Recently, I found out that my sister-in-law is pregnant again, but this time with a baby girl!
Although every child is a blessing, I am extremely thrilled that the XX chromosomes were triumphant.
When I heard the news, I was picturing her growing old enough for me to paint her tiny nails.
I would totally bust out all my cutest nail polishes and also give her adorable Konadicures. Guess it’s weird how I’m already thinking up designs for her since she’s not even born, but I can’t help it! I’m excited!
To commemorate my soon-to-be niece, I wanted to wear a pink polish…but, well, you all know how I feel about most pinks on me. So, instead, I decided to wear Nubar Midnight Glory, which flashes pink. And, I guess the blue can represent my little-but-always-getting-bigger nephew, who is a cutie.
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Nubar Midnight Glory Pictures
Nubar Midnight Glory Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Duochrome (Actually, it’s even better – a multichrome!)
- Name: Nubar Midnight Glory
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $4.25 CAD (on special-discount sale. Retails for $7.49 USD)
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada
Nubar Midnight Glory Review
This polish is very special to me because it allows me to sport pink without being a full-on pink polish. I just love how a little pink peeks through!
The predominant colour in Midnight Glory by Nubar is a pale blue that I associate with going to bed because as a kid, I had pajamas that were this colour. And I also think of a sleepy cartoon moon when I see this shade of blue.
But although the blue has a sleepiness to it, it’s not boring! It captures your attention without being bold.
For a full day, I thought this polish had just two colours, but then I looked down and saw that instead of the pink, there was a champagne gold – very sweet and very delicate!
I tried to capture photos of it, but I don’t think I was very successful. If you wear this polish for long enough and look down at your nails often enough, you’ll see it!
It’s a multichrome-shimmer polish, which at first you’ll think is just a duochrome until you wear it and see it at a certain angle in just the right light.
Extremely faint brush strokes are noticeable, but they don’t detract from the beauty of this polish.
Midnight Glory lights up when the sun hits it, so maybe it should be called Sunlight Glory. Although it’s tough to see in my photos, it has this magical effect in the same vein as sparkling snow seems to dance when the sun hits it.
Application & Formula
The polish was thin, and it was easy to go back over areas while painting. However, because the formula is very watery, I found it a little tricky to use. You see, I tend to use medium coats, but with watery formulas, you really should only use thin coats.
I went ahead with my medium coats, so I flooded my thumbnail’s cuticle. After realizing this, I painted thinner coats for the rest of my nails. (The thumbnail is always the experiment because it’s the first nail I paint.)
As long as you keep this in mind, you’ll be able to better control the watery consistency.
Also worth noting is that this formula is rather sheer, so plan to use at least 3 coats like I did. You could do 4, but I thought 3 coats provided enough coverage for my liking.
Nubar is a cruelty-free brand, so animal lovers will be glad!
Final Verdict: 10/10
If you’re able to purchase Nubar Midnight Glory for a decent price, I suggest you try it out. Although the formula is really watery, the pretty multichrome more than makes up for it. This is one of my favourite soft blues because the pink really gives it that unexpected kick!
What kind of blues do you normally reach for? Do you go to bed before or after midnight? When you paint your nails, which nail do you paint first?