If there’s one color nail polish lines seem to neglect, it’s green. Yet every blog I visit, I find some mention of people seeking green polish, the blogger/editor longing for green polish and even friends asking me where to find a good green polish.
Barielle produces a line of nail polishes called Shades. With an exceptional range of colors to chose from, it’s no wonder this line is a hit. They’ve also got some lovely manicure, pedicure, lotions and scrubs that I’ll be reviewing in the upcoming weeks.
First up, Sweet Addiction. A true teal cream with no glimmer, Sweet Addiction bubbled a bit for me on first application. But I was also trying out a new base coat. Once I put it over my normal base coat (CND’s Sticky) everything was peachy. Wear was okay- I got my normal 2 days. But the color is great for summer. My camera does not shoot teals and turquoises very well. They always pull too blue. So expect this color to have more green than shown in the photograph below.
Decadence is actually more of a turquoise than my camera shows. There a touch more green to the color. It’s still a pretty shimmery color and very similar to Sally Hansen’s super hard-to-find Honeydew polish. Decadence is actually the closest dupe I can find.
And my personal favorite… Date Night. This color is drawing rave reviews from gals who adore green polishes. It seems its what we were seeking. Deep, shimmery dark forest green. Not too cool-toned, not too warm toned. Like Baby Bear said “it’s just right”.
Shades nail polishes by Barielle are $8 each on Barielle.com. There are 46 colors to choose from.