The Perfect Summer Manicure with Barielle + Giveaway [CLOSED]

press sampleGood morning wonderful readers! I hope you had a great weekend. Yesterday, my family and I went up to the mountains and fished (well, I didn’t fish, I sat & read a book!) and had a nice relaxing afternoon.  Today I have a fun manicure for you and a giveaway, so I hope you’ll read through to see what it’s all about.

Barielle Perfect Manicure Giveaway | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was given the opportunity from Barielle to create my perfect manicure with their products. Of course, to create the perfect manicure, you have to start with naked nails! (Yup, these are my naked nails, I don’t use photoshop on any of my pictures!)
Barielle Perfect Summer Manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Before you even think about adding nail polish to your nails, you have to start out with a great base coat to protect your nails and to provide something for your nail polish to “stick” to. I’m using Barielle’s Fortifying Nail Builder. My nails really like this base coat, btw. I’ve been using it for about a week and I find for my body chemistry, it provides a great “sticky” base.
Barielle Fortifying Nail Builder | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then started off with 2 coats of Barielle Peach Popsicle. I love this color. It is such a great summery nail polish! Formula was great, no problems at all! (It is a touch more pink though.)
Barielle Peach Popsicle | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then using Barielle Magna Cum Laude Turquoise, I created stripes on my middle and ring fingers, and a block of color on my pointer finger, while leaving the pinky finger alone.
Barielle Peach Popsicle and Magna Cum Laude Turquoise | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then topped it off with Barielle’s Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender. While this is a good top coat and goes on smoothly, I did not find it to be very fast drying at all (over 20+ minutes). But – like other nail polishes, top coats are totally dependent on each person’s body chemistry and what may not work for me, may work for you just fine!

After my manicure was totally dry, I used Barielle’s Nail Strengthener Cream on my nails. Usually I don’t like using something so thick on my nails, but I’ve been using this right before bed and when I wake up in the morning, my nails look so good! I’ve been using this for about a week straight and my nails are loving it!
Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I hope you like all these products because starting today, you have the chance to win everything I’ve used in this post! Barielle is generously sponsoring a giveaway to you, my readers. Unfortunately this is a U.S. based giveaway, as I am personally shipping out the items.


  1. NO GIVEAWAY ACCOUNTS. Your entry will be deleted and any other entries. This is not fair to actual entrants.
  2. You must be 18 years or older or have a parent’s permission to enter.
  3. I’m not responsible for lost or stolen mail. Once the prizes leave their destination, it is out of my hands.
  4. NO CHEATING, I will check to make sure you are completing each entry validly. If not, your entries will be deleted!
  5. Tracking will be provided once item ships.
  6. Please allow 3-5 business days to ship once giveaway ends.
  7. If you are International but you have a US Shipping address, you may enter. Only if you have a US address though!
  8. Giveaway will end August 4, 2014.

Before you go to the rafflecopter, let me know what you think about this manicure! Later today I’ll have a “bridal” manicure for you for the OMD2 Nail Art Challenge, so I’ll be back then. 🙂
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Barielle Perfect Manicure Giveaway | Be Happy And Buy Polish

40 thoughts on “The Perfect Summer Manicure with Barielle + Giveaway [CLOSED]

  1. Good to know that Barielle makes polish too! Love the mani. Wish I could get such nice stripes with a skinny brush

  2. Something about your manicure rings RETRO with me….don’t know if its the groovy stripes or the colors themselves but I’m lovin it. Hard this was an awesome base and going I get the chance to give it a try! Good luck everyone.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I enjoyed your review and enjoy your posts. I am intrigued by the strengthing nail cream. I have very weak nails and have trouble keeping them grown out. I am looking for a great product to help grow them and keep them.

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