nubar Jellybeans Collection Swatches and Review

nubar's spring collection this year is called Jellybeans.

Blue Raspberry 3 coats is a light turquoise creme.  It is very sheer, you can see some streakiness and VNL up close but in person you really can't see that at all.  Very slow to dry.

Grape 3 coats is a medium purple creme.

Strawberry 3 coats is a link pink creme.  I like the soft and squishy look of this color.

Toasted Marshmallow 2 coats is a brown caramel creme.  The formula was thin but was opaque at 2 coats surprisingly.

Kiwi 3 coats is a light minty green.  I have high ridges on a couple of my fingers and sheer polishes like this one do not play well with them.  The color is pretty, which is why I wore a full manicure with this.  The biggest problem was that it never dried.  I topped this off with Seche Vite like usual and 24 hours later it was still soft and dentable.  I was able to just scrape it off with a nail it was so soft.  Bummer.

Blueberry 3 coats is a medium vibrant blue creme.  My nail line was very visible wearing this color, but I kinda liked it that way.

Cherry 2 coats is a bright orange-red creme.  Very smooth and opaque at 2 coats.

Lemon 3 coats is a bright yellow creme.  For a yellow I thought it applied nicely.  It is thin but not too thin, just apply your coats slowly.

I really liked the colors in this collection, they were nice and bright.  The formula was very hit and miss.  The only one I really liked was Cherry.  The others were thin, the worst offender for me being Kiwi seeing as it never even dried.  You can work with it if you have some patience with them with nice slow coats.

My favorite colors were Cherry, Strawberry and Grape.

You can get these now at nubar's website.

Sent to me for review.

Random Friday 2-24-2012!

 MAC Unconditionally Fabulous, 1 coat only so it looks blah, oops!

New bottle shots!

 I like to pickle my own ginger!  I slice mine thin using a slicer thingie, yep thats the offical name lol.  It's not a fancy mandolin or anything just a slider with a grater on the other side.

 Add vinegar, sugar and salt to your liking (I like mine a little sweet) and refrigerate overnight and you have pickled ginger!

 Belle loves this little owl we got her.  She started having seizures several months ago and is now given medication every 8 hours to reduce them.  Even then she still has at least 1 a month. :(  She seems ok otherwise, well I sure hope so.  I wish doggies could tell you how they feel.

 I posted this to Twitter a while ago but this is the huge mess that I work in.  I have since swatched off some of the bottles lol and tidied up a little.

 Here is the little owl, that beak it has was ripped off literally seconds after we gave it to our dogs lol.

 Thunder from down under, aaaaaaah

 Found her "hugging" a dropped towel on the floor, it was soooo cute!

Can't remember the last time I posted my mug! I colored my hair dark brown, and this is before my self haircut.  It was just long enough to do a high pony tail.

Have a nice weekend everyone!  Tweet me your pics/links of any glitters, I wanna see them!

OPI Holland Collection Review and Swatches

Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?  2 coats.  Neutral light beige creme. This was very opaque which surprised me.  I thought it was too runny but I will talk about the formula at the end of the post.

Thanks A Windmillion 3 coats.  Murky and green, yes please.

Red Lights Ahead...Where? 3 coats.  Bright and saturated red coral creme.  My flash washed out the rich red tone.

Kiss Me On My Tulips 3 coats.  Hot pink creme.  I wore this as a full manicure for a couple of days, got a few compliments on it :)

A Roll In The Hague 3 coats.  Radioactive bright orange creme.

Wooden Shoe Like To Know? 2 coats.  Light milky brown with pink and gold shimmer.

I Have A Herring Problem 3 coats.  Greenish blue packed with flecky golden and silver shimmer.

I Don't Give A Rotterdam! 3 coats.  A cool grey-blue with the same kind of shimmer as I Don't Give a Rotterdam!.

Dutch'ya Just Love OPI? 2 coats.  Medium purple with golden/green/pink shimmer.

Vampsterdam 3 coats.  Frosty vampy purple.  I personally am not a fan of frosts so this one doesn't excite me that much.

Gouda Gouda Two Shoes 2 coats.  Dark dusty rose with golden/pink shimmer.

Pedal Faster Suzi! 3 coats.  Pink with flecky silver shimmer.  I think I see some very fine pink shimmer in there too.

I wasn't a fan of the formula and for almost all of this collection was too thin and runny for me.  With the exception of Wooden Shoe Like to Know? and A Roll In The Hague, they were watery and hard to work with.  Thanks A Windmillion and Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh were very thin and they pooled at the cuticle and I didn't even touch it with my brush.  If you find yours to be thin like I did just slow down on the coats.  Wait a few minutes and apply slowly with thin coats, it helps. 

The 2 exceptions were just right, what I normally expect when I think OPI formula.  They weren't too thick, or too thin.  Smooth and creamy.  Perfect even.

They dried just fine and played well with my topcoat like usual.  I only wore a couple as full manicures because I disliked the application while swatching.

So all that aside, I liked the colors. I thought they were bright and vibrant, very spring-y (except Vampsterdam). It has a nice nude and I liked the different shimmery options.  My favorites were A Roll In The Hague and Gouda Gouda Two Shoes.

Sent to me for review.