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Nubar Wild West Collection Funky Stripes

 press sample 
It's Monday and the weekend was full of swatching. I need some nail art in my life! I hunkered down yesterday and decided that in spite of my many dozens of unsuccessful attempts at water-marbling...THIS was going to be the day! So I channeled my inner Mucking Fusser (my water marbling idol) and tried again. And guess what? FAIL. I seriously can NOT water marble. It's not in my genes! So I went with a funky stripe design instead. I love it.

Nubar Wild West Collection Nail Art

At Cosmoprof North America this year, I was lucky to meet with Nubar. The brand was new to me, but I was instantly impressed with their range. Since then, I had the opportunity to try the line (see the East of Eden Collection here). I now understand what all the fuss is about! Nubar sent me their Fall/Winter release, The Wild West Collection, and with some shuffling of The Mani Cave, these pretties went MIA. I squealed when I found them in the bottom of a box! [nubar image below] The colors are much more vibrant out of the bottles.


Nubar Wild West Collection Nail Art

I decided to go big or go home, so I combined all eight shades into this mani. I did a similar look here, but used striping tape. This time I got brave and freehanded the stripes with a striping brush. I started with a base of Spirit Walker, a pinkish off-white with a touch of shimmer. Then I randomly added funky stripes to create this Wild West themed mani. The colors in the collection are (L to R in the pic above): Take off the Mask, Hi-Ho Silver, Paint Pony, Spirit Walker, Brothel, Texas Sky, Cactus, and Go Native.  I finished with two coats of Nubar Diamond Seal & Shine topcoat to make it smooth and shiny.

Nubar Wild West Collection Nail Art

Doing nail art like this using an entire collection is really fool-proof because the brand has done the hard work and pulled together colors that work together perfectly! The key to a clean result is to go back and clean up your lines. Eventually you'll get it. I find the Nubar formula to be really nice. My only complaint is I seem to get at least one wonky brush in every batch...but it's easily remedied with a few snips. I love that the brand was a forerunner in the vegan and cruelty free polish movement.

Nubar polish retails for $8USD and is available in salons and through their website.  They also distribute internationally. Visit their International Distributors page for availability near you. Be sure to follow Nubar on facebook and twitter for news and promotions.