I must confess: this nail polish collection confuses me. The shades are chic, definitely on-trend — but would you buy 8 shades of grey at once?
Marble Tower, Citadel, Barricade, Palisade, and Stronghold are cremes. Silver Sword and Dark Castle are shimmers. And Knight’s Armor is a completely awesome, dense black-and-silver glitter. (I am so enamored of Nubar’s glitters right now.)
You start noticing subtle variations, swatching grey polishes side by side. Certain shades are cooler (more blue), and the warmer shades look slightly green by comparison. I started wondering if bluer Marble Tower would look better on one skintone; Citadel on another. Likewise with bluer/cooler Palisade and warmer Barricade.
Tonal creme polishes inspire me to attempt an “ombre” manicure (a graduated color shift from one nail to the next; kind of like MAC’s “dip-dyed” blushes). Check out these stellar illustrations at All Lacquered up.
You can also get crafty like snaphappy. She made her own grey-on-grey manicure (which I love) using American Apparel Factory Grey and Rescue Beauty Lounge Concrete.
Nubar polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, and â€œbig threeâ€ free (formaldehyde, phthalate (DBP), and toluene free).
The Fortress collection polishes are are $7.49 each, or you can buy the set of 8 for $49.95.Â The only place I know of to buy Nubar is their website.