Friday, September 16, 2011

Barielle Review - Nail Strengthener Cream and Positive ZEN-Ergy

Hello, kittens!  Today is my long-awaited review of Barielle's *Nail Strengthener Cream and *Positive ZEN-ergy polish.  I've been using the Nail Strengthener Cream for a good solid two weeks, at least once a day, sometimes more.  This product was created "for healthier stronger nails" and I can definitely say that it is working for me.  My nails feel stronger, no longer peel and just seem healthier, all around.  Here is a shot of my nails with the amount of cream I use each time.
and here is a shot of my nails, post-application:
To use, I simply apply the small amount pictured and rub it in to my nails in a circular motion. What is neat about this product is that it can be used on bare nails OR over polished nails. For polish junkies like me, this makes it really easy to use. I would definitely recommend this product to others. Here is a shot of the tube.
This product retails for $10 for a .5 oz tube.

Next up, Positive ZEN-ergy. I have been wanting to try this color for a while now but life sometimes gets in the way of my wishes, lol. It is a unique shimmery light olive green but, unlike most greens in this color family, it looks great on my cool skin-tone. I find that most olives don't suit my fair, cool complexion. Here, I applied a base coat of Avon Nail Experts Nutri-Boost Nutri-Plus, followed by two coats of Positive ZEN-ergy.
I found it fairly easy to apply, though, to be honest, my applicator brush was slightly "wonky" (a little bit crooked). It was not that difficult to overcome the weird brush, which I'm sure was just a fluke. The formula of the polish itself was rather thin, which I like, because I find it easier to apply, and the color was nicely opaque in two coats. The bit of silver-y shimmer gives this color a really pretty finish and I like it so much. Here is another look at it.
I am very pleased with both of these products and I'm looking forward to seeing how the Nail Strengthener Cream continues to improve the appearance and texture of my nails. If you try either of these products, I'd love to hear about your experiences.

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

UPDATE:  I've just been made aware of an awesome promo that Barielle is running right now.  For the entire month of September, Barielle is offering 50% off storewide at for those who sign up for its newsletter via Facebook.  Click HERE, fill out the form and Barielle will e-mail you a code that is valid for 50% off storewide until September 30th.  Yay!


Rin said...

Oooo La La Naked nails =D
I love Zen-ergy, Still need that one.

Erika said...

Looks really good on you! I have this color and haven't worn it yet but I think I will soon :)

Kari said...

Thanks, ladies! The shimmer definitely makes it unique in my collection and I'm really loving it!