Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Nubar Verde ~ Green Fingered NOTD

Nubar Verde

I promised to come back and share pics of my sister’s nails in Nubar Verde - painted in haste after receiving a last minute invite to the MTV Awards in Belfast.  I often have nail polish in my handbag - I apply it when I arrive somewhere if I haven’t had time to do it before I leave.  I have horrified many a taxi driver and been known to paint my nails in the loo of a posh restaurant.  But on this particular day my nail habit was an advantage.

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It was frustratingly difficult to capture the pure gorgeousness of this colour with so little time - the forefinger above probably sums it up best.

Part of Nubar’s Venetian Glass Collection, Verde is a deep, dark, steely green, almost blackened in some lights; tinged with gold and platinum in others.

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It’s full of shimmery sparkle, but completely smooth in consistency.  If you haven’t tried Nubar polishes before, you’re seriously missing out. They apply amazingly well, are ‘Big 3 Free’ (ie no Formaldehyde, Toulene and DBP), highly pigmented and great quality. Do use a base coat though… we didn’t have time in this occasion, resulting in green stained nails - nice! 

I’m so glad UK retailers, Beauty Shed and Beauty Bay now stock Nubar as I used to struggle to find the colours I wanted via US eBay.

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I took a few pics of my own nails later to try and show the sparkle under electric light (above) and the dark steely forest green in dull light (below).

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A final gratuitous shot - I loved how my sister’s specs picked out the lighter green tones in bottle.

I also pictured this polish in my makeup haul post, when some of you said you’d like to see swatches.  I think this shade is a gorgeous alternative to the usual rich AW tones.

Nubar Verde is £5.50 for 15ml at Beauty Bay - an amazing price for such an exceptional polish.

Have you tried Nubar yet?

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