Barielle Decadence Nail Polish Blue Me Away

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After working on my paper last night, I rewarded myself with an at-home pedi using Barielle’s new nail polish in Decadence ($8), a shimmery hot teal.


It’s one of six new shades from Barielle’s summer collection, and I think it’s my latest favorite polish!

It’s starting to warm up out here, and Decadence’s deep ocean blue really fits with the program.

These close ups *barely* do it justice.

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Get a load of that shine!

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You could easily skip the top coat.

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I think shimmery teal is edgy but still girly at the same time.

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And I think the color complements my legs…


Now where the heck did I leave my sandals?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. LOL! April Fool’s! I’m a hairy beast, but I’m not a HAIRY beast. πŸ™‚

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  1. Rowena says:

    *phew* mops brow.

    I saw the toe hairs and I was thinking…should I say something? Will I be given a lynching for metntioning it!?

  2. Chess says:

    Did you paint El Hub’s toes?! Hee!

  3. Jian says:

    You almost got me there! I was almost writhing…

    And then I thought, maybe you painted your hubbie’s toes xD

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  4. Jian says:



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  5. Paris B says:

    Matching toesies how cute! πŸ˜‰

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Paris B.,

      LOL! For about two hours. Before we left for dinner I took off the polish. Hey, you never know when you’ll have to show your feet…

  6. Kelley says:

    Thank GOODNESS that was an April Fool’s prank! Girl, I was gonna come out there and wax your toes for you! It’s one thing on a boy but it’s entirely another thing on a girl! LOL!!!

  7. tali says:

    I almost had a heart attack!! When I saw the hair.. omg! heheheh

  8. Annie says:

    PHEW! Good grief woman! I was sitting here thinking — what the hell? Someone tell her it’s ok to shave the toes!

  9. sophiA says:

    Wow. Phew. I am glad it’s a joke. Cos I didn’t know where to begin. The shape of the nails. And the hair. And I was thinking would it be mean for me to point it out. πŸ™‚ Good one there~

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  10. *jen says:

    Oh, sweet mother of makeup, Karen, you gave me a heart attack!

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  11. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen! πŸ˜€ Happy April’s!

  12. Laura B says:

    What a little trickster! You’re killing me with those sandals – you’ve blogged about them before and I though they were gorgeous. Then I forgot about them….argh must have!

  13. YadiQ says:

    your crazy i too was thinking hmm should i warn this girl abt the fur thats sooo not cute lol

    thank god i figured you wouldn’t walk out of the house with jaggedy toe nails and crazy fur lol

  14. LayLa says:

    jajajaja soo funny
    i was about to recomend
    you some wax for those
    heavy hairy toes !!!!
    nice… jajajaja
    Happy April to you too.

  15. Joyce says:

    omg karen, you got me…for a minute there i was freaked by the toe hairs

    its a nice colour otherwise πŸ™‚

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  16. MLC512 says:

    OH MY GOSH…soooo funny!

  17. Jenna says:

    Hahahaha I was two inches away from the monitor because I can’t find my glasses right now, and am too lazy to put my contacts in, and I didn’t even see the toe hairs! It wasn’t until I scrolled down to the legs that I was like “…?”

  18. Bj says:

    OMG that was good karen, i saw the toes and was like oh no she didnt, i was gasping.

  19. Faye says:

    LOL! Well played, Karen, well played. When I saw the first pic I was like WTF — Karen always looks so well-groomed, cannot imagine she would post a pic with toe hairs. Then I saw the last pic and burst out laughing.

    Good April Fool’s Joke! And kudos to your husband for being such a good sport :).

  20. babyu21 says:

    Man i was laughing so hard a co-worker came over and I was like look at those toes she was like OH GOD she must not own a razor. Thanks for the laugh Karen

  21. wenvers says:

    Woehahahah, briljant action Karen! Love the color!

  22. Liliana says:

    OMG you so got me!!!! hahahahah. its a really pretty color though. i love teal!

  23. Nina says:

    OMG you totally got me there! I was pretty scared to see that much toe hairs!

  24. Sylvie says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’m sorry to be rude but I was really overcome by a wave of nausea πŸ˜› Now, MY boyfriend is one hairy beast (you’d think he’s wearing knee-high socks if he’s wearing a pair of shorts) but I never knew until now that looking at hairy toes up close would make me gag.

  25. Stephie says:

    AHAHA. Good one! I was thinking, “dang, Karen has some long toe hairs [insert awkward face at computer screen here] ” I am guessing El Hub let you paint his toes. What a clever April Fools. Was it your idea or his? From the pictures, it seems as though he enjoyed the pedi πŸ˜›

  26. Janet says:

    Haha you totally got me :]
    April Fools!

  27. Beth says:

    Ok, you definitely had me going. I could barely look at the screen. I was so grossed out. Then I realized, wait a minute, this is KAREN! She wouldn’t walk around like that! HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a relief!

  28. Kate says:

    Well, honestly Karen, I’ve got to admit – despite all the Rapunzel-esque toe-hair, your husband looks like he has nice feet (and I hate feet!)

