Reclaim some of that Christmas cheer with Nubar Reclaim!
The Quick Take
Brand/Name: Nubar Reclaim
Color: Grass green
Formula: Grass green filled with lots of holographic particles
Price: $4.25 - $10.25 CDN for 15mL
Seen at: bynubar.com, Fernanda's Beauty Supply, Nail Polish Canada and other international retailers
Note(s): Reclaim first came out in 2009 with the Going Green collection that showcased different shades and finishes of green polishes to show Nubar's commitment to being an eco-friendly company.
The Fun Facts
Holographic <3 in a bottle!
Bottle from the back (check out that strong holo!)
Serial at the base.
Linear holo. *dreamy sigh*
I own my share of holographic polishes and I have to say that this is one of the stronger among them. The base is distinctly green and it flashes the rainbow in most lights, even in more dimmer lighting. You'll see in the natural light/no flash photos that it still shows a hint of that rainbow awesomeness that manifests magnificently in sunlight. The finish by itself is considerably shiny but, as always, top coat makes it even glossier.
***All nail swatches were done with Orly Bonder Base Coat and two coats of Nubar Reclaim unless stated.
Shiny, huh? You can even see my reflection if you look close enough. (You don't have to. Really.)
Definitely linear holo, yes?
What I love more than the holographic nature of this polish is how opaque the formula is. This could easily be a one coater. I do two anyway, partly out of habit but I find the color looks all the more deeper and shows more holographic with a couple coats compared to just one. The formula flows really well, giving you a nice, even application that dries faster than your average polish. No issues with removal, and the brush? Oh, don't get me started on how much I like that flared handle. I've already talked about it here, so I'll spare you the details.
Shinier but not by a lot.
Hammie says: RAINBOW!
Hammie sings: "Not only green when summer's here/But also when 'tis cold and drear/O Christmas Tree..!"
What can I say? Top coat makes most everything better. Sparkly, shiny, shimmery loving Hammie agrees.
When I first got wind of this polish, I was concerned that it being a 2009 release would make it hard to find. Luckily, it wasn't a limited release and even Nubar still lists it on their website. Nail Polish Canada, one of my go-to online retailers (fast within Canada shipping equals no duties), also just recently started carrying the brand and have Reclaim in stock. If you prefer a physical store and you live in the GTA, Fernanda's in Mississauga has you covered.
Now, as far as I know, this is a unique polish. Sure, there are a lot of holographic nail polishes that are surfacing from various brands from all over but none have the same shade of green that Reclaim has. If you're a rabid holo collector or a green (the color) lover through and through then, yes, you need this polish. Rest assured that getting this pretty green is money well spent. Best if you can get it closer to below $6.00 to make it a really good deal. A note of caution: make sure you don't wear this under bright lights where you'll need a lot of focus, because believe me, you'll keep looking at your nails when you have Reclaim on.
Hammie, that sparkle and rainbow fiend, is having a ball singing O Christmas Tree. He did pause long enough to comment on how wonderful he thought Reclaim was. Linear holographic awesomeness in a unique shade of green that dries to a fairly glossy finish is right up his alley. He's been basking in a whole lot of holiday cheer and is feeling very generous lately (hopefully that also translates in his Christmas presents for us!) so he scores Reclaim:
Are you a holographic nail polish fan? What's your favorite green polish? How are your holiday plans coming along?