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! :)