Nubar Sparkles Collection for Spring
|Product: Nubar Sparkles Collection, Nail Lacquer .5 oz|
|Retail Price: $49.95/kit or $7.49/ea|
|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.
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.
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!
Meadow Sparkle - is a light green glitter in a clear base.
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.
Hyacinth Sparkle - is a lavender glitter in a clear base.
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.
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.
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?
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Posted by Steph at 10:42:pm
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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).
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.)