a really nice surprise. I've decided to franken a bit with Buddha-ful since I love the flakiness of it. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. ;)