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4.2
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79%
would repurchase
4.2
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Overall rating
79%
would repurchase

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Purple Love
4.0
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2 months ago

This is a very nice, bright magenta pinky purple. It was opaque in, believe it or not, 1 coat but I put 3 on as that's my usual for polishes. I put it over Stickey base coat and topped it with Essie Gel Couture top coat and after 3 days there's no chipping. A bit of tip wear even with capping the nails, but that's to be expected as I type a *lot*. Formula is listed as being as a 3-free polish, and the scent isn't strong or overwhelming. I'd buy another bottle of this if I ran out and couldn't find a similar shade from one of my favorite indie polish makers. I think I paid around $5 for this on EBay but can't remember.

Purple Love
4.0
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2 months ago

This is a very nice, bright magenta pinky purple. It was opaque in, believe it or not, 1 coat but I put 3 on as that's my usual for polishes. I put it over Stickey base coat and topped it with Essie Gel Couture top coat and after 3 days there's no chipping. A bit of tip wear even with capping the nails, but that's to be expected as I type a *lot*. Formula is listed as being as a 3-free polish, and the scent isn't strong or overwhelming. I'd buy another bottle of this if I ran out and couldn't find a similar shade from one of my favorite indie polish makers. I think I paid around $5 for this on EBay but can't remember.


Diamont Top Coat
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a year ago

** This product has been discontinued, as the Nubar people have closed their doors.** I've been a faithful user of this for years, and really like it BUT it does give really bad shrinkage once you hit a certain point in the bottle, even after thinning, and even if you wrap the tips well. I've never had a problem with this drying well- I've used two coats on top of most of my manis about an hour before bed, and it dries well with loads of shine. I apply base and usually two coats of color, so can still minimally dent my nail polish for about a 1/2 hour afterwards, but I can go to sleep 15 minutes after finishing my mani with no problems, and have no sheet marks or dents on my nails in the am. I also absolutely love that when I wear a flesh-colored polish, I can easily get 7 days out of a manicure, with no chipping, and despite regular growth, my nails will still look presentable on day 7. The way I got around the shrinkage is that I would wait to file my nails and shape them the day after I polished, then dab more Diamont just on the very tips to protect, which worked fine. Unfortunately, the supplier that I bought Diamont from has discontinued carrying the product to the public, and now it's only available to licensed wholesalers. So, I won't be repurchasing again unless this changes, the shipping fees to get it from out of country are ridiculous.

Diamont Top Coat
3.0
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a year ago

** This product has been discontinued, as the Nubar people have closed their doors.** I've been a faithful user of this for years, and really like it BUT it does give really bad shrinkage once you hit a certain point in the bottle, even after thinning, and even if you wrap the tips well. I've never had a problem with this drying well- I've used two coats on top of most of my manis about an hour before bed, and it dries well with loads of shine. I apply base and usually two coats of color, so can still minimally dent my nail polish for about a 1/2 hour afterwards, but I can go to sleep 15 minutes after finishing my mani with no problems, and have no sheet marks or dents on my nails in the am. I also absolutely love that when I wear a flesh-colored polish, I can easily get 7 days out of a manicure, with no chipping, and despite regular growth, my nails will still look presentable on day 7. The way I got around the shrinkage is that I would wait to file my nails and shape them the day after I polished, then dab more Diamont just on the very tips to protect, which worked fine. Unfortunately, the supplier that I bought Diamont from has discontinued carrying the product to the public, and now it's only available to licensed wholesalers. So, I won't be repurchasing again unless this changes, the shipping fees to get it from out of country are ridiculous.

Bonfire
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3 years ago

Bonfire is a duo chrome polish. The colour shifts from magenta to gold. Due to its thin formula it's best worn over black or other dark polish. I don't have a problem with the colour, it's quite pretty. But I was disappointed to find out that it had to be layered over dark polish. Firstly, if you use black polish it can be difficult to make sure that every edge is covered up perfectly, as you don't want the base colour showing. And secondly, if you have to have the base colour this means more coats (I used basecoat, 2 coats of dark brown creme polish, 2 coats of Bonfire and 1 coat of QDTC) and therefore longer drying time. I like Nubar brushes and caps, as they are always easy to work with and to hold. And up to now I was impressed with all of their polishes, but I am not sure their duo chrome polishes are as well formulated as they could be. So far I have found duo/multi chromes by Dance Legend and ILNP are the most impressive.

Bonfire
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3 years ago

Bonfire is a duo chrome polish. The colour shifts from magenta to gold. Due to its thin formula it's best worn over black or other dark polish. I don't have a problem with the colour, it's quite pretty. But I was disappointed to find out that it had to be layered over dark polish. Firstly, if you use black polish it can be difficult to make sure that every edge is covered up perfectly, as you don't want the base colour showing. And secondly, if you have to have the base colour this means more coats (I used basecoat, 2 coats of dark brown creme polish, 2 coats of Bonfire and 1 coat of QDTC) and therefore longer drying time. I like Nubar brushes and caps, as they are always easy to work with and to hold. And up to now I was impressed with all of their polishes, but I am not sure their duo chrome polishes are as well formulated as they could be. So far I have found duo/multi chromes by Dance Legend and ILNP are the most impressive.

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