Thursday, March 24, 2011

Again with the Nubar

Today I'm bringing you Baby Sprout and Honeysuckle.

I did Honeysuckle first, on my toes:

Nubar Honeysuckle
Spring Garden Collection, 2011

I LOVE this.  This one applied like a dream, covered completely in two coats and is just all-around gorgeous.  I can't wait to try this one out on my fingers too.

Then I used Baby Sprout on my fingers.  This is one of the colors I had to have when I ordered the set.  I have to admit, it's not exactly what I was expecting:

Nubar Baby Sprout
Spring Garden Collection, 2011

I thought it would be a tiny bit greener.  To my eyes, it looks almost white.  I photographed it here against an off-white chair, to show how little contrast there is.  In low light, it reminds me of the green of glow-in-the-dark paint.  I find it rather stark.  I do like it, but it's not the go-to color I was thinking it would be for me.  Also, I had a really hard time applying this one.  Pictured above is my normal two coats, and you can still see bald spots.  I was just too tired to add another coat. I had a hard time manipulating the brush too, to get even edges.  The whole process just felt kind of sloppy.

I decided to snazz it up a little with some Konad.  I stamped my fingers with Honeysuckle and my two big toes with Baby sprout, all in the same pattern:

Konad plate m8

These both worked pretty well for stamping.  

Anyone reading this for the polish may have noticed I never address wear.  That's because, on fingers at least, it's usually not an issue for me.  I usually change my polish every day or two, mostly because I just get bored with a color after that amount of time!  But on my toes, I do like a polish with good wear time.  For me, China Glaze never lets me down, and Essie is a close second.  I haven't had as much luck with Zoya, but still, it will last me at least a week.  But compare that to a pedicure I did once with China Glaze 'For Audrey' that lasted an entire month while I was in Turkey, and still looked great when I got home!  So, I'll be interested to see how the Nubars wear on toes.  I'll let you know.

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