January 31, 2012

Nubar Spring 2012 Jellybeans Collection Swatches

Good morning!! Today I have Nubar's Jellybeans Collection to show you guys, I picked this up at ISSE and loved it...after swatching it I love it even more. When I got these I thought they were all creme finish, I was wrong! They are all on the verge of being jellies, they are like hybrids! They are more opaque than an average jelly and not as squishy looking once applied but they dry with a really high shine! Click the read more button under the collage for photos and reviews of each shade!






Blue Raspberry is a light blue. It leans a little green but it's hard to capture on camera. The formula on this was on the sheer side...one of the more sheer of the collection. I used 3 coats for the photos below and could still see a little bit of visible nail line (VNL).


Shade

Blueberry is a bright blue jelly. I loooooove this, it's like a brighter version of Revlon Royal! I used 3 coats for the photos below. In person it looked opaque but for some reason in the photos it looks like there is a bit of VNL! If you liked Revlon Royal you will love this, and the formula is a little nicer than Royal...not as tricky to apply!




Cherry is an orange leaning red. This feels a little too orangey for cherry to me, I think maybe blood orange might have been a more appropriate name lol. This was one of the more opaque polishes in the collection, I only needed 2 coats for full opacity!


Shade
Grape is a medium purple jelly. I love this one too, what can I say...I love purple especially one that looks a little dusty like this one does! Surprisingly this was one of the more sheer polishes in the collection, I used 3 coats for full opacity.



Sheer

Kiwi is a very light green. When I was first putting this on I was like wtf this polish sucks...then when I was done I was like woooooow haha! It was not pretty until the 3rd coat, before that it was a sheer mess. I used 3 coats for this, my last coat was on the thick side so it could be a 4 coater depending on how thick/thin your layers are.



Shade

Lemon is a bright sunny yellow. This was the most opaque polish in the bunch but not the easiest yellow to apply...it was on the streaky side and needed 3 coats to even out. The result is pretty gorgeous and worth the effort of applying it!



Shade

Strawberry is a light pink. This feels different than a lot of the light pinks I have...I can't put my finger on why though. Maybe its the finish that makes it feel different, it's like it's a little bit milky. Whatever the reason is, I really like it! It was also one of the more sheer shades, I used 3 coats for full opacity.


Shade


Toasted Marshmallow is a really interesting color. It reminds me of butterscotch or caramel, I don't think I own anything quite like this shade. I doesn't play too well with my skin tone but whatevs I love it anyway. The formula was really nice on this one, I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Shade

Overall this collection is a total win, if you like jelly-ish finishes you will also love this collection. My picks are all of them...sorry, I am a super enabler right now. I love every single polish in this collection, I hope Nubar makes more polishes like this.

I don't know the official release date for these, it just says "coming soon" on the Nubar website. Hopefully that means very very soon! Nubar can be purchased at bynubar.com, each bottle retails for $8! Best Blogger Tips
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44 comments:

  1. Would these work well for making glitter sandwiches, or are they too opaque? They look awesome!

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  2. Blue Raspberry, Grape and Strawberry are my favourites! :)

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  3. I love the green one ! Waow ! 

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  4. I like the green, but the others don't really do anything for me :/ All pretty but I thought they would look more jelly, maybe I have to try one to really get a feel for it though :P 

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  5. Are most of these jelly enough to make jelly sandwiches?

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  6. Okay these are awesome! And the weird thing is that while I don't ever go for pinks, I'm drooling for the Strawberry. Like.. what?! I'm a bright shimmery stuff girl, why am I loving this? :D

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  7. I was looking for something like Toasted Marshmallow forever!!

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  8. Gorgeous!!! I luv jelly polishes and do not mind vnl at all!!

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  9. ahhh Blueberry is like the exact color I want!  facepalm that I did not get that collection while we were there!

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  10. ohhh I love the grape too! you are an enabler! :)  they all sound and look awesome!

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  11. I like the blue raspberry but everything else doesn't really amaze me. 

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  12. Oh my! I see jellybeans in my future!

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  13. Not all of them but the lighter ones like Kiwi, Blue Raspberry and Strawberry would be!

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  14. Toasted Marshmallow is so weird. The colour is so fascinating that I keep staring at it.

    Want.

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  15. I love Kiwi, it looks like the perfect green I've been searching for <3 I see what you mean about Strawberry, I don't usually go for pinks but I love that one. Thanks for the post!

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  16. Kiwi is super cute!

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  17. This post made me really really hungry...Your swatches look great!

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  18. I will definitely need blueberry!

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  19. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaJanuary 31, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    I like the name of this collection - it fits.  But the only one that really calls to me is Blueberry.  Great swatches, as usual. :)

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  20. lemon and strawberry are my faves of the bunch :D

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  21. Ohh!! Thanks for showing all of these! I love BlueBerry, Blue Raspberry, Kiwi and Strawberry! They all look amazing! :D

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  22. I love blue rasperry and kiwi!

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  23. Great colors and pictures as always.  Now I'm torn I want to order some orly but then I love nubar decisions help!  Must be good and pick one because hopefully I got some Lynnderella's yesterday

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  24. Blueberry, cheery and grape are my favorites! nice pictures!

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  25. Marketta - Pink Polish AddictJanuary 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Great swatches Jen! I need Strawberry, Blueberry, and Blue Raspberry in my life! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I like Blueberry, since I am searching for a Jelly-Blue which is useful for a jelly sandwich.
    Do you know another Blue Jelly's which ones would be great for a sandwich?
    Toasted Marshmallow is an awesome color! So interesting and unique! Loved it.

    But I live in Europe, do you know a online shop that sells Nubar internationally?

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  27. Beautiful collection! I love Kiwi and Blueberry, I have to buy them! :)

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  28. ALl of these are so pretty!

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  29. Really surprised and disappointed in this collection.  I look horrible in these yellows. Ditto for the Kiwi. I don't think of Toasted Marshmallow fits into a spring collection - it looks fall to me - also something about it leads me to think it's not the best shade for me, despite I can wear others around this shade well. We have seen the others a zillion times over - dusty sort of or not in the shade - they scream brights in good light. Looks more like a release from Sinful than CG. 

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  30. i love kiwi!! omgsh super cute :) i love jelly finishes!

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  31. Toasted Marshmallow would look cool with a Finger Paint's flakie too. :)

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  32. MarciaF (beauty info zone)January 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    I can't imagine your collection. These Nubars look fun.

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  33. HOLYMOLY! These are amazing! And you swatches rock! I'm really loving the kiwi shade, might have to track that polish down soon! :)

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  34. I am loving the purple and the dark blue the most but they are definitely all pretty in their own way. I just with the shipping on their website wasn't so expensive!

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  35. These are so great!
    Does anyone know which shop sells Nubar polishes international? I am from Europe.
    Thanks

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  36. harlowandco.org does! She should have them mid-February

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  37. Do you think Blue Raspberry compares at all to RBL Bikini Bottom?

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  38. I keep staring at the Toasted Marshmallow one - I'm not sure if I like it for the colour or the name. Or maybe because you have nice nails? I'm so confused. The yellow is fabulous though! x

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  39. I've seen something similar to "Blue Rashberry" but for the life of me, can not think of it.

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  40. If you go to the bynubar.com site and click on international retailers you can see a list.. otherwise you can order online...

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  41. I think Kiwi is a dupe to Gargantuan Green Grape (OPI)

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