2010 Lilac

Over the weekend, I was browsing some nail blogs and was inspired to bring out the Nubar. When I've used Nubar in the past, I've always layered it over darker colors. I saw a mani that had put it over a lighter base color, and the flakes popped!

I decided to use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Lacey Lilac as the base. Usually, I love Sally Hansen polishes. However, when I was applying it this time, the polish came out thick and uneven. I even resorted to adding some nail polish thinner and trying again. I liked the shade of the polish so I decided to stick with it even though I was disappointed with the application.

Once the base dried, I layer on Nubar 2010 and was pleased with the results. I love the rainbow colors that the flakes bring out :)

Taken outside in the shade.

In the evening sun


Do you have any tricks for when the polish gets thick? I'd love to hear about them!

~ Nailed by Ericka ~

6 comments

Fingers | September 15, 2011 at 5:45 AM

maybe you can add some Seche Vite Restore? I don't do drugstore brands-so can't help you there!

Laura | September 15, 2011 at 3:01 PM

2010 is so pretty. I still don't have a good flaky topcoat. I'm jealous!! I think thinner is really the only thing you can do for thick polish, I've never heard of anything else.

Let's Get Nailed | September 15, 2011 at 3:25 PM

@Fingers: Thanks for tip about Seche Vite Restore. I'll have to pick some up.

@Laura: You definitely should get 2010! I absolutely love it. It looks great on tons of colors and it is pretty reasonably priced on Amazon.

iheartmakeup | September 15, 2011 at 3:33 PM

If you use thinner, you should avoid shaking the bottle after you put it in. It creates air bubbles in the polish and causes it to dry out faster. Put the thinner in, turn it on its side, then roll it. i hope it works for you!

Let's Get Nailed | September 15, 2011 at 4:54 PM

@iheartmakeup: Thanks for the advice. I've heard not to shake the bottle before, but I didn't realize it could dry out! I'll have to stop that :)

iheartmakeup | September 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Yeah, only with the thinner in it, will it bubble. Any other time its ok:)

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