Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Nubar 2010

Nubar 2010: Layer ’til Your Heart’s Content

Nubar 2010 ($7.49) is a clear base with glitter flakies suspended in the thick, colorless base.   The flakes are different sizes, and it’s definitely something designed to be worn on top of your favorite polishes rather than alone (but no worries, I showed it alone, as well).  It flashes a greenish-gold, fiery-gold, orange, and green, depending on how the light hits it and how much you use.  I just used one coat of Nubar 2010 over two coats of other polishes.  I picked polishes with cream finishes, rather than shimmery ones, and other than that, I just grabbed ones nearest to me.  It’s easy to use, as it applies smoothly while dispersing the flakies pretty evenly without  trouble!

For reference:

  • Thumb = Nubar 2010
  • Pointer = SpaRitual Solaris + Nubar 2010
  • Middle = SpaRitual Color Trip + Nubar 2010
  • Ring = SpaRitual Dreams Becoming Reality + Nubar 2010
  • Pinky = OPI Who the Shrek Are You? + Nubar 2010

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love to layer your polishes, you may find Nubar 2010 an excellent way to add some bling to your manicure/pedicure.

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52 thoughts on “Nubar 2010: Layer ’til Your Heart’s Content

  1. MH

    They look like the same particles in Mac’s superglass!

  2. Rita

    I love Nubar polishes! GOSH also has a polish like this (which I have), and Inglot has several similar polishes to 2010.

  3. looks very similar to GOSH rainbow which I already have so I may pass on this one =)

  4. kristina

    I love when you do nail polish posts! The more the better!

  5. Jocelyn

    the turquoise looks amazing! =]

  6. It reminds me of the GOSH nailpolish I tested on Sunday, it’s called Rainbow someting and looks almost identical. I’m still sporting it on my thumb and I think I will get it next time I go shopping. :)

  7. Rawrzellers

    CUTE! It’s like superglass for your nails 😀

  8. Another cool thing I found with the flaky polishes, plop on a matte top coat and it looks so pretty! My friend said I had dinosaur egg fingers 😀

  9. Anne

    I LOVE Nubar nail polish, I have many Nubar products This will be my next purchase

  10. Gorgeous! I think it’s more obvious when layered over a dark varnish
    Now I’ll have to find Nubar in the Netherlands haha

  11. Wow, loving this polish! So cool! I love it best over Sparitual Dreams Becoming Reality – is this a new shade?

  12. mica

    This is really similar to sally hansen’s hidden treasure! love it!

  13. Jennifer

    I just wish the shipping costs weren’t so insane for just a bottle or two :(

  14. Oh I love it! Where can I get this?

  15. I love the effect on your ring finger best – the orange “flakies” (that made me smile reading it haha) show up really prettily against the dark bluish colour :]

  16. Donna

    I like the look but already have sally hansen hidden treasure so don’t need Nubar as well :)

  17. Rachel

    Ahh! I love this, especially over the pink! Kind of reminds me of the superglasses.

  18. Mamade

    I have to have this!!! Where can you get this in the U.S.? Nubar’s website says “under construction” in the U.S. Distributors tab.

  19. I want this. I might have to cave on it since I can’t find Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure!

  20. Ann

    How does this compare to Chanel Illusion d’Or?

    • It doesn’t – Illusion d’Or doesn’t have flakies or a reflective quality – it’s more of a gold and purple shimmer in a jelly base.

  21. SiaM

    Yay!!!! I have been wanting to get this polish with flakies, I layer everything, I can’t wear just one polish at a time… Thanks for the beautiful swatches….I kinda hoped that the MAC Superglasses had a finish with the flakies similar to this but of course for the lips.

  22. Definitely reminds me of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure; how would you say it compares to that?

  23. Well, that’s pretty rad. I especially like how it looks on the blue polish.

  24. oh the flakes really show with dark nailpolish… that’s pretty

  25. I love sheer flake nail polishes! <3

  26. RAYCHIL18

    a good dupe is sally hansen’s hidden treasure for around $8.

    • Meesh

      This is around 7-8 dollars. It’s just shipping and handling that make it more expensive, but to drive out and find hidden treasure isn’t easy either. The gas money is probably just slightly less than the s&h in this case.

  27. Is it just me or is this ridiculously similar to Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure??

  28. Kristen

    Wow, this really reminds me of a nail polish version of MAC’s superglass!

  29. Jimena

    seriously stunning!

  30. cmferret

    hmm those swatches on your nails remind me so much of macs new superglass lipgloss. luv it!

  31. rose

    just ordered it! and pasadena purple…which is so pretty. :-) thanks!

  32. wow. so beautiful. i love it over that deep teal/green color. i’m such a sucker for iridescent glittery stuff

  33. alisson

    pretty, this reminds me of nfu oh polishes more than anything

  34. Meesh

    This post convinced me to go and buy it! I layered it over For Audrey by China Glaze. It’s very pretty! Not as BAM! as a darker nail polish, but a subtle difference that catches people’s eye.

    • YAY! I’m so glad you like it!! :)

      And re: shipping — yep, shipping on nail polish is $$ — what I always do is just make a larger order, so it’s not SO terrible (e.g. paying shipping on *one* bottle is painful!).

      • Meesh

        I agree! I wish shipping was a bit more reasonable because I sometimes don’t have all the nail polishes I want in mind. I try ebay a lot which surprisingly works out pretty well. Faster shipping and price is pretty reasonable, it’s just not as safe. D: everything has it’s draw backs.

        Oh got so many comments on my nails. My favorite one: Ohhh you’re nails look like sparkly teal dino eggs. XD Thanks for doing this post!

  35. Sweeda88

    I just bought the Sally Hansen Hidden Treasures. I tried it on different polishes, and found it works best with white and blue.

  36. Christina

    Cute hue!It looks like a mermaid’s leather, like fishy flakes! Cool

  37. Tracy

    Absolutely loveee Nubar 2010. I bought mine off of amazon and it was little over 7 WITH shipping!

  38. Harleigh

    It looks lovely paired with the polish on your ring finger. Like an opal.

  39. Linda

    I have this on today over Orly Lemonade. It’s so cool!

  40. virginia

    i got it last week!!
    it’s amazing!!!
    i’m wearing it right now!!
    for me have more blue/green refelcts
    i’m in love LOL
    such an amazing polish!! very unic (it’s kind of hard find a polish with this finish)