Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nail Lacquer: Vino, Rosso, Bronzo, Arencia

Nubar: Venetian Glass Collection, Part 1

Nubar’s latest collection, Venetian Glass ($49.95 for the entire collection or $7.49 each shade), features eight stunning shades that look very much like glass. The shades practically glow. All Nubar shades are free of formaldehyde, DBP, and tuluene–as well as the collection is vegan and cruelty-free. Nubar describes Vino as a deep shimmering wine, Rosso as a medium radiant red, Bronzo as a light red, and Arencia as a glowing orange.

Normally, I do swatches with a top coat (other than matte shades), but these have such a pretty look even without a top coat, I really wanted to show off the way the shades looked before a top coat went on. (I would wear all of these with a top coat, though, and I don’t find it interferes with the glass-look at all.)

  • Vino is a copper and ruby flecked deep wine red with a glassy finish. I did two coats, but even the first coat was incredibly pigmented.
  • Rosso is a glowing fiery copper flecked orange-based red. I did two coats, but you could likely get away with just one if you’re careful.
  • Bronzo is a gold and copper flecked deep ember orange that glows. Two coats.  I found this one showed just a touch of brush strokes, though.
  • Arencia is a gold flecked medium orange that looks lit from within. It’s lighter and more orange than Bronzo, though they are similar. Two coats.

The formula was excellent–not too thick, not too thin–and each coat was very pigmented. I used two coats on all of these with a thinner first coat and a medium-thick second coat, which is my standard application. Each color had a lot of depth, which is what made them stand out to me.  Of these four, Vino and Arencia were my favorites–Vino is just such a stunning, intense shade that’s perfect for fall and winter; Arencia makes my nails look like they’re almost on fire.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Nubar really hits it out of the park with this collection, just in time for fall. Lovely formula, easy application, and gorgeous shades.

AVAILABILITY: Nubar

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Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nail Lacquer: Vino, Rosso, Bronzo, Arencia

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nail Lacquer: Vino, Rosso, Bronzo, Arencia

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nail Lacquer: Vino, Rosso, Bronzo, Arencia

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Vino Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Vino Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Vino Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Vino Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Rosso Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Rosso Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Rosso Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Rosso Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Bronzo Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Bronzo Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Bronzo Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Bronzo Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Arencia Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Arencia Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Arencia Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Arencia Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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28 thoughts on “Nubar Venetian Glass Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

  1. Roslyn

    I absolutely love the orange.

  2. I SO want ALL of these nail polishes! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Shelley

    Those are very pretty colors.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Arantza Arantzazu

    I like Rosso and Arencia =)

  5. Sexy Sadie

    Love them all.

  6. Hi, I’m from Italy!
    Nubar Venice&Italy inspired collection has a little error.. Arencia would have been ArAncia (that means “orange”, the fruit).

    Have a good day!;)

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    Love the Vino. Gorgeous!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    Wow, they charge $11.95 for shipping for ONE bottle of polish. That is criminal. They will not be getting my business!

    • Shipping on nail polish tends to be expensive, so I always wait until I have several to buy!

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

        It must be international shipping, right? Next day air was $85 — that HAS to be international. Don’t know anything about Nubar but it sounds European. Does that mean there’s an exchange rate?

        • Nubar ships from California, at least for me. But I always order $75+ so I can qualify for free shipping. :)

          Other nail polish retailers generally have high costs, too – typically $8-20 easily. I know when I’ve ordered maybe 20 bottles from an etailer, shipping is around $30.

          • Fantoma

            I said the same thing when I tried to buy 1 bottle of Nubar 2010 from Nubar’s site. $11.95 shipping for ONE bottle??!! But then I added a bunch of stuff to my cart to see if the shipping price would go up and Christine is right- If you buy from $1.00-$74.00 worth of stuff it is $11.95 for shipping and then free shipping at $75.00 and up. If you have a lot of polish to buy then it is reasonable but for 1 or 2 bottles it isn’t. If you want one or two specific colors I would go to ebay- I found all my Nubar singles there and didn’t pay over $2.50 for shipping and all bottles were priced well- since this collection is new it will be there I am sure :)

    • aida

      Wow! that is just way too much

  9. Gia

    We italians say arAncia, very nice colors anyway :)

    • euridice

      funny, I was going to point out the same thing. :)

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Arantza Arantzazu

        So do I… Hehehe. It called my attention. Though I am spanish, I’m studying italian =) [Even more… my name is pronounced like ‘Arancia’, exactly the same!! XD]

  10. Vino and Rosso are quite lovely.

  11. May

    Is Vino a dupe for OPI’s Merry Midnight?

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    OMG, I am just SO needing that Vino. I paid $28 for the Chanel polish . . . LOL

  13. lo

    This collection is really pretty! I never really heard of Nubar until fairly recently. A lot of these colors do remind me of the Milani Liquid Metal collection, though… I might have to save a few bucks and buy those instead :( I do love Arencia.

  14. Vale

    Well, I think Nubar has done a mistake. Actually “Arancia” (with an “A” in the third position) is the right way to write “orange” (the fruit) in Italian! :-D

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    Okay, Christine. I blame YOU for this. I ordered:
    Nubar nail polishes (my favorite being Vino, which I saw swatched on Temptalia)
    – Vino
    – Treasure (a holographic purple)
    – Torrid Red
    – Unpredictable Taupe (a cool metallic polish)
    – Support the Cure 4 pack (for french manis)
    – Pink Creme
    – Absolute (a holographic teal)
    – Impulsive SIlver (another metallic polish)

    . . . just to avoid shipping charges! GREAT colors, and I cannot believe they are domestic w/those shipping costs! Can’t wait to get my haul! :D

  16. LOVE these colors!

  17. sofia

    I’m liking Bronzo!!!

  18. Kristi

    Woow I love how smooth they look! The first one’s gorgeous. :)

  19. esteedarla

    I have just married Nubar LOL