Even though I am *rubbish* at applying nail polish and my nail art skills are depressingly minimal/non-existent, I do love a good nail polish; there’s just something inexplicably exciting about finding a new range or collection and that’s how I felt when I first came across Nubar. I’ve never used them previously, but I’m a definite convert; if you’re like me and not the greatest at polish application then this is the brand for you!
Nubar polishes are of a consistency that I haven’t come across previously, as they’re very watery but also quite pigmented. The result is that you can apply one coat for a sheer, jelly-like finish – almost a hint of a colour – or you can build it up to a more typical finish with two coats. Either way it doesn’t tend to streak and looks lovely. The watery consistency means it will spread and settle on the nail properly without too much skill needed in spreading it out.
I have three shades from the Nubar Spring in the City collection; City Self which is a pinky lilac, Spring in Her Step which is a red-leaning pink shade that’s quite close to coral and New Mood which is a more blue-toned lilac that reminds me of a bluer take on Nails Inc Regents Place. My absolute favourite of the three is City Self which made me extremely nostalgic as it’s sooo similar to the shade I first fell in love with when I started wearing polish at the age of 11. It’s gorgeous and very flattering.
Spring in Her Step is the sort of shade that would suit most skin tones and work well as either a manicure or pedicure shade. It’s very summery and ideal for anyone who wants a pop of colour without going too bright. New Mood is probably the one I’m least excited about, but I think that’s due to its similarity to the Nails Inc shade. The Nubar Spring in the City collection is really lovely and summery whilst avoiding any cliche shades (not a pastel pink in sight!) and the other shades I’d recommend having a look at are Dreamy Moss – a mid, mint green and Fashion is Forward – a deep, rich navy. The full collection is here – link – and each shade is £8.99.