Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Barielle Slate of Affairs Stamped

I really wanted to post a tutorial today, but something came up and I didn't get it done. Instead, I have for you a pretty manicure that I hope you will like. It features the beautiful Barielle Slate of Affairs* shade as the base. Lots of photos to follow as I couldn't decide which I like best...

Stamping was done using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Presto Pewter and Bundle Monster plate BM-205. Even though the stamping is a bit on the subtle side, I really love how this turned out. Especially enjoying it in the sunshine...

I have been noticing that I tend to "gray things up" lately. By that I mean that I have been drawn to gray polishes for the base and tend to stamp with gray or silver over most colors. The end result seems to turn out grayish no matter what I do. 

To get a good idea of what I mean by "gray things up," just take a look at this manicure indoors. I managed to turn a pretty blue into gray...

Barielle Slate of Affairs is a dusty grayed out blue with a blue shimmer. It took three coats for full, even coverage. The formula is a bit thick, but the color makes up for any flaws. It is really pretty and the shimmer is just lovely. Swatches are with a top coat...

The shimmer is most evident outside in the sunshine. Just look how pretty it is... :)

Swatch Details
Brand: Barielle
Collection: The All Lacquered Up Collection, Fall 2009 (now main line)
Color Name/Number: Slate of Affairs, 5075
Number of coats: 3
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

** Polishes marked with an asterisk (*) were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
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  1. Did I say you are the stamping queen a couple days ago in another comment? I sound repetitive but I think so! I love your colour matches and you always do such a clean work! And that Barielle is gorgeous, it has been in my wishlist for a while now :)

  2. It´s a really lovely manicure! So elegant and well stamped :-)

  3. beautiful color! your nails are such a perfect shape, so jealous :P

  4. Oh I love this!! Why have I not seen swatches of this Barielle? It's gorgeous!

  5. that polish is to die for it, love the stamping to :-D

  6. Graying things up is not any bad :D This manicure is beautiful, for example. I love metallic-shaded stamping :)

  7. Slate of Affairs is one of my fav Barielles! Gorgeous stamping!

  8. @aimeeus, thank you! :)

    @Simona, I try hard to make sure everything is clean. It drives me crazy to see polish on the cuticles. I'm so glad you like the color combination and manicures. Thank you for the sweet comments :)

    @Lillibit, thank you so much for the sweet words. I'm so glad you like the manicure :)

    @Kellie, You are just so sweet. My nails are far from perfect and in fact I'm jealous of your shape. I love the curve vs my flat ones :)

    @Angie, prob because this polish is from 2009, ancient history by now. Don't remember how I stumbled on it, but I'm glad I could show you something "new" :)

    @nail crazy, thank you so much! You are very sweet :)

    @ritterbraten, I notice I tend to gray things up, but only because I love gray, so I like the manis. I'm glad you like it and don't mind the gray :)

    @PassionForPolish, thank you. I'm glad you like it :)

    @KayJay, It is gorgeous! I love the shimmer. Thank you :)


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