Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nubar Alter Ego Collection...Swatches and Review

For the sake of full disclosure, I am typically hesitant to apply nail polish to my fingernails.  I find the chemicals included in most formulas to be prohibitive at best.  That being stated, when I was given the chance to try a few shades from the Nubar line,  I was open to the idea given the fact that this brand prides itself on quality nail polish without the typical chemical offenders like Formaldehyde, Phthalate and Toluene.  

The Nubar Alter Ego Collection features non-toxic glittery goodness, just in time to put the sparkle in your holidays.  Here's what Nubar has to say about the collection...

REINVENT YOUR ALTER EGO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH NUBAR’S 3D MULTI-FACTED GLITTERED TOP COATS! Multi-dimensional. Vibrant. Colorful. Worn on their own or over nail color, all eight (8) colors combine Glitter, Micas and multi-colored, random-sized Mylar to give nails an out-of-this world, but on-trend, 3D effect. Every radiant Alter Ego hue contains Mylar, a fine, random cut film used in nail polishes to give a unique, 3D effect.
Scroll on for shade descriptions, swatches and the Bottom Line...

Above: Satine.
  • Satine is a hot pink wash with multi-colored Mylar and sparkles. 

Above: Satine on my thumbnail.
Above: Vixen.
  • Vixen is a sheer purple with blue and silver glitter.

Above: Vixen on my pointer finger.
Above: Gipsy.
  • Gipsy is a clear green wash with various-sized Mylar and silver sparkles.

Above: Gipsy on my nail.
Above: Krystal.
  • Krystal is a sheer silver white with multi-color sparkles and Mylar.

Above: Krystal on the nails.
Above: All four colors in direct's a sparkle-fest, indeed!
Above: The colored washes are more pronounced in the shade.
Above: The Alter Ego Collection is punctuated by multi-colored and variegated glitter and's spectacular!

Bottom Line: If you love delicate, whisper-thin glitter of varying undertones, then the Nubar Alter Ego Collection is just for you; the shades look stunning on their own and would be amazing over a more opaque nail polish color as well (my next experiment...). The tender, shimmering, holographic discs catch the light effortlessly, resulting in a glittering, glimmering, non-toxic party on your fingertips! 
**PR samples provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.

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