Archive for August, 2008

Scrangie Blogs About Nubar Color Range and Glitter Polish


The range of colors is excellent, and they have enough of glitter and duochrome shades to keep someone like me happy.

Angelic Glitter. Not the most flattering due to the yellow tint, but would be awesome layered over just about anything.

Gilded Gold. I love this. You probably can’t tell from the picture, but there are little gold glitter shapes in it. Like little triangles of foil, they catch the light and reflect like crazy.

Golden Glow. I’m not sure about this one… This could possibly be the most unflattering polish I own. I love the holographic gold glitter. I think this one would be best for layering, unless you have the patience to do 20 coats.

Gold Leaf. This is incredible. It’s an extremely strong gold/bronze/copper duochrome. It glows so much you’d think it was lit from within.

Grass Green. Lots of very fine green glitter. I love this. It’s oddly smooth for a glitter polish. This is three coats.

Indigo Illusion. It’s blue/green/gold/purple. Need I say more?

Iris Dust. It seems to be a purple/orange duochrome that changes a lot depending on how the light hits it. Yes, those two pictures are of the same color

Peacock Feathers. This is the one that made me try Nubar. It’s amazing. Sometimes it’s purple, sometimes it’s blue, sometimes green or gold. It’s freaking amazing. The lovely Makeup Alley member Love8Brain has much better pictures of this.

Purple Beach. It’s futuristic looking, isn’t it? It’s purple/green/gold/grey.

Purple Rain. it’s dark purple with multicolored and holographic glitter. No Prince jokes required.

Sexy Red.

Sour Candy. Very cool turquoise jelly tint with holographic glitter.

Stardust. Can you tell I have a thing for duochromes….

…And glitter? This is Sugar. Hot pink jelly with holographic glitter of varying sizes.

August 31, 2008 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Polish Addict Posts:You Guys Were Right, Nubar is Amazing


 After my Essie Starry Starry Night post many of you suggested in the comments section that I should try out Nubar Purple Rain Glitter since it’s the purple more blingy cousin of SSN. Purple Rain Glitter, a recent acquisition along with several other unique Nubars, was freshly sitting in my “untried box”. These are the last few days that I’ll be able to wear blingy nail polish for a very long time so I decided to give it a whirl. Man. I. Love. It.

My love for Purple Rain Glitter is no shocker. Ever since seeing Nubar on the lovely girls on MUA and most recently featured on Sminkan, One Inch Nails, and Scrangie, I have been harboring crazy jump off the cliff lemmings for their polish. Scrangie’s blog is the origin of my specific lemming for Purple Rain Glitter. It’s a deep purple jelly with holographic glitter. Enough said.

The color is more violet-purple in real life than in my image, as usual. Purple Rain Glitter reminded me of the ink from an exploded blue bic pen. It’s extremely unique, I don’t own anything else even remotely similar to it. I’m really glad you guys coaxed me into trying it, or else who knows how long this beauty would have gone untried since I seem to habitually neglect awesome polish.

With all that said, this manicure was my first time using a Nubar polish. I’m very pleased with the results. I used 1 coat of Nubar Foundation Base Coat, 3 coats of Nubar Purple Rain Glitter, and 1 coat of Seche Vite. I got pretty good wear even though I did get some tip pull. My bottle of Seche is too blame, it’s reaching the dump out stage of thickness that causes tip pull. I was very pleased with the application, which is surprising because Nubar is Big 3 free. They bill themselves as ‘the healthy alternative for beautiful nails.’

I could not possibly care less about buying nail polish that is free of toxins. I like my toxins just fine, thank you very much, but I know some people really do care. Nubar is a good company to look into if you want to exclusively buy Big 3 Free. The one thing that really sold me, personally, on Nubar is that their collection has an excellent range of unique colors. We’re talking glitters, duochromes, and mutlichromes – you guys know how I feel about those. Their site is a little difficult to navigate but if you poke around you’ll see what I’m talking about.

August 30, 2008 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

Astro Girl Color Predictions for Back to School

August 14, 2008 at 4:15 am Leave a comment

Life Love Beauty Names nubar A Perfect Pomegranate Beauty Product


Nubar Skin Essentials Pomegranate Delight Mind Clearing Aromatherapy Hand and Body Lotion is a bright pink lotion that contains Shea Butter and Antioxidants A & E. This product is paraben free and packaging suggests that it provides cellular defense and skin cell revitalization due to the pomegranate ingredients.

The cream is smooth and fragrant, offering sheer coverage and deep moisturizing of your body, from rough elbows and knees to the tips of your fingers and toes. Pomegranate Delight is cruelty free. Learn more about Pomegranate Delight at nubar’s home on the Web.

August 13, 2008 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

Batman Dark Knight Premiere

Rumour has it that both teenager Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung were sporting Nubar nail varnishes from the Vineyard Colours range to the Batman Dark Knight premiere in London. They’re big fans and so are we… just about a month ago we trialled around 2 dozen colours in office and, man, were they intense. It was great. Everything from neon yellow, green, pink, blue and orange to deep purple, black, blood red and a few others. We only needed two coats for completely saturated nail colour.

Our favourite range was, by far, the aforementioned Vineyard Colours. We really liked the deep reds and purples… all very cool for the past few years and going to be in this fall too. Trends aside (one of the most universally loved fashion and beauty icons did so sagely point out that fashion fades, and only style remains the same), we think the deeper colours are really flattering on a range of skin tones. You can see the box of the entire collection of Formaldehyde-, Toulene- and Phthalate-free varnishes below. The only caveat is that the colours are more matte than shiny so you definitely need a top coat. But they look good either way — matte or shiny.

August 3, 2008 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

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