Saturday, July 25, 2009

Scrangie's Modern Matte Collection Review

Scrangie had the opportunity to review nubar's Modern Matte Collection this week, and she was exuberant about them.

In general, she says that, "I'm not really one to care about trends, but wow, the matte trend is huge this year," and that she rates nubar's matte formula superior to all others. She tells her readers, "The formula on these is great. Smooth, even-textured, easy to control, not too thick. I didn't have a single problem with the formula. These mattes are much more forgiving than the other mattes released so far this year. The reason for this is that they don't dry as fast. With other mattes, they start to dry as you are applying them. These stay wet during application which allows room for error. The drying time is still super fast, totally dry within about five minutes, but you have a little more time to work with them, which is to your advantage."

Scrangie has excellent photographs of all four shades. Of Avant-Garde, she says, "Unique russet is the manufacturer's description and I'd say it fits this shade quite well. It's a reddish, brownish, coppery type of color that just screams fall."

Scrangie's Matte Avant-Garde

"Prevail. A spectacular purple. This is a really gorgeous shade. It's a deep, dark brownish purple. Purple with touches of gold. Very dramatic."

Scrangie's Matte Prevail

Like The Nailphile, Scrangie topped them with Diamont Seal & Shine Quick Dry Top Coat, asking her readers, "Don't these look fantastic with a glossy topcoat?" Her pictures make her point very well, as she shows all four Modern Mattes glossy.

Scrangie's Glossy Avant-Garde

Scrangie's Glossy Prevail

One of the unique advantages to nubar's Modern Mattes over other matte nail polishes is that they can be used with a base and top coat, while others indicate that a base and top coat should not be used. Scrangie went even further with exploring different looks for the Modern Mattes, and suggests, "If you're not crazy about mattes but still like the color, you have options! Take these for example. They dry matte, but if you want glossy, just add a topcoat like Nubar Diamont Shine. If you change your mind and want to go back to matte, just add a coat of Nubar V For Men. Or you can go partially matte, partially glossy by doing a french tip with either matte or shiny topcoat, or using matte or shiny topcoat to Konad a design on top."

Scrangie's full review can be viewed here, and the limited edition Modern Matte Collection is currently available at

Friday, July 17, 2009

July Coupon Code and August 1st Giveaway

Now through July 31st, nubar is offering 25% off and free shipping on orders of $100 or more with code DRAW25.

As a special bonus, each order of $75 or more will automatically enter your name for a drawing to be held on August 1st, with a prize of $100 worth of nubar products of your choice.

With the recent release of nubar's Skin Essentials Spa Products, this offer is a great opportunity to try the highest quality skin care products available, all of which are vegan and cruelty free.

On August 1st, the winner of the $100 prize will be notified via email, and each order placed will be an additional entry.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Going Green on Clumps of Mascara

Brittany at Clumps of Mascara reviewed nubar's limited edition Going Green Collection, and she was thrilled. She says, "I can NOT believe this collection. It's just....wonderful. Nubar thought this one out... Great great job, Nubar! Fantastic! Amazing!"

Nubar left Britanny speechless with Wildlife: "Wow....I have no words for this color. It is incredibly unique...I have never seen any colors like it."

Brittany in Wildlife

She was equally impressed with greener, saying, "Some colors make your nails look.....amazing. Greener is one of those colors."

Brittany in Greener

Her full review can be read here, and The Going Green Collection is available at