Woo Hoo - Bargain store goodies - These are apparently some long discontinued nail polish that may be coming to a discount store near you. Nat Robbins is a brand I had seen on eBay, like 2 yrs ago. I do not recall this brand in Canada at any time, Was it in the USA? I love this square bottle and found that these do not smell bad, and dry fast for a bargain brand. I found these polish at a local bargain store for $1.50 each.
EDIT; I found these at "A Buck or Two" at the town Center in Brandon Manitoba. These types of dollar stores like "A buck or Two" = are franchised stores and so they will purchase like 100,000 of a specific item and split them up between all their franchise-eees to send a case of whatever the item is to each store . I saw these in a ' wants to swap list' from someone from British Columbia on Make-up Alley; and I am sure that they have "A buck or Two" dollar stores there as well. Do they have these types of store in Ontario? anyone know?
They must have just gotten a shipment in becuase there was like 40 of this pretty "Midnight Hour" Polish in the bin. I do not have Naturistic's "Crystal Blue Pearl" to compare this to, but form all the photos I have seen it's pretty close. Why is there so few polish's like this out there on the market? I had found the Milani glitters released in fall-time, and the Claire's holiday LE jelly glitters way too overpriced for the quality and volume ( for the Claire's jelly-ish-glitters it was $ 18.50 CAD - Thats ridiculous!!!! )
The blue polish "Midnight Hour" is very, very, very close to Naturistic's Crystal Blue Pearl. It is a jellyish polish with the tinyest bits of silver. I think it needs 3 to 4 coats to look it's best. The green "Greed" is a lovely vibrant green with alot of shimmer. The brownish color "phantom" has a neat pinkish shimmer. Really un-expected in a chocolaty brown polish. On my Thumb & Pinky is Sally Hansen Insta Dri in "Teal Takeoff" I had to give this another try - I was really heavy handed and got some serious bubbles with this polish!
All three of these Nat Robbin's polish's were incredibly shiny on their own, but I added a coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong to speed up drying time. I just finished putting on the T.C. and the sun went down! But- I got some outdoor photos finally - it is ridiculously cold out. Does anyone else remember seeing these polish's in the store before they were discontinued? apparently they had a whole line of cosmetics.
Outdoors 3 coats with 1 coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat
@ 2 coats no T.C. = pre clean-up
BOTTLE SHOTS indoors under florescent lighting
Nat Robbins #111 Phantom
Nat Robbins #134 Midnight Hour
Nat Robbins #136 Greed
3 coats outdoors with T.C.
3 coats outdoors with T.C.
@ 2 coats - pre clean-up = no T.C.
@ 3 coats with Top Coat