Friday, January 15, 2010

NUBAR SPARKLES - SWATCHES

Today I am giving you all a glimpse at the super cool glitter release from Nubar. The Sparkles collection is their Spring 2010 offering and I am super pleased. Although I did have a great idea, with pastels being a trend for spring, wouldn't a pastel glitter collection rock our worlds? A pastel yellow or peach glitter, don't think I have ever seen such a thing, but think it would be awesome.

On to the swatches:

(All pics show three coats used, except for one, Sky Sparkles has four coats)





STAR SPARKLES
Super duper gorgeous!! I love this polish with a passion. This is really pretty silver and holo glitter nail polish. You can't go wrong with this. This is nice and thick and pretty opaque, so I don't think it would work really well as a top coat.






FIRE SPARKLES
I know what you are thinking, another red glitter. I was too, until I used it. This is one of the nicest OPAQUE red glitter polishes I have used. Usually I have to use a base coat of red under my red glitter polishes, this one doesn't need one. Perfection!






NIGHT SPARKLES
Whoooohoooo baby is this one pretty! I kept thinking this is what Dorothy Who? should have looked like. It is a bit darker on the nail than these pictures show though, but I really like that. This was really pigmented and I can see this one causing a bit of staining, so make sure and use a nice base coat with this one.






SKY SPARKLES
This one was a disappointment for me. I had to use 4 coats and I still don't think it is enough, and I don't know that 5 would get full nail coverage. I wish that they would have had more base color with this one, like they did with most of this collection, but they didn't and that is why this one falls short.






MEADOW SPARKLES
Very nice light green glitter. An unexpected color for glitter, but I really like it. I am thinking this could be a dupe for the green glitter that came in Color Club's Christmas glitter collection, they look very similar.






VIOLET SPARKLES
Boy did I have a hard time trying to capture the actual color of this. I think Nubar did too, because their promo pics don't even show the actual color. I found this:

which is a much more accurate picture of this color. Damn, I love this polish. It is what I would call a royal purple but it has this almost magenta flash of color to it. A must have from this collection.






PETUNIA SPARKLES
MY NEW FAVORITE NAIL POLISH! OMG, I am in LOVE with this color. Unfortunately, once again, I couldn't capture the actual color, so I found this:

which is a much truer representation of this bad boy. This is a notice me color, but yet it isn't a "loud" notice me color. I can't even find the right words to describe this one, other than perfection. Nubar hit it out of the park with this one, in my opinion. Not only does this color rock, but it just looks amazing on my nails. This one won't be coming off this entire weekend - - - by choice!!!






HYACINTH SPARKLES
This one is a very light, spring colored purple. Very appropriate for a Spring collection. I liked this one, but it didn't wow or amaze me like most of the others from this collection. I do like it though, and will be wearing it come spring time.






OVERALL OPINION
This isn't a collection to sleep on girls! These are all really nicely done glitters (Sky Sparkles, you are just OK, though). I was so pleased to see that these glitters were opaque. I also like that they used a nice, small sized glitter for these. These will still need at least two coats of top coat to alleviate any of the gritty feeling you get with glitters. Awesome job Nubar, well played!!

31 comments:

Kajsa said...

Glitter crazyness! Gotta love it.

Evil Angel said...

Makes me wish I wasn't such a glitter chicken!

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

oooh, loving all of these, scrummy scrummy scrummy......

PinkCat said...

These are awesome! I love all the pinkish/purple ones!

Jessica said...

These look great Brooke!

Kelly said...

Glitter overload...and I love it! Fab polishes you've got there.

1xellus1 said...

SOLD! loving the glitter! esp fire! OMGoodness! you've totally convinced me I need to step up my polish game for 2010! thanks for sharing!

Get Nailed said...

Every single one of these is beautiful!! I've never tried Nubar, I think I need all of these.

Gina said...

Awesome!!!!!!! Love these!!!

gildedangel said...

OMG drool!

the-swatchaholic said...

They are too pretty. I can't take it! :D

*puts them on wishlist*

technopathetic said...

Oooh glittery!

I really really like Violet Sparkles :]

Michèle said...

These are lovely!

I *need* these ;-)

Probably more acetone too :')

augusta said...

these puple glitters may be my first nubars!!!!!!!!

Cara said...

so shiny! I'm in love with Star Sparkles. it looks like a perfect silver sparkle polish.

Thess said...

Oeh!

Me loves sparkles!
And Nubar is not available over here..That sucks big time!

Thanks for swatching!

Niki* said...

WANT!!! Now I just have to find them in Toronto

Never Enough Nails said...

Hmmm I actually am not that into any of these. The green is definitely almost a dupe of the Color Club one, and the others, IDK. Not sure what my problem is.

Lucy said...

They all are beautiful glitters. I especially like Night Sparkles, Petunia and Hyacinth Sparkles. The rest I believe I have by Color Club. I'll wait fo awhile before I buy the three I like. I don't want to jump on them and find out later there are dupes for them. Glitters are so exciting. Your nails look gorgeous also! That red sure is pretty. Darn, now I want that. I do have two bottle of Color Clubs red glitter.

Xuan-An said...

Wow these look great! I really like Violet and Hyacinth sparkles! Too bad I can't find any Nubars in Montreal though.. :(

ReaderRita said...

Okay, I'll bite- which one is the broken nail? They all look absolutely perfect to me. You did a great job fixing it!
I am loving Night Sparkles, and agreeing with you completely about NS vs. Dorothy Who? I'm sad I spent $ on DW?, because I'd rather have this. I think Fire Sparkles is pretty wonderful, too. Nubar just rocks.

Kae said...

Wowzers, these look amazing! My favorite, star sparkles!

Tuli said...

They are gorgeous !!! I love them all :-)

Charis said...

OMG I am just recovering from fainting, these babies are just way too gorgeous!

Aurora's Nails said...

Wow, I love Star and Fire and Night! Great swatches!

Brooke said...

READERRITA - I broke the middle nail. I didn't fix it thaat great cause it broke on me again today, grrr!!! Hopefully i will still be able to keep it and fix it right this time. I reallly don't want a short nail and I dont want to cut them all down to match it either.

poshnail said...

I love Hyainth Sparkles, Night Sparkles and Star Sparkles. In fact, they are all gorgeous! Love your nails!

Nixxy said...

Oh, my pretties! You will be mine! :D

Daph_ said...

Ooooh these are pretty! Thanks for posting this, it will help deciding which ones I want to order..

Vanessa said...

Awesome - I love them... OMG, gonna be broke this spring, lol ;)

adorepink said...

Wow! Just wow! I want them all.

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