Sunday, 20 March 2011

Notd: Nubar - Absolute

Absolute by Nubar (no flash)
Nail Of The Day today is the shimmery and holographic Absolute by Nubar. It is a light sky blue that seems to change depending on the light. It is classed as a holographic polish but its is a smooth holo rather than the chunky effect the China Glaze holos have. It is a very sparkly polish which does catch the light really well.

This polish was applied in two coats and lasted for about a week(without any chips) with a good top coat.

Absolute with flash
Nubar polishes are available from for £5.10 including absolute also sells Nubar Polishes but does not seem to have this colour in it's collection.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

NOTD China Glaze Crackle Glaze - Black Mesh

China Glaze Black Mesh over Orly's Green with envy 

Today Nail of the day is inspired by St Patricks day. It is the 4th visit to the China Glaze Crackle Glaze collection and it is the backbone of all polish collections and stable of all fashions - Black or in this case Black Mesh

As you can see by the first picture this crackle glaze over Orly polish gives a nice wide cracked effect which shows just the right amount of base colour. As always the crackle glaze has a slightly matt finish but as the Orly is so shiny I have not applied a topcoat.

Anyway I hope everyone has a great St Patricks Day! 

Orly - Green with Envy
No Flash

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Notd: Nubar - Petunia Sparkle

Nail of the day  today is from the archives  its is Petunia sparkles from the Nubar range. As you can see I have added some nail art using simple glitter stripers in black and silver.

In real life the colour is slightly more pink and the colour is very intense. The best thing about this glitter polish is that it only needs 2 coats and it is not a grainy finish it is a high shine smooth finish.

The sparkles collection has 8 colours and currently I only have this one but plan to buy more very soon as it is such an eye catching effect.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Notd: Nubar - Purple Beach

Purple Beach By Nubar, with flash
The Nail of the day today is the luxurious Purple Beach by Nubar.  It is described as a "duochrome" polish which means it has two base colours with an iridescent shimmer. The two colours in Purple Beach are a rich purple and a dark ashy green, it also has a golden shine to it.

The duochrome effect is amazing on this polish unlike some others it works in all levels of light. Plus as it has such spectrum of colours in it there is no worry about it matching your outfit.

As you can see by the two photos the colour changes in every different light and whichever angle you look at your nails.
Purple beach by Nubar with a dash of nail art
As always with nubar colours application is easy and this colour was achieved with only two coats and lasted over a week which is always a plus point.

This colour is currenlty available on for £8 plus p&p.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

NOTD China Glaze Crackle Glaze - Cracked Concrete

No Flash
Nail of the day today is the third installment from the crackle glaze collection from China Glaze - Cracked Concrete. when the range came out I was not sure about this colour but when I saw it on I really like it. Rather than being the bluey chalky grey colour shown on the marketing poster it is a dark grey which is very similar to stronghold by Nubar.

Absolute By Nubar
I matched this "on trend" grey with Absolute by Nubar which is a light blue holo. I hoped the sparkle would shine through the cracks which it did but only in strong light. I think this crackle is really wearable and unlike the bright pink and purple you could wear it to an office job with no fear of raised eyebrows.
having said tat it all depends on which colour you you match it with.

No flash