Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Nailphile's Previews nubar's Modern Matte Collection

Siobhan at The Nailphile recently previewed nubar's Modern Matte Collection, which will be released in mid July. She was very impressed with this collection of four unique matte shades, saying, "There are three notable things about them: (i) they can be used with a base and top coat, so no nail staining (and we'll get to the top coat part...); (ii) they are incredibly pigmented, being opaque in one coat (I did two to be consistent with other Nubar swatches); (iii) they're crazy quick-dry." She went on to photograph each of the nail lacquers both with and without Diamont Seal & Shine Top Coat.

Highlights of her photos include her picture of Contempo,

Nubar Modern Matte Collection
Siobhan Wears nubar's Contempo

as well as her picture of Prevail, of which she tells her readers, "Prevail is just unbelievable. It's a cool slightly grey purple with a boatload of shimmer."

Matte Nail Polish
The Nailphile in nubar's Prevail

Siobhan's complete review and additional photographs can be found at The Nailphile, and the Modern Matte Collection will be available at in mid July.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Scrangie Reviews Going Green

Scrangie recently reviewed nubar's limited edition Going Green Collection, which is now available online.

Of the collection as a whole, she said, "A collection of greens, with a holo AND a duochrome?! Somebody pinch me! I must be dreaming! Wait, if this really is a dream, don't wake me up!" She went on to tell her readers that,"The formula on these is *perfect*. Nubar has mastered the three-free formula. All the polishes are opaque in two coats, and they're so pigmented that they're almost totally opaque in one coat."

Highlights of her review are her appreciation of Greener: "Greener. Dark green shimmer. HO-LY COW. Can you believe this?? This is... quite possibly... my favorite green shimmer ever. It's so deep and dark and velvety looking. And it's so amazingly shimmery without being glittery that it has tons of depth. You might want to view the full size of the indoor/shade picture because it picked up the shimmer really well. This shade is unbelievable. Backup worthy. Multiple backup worthy, even."

Scrangie in Greener

Of Reclaim, she said, "Reclaim. Green holographic. Green holo!! I can barely believe my eyes. This collection is not holding back, is it? Green holo is something that's been missing from the world of polish. We have pastel green holo, but not a 'real', darker, pronounced, grassy green holo. The holo in this is ... smooth and linear. Fabulous."

Scrangie in Reclaim

Wildlife impressed her as well, "This is a crazy strong duochrome, which I love. You don't really have to go into different lighting or hold your nails at extreme angles to see the duochrome effect of this. It's always flashing both colors. "

Scrangie in Wildlife

Scrangie's full review, which has excellent photographs of all six Going Green shades, can be viewed here, and the collection is currently available at

Friday, June 12, 2009

All Lacquered Up Reviews Going Green

Michelle at AllLacqueredUp had the opportunity to preview nubar's Going Green collection yesterday, and we were thrilled to find that she loves this collection.

Describing the collection as a whole she said,"It's like a dream come true... In regards to the formula the bottom line is this; smooth, thin, well pigmented, two coat coverage, fast drying. In other words, pretty damn perfect. Each color glided on with ease." Two of her particular favorites are Greener and Reclaim.

Of Greener Michelle says,"I don't know that I've seen a more gorgeous polish in my life than Greener and I'm not exaggerating. It's heart stopping stunning and as incredible as it looks in pictures, it's even more jaw-dropping in person. A true emerald shimmer, this exemplifies jewel tone and I own NOTHING like it."

All Lacquered Up in nubar Greener

Her impression of Reclaim was equally strong, and Michelle tells her readers, "I've been waiting for a great green holo polish... This one is a fabulous springy, grassy hue packed with fine holographic glitter. I wish it had been sunny so I could show its full holographic power."

All Lacquered Up in nubar Reclaim

nubar's Going Green Collection is coming soon to, and its arrival will be announced via Twitter immediately when it becomes available.