Beauty Without Fuss

Friday 21 May 2010

Nail of the Day - Nubar Lustful Red

One from the Nubar Risque Reds collection that was released recently, I really like it.  A blue-red creme it applies smoothly (if a little on the thick side, but nothing that can't be fixed with a couple of drops of thinner), and evenly. There is no shimmer, and no glitter I really like it for a dramatic old-school"Hollywood" nails look.  Pic above is two coats shown over an Orly basecoat, and without a topcoat. Okay, it's not very edgy, but it is classic and pretty, and I like it. You can buy Nubar polishes from Beautyshed, who are lovely people, they cost £8 each.

Speaking of "edgy" though, I was at Boots No7 Autumn/Winter trends preview last week, and they're releasing a matte topcoat for nails in August, and I managed to snag a bottle.  I was wondering what a classic glossy red nail would look like mattified and here it is:

I think I kind of prefer this shade matte, to be honest, it's more of a raspberry/cranberry colour once the gloss is removed,  what do you think?  No7 Stay Perfect Matte Topcoat will be available in Boots stores from August 11th, and will cost £7.25.  I've just doubled my varnish wardrobe!  Hmn ... wonder what matte toenails will look like?

The Fine Print: Both items featured in this post were provided by PR for review purposes. Opinions are all my own work, feel free to ignore them though, it's cool.


  1. Im def going to have to get this when it comes out! Looks great. Really want a matte nail polish but ive not been able to fine one

    Lisa xx

  2. I love mattified reds and purples, I've been using China Glaze Matte Magic but will definitely give the No.7 one a go too when it comes out, as it will hopefully be much easier for me to get hold of!

  3. Love the look of it with the matte topcoat :)

  4. Oooh, cool-toned red! I like it. I like the matte version too, although I bet it accelerated the chipping process. Still tooth-gnashing over missing the No7 event. I will definitely get the matte topcoat when it appears in store I think. I had a matte topcoat years ago by Agnes B and it was a lot of fun transforming everything into matteness.

  5. Haha love the fine print.. I like it better matte too, the color looks much more unique! I wonder if the boots matte polish will be coming to target in the states? xx


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