    You totally got me though – great joke!

  29. Nadrah says:

    lmao!!!!!!!!!!! You really had me traumatized Karen! I didn’t know what to think. El Hub must do anything in the name of beauty LOL! Whew. Anyway, that nail polish is really pretty.

  30. Nicole15 says:

    Very funny! If you had never mentioned El Hub in the past, I would’ve been totally floored, but i kind of just knew it had to be his feet. I will say though, for a man, he has nice shaped toes & feet.

  31. OMG! That was good! At first I was like, oh… eee… LOL! Thank you! That gave me a good laugh this morning! πŸ™‚ Happy April 1st!

  32. Briana says:

    Lol, thats hilarious

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  33. Alison says:

    You almost had me there! While I was reading I was thinking surely karen must have painted El hubs toes! Great April fool, thanks for brightening my day!

  34. lehea says:

    Your post had me thinking, “Man, this girl has NO shame!” LOL This totally made my day.

  35. lesley says:

    This made my day… how nice of El Hub to go along with this joke!! However, I must say, the colour does suit him very well. πŸ˜‰

  36. Vanessa H says:

    LOL you made my day!

  37. Lisa says:

    My mouth dropped open when I saw the hair! I thought “surely she must know that she needs to take care of that, especially if she’s showing her feet!”

    Thank goodness it was a joke. I was a little freaked out.

  38. Mishel says:

    for a min i was like OMG karen, pluck them toe hairs girl!!

    u got me, i’ll admit it =)

    cute polish!

  39. Rachel says:

    Dude, the first pic had me a touch concerned… By the end I was better. Good one!

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  40. Paula says:

    God!! I received the email update and could see just the first two pictures, and I was like… OMG, and was it me that I felt bad for having hairy toes??!!! Hers are sooo long I can’t believe she hasn’t noticed them!! Then I thought that maybe it was your hubby, but imaging the situation of you asking him to do him a blue pedi made me doubt… but yeah, i was right. I felt so relieved when I finally saw the whole hairy leg… phew!

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  41. April M. says:

    haha good joke:] I was like “omg no she didn’t just post these pictures on the internet for the whole world to see” LoL You had me!

  42. Heidi says:

    Karen, you scared me for a moment. I thought, she needs to get her feet waxed or something. They’re hairy! lol. happy april fool’s!

  43. amber says:

    OMG LOL so funny!!

  44. Katie & Zena says:

    Hey, someone stole my name! So, I therefore dub myself with my dog’s name and my other nickname. I’m still Kate, only version 2.0.

    I knew it was a gag as I remember your having smooth legs in the Tutunkhamun picture. You should take a tweezers to your husband’s toes!

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

  45. Kathleen says:

    That was *the* best April fools joke EVER!!!!! I was just about to email your link to my hubby and say “this poor girl has more toe hair than you baby!” ROFL!!!!!! You sneaky bugger.. good one πŸ˜€ That made my day!

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  46. Nicki says:

    OMG! Best joke ever! I was thinking, “She must know her feet looks like sasquatch!” When I scrolled down I was laughing so hard my boss came into my office and I HAD to show him!

  47. lipglossme says:

    LOL Your DH sure has loooooonnggg hairy toes!

    Do you ever have the urge to run your fingers through them?

  48. June says:

    lmaooooooooooo i didnt think u would
    post pictures like that even if those
    were ur feet, haha i knew it had to be of someone else.

  49. Nicky says:

    those hairy toes scared me for a second… I had to click further to see if you posted any other pics, which you did. Phew.

  50. Ann says:

    haha forwarding to my bf!

  51. Lee says:

    LOL…that was too funny!

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  52. LR says:

    what???? no toe ring? what’s wrong with you..heehee

  53. Milan says:

    LOL! When I first saw the toe hair I was like “…wait….wait a minute…errmmmm” And then I thought of the day and figured it had to be a joke. LOVE it! Too funny. Your hubby is a good sport too. Aside from the toe hairs he has pretty nice guy feet! πŸ˜‰

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  54. Shiny says:

    Zing… you got me! Wow I was a little worried there for a sec. πŸ™‚

  55. shivotra says:

    thank goodness Karen…nice one!!

  56. Lisa says:

    OMG!! I’m so glad that was a joke. I was about to blacklist you as a go-to makeup blogger with toes like that! (I also felt rather sick to my stomach) – good prank.

  57. Michelle says:

    OMG LOLZ!!!!!!!!! When I first saw the toe hair I had to do a double take, then I thought to myself don’t judge, she must not mind her toe hair. But then when I saw the full leg shot, I was like WTF?! That was a good one, wow πŸ™‚

  58. Tami says:

    Ha ha you got me! I was looking at this post thinking omg Karen needs to shave her toes:-D

  59. Tina B. says:

    My mother and I couldn’t understand how such an attractive woman with a beauty blog wouldn’t shave/wax her toes! You got us! lol

  60. Rennah says:

    good one.

    That color is quite similar to Color Club’s Emerald Depths.

