October 15, 2012

[Swatch] Nubar Fall 2012 Simplicity Meets Elegance Collection Polishes



Today, I have two polishes from Nubar's Fall 2012 Simplicity Meets Elegance, a collection containing eight classic creme colors.  I hadn't heard a peep about this collection, but I love cremes and I love Nubar, so when I saw these I was pretty excited. 

First up is Nubar- Mystique, a green-leaning teal:


This is not a super unique shade, but I don't own a dupe for it.  I think this is a teal that can be worn throughout the seasons, equally appropriate in Summer and Winter.

Artificial light, two coats:




Window-filtered daylight:




Outside, shade:






Formula: I don't own a ton of cremes by Nubar, and these polishes have an interesting formula, different from the others I have to compare.  The viscosity is sort of jelly-like, however it's opaque in two coats.  Really nice to work with.


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Next up is Nubar- Royal Blue:


Artificial light, two coats:


I should have done three coats for photos, but you cannot see the visible nail line in real life.





This is a really hard blue to describe, but I love the color! I suppose it is a medium royal blue, but there is a certain dustiness to it. It did photograph well, though, so the color you see is very accurate.

Window-filtered daylight:




Outside, shade:




Formula: Same easy-to-apply, jelly-like consistency as Mystique. This one could use three coats if you are paranoid about VNL, but I honestly couldn't see it until I loaded the photos onto my computer.

All in all, I really like both of these polishes, especially Royal Blue.  I think Nubar is totally underrated.  The company is best known for duochromes (especially the impossible-to-obtain Peacock Feathers), as well as the flakie 2010, but I have other finishes from them, and all are really great!

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All Nubar polishes are 3-free (formaldehyde, toluene, & DBP), as well as Vegan and certified cruelty-free.
They can be purchased from Nubar's website.

4 comments:

  1. I agree Nubar is underrated. Great swatches!

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  2. These swatches are amazing! I'm in love with that blue, it does have a certain dustiness to it. I think that means that it's different enough from Dating a Royal for me to be able to buy it haha! x

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    1. I don't have Dating A Royal, but I have Essie- Mesmerize which I think is a dupe for DAR, and Mesmerize and Nubar- Royal Blue are quite different. Mesmerize is darker and more of a navy, and Royal Blue is more of a medium blue that seems like it has more green in it. Not to be a bad influence!

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