Nubar Spring In The City Collection




I know that in many parts of the country, it really isn’t Spring yet but in others, like Southern California, it feels like Summer already. What is a girl to do besides loading up on Spring polish collections? On Saturday I went to my nail polish places to scope out any new collections so I was super excited when I spotted the Nubar Spring In The City Collection. This collection is made up of 8 shades that are mostly Spring inspired, but I also see some darker shades that make me think more of Fall. The formula on all of these polishes was pretty much identical, so I’ll show you my swatches below and then I’ll give you my thoughts at the end.

Nubar Dreamy Moss 1Nubar Dreamy Moss 2Nubar Dreamy Moss

Nubar New Mood 1Nubar New Mood 2Nubar New Mood

Nubar City Self 1Nubar City Self 2Nubar City Self

Nubar Spring In Her Step 1Nubar Spring In Her Step 2Nubar Spring In Her Step

Nubar Sleek In The City 1Nubar Sleek In The City 2Nubar Sleek In The City

Nubar Fasion Is Forward 1Nubar Fasion Is Forward 2Nubar Fashion Is Forward

Nubar Wildflower Blooming 1Nubar Wildflower Blooming 2Nubar Wildflower Blooming

Nubar Succulent 1Nubar Succulent 2Nubar Succulent

 I am a huge Nubar fan so I was a little confused about these polishes. The formula was just strange in that the polishes seemed like they were all separated. They do mix up once you give them a good shake and roll, but they still seemed a little thin. I found that the best way to work with these polishes was to make sure you give them a good mix and then apply three thin coats. This seemed to work well, but I was still thrown off by the strange formula that is NOT typical of what I have come to expect from the brand. Overall, I think that despite the somewhat awkward formula, the colors are nice. Succulent and Wildflower Blooming are super similar–so much so that I thought they were mislabeled and maybe I got two of the same color. Once I applied them, I did see slight difference. My favorite color of the collection is Spring In Her Step…and New Mood…and maybe Dreamy Moss. hahaha! Ok, I really do like these colors–even the ones that look very Spring appropriate such as Fashion Is Forward and Sleek In The City.

So what do you think about this collection? Do you like Nubar polishes as much as I do? Since these polishes aren’t exactly unique in my hoard collection, I have put them up for sale so please check out my blog sale here if you’re interested in trying these out. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.


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13 thoughts on “Nubar Spring In The City Collection

  1. 31 March, 2014 at 9:07 am

    These remind me a lot of the China Glaze spring collection. Do you think these are better or the same as that collection?
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    1. 31 March, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Formula-wise, they are better. I didn’t struggle with them nearly as much, but the formula is still strange.

  2. 31 March, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Dreamy Moss is DREAMY. I’m in love with that color!!
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    1. 31 March, 2014 at 10:04 am

      I love that one too!

  3. 31 March, 2014 at 9:56 am

    What stunning cremes. They all look fabulous!
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    1. 31 March, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Thanks, Lisa.

  4. 31 March, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Uhhhh for some reason I LOVE these!! I don’t really care for sleek in the city but the rest…. Please appear in my house right this instant. Too bad about the formula but I really like these!!
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    1. 31 March, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Weird formula made me a sad panda. 🙁

  5. Lesley
    31 March, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I really liked this collection, but heard about the weird formula and forgot about them. Now you are making me sad all over again, lol. I really like Dreamy Moss, New Mood, and City Self on you, but all of the orange/corals (and the blue, hahaha) are amazing, also.

  6. 31 March, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Immediately my first thought was “I WANT!!”…but now I calmed down and am disappointed to hear about the formula. 😐

  7. 1 April, 2014 at 10:13 am

    These are really pretty but sucks about the formula
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  8. AuttyW
    3 April, 2014 at 7:17 am

    This entire collection is really pretty. I could have gone without Fashion Is Forward, but I guess it kind of balances the whole collection out? Oh! I talked too a lady from Nubar last night and she said they are in the middle of a transition, I don’t know if that could be why there’s something off about the formula. Hopefully it was just this collection!

  9. 11 April, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    These colors are close relatives to some of the City Flourish nail polishes by China Glaze. I like how they look on nails and formula seems to be better than China Glaze’s though.
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