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  61. Kim says:

    that was actually really gross.
    cute colour tho

  62. Megan says:

    I think you totally got all of us. I was seriously like…woah…those toe hairs are LONG…and I was seriously getting scared and worried until I remembered how much you love to wax, shave and pluck…whew… You got us all!

  63. molly says:

    OMG i screamed. that was the best april fool’s joke ever haha.

  64. Liz says:

    OMG I was in utter shock speechless in front of the scree hahaha Best 1st april joke by far!! hahaha

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  65. Mel says:

    hahaha oh my, that’s a good one Karen!

  66. Indian Girl says:

    Karen , this is one hilarious prank ! I got fooled twice today ! I almost bought it until I saw the fourth pic with more legs…then I knew. LOL !

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  67. Catherine says:

    LOL! That’s so cute hahaha, I doubt SO would ever let me paint his toes… Decadence is beautiful though. =)

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  68. Anne Marie B says:

    Those first two pictures made me laugh out loud at my desk. Too funny! You got me good, but glad to see I wasn’t the only one! Love the color.

  69. Scrangie says:

    Hahahaha, that’s AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

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  70. Christina says:

    Good one!!!!

  71. wehkwas says:

    lol! i was like why would she do that? not shave her toes? maybe she’s like one of those completely natural women when it comes to body hair? but yeah, so funny. it really made me laugh.

  72. Nancy says:

    LOL!! You DEFINITELY fooled me!! I was like “OMG” when I saw the crazy long toe hairs! HAHAHA this blog entry was great!!

  73. Linda says:

    i was like man, she sure has some long hairs on her toes! LOL!

  74. Glosslizard says:

    Hee hee! I didn’t even notice until the next-to-last pic showcasing the hairy gams, then I kinda backed up and looked for where you had said “I tried it on El Hub and….”! I guess I’m too clueless to fool today! πŸ˜›

  75. Stacie says:

    ROTFL! Geez, I can’t believe I almost fell for that! And today, of all days! Anyway, great color, Karen!

  76. Lauren says:


  77. Stef says:

    OMG, that’s so funny. You TOTALLY got me. I just showed it to husband saying “there’s this fellow beauty blogger who I love and she just posted this photo and she’s got hairy toes! Like SUPER hairy toes!” “Euwwww” said Hubby. Then I clicked the read more and was faced….

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  78. Janice says:

    Thanks for the laugh, Karen! I looove your blog!

  79. jojo says:

    LMFAO!!!!!! i read this today (april 2) so i wasn’t even thinking about april fools…..but thank god!!!!! that was the best april fools joke i’ve seen in my 32 yrs!!!!! lol

  80. Erin says:

    LOLOLOLOL OMG, I was like…. oohhh Karen, what hairy toes you have!
    That was the best April Fool’s joke this year, by far LOL!

  81. Ju says:

    lol Good one πŸ˜€

  82. Julia says:

    How hilarious! I thought OMG she has some hairy toes! Then I realized it was April Fool’s Day. Nice… you got me for a second!

  83. Sara says:

    Hah! You got me! I was trying to think of the best, most gentle way to say, “FOR THE LOVE OF POP TARTS, BUY A RAZOR!”

  84. Lucky says:

    LOLOLOLOLOLZ!! Karen, that’s absolutely hilarious, I can only imagine how this idea and ensuing conversation with El Hub came about! Now that’s love…

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  85. Lucy says:

    Karen I get updates on my email. I didn’t get a chance to read the whole article till today. I got the shock of my life when I got that update. I had to look 3 or 4 times. I called my girlfriend over and said, “look at this”! She said, “OMG, she writes a beauty blog”! I couldn’t believe you would forget to shave or wax. I never realized what the date was. It’s been a very long time since anyone has gotten me with an April Fools prank. Really, really good! By the way I love your blog and your writing is terrific.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lucy,

      LOL! So glad to hear that you enjoy the site. πŸ™‚ Ohhhh, and girl. If my toes were that hairy you know I’d get the wax on them in a hot second.

      Happy Friday!

  86. Abby says:

    GOOD ONE Karen!!! ROTFLMAO! That was the best April Fool’s joke I’ve seen in years. Thank you for the belly laugh!!!! You totally got me, btw. I was freaking.

    happy spring, lil’ lovely!!!

  87. Barbara says:

    LOLOLOL, This post was hilarious!!!

  88. Snarkattack says:

    I knew it wasn’t really your feet but just wanted to say that to the fellow who let his nails be painted, I salute you πŸ™‚

    Snarkattack´s last blog post..Protected: slightly exhausted

  89. ck says:

    LOL! The things he does for you! That’s love. πŸ˜€

  90. Stef says:

    Karen, after reading today’s post, was this your toes afterall? LOL!

  91. Andreea says:

    Jesus Christ, I’ve been here in april and was like – what? OMG! OMG!!! and di not read the wohole entry. It was a shock! Literrally… I mean I also have a beautyblog and God knows I do not look perfect all the time… (more like – never?!) but that was uuuh.
    El Hub – okay. I know in US men do not trim bodyhair but allas I am happy my boyfriend does it.

    Hot ides fpr 1st April, really GOOD! You are a genius, honestly :-*

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