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Nubar Gold Leaf

I was inspired last night by the lovely G of Nouveau Cheap to paint my tips. She had blogged about Nailtini Janie Bryant Limited Edition Nail Lacquers and the color Bourbon Satin caught my attention. So I grabbed Nubar’s Gold Leaf polish to paint my nails.

I used China Glaze’s Cowgirl Up as my accent color.
Gold Leaf is a gorgeous gold duochrome with brown-burgundy, to me. This makes Cowgirl Up compliment the shade nicely.

What do you think? Have you been inspired by someone lately? If so, please share :)

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    • http://makeupbybriankelly.blogspot.com Brian Kelly

      Cowgirl Up is SOOOOOO gorgeous!!!!! :O

      • Phyrra

        Yes it is! You can probably still grab it online at Transdesign or head2toe beauty or 8ty8beauty.
        That whole collection was gorgeous.

    • http://www.outinapout.com Jessica Allison

      i really need to get more Nubar shades- I only have one, an awesome holographic green…now that I think of it, I think I’ll use it tonight! BTW, any idea how close this is to the MAC Villain shade “Bad Fairy”?

      • Phyrra

        I don’t think it’s close at all. All the pictures I’ve seen of Bad Fairy have it being a magenta gold. Temptalia describes it as ruby red, molten lava copper, and gold. All Lacquered Up did a great comparison of Bad Fairy to The Show Must Go On.
        http://www.alllacqueredup.com/2010/10/opi-burlesque-collection-holiday-2010-swatches-review-comparisons.html

        I wanted to get my hands on Bad Fairy but it was sold out everywhere. I have the dupes though, from Orly’s collection.

        I like Nubar but I hate ordering from them directly. Their customer service sucks, they rip you off with shipping costs, etc. I have had good luck ordering from a seller on ebay, but I haven’t ordered any in a long time.
        Gold Leaf is described as copper bronze and gold, and it is pretty but it really does lack the red of Bad Fairy yet you can see like a burgundy shade around the edges that I find matches with Cowgirl Up nicely.
        Peacock Feathers is a gorgeous shade with dark purple, flashes of deep teal green and gold.
        Moon Shadow is a deep shimmery burgundy wine.
        Sour Candy is a teal-tinted top coat with large and small pieces of teal and silver glitter. It’s a great way to add instant bling to your mani.
        Those are the 4 I tried, and I think I sold Moon Shadow. Can’t remember if I still have Peacock Feathers or not.

    • http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com G.

      OMG, this shade looks gorgeous on you! I’m so glad I could inspire you–you inspire me *all* the time to step out of my earthtone comfort zone and wear more colorful shades on my eyes. :) xo

      • Phyrra

        Thank you G! I’m glad I can inspire you :) I’m doubly glad you inspired me with those gorgeous polishes.

    • http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog/soos.php Soos

      Well, YOU’ve inspired me to pick a gold for my next mani. I went to my salon today for a pedi – my nail tech of 7+ years does a much better job than I do, and gotta keep the economy going, right? – and came back with Opi Diva of Geneva on my toes.

      • Phyrra

        That’s awesome Soos!

    • http://dazzleglam.blogspot.com Molly

      Awesome! This is sso so pretty. I love Gold Leaf ssoo much! I recently picked up a few of the holiday shades from Sally Hansen and I LOVE Golden Ticket. If you see it PICK IT UP (only on sale not for $6+) I have a swatch of it on my site somewhere!!

      • Phyrra

        I’ll have to look for it Molly! Thanks for the rec :)

    • http://www.lipsticksandlightsabers.com Anastasia

      Oooh, that’s lovely.

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Ana :)

    • http://prettybottles.blogspot.com/ elizabeth g

      man, those polishes are SO pretty and unique! i’ve never used Nubar before but i’m thinking about ordering a few to try out.

      • Phyrra

        I love Nubar’s colors but I have had bad customer service experiences with them.