August 20, 2008

You Guys Were Right, Nubar Purple Rain Glitter is Amazing

Posted in Ghetto Fabulous, Glitter, Jelly, Nubar, Purples & Lilacs at 10:04 pm by pretear

After my Essie Starry Starry Night post many of you suggested in the comments section that I should try out Nubar Purple Rain Glitter since it’s the purple more blingy cousin of SSN. Purple Rain Glitter, a recent acquisition along with several other unique Nubars, was freshly sitting in my “untried box”. These are the last few days that I’ll be able to wear blingy nail polish for a very long time so I decided to give it a whirl. Man. I. Love. It.

My love for Purple Rain Glitter is no shocker. Ever since seeing Nubar on the lovely girls on MUA and most recently featured on Sminkan, One Inch Nails, and Scrangie, I have been harboring crazy jump off the cliff lemmings for their polish. Scrangie’s blog is the origin of my specific lemming for Purple Rain Glitter. It’s a deep purple jelly with holographic glitter. Enough said.

The color is more violet-purple in real life than in my image, as usual. Purple Rain Glitter reminded me of the ink from an exploded blue bic pen. It’s extremely unique, I don’t own anything else even remotely similar to it. I’m really glad you guys coaxed me into trying it, or else who knows how long this beauty would have gone untried since I seem to habitually neglect awesome polish.

With all that said, this manicure was my first time using a Nubar polish. I’m very pleased with the results. I used 1 coat of Nubar Foundation Base Coat, 3 coats of Nubar Purple Rain Glitter, and 1 coat of Seche Vite. I got pretty good wear even though I did get some tip pull. My bottle of Seche is too blame, it’s reaching the dump out stage of thickness that causes tip pull. I was very pleased with the application, which is surprising because Nubar is Big 3 free. They bill themselves as ‘the healthy alternative for beautiful nails.’

I could not possibly care less about buying nail polish that is free of toxins. I like my toxins just fine, thank you very much, but I know some people really do care. Nubar is a good company to look into if you want to exclusively buy Big 3 Free. The one thing that really sold me, personally, on Nubar is that their collection has an excellent range of unique colors. We’re talking glitters, duochromes, and mutlichromes – you guys know how I feel about those. Their site is a little difficult to navigate but if you poke around you’ll see what I’m talking about.



  1. dami said,

    i have so many nubar lemmings! this one looks great on you. i have ChG Grape Crush and the purple NYX Las Vegas, i think they can hold me over for now.

  2. sminkjante said,

    I love this Purple Rain Glitter. Amassing colour, better IRL.

  3. Chaosophia said,

    I was already drooling over this polish, and now it’s gotten even worse! It’s absolutely stunning and I can’t wait till I feel I can afford to order some Nubars myself!

  4. Scrangie said,

    SO HOT!!! I think I’m in love with Nubar. I just ordered some more colors from them, mostly sheer glitters for layering. I can’t wait to get them!

  5. Sminkan said,

    Yes, it is one of my favourites, and for a good reason!

    And I have a thing for duo- and multichromes too, so my Nubar-collection keeps growing!

    It looks great on you! Really!

  6. pretear said,

    Dami – I can’t vouch for all their stuff but really love this color.

    Sminkjante – It really is great!

    Chaosophia – Can’t wait to see ’em when you take the plunge, lol. : )

    Scrangie – Ah, I foresee more lemmings then, can’t wait for your post. : )

    Sminkan – That’s what I love about them, so many truly unique colors.

  7. Sanna said,

    Oooh I adore it! Gorgeous!

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