Posts Tagged nubar
This shade is part of the Nubar ‘Fortress’ Collection which I believe was last year’s Spring collex (but I can’t check because of my self-imposed blog purgatory!). I received this polish in a swap – I wasn’t too sure about the color on me (it’s a pale cement grey with a touch of blue) but I don’t own any Nubar so I thought I’d give it a shot. I’ve had it on for two days right now and I’m still not sold on the color – it’s somewhat similar to CG’s Sea Spray but lighter and much more grey. These shades look sooo beautiful on pale skin; I wish they worked for me but it’s just not meant to be I guess. This particular shade isn’t horrible on me, but it’s not doing anything flattering for my skintone at all. Check it out:
Both of these photos were taken in indoor lighting but are pretty true to color. The application of the polish was OK, this is two coats with a base/top coat – you can’t tell, but there are some minor ridge lines showing in my nail which is odd because my nails aren’t very ‘ridge-y.’ Also, now into about 48 hours of wear I’ve got a bit of chipping going on – although as I learned from ‘Loodie,’ that’s generally due to nail damage, and it’s true because the areas of chipping are where my nails have split a bit recently. So it might not be truly due to polish quality.
In any case, I’m fairly certain that I’ll be putting this polish up for swap. It’s close enough to Sea Spray that I feel like I’ve covered that ‘genre’ of polish so to speak (the dusty pale shades). So, too bad, I’ll still be Nubar-less, but hopefully another opportunity will come up
I feel so out of the loop these days on what’s new in the polish world!! I was going to say that these shades are the current trend now but jeez, who knows? It could be something else entirely by now and I’d be none the wiser…
Are you yay or nay for these particular shades of polish?