Nubar: Reclaim

Nubar Reclaim

I am back today with an awesome polish. Nubar released the “Going Green” collection in 2009. I love green polishes and I want to get all of them from this collection! Not to mention, it has a positive theme of recycling and going green. I think that’s cool, and I try to do my part with that.

This is my first experience with Nubar. I have been meaning to explore this brand, but ordering online is slightly annoying (that $5 to $7 in shipping is basically another polish I could have bought! I’m frugal.) but this month I am making an effort to expand more with brands.

Reclaim in the shade

Anyway…a green holo. What doesn’t sound great about this polish? Even in the shade and indoors this polish still has holo going on, though it’s not as loud as it is outside. But the color its self is a really nice medium green. Sort of a grassy natural green. It’s pretty on its own. But in the sun this holo is awesome!

Reclaim in sun!

The best! It just looks great. Most of the holos I have are more on the girly side. Pink, purple, etc. So this is a nice change. It’s still got that great rainbow holographic sparkle, but it’s a green. So it sort of balances the bright rainbow with a more earth toned sort of color. A little masculine.

Close up of holographic in the sun

It’s just so pretty and cool. It’s a great holo. Sometimes holos can let you down, and this one clearly doesn’t. It’s also just a really nice spring time color. And I guess not to mention a good St. Patrick’s Day polish (it is March 1st..somehow)

Nubar Reclaim holographic polish

The formula on this polish was really manageable and easy to work with. At first when I took the brush out of the bottle and saw it, I though it was going to be a little thick. It looked as though it was going to be on the brush. But when applied to the nail, it was slightly thin, which I like. It was easy to apply and was very smooth. I only needed two coats for this wonderful outcome!

Where to Buy: Online Retailers / $7 ish

Do you own Reclaim or any other polish from the Going Green? If so, what’s your favorite? I want them all!

– Liz

EDIT: I am very sad to say that this polish chipped horribly after I took a shower on day 2! Giant chunks chipped right off. Could be a fluke, but I wanted to enjoy this color for more than just a day. Don’t worry, I still love it and will use a different basecoat next time around!

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12 responses to “Nubar: Reclaim

  1. omg I just got this yesterday and wearing it now I LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Possibly the most awesome polish ever. Green + holo = über WIN. Couldn’t stop staring at it the first time I put it on. Still can’t.
    Going Green is one of the few complete collections I own. Nubar just never disappoints!

    • I want the rest of the collection so bad! However, the durability and wearability on these Nubars have been…sub par. They chipped pretty bad by day 2 and it’s really disappointing!
      – Liz

      • Yes, holos don’t wear very well. I honestly can’t remember how long I wore mine unfortunately. I wonder if something like Nfu Oh’s aqua base would improve wear resistance or if it’s just for intensifying the color…

  3. Marcy

    Nfu Oh’s aqua base doesn’t improve intensity at all. What it does do is improve application. The Nfu Oh holos apply horribly with massive patchiness and bald spots without using the holo base. I did the test myself independently, also using Orly Bonder, but here are some online photos someone else posted:

    http://www.lacquerized.com/2010/07/nfu-oh-aqua-base.html

    She had way more patience than me. The application over Orly Bonder was so horrible I didn’t have the patience to finish enough coats to make the Nfu Oh smooth and bald-spot free.

    • I’ve heard Orly Bonder is a total pain, I probably wouldn’t have the patience for it either.
      Have you found a different way to make your Nfu Ohs holos apply better and look better? I haven’t purchased any because their bottles are a real turn off for me, but just wondering because they are so cool it would be a shame for you to waste!
      – Liz

      • Marcy

        I love Orly Bonder for regular polish. But it sucks for the Nfu-Oh holos.

        The Nfu-Oh holos apply like a dream with the Aqua base. Full coverage in 2 coats. They dry super fast too. They are gorgeous too–they need nothing to make them look better. Full amazing holo effect even in lousy indoor lighting. The big problem is the same with all holo polishes, the poor wear durability.

        Nfu-Ohs are much more holographic than the other holo polishes I own–Misa and China Glaze Tronica’s. I’m going to try both of them on the Aqua Base and see if there is an improvement.

  4. Kee

    I JUST put this on right now and I am loving it!! I’ll see how the wear of the polish pans out. Hopefully it lasts more than 2 days.

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