Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blueberry By NUBAR (Swatch & Review)

This is the blue nail polish I have been looking for all my life.

Unlike the colour red, which is available from every nail polish brand in every shade under the sun, blue is a little trickier to find. Of course, some of you will no doubt say, "But Celina, I see blue nail polish everywhere. I even own one or two myself. This is not a rare colour. It's BLUE for crying out loud."

But you will be wrong.

And you know why? Because I am picky. And it has taken me many years of searching to find a "true blue". Not navy, not teal, not aquamarine, or I don't know, cerulean, whatever that is. No, I want a really bright, royal blue that is exactly what comes to mind when you think of primary colours. A Superman blue.

Wear-wise, the formula on this was pretty good. It's a nice smooth jelly* polish which goes on rather thick - I really had to scrape off the excess polish from the brush. Opaque-ish in 3 coats, but I did 4 for full opacity. I tend to prefer layering thin coats because your first nail is dry by the time you get to the tenth one.

Minimal chipping, which is good, and I topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite.

On to the pics!

This is what it looks like on the bus...

I guess I would say this is natural and flourescent light mixed together?

With flash

Flourescent light, mostly. This looks a lot more navy here, no idea why.

Aaaaaand natural-ish light again.

*A jelly polish is one that at first coat, looks sheer, but builds to opacity by the 2nd or 3rd coat. These nail polishes have a quality of depth to them, and are considered pretty much the holy grail of nail polish formulas. They tend to be shiny and bright, and easy to apply.

1 comment:

  1. "translucent" is the word you're looking for. any nail polish can be "sheer", but only a jelly is translucent.


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