Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nubar duochromes: Indigo Ilusion

Hi polish lovers!

So, things are finally starting to settle just a little bit at home with the little one. There are some learning curves involved, like how not to snap at everyone around me when he goes through a fussy day or two and nothing seems to console him except walking around with him in the middle of night. But, I have managed to find a few stolen minutes here and there to paint my nails, catch up on work, write blog posts... etc.

Today's post and the next three after this are actually going to feature swatches that I did the weekend before my entire life changed, heh. I have been coveting the Nubar duochromes and my third trimester pregnancy addled brain finally convinced me that I deserved them for as miserable I was feeling. I got five, swatched four. The missing one is Nubar Wildlife, which I hope to get swatched soon. The ones I have swatched are:
                Indigo Illusion
                Purple Beach
                Iris Dust
                Moon Eclipse
Nubar did have other duochrome polishes as well but I'm not sure where to find them now. I got these on Amazon.
Edit: I did manage to swatch Wildlife as well.

Today's post is Nubar Indigo Illusion. I'll show the others in the next few posts. I want to feature each one individually in separate posts because I'm not sure I can smush all that awesomeness into one post.

Nubar Indigo Illusion has a greyish blue color that reminds me of the stormy seas color. There is a purple shimmer. With a change in the position of light, a strong green shift can be seen. In the sunlight the purple shimmer is even more obvious.

The picture below shows this polish in the sunlight.

Here's a collage...

And, finally, I think these polishes are really best understood with a video so here's the video!


  1. Lovely shades. I have a small kid too. He is 1.8 yrs old. I can understand what you are saying.
    I get to paint my nails when he is asleep :)

  2. I'm right there with you about wanting to yell at everyone.... For the first 2 weeks after Baby was born, I cried at just about everything. Now I'm just angry/annoyed all the time. Love these hormones, sigh.

  3. Thank you, Manisha! I don't know how it is with you but even those moments when he's asleep seem like they go by way too fast! Little guy wants to eat all the time :-)

  4. Hey, hope you're hanging in there! I guess this is a common thing but it's highly unpleasant at the same time!

  5. There's more where that came from! I took a video for all of these Nubar swatches :-)


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