February 16, 2011

Barielle Elle's Spell

Everyone went crazy for this flaky red jelly polish when it came out for Holiday '10 from Barielle. Including me. Unfortunately, I found Elle's Spell to be glue-y and hard to apply, and rather boring on the nail. You may disagree but it just looks 1 billion times better in the bottle to me than actually on the nail. *sigh*
Have any nail lacquers you were lusting after caused you disappointment after you bought them? It doesn't happen to me often, and it's pretty sad times when it does.

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

25 comments:

  1. I think that looks really pretty! But I do agree, better in the bottle. I bought Zoya "Lulu" because I saw a gorgeous peachy swatch on someone else, but when I got it, it just looked sickly and awful. Very disappointing. Yet another reason why proper nail polish swatches are so great! :-)

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  2. i felt the same way at first! try layering over hot pink or medium purple!

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  3. shame :-(
    but it still looks divine :-D

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  4. @jbrobeck i would but i swapped it away haha!

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  5. I bought this and jess' champagne toast and they both look gorgeous in the bottle, but not so good on nails. It's a shame, they would be fantastic if they looked as good as they do in the bottle.
    Elle's Spell is still quite pretty though :)

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  6. Aww I hate when that happens! But I agree, this one does indeed look better in the bottle. Still nice on your nails as well tho :)

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  7. this is so true, and you know what the sad part is, i was so amazed by the images that i purchased two.....aaarrgh

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  8. You know, I LUSTED after this when it first came out. I was so excited when I got my hands on it- I used it once and haven't touched it since lol.

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  9. Ahh, I think it looks perfect Kellie!
    Maybe it's because I had even bigger disappointments with flakie polishes...And it was a red one. Elle's Spell looks like perfection to my eyes <3

    It seems most flakies are a pain to apply:/

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  10. I've been lusting after this polish for so long :( it's gorgeous on you Kell!

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  11. Layer it over black. But yeah, I sooooo needed to have Milani Ruby Jewels right when it came out, and I finally got it and... it's super boring. I don't get why everyone raves about it, it looks like about six other red glitter polishes I own.

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  12. I absolutely know what you mean. This happened to me a few times, especially with a few BB Coutures. But not with Elle´s Spell and I don´t even like red, but I love this one. And it looks gorgeous on you!

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  13. My bottle wasn't the best but it was thick, I agree. It's better in the bottle than the nail. :)

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  14. Peachy Keen by China Glaze was one of my biggest disappointments. So pretty and peachy in the bottle but just flat out orange on my nail. sad. Actually I had the same problem with Essies Tart Deco... Maybe it's just my skin tone or something...

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  15. I think that such a pretty polish. There are quite a few polishes that look better in the bottle. I can't think of one that I was disappointed in right now. I have neuropathy in my feet (numbness & pain) and it's been acting up for the past two weeks. I've been getting about 4 hours of broken sleep a night. So with all that I can't remember things with having broken sleep. I haven't even been reading blogs much. I'm sure there are some polishes that I've worn that I was disappointed with. Sorry to take up so much time here.

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  16. i went NUTS looking for this polish & once i tried it...DISAPPOINTMENT! it definitely looks better in the bottle. although...your swatch makes it look really pretty!

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  17. @Lesley i felt the exact same way about peachy keen! and tart deco! you're right, must be our gorgeous skin tone ;)

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  18. @Lucy aww i hope you start feeling better soon Lucy!! thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave me some nice comments <3

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  19. @Katrina thanks girl! and glad to know i'm not alone haha!

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  20. Usually the ones that gives me that feeling are those dark blue or purple with awesome shimmer in the bottle but it does not reflect that when on the nail. Almost plain black is what they look like. DO NOT WANT!

    I feel your pain.

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  21. Orly Royal Navy and OPI Dating A Royal sucked for me. I was gutted! I swatched them once, suppressed the urge to cry, and got rid of them both as quickly as possible :(

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  22. All the Sally Hansen HDs and Ultra HDs look better in the bottle, since they are so darned sheer and need 20 coats! But I do not give up easily, now I just layer them over a similar opaque polish so I just need one or maybe two coats of the HD. I'd do the same if I had this one, layer it for interesting effects!

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  23. That is really pretty regardless. It definitely looks better in the bottle though.

    My friend just picked this up for me so YAYYYY.

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