Any nailphiles out there who are also chocoholics? Nubar Raspberry Truffle is for you!
I like small portions of chocolate. If I eat a lot, I just get tired of the flavour. Maybe that’s odd. I definitely know more people who can really gobble up large amounts of the yummy treat.
One of my ex-boyfriends is a chocolate fiend. You know how dense and rich truffles are? Well, this guy made homemade truffles…the size of hamburgers! It was really gross…haha! (I had to drink an entire glass of water after eating just one mouthful of the intensely chocolatey one he made me.)
Lately, I’ve been feeling golds and browns more. Raspberry Truffle was one that I wanted to try ever since I bought it a year or so ago, but just didn’t get around to it because green polishes were beckoning to me. (I know that hearing voices isn’t normal. But what if they come from nail polish? Isn’t that better?)
Raspberry Truffle is an interesting brown – you have to check it out in different lighting to truly appreciate it.
Nubar Raspberry Truffle Pictures
Nubar Raspberry Truffle Swatches
All swatches have:
- Rich brown with deep red shimmer
- Name: Nubar Raspberry Truffle
- Collection: Nubar Chocolate Truffle Collection (2009)
- Colours Available in the Collection: Raspberry Truffle, Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate Creme, Chocolate Coffee Bean, Cherry Cordial & Swiss Chocolate
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $4.25 CAD (on sale – Retails for $8 USD)
- Where to Buy: Nubar website (they don’t ship to Canada) & very few select beauty-supply stores
Nubar Raspberry Truffle Review
The colour of Raspberry Truffle by Nubar is really interesting because it seems to change depending on the light. The base colour usually looks like a rich dark-chocolate type of brown.
It’s the small flakies that seem to look very different in various lighting that make this polish intriguing. In certain lighting, they look light brown like caramel. But then in other lighting, I clearly see a raspberry. And sometimes it seems like a pinkish purple. Very subtle like a surprise shimmer that you don’t usually see in brown polish.
What’s also worth noting is that in certain lighting, the brown took on a purplish tinge almost like a deep berry, which I really enjoyed.
At first I thought that the sparkly bits were just micro-shimmer, but when I zoomed into the photograph and took a better look, you actually can see really small flakies. To the naked eye, they mainly just look like shimmer, though. They’re more subtle than traditional large flakies like in Nubar 2010 or Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure.
Application & Formula
Raspberry Truffle by Nubar was on the thin and watery side, so it was a bit tricky to avoid flooding my cuticles. If you use thinner coats, it’ll be easier to control. I used my usual medium coats by accident, out of habit.
I used 3 coats of this to deepen the colour, but also because I wanted to avoid polish shrinkage. You see, a lot of times when I use Nubar (which tends to have a thin consistency), when I apply Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, I sometimes get shrinkage…mainly because I’m impatient and slap on the top coat. But when I apply 3 coats before the top coat, I usually don’t get shrinkage problems. (If you wait longer before applying your top coat, you may not get shrinkage.)
For those of you who are concerned, you’ll be pleased to know that Nubar is a vegan and cruelty-free brand.
Is This a Dupe for OPI Tease-y Does It?
I don’t own OPI Tease-y Does It from the Burlesque Collection, but word has spread quickly on the internet that it’s very similar to Nubar Raspberry Truffle. So if you have one, you don’t necessarily need the other.
Final Verdict: 7/10
I don’t wear too many browns, but this one’s interesting. The tiny irregular-shaped flakes that seem to look caramel or burgundy are what set this polish apart from other chocolate-coloured nail polishes.
Do you like brown polishes, or do you think they’re blah? Is there a chocolate dessert you’ve been craving lately? Do you also love Nubar nail polishes and wish that they were more easily accessible to everyone?