Thursday, May 27, 2010

nubar spam

here are some nubar swatches i had lying around :D

nubar pasadena purple, as made famous by the AWFUL movie "he's just not that into you". slightly metallic, basically a dupe for china glaze's coconut kiss. i couldn't help getting brush strokes. didn't like. boo. also it was hard to get accurate coloring in these pictures. purples are hard to photograph, people!
flash, less blue IRL
lamp light, less red IRL
nubar's modern matte collection. their first round punches at mattes. i liked these, even though i didn't think i would. (p.s. i borrowed all of these from a friend)

avant-garde is a dark reddish brownish russet matte. these all spread really easy, kinda like the OPI suede collection although they dry a tad bit faster IMO.
 prevail is a dark purple matte.
contempo is a bright tomato red matte, more orangey than pinky like this pic. this one is the only one i had semi trubs with applying.
vital is a plumberry matte that i think was my favorite of the collection. easiest to apply too!
geez can you all believe that may is almost over?? i can't. i'm going to be 24 in less than a month! holy crap i'm getting old!!


  1. Thanks for swatching these! I just bought Contempo but haven't tried it on yet. Will try soon :)

    24 sounds to this old lady like a perfectly fine amount of candles. Wish I had that few to blow ;D

  2. Haha! I'm also going to be 24 in less than a month (my birthday is June 18). Nice polishes btw, I like prevail!

  3. Purples are so hard to photograph, but you did a great job! I really like the mattes, original colors! :)

  4. doo ~ i hope you like contempo! and i'm sure you're not "old" haha, i'm just feeling a little more pressure to be an adult now that i'm getting older haha.

    krex ~ cool! mine is the 20th of june, geminis rule!

    jackie ~ aw thanks girl! i liked the mattes a lot more than i thought i would!

  5. OK...if you are old at 24, and I'm TWICE your age, what does that make me???!!! =O

    Vital, that's my fav. And have a really happy birthday. They are so much more fun when you are under 30. ;)

  6. thanks for the swatches. I've been working on a list of Nubars and some of these I really like. And I already have Coconut kiss so that saves me some $


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