For Spring 2016, Barielle came out with a new Signature Collection of nail polish with ProSina, a patented, highly specialized polypeptide that works with keratin to strengthen, condition, protect, and improve the health of the weak, thin or brittle nails. They selected shades from their original collection and, I believe, added some new ones too, and infused the polish with ProSina to create a 2-in-1 product: nail polish with added treatment ingredients.
I received two shades to try out:
- Blossom: a pastel peach that I already own in the original formula that I reviewed here (love that shade!)
- Edgy: a deep deep deep purple that looks just about black on my nails.
I’ve mentioned previously that my usually healthy nails dried out and broke during our trip to Arizona when I took a hiatus from biotin and we were in the dry desert environment. I’ve returned to my biotin regimen and to using Barielle Strengthening Cream (reviewed here). My nails are still short, but they’re beginning to grow, break less often and just feel stronger. The shades from the Barielle Signature Collection with ProSina, developed specifically for weak, thin and brittle nails, have certainly helped. My nails needs all the help they can get because I’ve been gardening like mad. Even wearing gloves, my nails are taking a beating.
I polished my nails with Barielle Signature Collection Blossom and Edgy last night (I also used Seche Basecoat, Barielle No Chip Speed Dry Topcoat and on my third finger I had to add a little bling with China Glaze Fairy Dust coz I can’t have a mani without Fairy Dust!).
Today I spent 3 hours digging in the garden, planting and weeding. I’m amazed that my nail polish didn’t chip at all. Wow. The new Signature Collection formula must be stronger too. Yay!
The Barielle ProSina Signature Collection is made up of 105 colors: creams, glitters and metallics. They are pregnancy-safe and 5-free: no formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, camphor or formaldehyde resin. Each is priced at $9 for 0.45 fl.oz./13.3 ml. In addition to nail color, the Barielle ProSina Signature Collection includes 8 different treatment products that contain ProSina – base coats, top coats, conditioning oils, hand cream – all with special ingredients to promote healing and growth. The treatment products are each $15. Check them out on the Barielle website to see the entire Signature collection. Barielle ProSina Signature Collection can be purchased on the website, and they should be available in stores now.