Thursday, September 6, 2012

Barielle Surf's Up

Hi, lovely readers! Today's polish is another lovely one from Barielle. Surf's Up is a deep, saturated medium blue with a creme finish.







Barielle constantly impresses me with their excellent formula, and this is another one to add to that list. The polish comes out in thin, even, and pigmented coats. You can get away with just one coat of this, but I did two for the swatches to add some additional depth to the color.

This looks so vivid on the nails, I should have known what would happen once I go to remove it. It stained terribly. My nails, cuticles, skin, pretty much anywhere that the blue touched upon removal was turned a nice shade of greenish-blue. *sigh* Blue polish is always a culprit for smurf nails. So boys and girls, definitely don't forget to use base coat (several coats of it would be best) when you wear this vibrant color.

You can find Surf's Up on Barielle.com for $8 for 0.45 fl oz, though there is an ongoing sale for buy one get one 50% off; or as part of the Some Like It Hot kit of five polishes for $25.

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20 comments:

  1. I can never get enough of blues like this! I only have one Barielle polish, but I want to try more!

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  2. so gorgeous! :) love this blue!

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  3. I'm also very impressed by Barielle. I love this blue - so cool and clear :)

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    1. Barielle definitely makes great polish. I'm glad you like this! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  4. Sad to hear it stained but its a gorgeous blue! :D

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    1. I'm glad you like the color. Staining always happens to me with blue polishes, but a few hand washes and scrubs fixed it all up. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  5. I only have a few Barielle polishes but I like them a lot. And this looks amazing.

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  6. It's an absolutely gorgeous blue, what a perfect name for it :)

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  7. Very nice blue! But alas! That stain..! You'll need to apply shock therapy to your nails so that they recover their true color!

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    1. I'm glad you like the color! Yes, staining always happens to me with blue polish. Lots of scrubbing fixed it all up though lol. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  8. the color is gorgeous! But making smurf-fingers is not :-(
    I will avoid it then. Thank you!
    Btw, a little tip for removing potentially staining polish that I discovered: Take your cottom with acetone or remover and hold it on your nail for 10 seconds. Then pull it off your nail while pressing hard, as if you are trying to pull your nail out of it's place. You know what I mean? I will try to make some sort of sketch of this if I can, but I hope you do understand what I mean...
    Anyway - this way the removed polish will not touch your skin or cuticles and it will be removed a lot cleaner!

    Well, at least the color is beautiful... Imagine it was not, with all this mess? ;-)

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    1. I'm glad you like the color! :-)
      Thanks for the tips. I totally know what you mean, because that's how I do it, by pressing down, then swiping from cuticle to tip. The problem is that unless I want to use a new cotton ball/pad every swipe, the blue that was removed on the cotton gets onto the fingers on the next swipe. ><

      ~ Yun

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  9. Thats a very pretty colour. Smurf nails heheheeh. Hate when polishes stain the nails :0)

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    1. hehe I'm glad you like the color! I've just resigned myself to the fact that blue polish always stains. :-)

      ~ Yun

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