First up is Greenwich Village at Dawn, a pink-beige shimmer.
Whoa! Waking up in the mornings might be easier if the dawn looked like this! How lovely is this color? Greenwich Village at Dawn looks quite pink on me, but in the bottle it is probably equally pink and beige, one of my favorite color blends. :)
This is a very soft, feminine, and office-friendly color. It's understated and elegant, yet is still unusual and interesting. I used two coats of Greenwich Village at Dawn for the photos.
You can't tell it in the pics, but the shimmer in this polish is actually GREEN. You can see it in direct sunlight. That's what I love about Barielle...their creations don't make a lick of sense half the time, but you love them for it. :D
And representing the time of day when everybody except me comes alive...Soho at Night.
Oh yeah. Now that's an impressive purple creme...dusty and decidedly eggplant-esque. Soho at Night IS fall.
My sister used to have a pair of knee-high boots this exact color. Come to think of it, I gave her those. Awesome!! :) Soho at Night brings to mind bundling up in a warm coat and a scarf and cute little hat...you know, all those things we Southern girls get to do like once every 3 or 4 years. :/
Application for Soho at Night was a bit tricky...I applied two coats and discovered it looked patchier than a bald guy with a bad combover. However, with a third coat, it was Toupée City. :)
How do you like these fall shades? They are both still part of the Barielle core line and are available on their website. Their polishes are buy one, get one half off. You can also purchase the entire New York Style collection (5 polishes) for $25.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely evening! :)
Oh my gosh, the paragraph between your last two shots is pure awesome. It is possibly the most entertaining thing I have read in all my blog reading. Well done, Mel, well done. As got la polish, I love that Greenwich has a green shimmer! That's kind of fantastic :) And the boots you got your sis... Were they suede? High heeled? What kind of toe?ReplyDelete
You flatter me, my dear. :) Greenwich is really a beautiful color...it was just a little startling to have a green shimmer. :P The boots: 3.5 inch heel, pleather stretch go-go boots!!Delete
These are very pretty! I saw some sets of Barielles at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago but I was on a budget so I didn't even look. I think I'm going to go back to see if I missed these because the pack with about five was under $10!ReplyDelete
Oh, you should absolutely check them out! The 5 pack sets sell for $7.99...I got these two in one. Barielle is really good polish, so it's a steal. :)Delete
First time I've ever heard toupee used as a positive term, lol. Who knew? As for your sister's boots, I hope you got her boots made for walking. That purple is all sorts of fabulous.ReplyDelete
:D Yes, the purple IS fabulous! And honey, at our age, high heeled boots are mostly for sitting and looking hot.Delete
Actually Melissa, your swatches are amazing and I can totally see the green shimmers in the pink. It's stunning! :D I LOL-ed at your comments about Soho at Night... good thing no one else was in my office at that time. :DReplyDelete
Hahaha...:D I'm glad you think the green shimmer is nice...I think it's awful nice as well. :)Delete
Toupee City.. haha! Soho at Night really is a gorgeous color though - I don't generally like purples but it's so warm and purply!ReplyDelete
Oh, it IS purply. I do love purple, but I didn't have one like this...dusty yet solidly purple. :)Delete
Both of these colors look fabulous on you! Personally, Soho at Night is my favorite. Greenwich Village at Dawn is just too pale for me... I totally know what you mean with cold days happening every 3-4 years for us Southern Girls! ;) I'm ready for some cooler weather!ReplyDelete
Thank you dear! :) Yes, Soho at Night would look lovely on you. <3 I hope you get some cooler weather soon. We are *supposed* to have upper 70's next week, so I'm pretty excited.Delete
Hi Melissa, eggplant-esque!!! You floor me, what a perfect description!!! Seeing those beautiful nudes on you always make me long for porcellaine skin, be it paler nude shades, be it vampy shades, they always complement your skin wonderfully!!!! I am so glad you show us some Barielles, they definitely don't get enough stage time - or should I say cyber time? ;-)!!! Have a wonderful day xxxReplyDelete
Awww, thank you. I feel like there are so many colors that look less than stellar on me, LOL. And I have lots more Barielle to show, but I guess I'll save it for a bit before this becomes Barielle Reverie, hahaha...Delete
Both of them are wonderful in their own way :) Beautiful swatches, of course.ReplyDelete
Thank you. <3 I somehow got put on Barielle's email list, so maybe they like my swatches too. :DDelete
Bahahaaaa! I LOVE your analogies! I love eggplant purples and Soho at Night doesn't disappoint it looks like except for application. I hate when polishes do that, especially towards the cuticleReplyDelete
:D I don't know how I'd ever communicate my thoughts without my crazy analogies, LOL...Soho is so pretty that it's worth the trouble. :)Delete
Both of them are such pretty colors! I like that purple cream the best! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Colleen! I was very pleased with them both! :)Delete