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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Nubar Prisms Collection: Swatches, Review

Nubar Prisms Collection

Product: Nubar Prisms Collection, Nail Lacquer .5 oz
Price: $59.95/kit or $9.49/ea
Steph's Rating: 3.8 Kisses
Buy it: ByNubar

Inspired by the colorful play of light through a prism, those bands of light and color are embodied in nubar’s new Prism Collection. Each shade is filled with holographic glitter reflecting every color of the rainbow.

Last Summer, Nubar made our Dreams come true with a collection of eco-friendly greens. For winter, they fulfilled our sweet cravings with decadent Chocolate Truffles. Now, it's Holo-ific for Spring - Yes, Double Yes!!

Nubar introduces eight holographic glitters ranging from subtle neutrals to vivid pink to pale blue. We have a couple different types of textures in the Prisms collection. Some are smooth and fine, while others have large and chunky glitter. Either way, all colors are non-gritty to the touch. 

Like most Nubar polishes, application and formula was pretty good. My average coats varied between two and three with the exception of Absolute.

Check out the swatches.     

Nubar Absolute Nail Polish

Nubar Prisms Nail Polish Collection

Absolute is a semi sheer, baby blue with fine holographic glitter. Even though this is somewhat sheer, it's a great alternative to OPI's pale Blue Lagoon. Very nice!

Nubar Gem Nail Polish

Nubar Prisms Collection

Gem is very interesting...Is it Grey or is it Pink? Well, a little bit of both. Described as duochrome-like, mauvey grey with medium holo glitter.

Nubar Brilliant Nail Polish

Nubar Prisms Spring Collection

Brillant is a light pink with fine holo glitter. Another semi sheer, three coats for good coverage.

Nubar Prize Nail Polish

Nubar Prisms Spring '10 Collection

Prize delivers a punch! Boom, right in your face holo-tastic. A ruby red-pink filled with massive chunky glitter.

Nubar Spark Nail Polish

Nubar Spring Prisms collection 

Spark is a neutral tan beige with fine holo glitter.

 Nubar Treasure Nail Polish

Nubar Spring Holographic Collection

A girl can never have to many purples! Treasure is a light purple with fine holographic glitter.  

Nubar Essence Nail Polish

 Nubar Spring Prisms Collection

Essence is a peachy pink with fine holo glitter. Nice, but nothing special...Moving on.

Nubar Jewel Nail Polish

Nubar Spring Holographic Collection

Jewel is one of my favorites from the collection. A little bit of charcoal, brown and taupe with chunkier holo glitter. Fabulous!

Will you be purchasing any of Nubar's Prisms Collection? What are some of your faves? Have a wonderful night!

Full Disclosure: The following product(s) was provided to Steph's Closet by the Manufacturer or PR company for consideration.

(11) Comments

Claudia said on Jan 7th, 2010 12:18 am
Thanks for sharing! I love Absolute, and Treasure! But I don't understand why they are so much more expensive than the regular Nubars.

Camies said on Jan 7th, 2010 8:36 am
hahaha edward cullen feelings. Jewel = my favorite

ChynnaBlue said on Jan 7th, 2010 10:32 am
I picked up Gem, Treasure, and Spark and they're in the mail now! I may have to get Prize, but I'll wait and see. I also ordered some of the Chocolate Truffles collection and can't wait for them all to get here!

Steph said on Jan 18th, 2010 10:15 am
Hi ChynnaBlue,
Great choices! Chocolate Truffles is a great collection, one of my faves!

MinderMutsig (Kirsten) said on Jan 7th, 2010 11:38 am
I would love to try these! Unfortunately nubar is pretty htf around here.

Elk Lighting said on Jan 7th, 2010 1:01 pm
Thanks for showing the pictures, they are great.

lilvalval said on Jan 7th, 2010 3:20 pm
Newbie here! I've looked all over the blog, but can't find there a guide to how you take care of your nails? are they natural? what products do you use on your nails? I love the look of your nails and want to know if they are natural, acrylic, gel, etc. THANKS!!!

Steph said on Jan 18th, 2010 10:13 am
Hi Lilvalval,
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! My nails are natural. Along with tons of hand cream and lotion (I'm a moisturizer freak), I use Creative's Solar Oil and Solar Balm.

Paula said on Jan 9th, 2010 4:57 pm
Jewel and Gem are my faves. I don't own any Nubar, but hope to soon.

Steph said on Jan 18th, 2010 10:15 am
Hi Paula,
Those are my faves too! Nubar is a great brand! :)

Jessafloo said on Jan 30th, 2010 5:04 pm
I've never tried Nubar. What is the formula like?

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