Nubar Going Green collection. What can I say about it? I'm speechless. This is a dream collection for all of us green lovers. I'm so incredibly happy to see the green void being filled. I mean... Last year in all the collections that were released, we got, what, four greens? But look at this year! Everyone's giving us a little green! How awesome is that?!
Anyway, on to the pics.
For posterity, let's include the bottle pictures one more time:
Greener, Reclaim, Wildlife
Forest. Rich forest green creme. Finally, green creme! Don't get me wrong, I love shimmer, but there's just something so appealing about a silky smooth green creme. This is a great shade, too. Not too light. Looks like it could be similar to BB Couture Poison Ivy, but I haven't compared them yet.
Greener. Dark green shimmer. HO-LY COW. Can you believe this?? This is... quite possibly... my favorite green shimmer ever. It's so deep and dark and velvety looking. And it's so amazingly shimmery without being glittery that it has tons of depth. You might want to view the full size of the indoor/shade picture because it picked up the shimmer really well. This shade is unbelievable. Backup worthy. Multiple backup worthy, even.
Reclaim. Green holographic. Green holo!! I can barely believe my eyes. This collection is not holding back, is it? Green holo is something that's been missing from the world of polish. We have pastel green holo, but not a 'real', darker, pronounced, grassy green holo. The holo in this is like the China Glaze OMG holo- smooth and linear. Fabulous. And, I don't recall Nubar ever having a holo (besides glitter) before this... Is this Nubar's first holo?? If so, wow, I am impressed, because the formula on it is FLAWLESS. I do wish the color was darker, but maybe someone will do a dark green holo next.
Wildlife. Very strong mossy green and pinkish copper metallic duochrome. A collection of greens, with a holo AND a duochrome?! Somebody pinch me! I must be dreaming! Wait, if this really is a dream, don't wake me up! This is a crazy strong duochrome, which I love. You don't really have to go into different lighting or hold your nails at extreme angles to see the duochrome effect of this. It's always flashing both colors. The base seems to be a pink copper color, it reminds me of those shiny copper pots that have polished sides but a brushed bottom. It's not orangey, it's very pink. The other half of the color is a warm mossy green. I think I see hints of brown, too. So fun to look at.
And, because I had both colors out, I was able to do a quick comparison between Barielle Date Night and Nubar Greener:
Middle and Pinkie: Barielle Date Night
The formula on these is *perfect*. Nubar has mastered the three-free formula. All the polishes are opaque in two coats, and they're so pigmented that they're almost totally opaque in one coat. They're thick but not unwieldy. The only one that gave me a little trouble was Forest, which was a bit on the runny side. The other shades aren't runny at all, they're thick, dense, smooth and pigmented, exactly how a polish should be. The drying time was very fast. I am happy to say that aside from Forest being a little runny, there were no noticeable flaws in this formula.
Like I said before, I'm speechless. I don't even know what to say about this collection. I'm so happy! I mean, SERIOUSLY!!! ALL GREENS!!! And not light frosty ugly streaky green, either! Thank you, Nubar, for being willing to go there. It seems like polish companies are terrified of green, but I think they're starting to understand that yes, people want green, if you make it they will buy it. But Nubar, on the other hand, doesn't seem the least bit afraid of color. They have some of the most bold and unique colors on the market. They have the largest selection of duochromes I'm aware of and every single color is represented in their line. Nubar loves color, and it also seems like they're not afraid to think outside the box and make their own rules. Remember, they gave us purples for spring? Who else does that? No one!
Thank you again, Nubar, for listening to all of us green lovers and making this incredible collection!
(Do a dark green holo next!)
I don't have a release date for these yet, but I'll be sure to let you know when I find out. When they're available, you can purchase them directly from ByNubar.com.