Posts Written On February 07, 2012

Bari Beauty – Pure Ice in Risk Taker and Beware Swatches

This is the beginning of my @BariBeauty series of nail polish swatches! Below are pictures of two polishes from their Pure Ice Collection.


Pure Ice in Risk Taker – two coats


Pure Ice in Beware – two coats on top of Risk Taker


I love both of these colors. I actually think Risk Taker is going to be one of my new go-to colors. Both polishes dried quickly and went on very smooth. What I really liked about Beware is that it was smooth to the touch after dried. Lots of glitter polishes leave your nail feeling rough and gritty but this one doesn’t! I don’t think I’ve ever worn a color anything like Risk Taker. It’s like a shimmery charcoal color which I don’t think I’ve really seen before. The closest color I’ve ever owned to it would maybe be Revlon’s Silver Screen, but even the Revlon one wasn’t as dark/slightly brownish.

I’ve got lots more nail polish swatches coming up from Bari Cosmetics so stay tuned 🙂 If you’d like to purchase they’re products, check out their website or connect with them on Twitter!


Hilary Park Jewelry

Stepping into Hilary Park’s jewelry store is like stepping into an enchanted cottage–in the middle of Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Your eyes automatically drift towards the jewelry case in the middle of the store, which contains gorgeous, handmade jewelry in sterling silver and gold, adorned with semi-precious and precious stones.

All of the pieces are handmade by Hilary Park, an exacting artist, with a meticulous attention to detail. Many of the pieces are astrology-inspired.

At Hilary Park’s grand opening, guests sipped zodiac element-inspired cocktails and received detailed readings from an astrologist.

Jewelry Designer, Hilary Park

A glimpse into the jewelry case.

I loved these!! (Actually, I loved everything!)

Hilary Park Jewelry

I got to take home one of Hilary’s handmade pendants.  I couldn’t have been happier.  Thanks Hilary!

The handmade, sterling silver pendant’s centerpiece is a citrine stone, which brings clearness and focus to the wearer.  Great for creative types like writers and artists! 

If you love these stunning pieces as much as I do, you can visit Can’t make it to Brooklyn to pick up your favorite piece? Well, you’re in luck, because you can order online!