Friday, 20 April 2012

Nubar - 2010

If you like flakies, and I know many of us collectors do, I'm sure you've heard of Nubar 2010. Nubar is a cruelty-free, vegan brand based in the USA. All their nail varnishes are B3F and reasonably priced.

This top coat was released for their 10 year anniversary. It's a clear base with different size iridescent flakies that reflect mostly red and green. The formula is pretty good and dries quickly; one coat is enough for layering.

I've been thinking about this post pretty much since I started the blog. I wanted to do it justice and show it to you over lots of different nail varnishes, but then realised that it looks so cool over black I don't need to show you less interesting options. Here's a few anyway, so you can see what I mean:

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From Top Left to Bottom Right:
OPI Jade Is The New Black

Over black it's just amazing, like autumn leaves or even embers. I really like this look, it certainly shows off all the different colours vividly.

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This is definitely a must have as it can update your mani in a matter of minutes. If you, like me, fancy a change after a day or two and can't afford to completely change your look, make sure you try this.

Brand: Nubar
Name: 2010
Type: Flakie/Top Coat
Pantone equivalent: N/A
Make Up Alley rating: 4.6/5
Potential dupes: several potential dupes, Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure is probably the most popular one.
Buy it from BeautyBay £5.50 (with free worldwide delivery)

I used:
1 x Save The Nail Colour Enhancing Base Coat
2 x OPI Black Onyx
1 x Nubar 2010

Canon EOS 450D - 50 mm - f/1.8 - ISO 400 - indoors - no flash - daylight


  1. Me encanto!!! Creo que el que compre ayer, Impala Love Story, es un posible dupe. Y por AR$10, es genial jaja
    Gracias por volver! Te extrañaba por estos lados ;)

  2. Lo mas complicado de aceptar, es que los mejores colores son los de otoño/invierno jajajaaja los rosaditos y/o colores pasteles o fluo no van mucho con ciertas edades o ciertas profesiones, no? o yo soy muy conservadora? Digo porque este varnish te da todo un nuevo look pero hace mas impacto en los colores mas oscuros, no?

  3. Igual que todas aca en Argentina, tengo Love story de Impala y es muy similar a este Nubar! Aunque me gusta mucho el efecto que da, desde que lo compre solo lo use una vez!

  4. I actually used it over a translucent white and then mattified it and it looked amazing. Like real opals on my fingers. Love it!

  5. Re- lindo!
    Lo bueno que decís es que seca rápido, porque generalmente estos asi tardan años en secar...
    Yo tengo uno parecido, de kleancolor, el chunky holo black, mezcla de glitters y flakies... pero tarda años, y tiene una base oscura, para usar sobre negro o violeta por ejemplo...
    Besos Ceci!

  6. Es divino... igual coincido con Caro, el love story es bastante similar... :)