29 September 2013

Nubar Royal George Blue - Nails fit for a Baby Shower

Good day! It's finally a nice sunny day over here in my little corner of the world, and I can't wait to get out and enjoy it. Autumn is approaching, and it's that perfect combination of warm and sunny but with a crisp cool breeze. <3

Before I start doing fun fall manicures, I wanted to show off some swatches (with simple art) of the newest polish in my stash: Royal George Blue by Nubar!

d'awww. It matches my blog!

Nail-It! magazine graciously sponsored a giveaway of this special polish on their Facebook page last month. I was lucky enough to be a winner! I didn't even realise I had won until a little unexpected box appeared on my doorstep. I was so excited when I saw what was inside!

Royal George Blue is a limited-edition colour that Nubar created to celebrate the birth of the British royal baby to Duchess Kate and Prince William. I think it's just perfect: soft, pale pearly/frosty blue with small bright-blue glitters. It builds up to this opacity nicely, although application was a bit difficult. I was able to get this with two veeeeery careful coats, but if you mess up in the slightest you will have dragging and bald spots. A third coat in this case would solve it, and it isn't too thick, so it's not bad at all! It's a frosty shade and the brushstrokes show up a little, but I don't mind... unlike a lot of nail bloggers, I actually sort of like the effect.

I thought it would be a perfect colour to wear to a baby shower for a little boy, so I added a little bow sticker from a pack I got at Essence, and then a small coordinating blue rhinestone in the centre of the bow. Topcoated with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri #110 Clearly Quick.

Sorry for the awkward three-finger pics. I broke the index nail and a put a falsie on it, which looked OK in person but totally weird in these close-up shots, so it got cropped out.

See the depth in those glitters? The ones on top are reflective and the ones below look matte-blue. It's so interesting!

And a pic with my newest phone case. Not the best lighting, but the glitters picked up the pretty satiny royal blue of the case. A posh prop for a posh colour :D

Could have used another layer of topcoat, I see. Ah well. I hope you liked these swatches! If you'd like to own this pretty, it is still available for only $5! (They only come in the 7ml/mini-bottle size.)

Have a great Saturday! xoxo

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