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.
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.
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 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).
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?