NOTD: Nubar Reclaim from the Going Green Collection — Photos, Reviews, and Swatches

Happy Holo Holiday Weekend! This came in the mail yesterday, and I was so excited, I took off my Fourth of July manicure before taking pictures… But it was China Glaze Frostbite with Fairy Dust over it on my ring fingers… cuz, you know, it looked like fireworks. I know, I’m an artistic genius. Anyway, this came in the mail but I was in a hurry, so I painted my nails at work. Yep.

COLOR: It’s a medium green holographic. The green is on the blue side, rather than the yellow, but is pretty much a true green. Think the color of a mint leaf or a light Fir tree. The picture above is 100% accurate for the color. The holo effect is much more intense in real life though.

FORMULA & APPLICATION: The polish was thin, but not watery, and smooth. What surprised me was that it wasn’t foggy or flat when it dried. It’s super glossy and has depth. Application was a dream, as with the China Glaze Tronica and OMG collections. Two medium coats makes it completely opaque. Dried super quick.

WEAR: With the Tronica and OMG collection, I had chips and catastrophic tip wear within hours. I’ve been texting, emailing, and typing like a fiend, and in the 24 hours I’ve worn this, there is absolutely no tip wear and no chips. And that’s with no base or top coat.

I love this polish. It’s great for Konad as well. I’ll be stocking up on another bottle of this. This is my first Nubar polish. I have the 2010 topcoat, but have never had a polish of theirs. Also, as a non-carcinogenic alternative to Seche Vite, I’ll be investing in the Foundation/Diamont duo.


NOTD: Nubar 2010 over Wet N Wild Black Creme

Hello! I know this isn’t very “summery,” but I just had to do this look. This is one (ONE) coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme (yeah, ONE COAT) and one coat of Nubar 2o1o. This is super messy because it’s my left hand. I’m left handed. 🙂

Then, because a matte look was the plan all along, I added a coat of Essie Matte About You. But, because I’m a genius, I forgot to take pictures, but here’s the idea.

TA DAAAA! Now, with the flash, this looks gray. It’s not. It’s so so so black. And so matte. And the nubar topcoat looks like molten lava, or leaves. 😀