Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nail Lacquer: Caramello, Oro, Verde, Vaso

Nubar: Venetian Glass Collection, Part 2

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All Nubar shades are free of formaldehyde, DBP, and tuluene–as well as the collection is vegan and cruelty-free. Nubar describes Caramello as a rich bronze, Oro as a deep gold, Verde as a unique dark green, and Vaso as a striking light purple.

  • Caramello is a rich, burning bronze with flecks of gold and copper shimmer. Two coats.
  • Oro is a bright marigold with gold flecks of shimmer. Just two coats, but there were some noticeable brush strokes.
  • Verde is a deep, dark forest green with flecks of green-gold and emerald green shimmer. I used two coats, but this is one shade that just one might have done just fine.
  • Vaso is a nearly metallic lilac with silver and lilac flecks of shimmer. This also seemed to show some brush strokes.

Verde is absolutely stunning. It is hands down my favorite shade of the eight! Amid such rich shades, Vaso seems out of place to me. My dear Italian readers, can anyone tell me why Vaso would be lilac? I Google translated, and I just got jar/vase as suggestions.  I kind of missed having a really lush fuchsia-purple or even a rich violet here.  It doesn’t make or break the collection, but just an observation.

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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.

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Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nail Lacquer: Caramello, Oro, Verde, Vaso

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nail Lacquer: Caramello, Oro, Verde, Vaso

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nail Lacquer: Caramello, Oro, Verde, Vaso

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

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

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

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Caramello Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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

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

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

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Oro Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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

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

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

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Verde Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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

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

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

Nubar Venetian Glass Collection
Nubar Vaso Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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41 thoughts on “Nubar Venetian Glass Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

  1. Avatar of Lisa KyaLyn

    Hey Christine,
    Do an image search on venetian glass. The purple they use is actually very close to Vaso.

  2. Christine, I’ve had a lot of problems with OPI polishes not drying completely. How quickly and how thoroughly do these polishes dry for you? Thanks!

  3. Beth

    I want them all except Vaso. Light shimmery purple/lavender just doesn’t work on me.

    • Avatar of Joan Joan

      I’m just the opposite! ^^; I don’t want any of them except maybe the purple. I have a thing with purple toenails right now.

  4. Camille

    AMAZING COLORS! <3
    I love them all! Where can I get these?
    I searched on the website but they don't have a list of retailers.

  5. Avatar of Michelle MichelleChefNYC

    I think the name is strictly for the meaning, as vases are one of the most common examples of venetian glass. I think the colors they chose for this colection are very appropriate as much of venetian glass is in shades of rich ruby reds, golds, ambers that look like they’re glowing, you also will find deep emerald greens and soft purples much like Vaso. I have to disagree with you when it comes to fuschia or much of a rich violet in examples of venetian glass, so even though those colors are pretty I don’t think they would be super appropriate for this collection. I personally wouldn’t mind seeing one of the orange colors replaced with a nice aqua, as you see ALOT of this color in Venetian glass and I think it would be super beautiful. I am really looking forward to this, the warm colors would be perfect for fall!

  6. Amy

    Nice! Beautiful photos Christine thank you! I had three in my cart but $13.40 for shipping sounds extreme. This is from someone who doesn’t mind a $23 polish price. I’d love to try this line but can’t muster up wanting $75 for the free ship minimum.

    • I totally understand! I refused to pay the high shipping, so I just stocked my cart instead, but when you’re buying the full collection to swatch ($50!), it doesn’t take too many extras to get to the free shipping amount. I figure if it’s $10-15 in shipping, why not get 2 polishes instead?!

  7. Hannah

    I need Verde in my life right now!!

  8. Vale

    Hello dear, I’m an Italian reader who actually live in Venice.
    So, yes, vaso means vase, but you must consider that we are speaking about Murano glass. If you come to Murano, you can see wonderful glass-made pieces of EVERYTHING. One of the most famous pieces being lamp and vase. But being made in glass, you can find millions of colour shades. Actually, lilac vases are quite common!
    Vale

  9. Margot

    There is a little too much orange in this collection for my liking, they could have skipped one orange and done another colour instead, but oh well !
    Other from that side note, I like all of the colours with the exception of Vaso. Not liking it at all, I don’t know why …
    Thanks for beautiful pictures Christine

  10. Jaymie

    Does anyone know where I can buy these nail polishes? Also, how well do they wear? Do they chip easily?

  11. Hilana

    I would leave these. Not my cuppa tea at all. :)

  12. Avatar of Anne Anne

    I like all four colors, but there’s no way I could pull off Caramello and Oro with my very cool-toned skin. I agree with you, Christine, about Verde being the most exciting, and I believe I can wear it. Vasa looks almost like a foil in these pictures–does it look that way in real life?

  13. I want this ToT But I think I’ll choose part 1 over it

  14. Miky

    Lol vaso XD
    Dunno why they called it like that lol,sounds so funny xD
    Can’t find those here in Italy though :/

  15. Oh one more thing, how would you compare these to the Zoya Wicked polishes? The same glass-flecking with them too?

  16. Dubnonymous

    wow…super pretty. I do have some dupe suggestions, though. Wet N Wild has dupes for Caramello, Oro, Verde for $1.99 each. They were buy one get one 50% off at cvs last week! Super pretty!!!

  17. Amanda

    These are beautiful. I’m new to nail care stuff, and definitely appreciate your pretty pictures! That first polish will be MINE someday, hehe.

  18. Melodye

    I was never a nail polish person till i found the head2toe site
    and now.. i think im getting obseesed..
    i owe cheap nail polish..and when i say cheap.. yeah
    but now.. thanks to having found ur blog on head2toe..
    i think ive placed the biggest order ive ever placed in my life :O

    I cant believe i just discovered these brands and god knows how long they’ve been around :O ..

    thank you… :) ..
    simply amazing that you take the time to fuel the fire for ppl like us.

    I mean im 22 and i finally walked into a nail salon for the first time last week..
    when my friends have all been going since the age of 14.. i think i found a new hobby now
    i love all the colors.. i think its a good way to let the imagination flow

  19. esteedarla

    Wow these are some amazing colors