14 April 2013

Nubar Geisha Blaze

My new whirlwind romance with Nubar continues with Nubar Geisha Blaze. This fiery fuchsia has a ghostly haze of glowing blue that takes it from bright to downright luminous.

Nubar Geisha Blaze swatch

The first description I thought of for this shade is atomic pink. Brighter than Barbie without going neon, this intensely radiant fuchsia is alluring and eye-catching without becoming in any way garish. I think it's the cooler tones and highlights that do it, that pull it back from the edge and give it a bit of intrigue. More obvious in the bottle but still easily visible on the nail, there's not so much a shimmer to this polish as there is an iridescent, blue sheen that gives it a gorgeous--almost ethereal--glow.

The formula wasn't quite Nubar's best, but then Nubar's best is such a high standard that falling a little short isn't much of a complaint. Geisha Blaze went on a bit thin at first and felt a little...I don't know, dry?...on the first coat, like it didn't really want to spread out, but subsequent coats didn't seem to have that problem. At first I wondered if it was a semi-sheer, but two to three coats was plenty for daily-wear opacity. I did a fourth on my left hand, just to be confident for close-up photos, and topped off with SV.

Nubar Geisha Blaze swatch

Geisha Blaze is sophisticated yet fun, girly yet glamorous. I don't tend to wear a lot of pink polishes, but between this and its warmer cousin Rouge, Nubar seems to be single-handedly turning that around.

19 comments:

  1. OHMG - this is really gorgeous - I see SUMMER :)

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    1. Thank you, Maria! Totally a great one for summer--it's so cheerful!

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  2. This is such a bright, fun pink. I only have Nubar 2010 but I now I'll have to take a look at Nubars polishes because this pink is calling my name!

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    1. Thank you, Helen! This one definitely called out to me--it was all tucked away on a bottom shelf, but when I spotted it out of the corner of my eye, I whipped my head around and made a beeline for it. I would love to find 2010! ^_^

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  3. This pink is amazing on you! I can't pull of bright pink :P

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Kas! I thought a pink this bright might not work for me either, but I was very pleasantly surprised!

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  4. Ok this is fabulous!! Looks so good on you!

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    1. I really love it, Veronica! Thank you!!

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  6. I love your description of this polish! You have such a way with words! It is really stunning, though! So so gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you so very much! I actually worried I might've gone a little overboard on this one, but I'm just so smitten with it! ;)

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  7. Ooh, I like the sound (and look!) of an atomic pink polish!

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    1. Hee! Thank you, Amanda! There's something so awesomely '80s about this pink. Not too bright, but if ever there was a shade that just totally pops... ^_^

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  8. generally i dont like pink or gold polishes but it looks very very good on ur nails :) also nails are stunning.

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