Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar: Baby Sprout, Blue Hydrangea, Earthen, Honeysuckle

Nubar Spring Garden Collection: Part 1

Nubar Spring Garden Collection ($7.49 for 0.50 fl. oz., each) includes eight color shades, plus a glitter top coat (which I will review tomorrow, separately from the colors). This post features: Baby Sprout (soft pastel green), Blue Hydrangea (muted pastel blue), Earthen (subdued earthen gray creme), and Honeysuckle (cheerful honeysuckle).

  • Baby Sprout is a really pale, pastel green cream with the faintest hint of white micro-shimmer. Two coats. The only shade I have that comes close is China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint, but it is much, much darker and less pastel–mintier; I wouldn’t say they’re similar at all, brighter than Rescue Beauty Bikini Bottom.
  • Blue Hydrangea is a softened sky blue with faint white micro-shimmer. Two coats. It is bluer than China Glaze Moody Blue.
  • Earthen is a lightened cement gray taupe with faint white micro-shimmer. Two coats. It is lighter than MAC’s On the Prowl.
  • Honeysuckle is a brightened medium-dark pink cream with a bit of a jelly-like finish. Two coats. It reminded me of Chanel Riviera.

my thoughts on the formula: The formula on these was a little thicker than I expected, but it was also quite pigmented. They applied smoothly, without bubbling, and two coats was perfect for opaque color on all four shades. I typically get a week of wear with Nubar’s polishes.

The Glossover

coming-soon

Nubar Spring Garden Collection Swatches, Photos, Review (Part 1)

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I think Baby Sprout is going to be difficult for some skin tones to pull off--particularly medium and deeper ones, because of how pale it is.  Shades like Earthen and Honeysuckle will be quite wearable across skin tones, while Blue Hydrangea is less universal but still easy enough to wear.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar: Baby Sprout, Blue Hydrangea, Earthen, Honeysuckle

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar: Baby Sprout, Blue Hydrangea, Earthen, Honeysuckle

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Baby Sprout Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Baby Sprout Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Baby Sprout Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Baby Sprout Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Blue Hydrangea Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Blue Hydrangea Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Blue Hydrangea Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Blue Hydrangea Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Earthen Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Earthen Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Earthen Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Earthen Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Honeysuckle Nail Lacquer

Nubar Spring Garden Collection
Nubar Honeysuckle Nail Lacquer

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Nubar Honeysuckle Nail Lacquer

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Nubar Honeysuckle Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase Nubar Nail Lacquer? How much is it?

bynubar.com, later in March; $7.49 each.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade for possible dupes.

What base/top coat do you use?

I used Zoya's Anchor and Nubar's Diamont.

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19 thoughts on “Nubar Spring Garden Collection Swatches, Photos, Review (Part 1)

  1. They’re great color, Honeysuckle overall :)

  2. Blue Hydrangea and Honeysuckle are pretty.

  3. Marieke

    I expected it to be much better! Honeysuckle is really disappointing, to me.. :(

  4. Love these swatches and especially love Baby Sprout! Will be getting this :)

  5. Aude Mai

    What do you honestly think about NUBAR’s customer service and shipping rates ?? Take care.

  6. Glad they named it honeysuckle after all the honeysuckle hoopla with Pantone.

  7. I don’t know why Nubar is not as popular as OPI I own alot of Nubar polishes and they dry fast and wear great. Thier cuticle oil is the best!

  8. The blue and pink jumps out to me but nothing I don’t already have something close of.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    I want the pink one!

  10. Claudia

    I’m loving Honeysuckle and Earthen.

  11. Elysia

    I love baby sprout and honeysuckle

  12. Laurina

    I’m really liking Baby Sprout and Honeysuckle!!!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Stephanie Stephanie

    I love the pink one!! But I already have two quite similar colours… :-P

  14. I like Earthen and Honeysuckle! :)

  15. Hydrangea is so pretty! I want Honeysuckle too, love the name. ^^

  16. Wow, one of these things is not like the others.

    By which I mean Honeysuckle. It’s still lovely, though! <3

  17. Marina

    Booooring.