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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Fall 09 Collection: Nubar Royal Gems

Nubar Royal Gems Collection

Product: Nubar Royal Gems Collection, Nail Lacquer .5 oz
Price: $49.95/set or $7.49/ea 
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After the spectacular summer collection, Going Green, Nubar swings forward into Autumn with seven new shades inspired from the richness and luxuries of the finest jewels around.

The Royal Gems consists of Platinum, Gold, Sapphires, Rubies, Emerald, Amethyst, Tiger's Eyes and the queen of the crop, Tiara - a dazzling multi faceted glitter that can be worn alone or layered over any nail polish for that extra sparkle, bling baby!

With the exception of Tiara, most polishes from this collection are shimmer based with glitter.  The application is like most Nubar shades, full of opaqueness and only requires two to three coats for bottle color.

Let's get down to business! 

Nubar 24KT gold nail polish swatch

24K is a semi sheer, vivid gold with gold glitter.

Nubar Tiger's Eye Nail Polish Swatch

Tiger's Eye is a brown red with shimmer.

Nubar Platinum Nail Polish

Platinum is a white silver with silver glitter.

Nubar Ruby Nail Polish

Ruby is a ruby red with red glitter.

Nubar Emerald Nail Polish Swatch

Emerald is a gorgeous green with glitter.

Nubar Sapphire Nail Polish Swatch

Sapphire makes this virgo proud! A gorgeous blue with glitter.

Nubar Amethyst Nail Polish

Amethyst is a royal purple, almost blurple with glitter.

Nubar Tiara over Ruby nail Polish

Nubar Tiara layered over Sapphire nail polish

Tiara looks great both ways - alone or layered over any nail polish.

Overall, good collection! A variety of seven rich, jewel-toned hues to choose from. Each color applied well in 2-3 coats. And as always, the formula is Big 3 Free.  

What's everyone's favorite? Hope your having a fabulous week!

(5) Comments

Chip said on Oct 7th, 2009 5:19 am
Your swatches don't look gritty unlike swatches months ago from other nail sites. Now I don't know if I want this or not. At first, I was excited. When I saw early swatches I got disappointed because they look gritty and rough. Now, I'm confused. Is it the application, the lighting or what?

Steph said on Oct 11th, 2009 10:08 pm
Hi Chip,
The collection is a bit on the semi gritty side, but it wasn't a big deal for me. I found Emerald to be the most noticeable; still not like a standard glitter. A top coat of Seche or Posh should do the trick!

Denny said on Oct 7th, 2009 11:07 am
Tiger's Eye, Amethyst, & Emerald are my choices.

augusta said on Oct 7th, 2009 9:13 pm
i love sapphire and amethyst

Lucy said on Oct 8th, 2009 10:01 pm
The Sapphire is my favorite followed by Emerald. I think I've seen most of these colors before. I just re-organized my polishes and don't want any more near dupes.

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