Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Earthen + Dewdrop

The second New-bar I tried was Earthen (see how I did that?), which I then topped with Dewdrop.

Nubar Earthen + Dewdrop, Spring Garden Collection

I also liked Earthen a lot more than I expected to.  It's a pretty greige, again with a subtle shimmer.  I'm wondering how close it is to Essie's Playa del Platinum.  I suspect it's a little darker.  I really liked it on its own.

Dewdrop . . . not so much.  It was kind of a disappointment, I have to admit.  It reminded me of glitter nail polishes that were popular when I was in high school (we're talking the '70s here, kids).  It was also really difficult for my amateur photography skills to capture:

All of these photos were taken in "natural" light (or what passes for it
in Chicago in March) with no flash.

I purposely tried to unfocus this to show how the glitter reflects.
Sadly, I haven't fully learned to use my camera yet.

I would call this a medium glitter.  I can feel its texture even under a heavy coat of Seche Vite.  It's kind of driving me nuts.  I really like my nails to be perfectly smooth.  Just one of my many idiosyncrasies.

Anyhoo . . . this polish is quite thick, and loaded with glitter, so you really don't have the option to apply it lightly or layer it more heavily.  The glitter particles look silvery-gold, and mostly reflect green and blue and maybe just a smidge of pink. Just not super-unique, IMHO.

I like it OK - it's pretty -  but I guess you can tell I'm not a huge fan.  And I've got two bottles . . .


  1. My fav so far is the blue hydrangea...reminds me of robin eggs and seems very spring like!

  2. I really like it too - way more than I was expecting to.


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