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The All Lacquered Up Collection from Barielle – Part 2

Who’s ready to see the second half of the Shades by Barielle All Lacquered Up Collection? If you’re looking for more color than the neutral palette I showed in Part 1 (Falling Star being the exception) then these colors are for you!

With these polishes we’re getting into richer, more opulent tones filled with glitters, shimmers and pearls (oh my!). Check out what Elle and I came up with, after the jump!

I commented briefly on the formula in the shade descriptions yesterday as each polish applies a bit differently. With these darker hues, all the polishes are perfectly pigmented two-coaters. There is no unevenness in the consistency, they are all smooth like buttah!

Pin Up was inspired by the gorgeous tomato red lip MAC’s Gregory Arlt created for the Twinkle presentation using Lady Danger lipstick. He gave the models an updated retro look, reminiscent of the classic Pin Up girl (hence the name) or modern day Dita Von Teese. It’s a lip shade that’s just CRYING for a matching nail. We added a hint of gold fleck to add warmth and character.

Lava Rock is a semi-sheer black with red pearl that looks like a blackened plum in natural light and burns deep dark ember-y red in the sun.

You know I’m a girl that loves a good brown. One that isn’t too red or too “special dark” and Make It A Latte is just that. It’s a mid-tone cocoa with a glint of golden reflect.

What do you get when you combine the best parts of Chanel Nuit de Russie and China Glaze Blk-Bila-Bong? Blackened Bleu! It’s got all the bling of BBB with the uber-pigmentation of NdR. Packed within its semi-sheer black base is a massive amount sapphire glitter to create a polish that’s smooth, glossy and high on glam.

Since the collection spans the Fall and Winter months, it wouldn’t be complete without a fab holiday red. Enter Glammed Out Garnet, a deep wine sparkler that packs the same glitzy punch as Blackened Bleu.

I told you there would be a green and this one is a gem. Polished Princess is vivid mossy green shimmer. We wanted to go to the golden side of green with a vibrant, bold hue and I’m just so in love, love, love with it. Now I can see you reaching for your keyboard, ready to ask and no, this is NOT a Zoya Irene dupe. This is much brighter and more yellow based.
The Shades by Barielle All Lacquered Up collection goes on sale in August on For those of you that have asked, I don’t have international release info yet but I will post anything I hear.

The polishes retail for $8/ea but take advantage of their Buy Two Get One Free deal to stock up on your favorite Shades. Oh and if you sign up for email updates, you’ll get a discount code for your order.

So now that you’ll seen the entire ALU collection, what do you think? Which ones are must haves? If you missed the first half view it HERE!

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  1. DWJ says:

    I will definitely buy Make It Latte. I've been on a quest for a great brown! And now you're making me want coffee…

  2. Kikyo says:

    I am so going to take advantage of their buy two/get one free deal! I like all of the colors in part 2, only a couple in part 1 (falling star & slate).

  3. Anonymous says:

    i want all of these here (part 2) plus the two greys from yesterday. well, minus this green, just because i'm to pale for that kind of color. makes me look like an extra for CSI.

  4. Recessionista! says:

    Lava Rock is so gorgeous it almost brings me to tears. lol. By far, that's my favorite but I really do love 'em all. Fantastic job and congrats!!

  5. Denette says:

    I LOVE Blackened Bleu! I need to have, not want, neeeeeed! Well, I want it too!

  6. styrch says:

    Yummy! I think I want them all. But how does the green one compare to ChG Moonpool?

  7. Jessica says:

    I am absolutely drooling over Blackened Bleu! I also really like Make it Latte

  8. Stephanie Zheng says:

    surprisingly, I really love the red! The green is gorgeous too!

  9. OutspokenWallflower says:

    I like the more vibrant variety here as opposed to the first part (although falling star IS a stunner) I love reds so I'm lemming them both and though I dont care for brown's because I AM brown, lol, I feel drawn to Make It Latte and I wanna try it. =] Thanks for posting!

  10. Phyrra says:

    I didn't like the first set.
    However, I really like the second set.
    Pin Up is GORGEOUS.
    Lava Rock is so cool.
    Blackened Bleu is very pretty.
    Glammed Out Garnet is nice.
    Polished Princess is awesome!

  11. Dee says:

    I want the Make it Latte and the Blackened Bleu. And then, all of yesterdays. (oh, my poor pocketbook!)

  12. TropicalChrome says:

    I like the Blackened Bleu and the Glammed Out Garnet, although the Garnet may not be a blue/pink enough red for my skin tone. The rest are definitely on trend, but I'm afraid are not quite to my taste. It sounds like they're going to do very well though!

