Monday, June 18, 2012

Blue Monday: Barielle Falling Star, Revisited

Since so many polishes in our stashes overlap we decided that each of us would write up our own reviews when we have the same polish, on the theory that something that one of us loves/hates might be the same thing that one of the other of us hates/loves. I'll start off with Barielle's Falling Star since I got it after reading Anna's review of it. I was as intrigued as she was by the copper glitters in it — when do you ever see copper glitter? Yeah, never...
Look at all those copper glitters!!!
I didn't have the formula issues that Anna had; it was a bit thicker than other polishes but not so thick that I had any application problems or bald spots and I definitely didn't need to add any thinner. In fact, the blue was thin enough that the glitters nearly made a jelly sandwich in the course of two coats. The glitters are small enough that I didn't feel the need to fret over where they fell since they pretty much covered each nail abundantly. One thing I would caution about is if any of them fall along the edge of the nail — after a day or so I found that they would catch on something and pull off, causing a chip. It wasn't horrible since it was fairly tiny and I was planning on taking it off that day anyway, but for those of you who like to keep your polish on for a longer time it's important to be aware of that.
There was more than enough copper goodness to go around here!
I do think that, given the darker shade of this polish and the coppery-ness of it, it's more of a Fall shade than a summer one, so I'm putting it away for later in the year. I really hate removing glitter polish and, while the small size of the glitter here makes it less of an odious task than larger glitters, I'm still probably not going to put this one in my frequent rotation colors.
Label shot.


  1. This is really pretty, that glitter is quite unique, it looks so smooth on your nails :)

    1. It looks smooth because there's a coat of Gelous and a top coat of Seche Vute over it!

  2. I'm so glad you didn't have the formula issues I had! Maybe since mine was on sale it was an older bottle. LOVE this shade. Everyone go out and buy it RIGHT NOW!

    And save it for the Fall of course :)