Barielle High Steppin' Collection

    Good morning, Dear Reader!

    I'm late showing you this collection, but samples from Barielle arrived, and so I have it for you today.  High Steppin' is the Shades by Barielle Summer 2010 collection.  It's all shimmers and glitters, not a creme to be found.

    As for application, I thought it was above average.  The Shades by Barielle formula is quite thick, but the brush is good and the polish is very easy to control.  I know some people thin thicker polishes right off the bat, but I find no need to here.  All six shades are well pigmented, so each only took two coats.  The dry time varies on these - I've worn two, Electric Boogie and Freestyle, and Electric Boogie dried in normal time, Freestyle was a bit slower.  The color was worth the wait.

    The pictures are all in natural light, and Electric Boogie is a full day-old manicure, with the other five being swatches.

    Electric Boogie is a midnight blue shimmer with lighter blue glitter.

    Barielle High Steppin' Collection: Electric Boogie Nail Polish
    Shades by Barielle Electric Boogie Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Slow Motion is a pinkish neutral frost.

    Barielle High Steppin' Collection: Slow Motion Nail Polish
    Shades by Barielle Slow Motion Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Night Moves is a foily silver shimmer along the lines of Orly Shine and Zoya Trixie.

    Barielle High Steppin' Collection: Night Moves Nail Polish
    Shades by Barielle Night Moves Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Belly Dance is an especially cool one - it's the putty color we've seen so much of this year, but the twist is it's a shimmer.

    Barielle High Steppin' Collection: Belly Dance Nail Polish
    Shades by Barielle Belly Dance Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Passion Pirouette is a pinkish purple frost.

    Barielle High Steppin' Collection: Passion Pirouette Nail Polish
    Shades by Barielle Passion Pirouette Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Freestyle is another really good one.  Rather than the mint green that we've been bombarded with, Freestyle is more of a light spring green shimmer with glitter.

    Barielle High Steppin Collection: Freestyle Nail Polish
    Shades by Barielle Freestyle Nail Polish, Two Coats

    That is the High Steppin' Collection from Shades by Barielle.  I like the fact that the polishes are colors have a twist on them, for the most part, and I'm pleased with them.  I have to try Passion Pirouette on its own to see if the frostiness dies down a bit when it's dry, but to have one questionable polish out of six ain't bad.

    These are Big Three Free, and they're $8 each on

    That's all for now, Dear Reader.  Until next time, love and nail polish to you!  

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