  13. Solveig says:

    Ooooh, Polished Princess is simply beautyful!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Barielle are selling polishes on their UK site now, so hopefully these will show up there too :)

  15. Phyrra says:

    I really like the second set.
    Pin Up is GORGEOUS.
    Lava Rock is so cool.
    Blackened Bleu is very pretty.
    Glammed Out Garnet is nice.
    Polished Princess is awesome!

  16. cidell says:

    I think I'll be making my first Barielle purchase thanks to this two part series! I think the colors are beautiful and I can't wait to get my hands on them.

  17. Miss Anthrope says:

    Blackened Blue, Lava Rock, and Polished Princess will be mine.

    I am saying this very lovingly, but geez you are such an addiction enabler!

  18. Mama Jen says:

    i am loving the black one…soooo pretty

  19. Ava says:

    This entire collection is AWESOME!!! Congrats, Michelle. You certainly did an excellent job on these (oh, and Elle did, too!). I am thrilled that you have gotten all these fantastic opportunities lately. I wish you all the best. Who knows–other companies just might come knocking on your door. You seem to have the magic touch when it comes to polish!

  20. Melli says:

    Wow!!! Also gorgeous! I like all the colours, but then again, I like to wear just about anything. Fantastic job, once again!

  21. The Glitterati says:

    The blues in both collections are just killing me. I want them all! Slate of Affairs mirrors what I'd love to see as the Next Big Thing in Nails (which would be a blown-out, French pottery blue, if anyone's wondering), and Blackened Bleu is blowing my mind. Great work!!

  22. Regine says:

    I MUST HAVE lava rock. Oh my…what a color!
    I hope Barielle does send to Norway cause there are many of us now dying to get our hands on these.

    Great job. I liked a lot of the first batch of colors, and every single one of this one.

    I'm gonna get (as long as they send to Norway of course) lava rock, pin up, make it a latte, get mauve-ing and putt-e on me.

  23. Nicole says:

    I think all of these but two are must haves for me! This is an utterly fantastic collection – and wonderful swatches to chose by. Congratulations!

  24. Danica says:

    I love Blackened Blue! That is perfect, probably just what I was looking for – definitely a blue, but not so blue that it's distracting! Gorgeous!

  25. moonchaii says:

    Why? Why? I can't afford all these gorgeous colors and yet I must have them. My poor, poor wallet is crying already, I can hear it. Not only do I want all but GLammed Out Garnet from part two, but I also want Slate of Affairs, Out-Grey-Geous and Falling Star from part one! Add to that the other Barielle colors I want but have yet to get…Well, I definitely won't be buying much else for a while!

  26. Mc Huggs :) says:

    Hi Michelle:

    Okay, I figure if I buy 8 of your new signature collections I can get the remaining four free! What a deal! Okay that's what I am going to do. In today's set my top three faves are:

    You make it such a hard decision to make choosing just "one" with your exquisite looking manicure swatches, so I have to have them all. Starting with the beautiful stunning "Lave Rock" with it's black and red pearl tone; "Make it Latte" love that brown cocoa feeling and "Blackened Bieu" with it's three BB-B's.

    I even enjoy the Green you love so much that would be my fourth choice, love the "Polished Princess" with it's green and gold shimmer. The reds are so beautiful too "Pin-up" reminds me of Marilyn Monroe but I wonder if she eer had gold, flecks placed inside her nail polish? "G lammed out Garnet" is even more pretty.

    Has the excitement hit you yet? FYI-I wrote to Barielle and asked if they had a pre-order listing so all the web blogger would have first crack at the entire collection. It's nice of them to offer discount coupon codes for on-line purchases in August 2009.

    How can you possibly top all of this for Wednesday? Nevertheless, I am sure you can. Have a nice day!

    ((((Love Michelle))))

    Mc Huggs :)

  27. HeidiG says:

    Lava Rock, Blackened Bleu, Polished Princess – oh my! You have really done an incredible job on this whole collection. The only downside is I want all of them!!

  28. Mariah9999 says:

    Give yourself a major pat on the back! It is truly necessary with both parts of this collection!!!! I'm lovin' Blackened Bleu so so much! Congrats on so many beautiful colors.

  29. shuzluva says:

    Michelle, You read my mind! I was wearing Blk-Bil-A-Bong and thinking…it needs something. I cant wait for Blackened Bleu!

  30. dicey1 says:

    oh so gorgeous! something for everyone in this collection. i am seriously drooling here! fan-freakin-tastic!

  31. Romeyd says:

    Lava Rock has my name all over it!

  32. Kistenh says:

    Love love love Blackened Bleu! Will be hunting it down!

  33. Kellie says:

    These are GORGEOUS. But, I actually gasped at Polished Princess. WOW. These are awesome! What an honor it must have been! And you DID NOT disappoint! :)

    PS – Sorry for the delay, but I haven’t been following that long!