Sunday, March 20, 2011

At long last

I have been waiting for this for what seems like forever!

Nubar Spring Garden Collection, spring 2011
along with Dewdrop and Belize Coral

Ever since I first saw the promotional material on this collection a little over a month ago, I've been stalking the Nubar website waiting for it to come out.  When it finally appeared on Sunday, it kind of took my breath away!  Needless to say, I ordered Sunday evening, and these goodies arrived Friday morning.

I don't really think of myself as a pastel lover, and yet, it seems that every pastel collection that comes out ends up in my cupboard!  This collection made me realize why I'm drawn to them.  Call the colors what you will:  women's names, French allusions, balloon-related piffle.  These colors, while for the most part not particularly unique, have names which hit the nail on the head.  These are the colors of the spring flowers I love so much.

Actually, there are a few colors in this collection that fill in a void in my polish cupboard.  I'm most excited by White Peony (off-white), Yellow Primrose (very pale yellow), Baby Sprout (very pale yellow-green) and Color of the Year:  Honeysuckle (coral pink).  Yes, I ended up with yet another lavender polish (and another greige as well), but it actually cost less to order the whole set than to just order the five I wanted.  The eight 'colors' come in the case you see above, but the set also includes Dewdrop, which I was intrigued by.  It ended up being a pretty straightforward rainbow-like fine glitter in a transparent white base.  I misunderstood when ordering - I thought the set didn't include Dewdrop, so I ordered it as well and ended up with two.  I ordered the Belize Coral to put me over the minimum for free shipping.  And because I've been looking for a salmon-coral to replace the old OPI I can't use any more.  I would really recommend ordering more to get the free shipping, as the shipping cost  seemed high to me (at least to Chicago).  All told, these ended up costing me about $5.49 each, rather than the normal price of $7.49.

I've never tried Nubar before, and am really looking forward to trying these out over the coming days.

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