Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Cheapskate Files: Barielle Carnival Fiesta Collection

Hey everybody!  Welcome to today's installment of the Cheapskate Files, where we can all feel good about being thrifty, even though there's no way we'll ever wear all this polish we're buying. :D  This is a Very Special Cheapskate Files, because I did really well on this one.  My stepdaughter and I were in Marshall's and found the ENTIRE Barielle Carnival Fiesta Collection for the checkbook-friendly price of $7.99.  Thank you, thank you. :)


 

The Carnival Fiesta Collection is comprised of 5 metallic shades, and they are all very pretty.  They all applied extremely well, had a super fast dry time, and are just some really nice colors.  I was quite pleased with this Cheapskate Files find.  And now...for the polish...

First we have Rio's Rockin' Bands, a medium purple with a lovely shimmer.  It's a bit frosty, but not a brushstroke bad frosty...just enough to make it glow.  It's really a nice purple.  This is two coats of Rio's Rockin' Bands.



Next up is Holiday Madness.  Well, if wearing a totally beautiful metallic olive green is madness, then call me crazy!  Again, this was a slightly frosty shimmer, and it absolutely glows.  This is two coats of Holiday Madness.




Next up is Jillian's Jammin', a color-shifting green/blue glass fleck with a purple duochrome.  That sounds like a mouthful, but trust me, it's a mouthful of awesome.  This is a strangely sheer polish, because for the photos, I used FOUR coats and still had visible nail line.  However, in real life you couldn't see VNL.  This is one oddly gorgeous number!  Jillian's Jammin' is quite green in sunlight and blue indoors.




Next up is Lindsay's Dancin', a lovely metallic red.  I know most girls like for their reds to be cremes, but I personally LOVE metallic reds.  This is a perfect Christmas red.  I used two coats of Lindsay's Dancin'.



And last, but certainly not least, we have the rather terrifically confusing Wanna Samba?  I think Barielle creates some of the most strangely fascinating colors, and Wanna Samba? is one of them.  If you like different, you'll love it.  Wanna Samba? is sorta light teal, and sorta purple-ish, and sorta gunmetal...oh and it's a shimmer/duochrome too.  Confused?  Well, I tried.  Hey, look...pictures!! :)



Forgive me for feeling so smug, but I love this entire collection, and I PAID $7.99 FOR IT!  Fantastic formulas, unique colors, and did I mention $7.99??

Which colors do you like?  Have you ever gotten stupendous deals like this?  I highly recommend stalking Marshall's and TJ Maxx for deals like this one...you can almost always find a Barielle or a Color Club collection there.  And some sort of biscotti too!  Mmmmm...

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! :)

28 comments:

  1. Wow awesome price for all these colors! :)

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  2. Hi Melissa - awww wha a bargain!!!! I love Barielle and I find it gets so undeservingly little exposure in the NP Blogger World - well my excuse: it is not all that easy to get them in Europe since Transdesign raised their shipping fees (there are limits to what I am willing to pay for those fees). Oh well, I indulged in ogling your beautiful swatches and they all look stunning on you, the purple and the red being my favs - have a great start if the week <3

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    1. Hi Christine! I totally agree about Barielle's being ignored. I love their stuff. They have some really unique color you don't see in other mainstream lines. Yes, the purple and red are both stunning! :)

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  3. I can never find any of those amazing polish deals - the best I can do is the sale rack at Sally's.

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    1. :( I seem to have a knack for being at the right place at the right time. I'm not usually that lucky in other areas, LOL...

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  4. I love Holiday Madness! The duo-chrome in it looks amazing. Loving your swatches :) x

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    1. Thank you Miss Raisa! I wore Holiday Madness yesterday and could NOT stop staring at my shiny nails! :D

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  5. Wow! Great find. I love Holiday Madness and Rio's Rockin' Bands!

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    1. Rio's is a really unusual and nice purple. Holiday Madness is just plain gorgeous! :D

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  6. Awesome post! I really like Rio's Rockin' Bands!

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    1. Thanks Jezz! :) It really is a lovely purple, isn't it?

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  7. Sign me up for that mouthful of awesome!

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  8. Hi, Melissa! Lindsay's Dancing must have gone perfectly with your dress! It's such a pretty red. Who doesn't love these cheap $8.99 multi-packs? A great deal for some gorgeous polishes! :D

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    1. Hey Clare...THIS pack was $7.99!! I love all of these! :D I'm wearing Wanna Samba? right now and I'm confused...yet fascinated... :P

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    2. Oops! Sorry! It's even more impressive at $7.99! ;D

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  9. i passed on this set the last time i saw it but i may have to grab it if i see it again. i was trying for restraint, but now i want it. :)

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  10. OMG such a good price! I love the purple and olive green, especially. :)

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    1. Aren't they nice? I was very impressed with the whole bunch! :)

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  11. Who wouldn't love a bargain like this! and the colours are gorgeous, very wearable too, my two favourite are the red and the golden olive, nice haul!!! :)

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  13. Lol I totally love a great deal, so I can understand your excitement! And this collection is one of my favs by Barielle... I think all the colors in here are so pretty. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I agree...I think this collection was really good! :)

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