Nubar has a new collection slated for Spring 2012 called Jellybeans. The name, I'm assuming, is an allusion to the fact that these are pretty much all jellies. The jury is still out on these, I'm a little ticked off at the application of a few of these, but there are a couple that are just drop-dead gorgeous. Some will will be great for "jelly sandwiches," the name for glitter sandwiched between a few coats of a jelly polish. Some of these won't work for that, but will still look gorgeous alone, and a couple are plain weird, one just plain hideous, but all are shiny as hell.
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!
Here's another creme finish Barielle! Love these. Blossom is from the new Wildflower collection, and it's a vibrant pinky peach! I compared this to China Glaze Peachy Keen (which is much more orange) and Essie Van D'Go (which is a tiny bit more orange and slightly washed out next to Blossom). I'll do a comparison post on these polishes along with a couple others I haven't mentioned next week so watch for that. As far as Blossom is concerned, this is the most vibrant peach I've tried that doesn't cross the line into coral territory (think Lippmann Daytripper). I love the pop it gives against my skin and I can only imagine how amazing it would look on olive skin. I truly love this shade. The other creme finish polish I'm reviewing is U-Concrete-Me whose application by comparison is flawless and like butter, applies a bit better than Blossom. This pastel shade applies better than, say, Essie pastels, even OPI, but not quite as flawlessly as China Glaze. I thought that perhaps I would be bored by this shade but it turns out to be quite amazing. Check out the B2G1Free sale at barielle.com right now, guys, I'm super impressed with the polishes I'm trying from them, and I highly and wholeheartedly recommend them.
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