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Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Nubar Sparkles Collection for Spring

Nubar Sparkles Collection

Product: Nubar Sparkles Collection, Nail Lacquer .5 oz
Retail Price: $49.95/kit or $7.49/ea
Steph's Rating: 3.8 Kisses
Buy it: Online @ Nubar
Big 3 Free: Yes, Cruelty Free and Vegan!

Add some glitz and glamour to your wardrobe this season with the Sparkles Collection. The fine glitter texture provides full coverage in two to three coats, and available in eight dazzling colors.

After a record breaking week of that fluffy white powder, a fresh dose of Spring air is in order, wouldn't you agree? Nubar celebrates with another fun lovin' collection of eight colorful glitters.

As far as the formula, we have a couple different variations. Night Sparkle and Fire Sparkle are the only two colors in a "not so jelly" texture. It's more like a tinted satin and the glitter isn't as brilliant compared to the others, which are in a clear base.

Just a small disclaimer before we get started. All my swatches were taken indoors with a flash and artificial lighting. As soon as we get some sun here, I'll get better pictures.

Nubar Night Sparkle Nail Polish

Nubar Blue Glitter Nail Polish

Night Sparkle - is a deep blue glitter in a matching base. Since the base has a nice tint, Night Sparkle can easily be a two coater.

Nubar Violet Sparkle Nail Polish

Purple Glitter Nail Polish

Oh man, Violet Sparkle is extremely pretty! It's a violet purple glitter in a clear base that flashes a bit of pink or magenta in certain lights. A must have!

Nubar Meadow Sparkle Nail Polish

Mossy Green Glitter Nail Polish

Meadow Sparkle - is a light green glitter in a clear base.

Nubar Star Sparkle Nail Polish

Silver Holographic Glitter Nail Polish

Star Sparkle - is the only holographic based glitter from the Sparkles Collection. It's described as a silver glitter in a clear base. This would look fab layered over any nail color too.

Nubar Hyacinth Sparkle Nail Polish

Light Purple Glitter Nail Polish

Hyacinth Sparkle - is a lavender glitter in a clear base.

Nubar Petunia Sparkles Nail Polish

Pink Glitter Nail Polish

My swatches do absolutely nothing for Petunia Sparkle. It's a gorgeous magenta glitter in a clear base. This is another one of my faves up there with Violet Sparkle.

Nubar Sky Sparkle Nail Polish

Turquoise Blue Glitter Nail Polish

Sky Sparkle, sadly, is the only four coater from the group. It's a bright turquoise blue that resembles Massini or Color Club's Sexy Siren

Nubar Fire Sparkle Nail Polish

Red Glitter Nail Polish

Fire Sparkle - is a vibrant and saucy red glitter in a matching tinted base just like Night Sparkle.

My favorites: Violet Sparkle, Petunia Sparkle, Star Sparkle and Night Sparkle.

Overall, A great collection for glitter lovers! Not exactly two coaters as they claim to be. On the average, most colors were opaque in three coats, which is still pretty good considering. If you can get past the stubborn removal, you'll love these!

Did you guys pick up any colors from the Sparkles Collection? What are some of your faves?

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

(3) Comments

Heather / Eyeconic said on Feb 19th, 2010 5:15 am
These are beautiful, thanks for the swatches! I can't believe I don't own any Nubar yet...
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Jennifer said on Feb 19th, 2010 5:04 pm
These are very pretty. I will get them. I like "sheer" sparkly nail polishes because I often put 1-2 coats of a sheer or creme or frosted polish on the whole nail, then put 1 coat of a "sheer sparkly" like Nubar Sparkles over half the nail. It's a nice and easy way to make a special manicure (without struggling over drawing some nail art, hee hee).
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Glockoma said on Feb 22nd, 2010 8:00 pm
These are stunning - I want them all, but the only way I'll be able to get my hands on them is on eBay. Well, my birthday's coming up - that's as good of an excuse as any, right? ;) Nice swatches! Thanks for sharing. Heather, you've got to try Nubar! They seriously have the smoothest formulas that go on like butter and wear like iron. I was so impressed when I first tried them. (I even like the Nubar top coat better than Seche Vite because it doesn't cause any shrinkage for me and seems to dry faster.)
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