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Thursday, July 30, 2015

#TBT Nubar Jeans Collection

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A bit of a throwback on this hot (a kill me now kind of hot) Thursday. I'm not one to lose things, but I didn't even realize I had the Nubar Jeans Collection until I stumbled upon them a few weeks ago (while hunting for another colour.) The collection came out a few years ago (2011-ish?) and I guessing I picked these up around that time. The collection is essentially a more budget friendly version of the very popular Les Jeans de Channel polishes that came out around the same time. Remember them? I happen to love blue polishes, so I'm not quite sure how I went so long without wearing these. It's just not like me.The shades are all still available, so I thought now was the perfect time to try them out. Read on for a closer look at Nubar Faded Jeans, Boyfriend Jeans, and Dark Wash Jeans.

nubar jeans faded jeans

Faded Jeans is a light, sky blue cream with very fine shimmer. The formula is a bit persnickety, as it's thinner and prone to streaking and general unevenness. Careful application helps, but I still needed three thin coats. 

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Boyfriend Jeans is a slightly dusty, medium blue cream... Well, kind of; the finish is most definitely a cream, but the formula has a bit of a squishy-jelly quality and a very glossy finish. An easy formula, two coats.

nubar jeans Dark Wash Jeans

Dark Wash Jeans is a deep, yet slightly faded blue (just like a pair of worn-in dark wash jeans) with a slight teal undertone. The formula has a touch of the same jelly-like texture as Boyfriend Jeans, with more of the same glossy shine and easy formula. Two coats.

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Overall, this was/is a great little collection. Boyfriend Jeans and Dark Wash Jeans are my favourites, but Faded Jeans isn't without it's charms. I don't have many Nubar polishes, but I see more in my future. Of course the fact that all Nubar polishes are certified vegan, cruelty free and free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (phthalate) is an added bonus. What do you think of these shades? Do you have any favourite Nubar polishes? Do share!