Thursday, 30 September 2010

Nubar: Midnight Matte

Midnight Matte by Nubar is a dark grey with hints of silver, very pretty. It gave good coverage in two coats although I added a third coat. It did look good matte and I was tempted to leave it without a top coat, but in the end decided to go glossy so added one coat of Seche Vite.

Nubar is my favourite nail polish now. I love the colour selection and the way it applies. Also I love that it is 3-free, cruelty-free and vegan. What more does a polish addict need? I will still be using nail polish from other companies but Nubar will be the predominate brand. When I get time I want to go through my polish collection and get rid of some that I don't plan to wear anymore.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

BK Cracking: Blue

I painted the BK Cracking blue polish over an off white. I was in a rush when I applied it and wasn't as careful with the top coat as normal. Being the first time I used this I hadn't realised that where you miss top coat the polish comes off. I didn't take a photo straight away and so it isn't looking the best, at least I know for the future.

Also the next time I use it I will use a whiter white for the base colour to make the cracks show up more.

I love the look and will definitely be using this again soon and hopefully neater.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Nubar: Contempo and Tiara

Contempo is from Nubar's Modern Matte Collection. It gave good coverage and dried quickly. I applied two coats and a top coat of Seche Vite.

In some light it looks bright red and in others maroon or even a pinky red. The above photo was taken outside on a cloudy day.

So far I have been very impressed with Nubar polishes the only one I have had trouble painting with is Hot Yellow from the Get Hot collection, which went on streaky. I will try it again another day to see if I was just having an off day.

The photo above shows the tips painted with Nubar Tiara. It does look better in real life; I couldn't get a decent photo.

I love the look of Tiara and next time will try it all over the nail. It is a fine multi coloured glitter top coat.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Nubar: Treasure

Treasure is from the Nubar Prisms collection. It went on well but took four (thin) coats until there was no visible nail line. I can't remember ever needing that many coats before but at least it painted easily, no dragging or brush marks etc.

It isn't as holographic as I thought it would be, but it is still very pretty and I am happy with the look.

I used Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat for the first time and loved it. It lived up to everything I have read about it.

I decided to have another go at Konad. This is plate number M72 and I think Violet Pearl. I say think as I can't find names on any of the Konad special polishes that I have, it is definitely violet though.

I only did the ring finger on both hands. I thought it hadn't worked as I couldn't see the design but I put top coat over it anyway and it made the design show up. I don't know if this is normal.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Nubar: Night Sky Collection

This is the three polishes in the Nubar Night Sky collection with the Diamont top coat.

I started by painting my nails with two coats of Sunset and then sponged on Twilight and lastly sponged Midnight on my tips. There is a very subtle shimmer in all of the polishes which looks lovely.

As usual it looks better in real life than in the photo.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Nubar: Get Hot Collection

This is seven of the eight polishes in the Nubar Get Hot collection. The missing one is Hot Orange, the photo didn't come out right.

I thought it would be a good idea to wear the set in one go, think I must have been hormonal! I didn't bother to clean the nails as I don't plan on keeping it on for long. Although they don't look as bad in real life as they do in the photo.

I was surprised by some of the colours as Hot Red (shown on my thumb) is actually orange, just darker than Hot Orange and the blue is darker than I thought it was going to be. On the packaging it shows it as a baby blue, which I would have preferred.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Nubar: Oro and Konad: Special Black with S4 plate

This is my first attempt at using Konad and I am pleased with the result. I used the Konad special black polish with plate S4. It is over Nubar Oro which was really ready to come off but I kept it on as a practice base.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Nubar: Oro

Oro is from the Nubar Venetian Glass collection. It is a yellowy/orangey gold with shimmery flecks.

I used three coats. It was a lovely consistency and I found it easy to paint with. The colour makes my nails look longer.

I was going to Konad over but I couldn't get it to work. The paint wouldn't go onto the stamper from the plate. It was late so decided to wait until another day to try and figure out what is wrong. If you have any tips please let me know. Thanks.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

China Glaze: Liquid Leather and Nubar: 2010

I used three coats of Liquid Leather and two coats of 2010. The photo was taken before I cleaned up, but the photos I took after don't show the colours as well so decided to go with this one.

The top coat is CND Super Shiney, it took quite awhile to dry.