Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Barielle Treatments

Hi dolls, today I have a review of several treatments from Barielle for you. I've had these for over a month, but I wanted to use them consistently before providing a review.
Barielle Intensive Nail Renewal Oil is used to restore lipids, provide flexibility, and reduce breakage. I really like this oil, especially because it can be used over nail polish. There is a light, pleasant scent and the oil is not heavy at all. I applied the oil around the cuticle and the nail bed and then massaged it in. While daily use is recommended, I used it a few nights a week before bed. I found that this oil helped to keep my nails strong and my cuticles moisturized and in good shape. Another recommended use is to pair the oil with the Nail Strengthening Cream (which was reviewed here). I haven't tried this combo, but the benefits of both have to be great because the strengthening cream alone is a staple in my nail care routine. This product can be purchased for $12.50.

Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein base coat is used to help bond and strengthen weak nail layers. I was pleasantly surprised by this base coat. Typically, my nails do not respond well when I stray away from my typical base coat. Days after switching from the norm, my nails usually start to peel and break. This did not happen with the Nail Rebuilding Protein base coat! I've used it exclusively for the last month and my nails are thriving. They're actually getting a little long, so I'll be trimming soon. I haven't had any major breaks and the base coat has protected well against staining. Overall, this base coat is a win and it can be purchased for $17.50. I'd be interested to hear how this base coat works for those who wear acrylics or gel nails for the majority of time.

Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender is a quick drying top coat with UV protection. It can also be used to keep dark colors from fading and light colors from yellowing. I used the manicure extender as my top coat over the last month as well. It dries to a very high gloss which I love. The formula is thinner than how I prefer my top coats, but it worked well. The box says that your nails will be completely dry in 60 seconds; I have to disagree with that, as the polish would still smudge at that point. I would give this top coat a good 5-8 minutes to really harden to where you wouldn't have to be very careful. As I typically only wear polishes for 2-3 days at a time, I can't speak on how well this product works as a manicure extender. This top coat can be purchased for $16.

I must say that I am pleased with the Barielle treatments I received. I can definitely see myself purchasing the Renewal Oil and the Rebuilding Protein base coat. The regular prices for these treatments are a bit expensive, but Barielle has 20-30% off sales often so I would order at those times. Sally Beauty Supply has recently started to carry several Barielle treatments, so that's another option.

Have you tried any of these treatments?

*Products in this post were provided by PR for review*


MariJo Nails said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never tried these treatments. I have to look out for them at Sally's.

BMR said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I used to use the Protein base treatment. I liked it. It was good for what I needed (help stop with the peels). I'd actually recommend it if someone is looking for something to help get some more protein on their nails.

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I swear by the Intensive Nail Treatment Oil paired with the strengthening cream. My nails are so healthy using those as a duo. I use them every night. Now I need to try the Rebuilding base coat. Anything to keep my nails from pealing is big in my book - and I sure hear you on changing from your established base coat. I am usually headed for problems when I do that..though I did start to use OPI Nail Envy and did not have my nails suddenly go to thin pealing messes like usual when I depart from my established base coat. I have had the SAME mani on 6 days right now and cannot believe it. I have only put 1 new coat of SV topper to pick up the shine again. I expected the typical chips and tip wear and am not getting it. I don't know what is going on...I have Nail Envy as the base, 2 coats of OPI My Pointe Exactly (the gray sheer) - 2 coat of Pirouette my Whistle (OPI's glitter from the NYC Ballet collection) - 1 coat of the sheer white in the same OPI collection - called Don't Touch My Tutu. I put that on so it did not look as grayed down but the gray still is how they look...but I have tons of the silver micro glitter showing through as well as the matte white hex shapes. It's my fav mani for awhile - and the fact it's lasting so long, I just cannot get over it. I am going to need to take it off I think due to growth line at the base vs. it giving out. Really wild.

beachgal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

There are versions of all of these in the Barielle PRO line at Sally's which makes getting them easier for many. They are also cheaper at Sally's. I did not realize that for years. I think I have used the strengthening cream for at least 12 yrs now & buying it in the pot at $17.50 each when it's $10 at Sally's. But often I will toss in the treatment products when Barielle is having one of their sales. They make my all time fav foot cream called Total Foot Cream - I buy it in the largest size tub it comes in. Lasts a long, long time. But that and the Swedish Fot File sold now at Sally's used for exfoliating is my go to heal and side of my big toe messy areas. I often will put a coat of a body oil over the Total Foot Cream once it's started to sink in - like one of the Clarins oils or Jose Maran Aragon Oil - any oil that is thick and going to hang around. I have a Dr. Denese body oil that is full of lipids that I often used as well.

beachgal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

BTW - Thanks for reviewing these treatment products. I recall when you told us they were sent to you. Glad you took your time to give them a good try. Treatments don't make their change over night or even in a week - however - Barielle's Total Foot Cream CAN if you have exfoliated you callouses make a different over night!

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