N is for Nubar

Veering away from what I’ve been blogging about lately, I’d like to introduce a brand of nail polish I discovered recently. It’s called Nubar. While I’ve never been big into beauty products like make-up or hair, one thing that I’ve loved since I was a teenager is nail polish.

What makes this brand “special” is that it’s free from 3 main chemicals normally found in nail polishes: Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP-Phthalate. It is also a Vegan and Cruelty Free product.

In addition to having amazing colors to choose from, the Nubar nail polish dries really quickly and lasts for a surprisingly long time. Most nail polishes (even the high end ones like o.p.i.) start chipping after a couple days. I’ve kept Nubar on for a full week with minimal chipping. Even when it does chip, the chipping doesn’t spread. For those of you who paint their nails (even occasionally) you know that when applying nail polish, you normally use 2 coats to get coverage. Even then, you usually have to wait a long time for it to finish drying. The top might dry, but the coats underneath might still be wet, so it’s kind of squishy and can still be ruined. Nubar nail polish isn’t like that. Even with 2 coats (which sometimes it doesn’t even need) it dries really quickly without the squishiness of normal polishes.

They have a huge array of amazing colors. They also have Collections that you can buy that are really cool. For me personally, I didn’t buy any Collections because I didn’t think I’d use all the colors. While it’s a good price (8 polishes for $49) for me, it wasn’t particularly worth it. 1 bottle of nail polish will cost $7.50. More than the average bottle of nail polish but also not as expensive as some of the more good quality brands. You can buy Nubar at www.bynubar.com .

Below are most of the colors I own. I have a brighter red called Cabaret Red and also the French Manicure set (not pictured).

(from L to R) Conserve, Pyramid Purple, Dark Castle, Unpredictable Taupe, Silver Sword
(From L to R) Impulsive Silver, Greener, Erratic Purple, Lustful Red, Passionate Purple

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