Monday, January 25, 2010

Nubar Nail Lacquer Swatches and Konad Nail Stamp Art


Natural light


Natural light

My Nubar nail lacquer haul finally arrived at my doorstep last week. These are my first Nubars, and I have to say I really didn't feel like shelling almost eight bucks for each of these. I couldn't wait for a sale though (and I believe Nubar doesn't go on sale very often), because I'd been lemming for these colors for a while now. I must have these because it will be spring before I know it, and as you can see, most of these are fall-winter shades. However, that won't stop me from wearing them in the summer time! Can you see how gorgeous the shades are?



I love browns and Milk Chocolate Creme is no exception. I like that it's not TOO dark of a brown. I also like that it is in the creme formula, because as I said before, it's my favorite nail polish formula. I really love this, and can't wait to use it.



Chocolate Caramel, like Milk Chocolate Creme, is from the Chocolate Truffles collection. I love, love, love the gold highlights in this baby. It has a brown base with goldish green specks. I can't put my finger on it, but there's something about this polish that's hypnotizing.



Gawd, I love this polish. Raspberry Truffle is an amazing, dark base of a polish with shimmery red specks glowing throughout. I honestly love this, especially when light hits it. I am so happy with my choices, not one of them is a dud. I can't wait to wear this as well and show off the red sparkles!



Treasure is from the Prisms collection. Since I like purples and lilacs, I just had to have this. However, I feel like the other nail lacquers I got with this haul seem to attract me more than this one. It's beautiful, though, but I may fully appreciate it when spring comes.



Spark is also from the Prisms collection. I love how clean it looks on the fingers. It may look boring as a color, but the multi-dimensional holo amps up the look. I can't wait to wear it.





Wildlife is what I am wearing right now. It is a beautiful, beautiful green-based duochrome that I'm going crazy about. I love how it changes its look at every angle. I used my Konad special polish in Black to stamp over it using m39 image plate. I love the outcome. It's understated yet edgy.

All in all, I am very happy with my Nubar purchases.  If only these weren't a bit steep in price, I'd probably get a basket-full of these babies. Being free from ingredients that are carcinogenic (the Big 3) is also a major plus in any nail polish enthusiast's book.

7 comments:

Bea said...

HI! i love all the colors! :) They're pretty! :)

MereMakeupManiac said...

gorgeous colors! although am biased to Raspberry Truffles lol. where did you get them sis? is there an online store that sells them internationally?

ida-rlingg said...

i especially love milk chocolate creme, chocolate caramel and wildlife! but 8US is kinda steep. what more i am not based in US!

Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

So pretty! Maybe I need some Nubars too ;)

So Very Fabulous said...

Raspberry Truffle is so pretty! It reminds me of how MAC Beautymarked looks in the pan.

Dreams That Glitter said...

I loooove Nubar! The shades are so gorgeous! I love especially the Chocolate Truffles collection, it's stunning and such a good idea for a collection.

xoxo

The Shades Of U said...

Bea- thanks! Love them too =)

MereMakeupManiac- I got them at Bynubar.com =)

ida-rlingg- great choices! And I agree, the price IS kinda steep.

Nea- thanks girl! Nubars are really high quality polishes. You get what you pay for. ;-)

So Very Fabulous- nice comparison! I kinda think though that MAC Goth Girl looks like Beauty Marked more, but Raspberry Truffles is way prettier!

Dreams That Glitter- I was reeled in by Chocolate Truffles, it's my favorite Nubar collection. =)

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