Friday, August 1, 2014

Barielle Perfect Manicure and Giveaway - CLOSED

**The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

It's the first day of August!! And have I got an exciting post for you all today! Recently, Barielle asked me what products of theirs would I use for the perfect manicure. This was such a fun idea and opportunity it took me a while to really figure out what would make the "perfect" Barielle manicure. 

Finally I decided on:

Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer
Sheer Pink Protect Plus Nail Strengthener
Magne Cum Laude Turquoise
Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender
Intensive Nail Renewal Oil

Sounds good right?! Want to hear how I used the products and see what I did with them? Keep reading! 

After filing and cleaning my nails, I applied the Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer to all my cuticles and allowed to sit and soften for 2-3 minutes. When the time was up, I used the orange stick that comes with the Cuticle Minimizer to push back my cuticles. 

*Note - it states that it is gentle enough to use daily, but cuticle remover/minimizers really only need to be used once a week.*

I then washed my hands to remove the left over Cuticle Minimizer. Once dry, I cleaned my nails one last time with my remover of choice and a cotton ball. I then applied two coats of Sheer Pink Protect Plus Nail Stregthener to each finger and let dry for 5-8 minutes between each coat. 

Once dry, I was able to start with the good stuff!! 

On my left hand, I applied two coats of Magna Cum Laude Turquoise to my pinky and my thumb, two coats of Elated on my middle and pointer fingers, and two coats of Stardust on my ring finger, as well as one coat of Stardust on my pointer and thumb over Elated and Magna Cum Laude Turquoise. Once again, I left 5-8 minutes between coats to ensure it was dry.

On my right hand, I applied two coats of Elated on my pinky and thumb, two coats of Magna Cum Laude Turquoise on my middle and pointer fingers, and two coats of Stardust on my ring finger, as well as one coat of Stardust on my pointer and thumb over Magna Cum Laude Turquoise and Elated

Once dry, the entire manicure was topped with Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender and I added Intensive Nail Renewal Oil to my cuticles to rehydrate them and complete my manicure. 

What do you guys thing?! I'm loving these colors!! They applied like a dream and I can't get over how fast the top coat dried! And guess what?! One of my US readers will win ALL these products too!! Please read the rules below and enter using the Rafflecopter!! 

Since the giveaway doesn't end until the end of the month, head on over to and check out the products. August is Healthy Nail Care month at Barielle and they have marked down all nail colors to $4 and all nail treatments are under $10!! That's a steal! (A favorite of mine is Falling Star! If you're a fan of blues you HAVE to check it out!)


1. You must be a US resident. Sorry, international ladies!
2. You must be 18 years of age or older (or have parental consent).
3. There will only be one (1) winner. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply with with the necessary information to claim prize. In the event the notified winner does not reply within the allotted amount of time, another winner will be chosen.
4. You must enter honestly. Any fraudulent entries will be deleted and entrant will be disqualified.
5. The giveaway will run from 8/1/2014 through 11:59 pm EST on 8/31/2014.
6. The winner will be given a tracking number once the prize has been shipped. I am not responsible for additional fees/taxes or lost, stolen or damaged products once the prize leaves my hands.
7. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Rafflecopter.
8. All the items in the giveaway were provided by Barielle.

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**The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky   :o)


Karine Traverse said...

You made me a polish adfict, but I <3 you for it

Ananka said...

Gorgeous colours!

I'd love to enter but I'm in Scotland!

Kim Petrusak said...

I'd use the Instant Nail Hardener, Nail Strengthener Cream,along with Surf's Up and Starchild

Amanda Lawson said...

Fortifying Nail Builder. Colors in Straight A Coral with Do Unto Others as an accent. Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender

Dorene Ramirez said...

The entire collection! Ha ��

Dana Feldman said...

I'd use smarty pants pink, lilac jelly bean, and lemon drops to make a colorful gradient design. I love Barielle!! I'll be crossing my fingers on this one!

Amber Jackson said...

I would love to try the hardener, I've never owned any Barielle products. I've seen so many gorgeous colors though, it would be hard to choose! I love the color combo you used. It came out gorgeous!

Rosey Morearty said...

I hope I win! Heehee. Awesome giveaway.

Jasmine Thomas said...

I'd pick the Intensive Nail Renewal Oil, the Nail Rebuilding Protein, the Gel Top Coat & to top it off, the Berry Blue nail polish! Thank you for the chance!!

Denise F said...

What wouldn't I pick!! I would seriously pick everything!

Debra Frye-Pastrana said...


Elizabeth said...

I'm just going to admit that I never use any products for my nails or cuticles. I just slap on the polish. ;) I would choose the Berry Blue and Panana Pina Colada shades for a manicure.

Sparklepuss Polish said...

I'd love some Cuticle Minimizer! I'd use Lily of The Valley, Nutmeg and Gold in a fun skittles mani!

Melody said...

I would get Hydrating Ridge filler Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender, Intensive Nail Renew Oil, and Berry Blue Polish.

Lothwen Akira said...

First, the cuticle minimizer. Then, the nail rebuilding protein. And last, some nail renewal cuticle oil :) And for emergencies, some ridge filler!

Pat Casablanca said...

I would pick the cuticle minimizer, cuticle oil & the nail brightener. Thanks for holding this giveaway!

Raquel A said...

Probably go with the essentials, base coat, with Fire Me Up on top and then a top coat to seal it.

Sonya Parks said...

I would love to have the brilliant colors collection and do a skittle mani :)

Caitlin Currie said...

Nail strengthener would be great. All of the nail polish remover has made my nails pretty unhealthy

AnnaM said...

Starchild would be my choice.

Tanya Payne said...

The nail strengthening cream, gentle cuticle minimizer, natural nail camouflage, ridge filler base coat, ultra speed dry manicure extender, Blossom, Sweet Addiction, and Stardust.

Jammie Thomas said...

I would pick cuticle minimizer, nail strengthening base coat, sugar scrub, and hand cream.

breedlovehoops said...

I've never used Barielle, but the base coat sounds interesting!

Rachel Beltz said...

I'd gather shades from the Runway Fever collection!

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