Flannery O’Connor suggested in 1953 that a good man is hard to find. Well, so is a strong green holographic nail polish. But I found one that I love – Nubar Reclaim from the limited-edition Going Green Collection!
What I love most about Nubar Reclaim is that instead of having the more common scattered holo effect, it has the linear holo effect. What does this mean? You actually can see the rainbow forming in lines on your nails. Rainbow Brite, eat your heart out!
This is most definitely a color that gets noticed. At the Christmas get-together I hosted a few days ago, one of my male friends complimented me on this hue, and I think it’s the first time he ever commented on my choice of nail polish.
If you’re looking for a fun color to wear this holiday season, I suggest this. It’ll make you keep staring at your nails!
Nubar Reclaim Pictures
Nubar Reclaim Swatches
(All swatches are of Nail Tek Foundation III Base Coat + 2 coats Nubar Reclaim + Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat)
√ Fast drying
√ Long wearing
√ Maximum coverage
- Name: Nubar Reclaim
- Colors Available in Nubar Going Green Collection: Reclaim, Wildlife, Forest, Earth, Greener & Conserve
- Amount: 15 mL
- What I Paid: $4.25 CAD (got deal from salon-supply store)
- Where to Buy: Select salon-supply stores & eBay
Nubar Reclaim Review
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a green-polish fanatic. Heck, even the receptionist at my workplace got me a lovely green-glitter OPI nail polish as a Christmas surprise. So it should come as no shock that this is going to be a glowing Nubar Reclaim review.
Application was easy peasy. Nubar has the best formula around in my opinion. And they don’t charge you an arm, leg, or firstborn for it, either. It glides on the nail smoothly and thinly without being watery or goopy. And this stuff self-levels, which is great especially if you’re new at dabbling into the wonderful (addictive) world of nail polish. You’d really have to try to mess it up.
The first coat goes on super pigmented – with a thick coat, you could probably get away with one, but since I always wear at least 2 coats, I did that.
And let me tell you – Nubar Reclaim dries fast! But of course I used my usual Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to protect my hard work.
Now, I have to say that my Nubar Reclaim swatches don’t do the color justice. It’s way more sparkly and holographic than it appears in my photographs. And especially if you get a chance to see it shine in sunlight, you’ll be starstruck – all the colors dazzle so brightly. You can see how linear the holo is with turquoise, blue, green, yellow, and orange.
(Curious to see what this looks like with a festive glitter top coat? Check out the layering combo with Nubar Reclaim and China Glaze Party Hearty here!)
Final Verdict: 9/10
Nubar Reclaim is fun to wear and has oodles of personality. If you’re a fan of green or holographic polishes, this is a must-have!
What’s your favorite holographic polish? Can you recommend any other great green holos for me to try?