A couple days ago I posted swatches of the Nubar Pastel Fever collection with the promise to do some comparisons... Well here they are. I had a difficult time finding polishes in my stash that are similar to Green Tea and Pink Cream, but otherwise there are pretty close polishes for each of them, though none had dupes (in my collection anyway). So If you'd like to see the comparisons, keep on reading!
Index to Pinkie: Nubar Baby Blue, China Glaze Moody Blue, Color Club Blue Light, China Glaze Bahamian Escape
Nubar Baby Blue: This is most similar to Moody Blue but it applies infinitely better, and it is just a touch more vibrant. It's also less streaky than Moody Blue.
China Glaze moody Blue: MB applies very streakily, but the slightly washed out powder blue is quite lovely if you take the time to apply it correctly, which I really suppose I didn't do here.
Color Club Blue Light: This is a pastel bright, which is interesting. It applies pretty streakily also, but is a very pretty color. It is, however, my least favorite of these four.
China Glaze Bahamian Escape: This applied perfectly, I think you could get away with one careful coat. The blue in this is quite saturated, and while it's a light blue, I wouldn't really call it pastel blue against the Nubar
Index to pinkie: Nubar Green Tea, Avon Olive Green, OPI Who The Shrek Are You? Color Club Rebel Debutante
Nubar Green Tea: I had nothing even relatively close to it in my stash. As I said before, it applies perfectly and the color is beyond gorgeous.
Avon Olive Green: This is quite darker than the others, and cooler to boot. Applies perfectly in almost one coat. Check out the full review here.
OPI Who the Shrek are You?: Obviously this isn't even nearly close to the others, it's just an "off" green that I thought I'd add in.
Color Club Rebel Debutante: This is a neon, and it's the closest to Green Tea except of course it's brighter, and slightly cooler in tone.
Index to Pinkie: Nubar Lemon Sorbet, China Glaze Lemon Fizz, Esse Hello Yellow, OPI Need Sunglasses
Nubar Lemon Sorbet: The stark white base of this banana yellow makes it incredibly wearable. It applies slightly better than the China Glaze, even though there's a slight streakiness about it.
China Glaze Lemon Fizz: This is slightly more yellow in the base than Lemon Sorbet. If you're a bit darker than I am, you'd probably prefer the China Glaze, but either are a good choice for almost any skintone.
Essie Hello Yellow: This is sort of a primary yellow, very creamy and it applies decently.
OPI Need Sunglasses: This jelly isn't super pigmented but it's a neat yellow. It would look awesome over a base coat of white.
Index to pinkie: Nubar Baby Pink, Essie Van D'Go, China Glaze Peachy Keen, Nubar Baby Pink
Nubar Baby Pink: This is the lightest of the bunch, It reminds me of MAC Seasonal Peach (or how Seasonal Peach looks in photos since I don't have it. It's lighter than Van D'Go by a couple shades.
Essie Van D'Go: This is a bit darker and more saturated with peachy pink than the Nubar. They apply similarly, so I'd probably choose the Nubar overall.
China Glaze Peachy Keen: PK has a bunch more orange. It's quite a bit darker and warmer than the others, though it's still super pretty in my opinion.
Index to pinkie: Nubar Pink Cream, OPI Hottie Pink, OPI DC Cherry Blossom, OPI Elephantastic Pink
Nubar Pink Cream: This is the quintessential Pepto pink, but alas, I don't have another Pepto pink in my stash. It's quite a nice polish, and I wore it this weekend and quite enjoyed it, but I'm not the world's biggest pink fan so...
OPI Hottie Pink: I love this neutral bright pink, but it, like all the other OPI pinks here, is darker than the Nubar.
OPI DC Cherry Blossom: You're not going to find a more smooth and pigmented darker bright pink, in my opinion. As much as newer formula OPI polishes disappoint me in general, this one is perfection!
OPI Elephantastic Pink: Though similar in depth to the Nubar, this is quite warm. I love this warm pink and haven't found another like it.
Index to Pinkie: Nubar Orange Cream, China Glaze Peachy Keen, Shades by Barielle Blossom, Color Club Coral Cascade
Nubar Orange Cream: This is the most yellow-toned of the bunch. It applies decently, the best of the four and has the starkest base so it packs a punch.
China Glaze Peachy Keen: If you want a more neutral choice, PK is a good one. It applies alright as well, but I've never quite liked this on my skintone.
Barielle Blossom: I like this one a lot, but it's a bunch more pink than the previous two. It applies very nicely and it's a great standalone choice.
Color Club Coral Cascade: This one is sort of a jelly, and it's super pink compared to the others. However, it's a cheap and beautiful polish.
Index to pinkie: Nubar Oh Baby Pink, China Glaze Something Sweet, OPI Mod About You, Nubar Oh Baby Pink
Nubar Oh Baby Pink: This one is the pinkest of the three. While it's a got a stark-ish white base, the pink really pops. I love all three of these polishes, so it's hard for me to say white I like best.
China Glaze Something Sweet: SS gives you a nice midway point between the Nubar and the OPI. It applies alright, but the other two really do apply a bit better.
OPI Mod About You: I love the starkness of this one. It's one of my favorites. For something similar but with even less pink and more white, check out OPI Tickets to Paradise.
Index to pinkie: Nubar Lavender, Essence No More Drama, China Glaze SPontaneous, China Glaze Agent Lavender
Nubar Lavender: This is a true pastel lavender, neither too blue nor pink. It applies perfectly!
Essence No More Drama: This is a bit more sheer, and a bit darker and more pink. It's a nice shade, and it's light, but maybe not pastel when put up against Lavender.
China Glaze Spontaneous: While not pastel this is like the three-shades-darker version of Lavender. It is slightly thin but applies nicely. This is one of my favorite purple polishes of all time.
China Glaze Agent Lavender: I love the light pastel quality of this "lavender", but it's got a good deal more blue than the Nubar. It applies awesomely, I love this polish.