Product: Barielle Nourishing Nail Mask
Claims: Nail Mask | Intensely Moisturizing | Strengthens Nails | Protects Cuticles | 7-Free
Size: 10 Nail Masks (or 1 manicure)
How I wound up with the Barielle Nourishing Nail Mask is actually quite funny. A representative from Barielle e-mailed me back in April of last year, asking for me to complete a form to apply to receive products from them. I filled out the form and was denied. The same representative emailed me AGAIN, this time telling me they wanted to send me these nail masks and to confirm my address. First, this was being done at an email address that I don’t even publicize for my blog (one of those beginner ones you create) so I wasn’t actively checking it. Second, I had started the internship and wasn’t checking it AT ALL. Fast forward like two weeks from the date that email was sent and with no reply from me they sent these to my PO Box. I picked them up and took them back to the internship with me in July and just never got around to doing them because that was when I found out I had the job etc. etc. If you FINALLY want to know my thoughts on these, just keep scrolling.
About the Barielle Nail Masks
The full-size Nourishing Nail Mask comes with 10 nail masks in one foil packet which is good for one manicure, and retails for $4.89. The Nourishing Nail Mask can be purchased at Barielle.
Barielle claims that the Nourishing Nail Mask are intensely moisturizing, that they will strethen the nails, and nourish the skin. They also claim that they will protect the cuticles.
Barielle Nail Masks Review
Where oh where do I start. First let’s start off with the thing that most people are going to find a deal breaker. You have to wear these for 30 to 60 minutes, and there is no wrap or Velcro… Yes you read that right, you are supposed to slip these on, not be able to fasten them, and then keep them on for 30 to 60 minutes. I don’t know about you but I have THINGS to do with my life that aren’t conducive for these, like use the bathroom. Which brings me to my next point, these are not the easiest thing to keep on in the world. I literally had to make my hand into a claw and then hold it fingers up for the entire time because if I did anything else they’d start to slide down.
So yes, that all sounds super annoying but at $4.89 if the serum is amazing it’s worth it, right? WRONG. Check the after photo, my skin doesn’t look super hydrated and my nails still look meh. Why is that? Because these things were almost bone dry, there was no serum to them at all! Plus they had a HORRIBLE smell that had me instantly running to the kitchen to wash my hands, which in my opinion, is counter-productive.
Final Thoughts on Barielle Nail Masks
First off, I want to mention that the 10 masks that is mentioned is actually just the ten fingers, so this is actually just one use. Now I’m going to say something that is going to never get me PR from Barielle again, probably have them sending me a bill, and probably have them trying to sue me or something; in my opinion you should NOT purchase these. There are far better products out there that do similar things, both in mask format and in just plain product format (i.e. liquid, cream, etc.). Just don’t.
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