Nubar Midnight Glory Swatches & Review

Nubar Midnight Glory Swatches & ReviewRecently, I found out that my sister-in-law is pregnant again, but this time with a baby girl!

Although every child is a blessing, I am extremely thrilled that the XX chromosomes were triumphant.

When I heard the news, I was picturing her growing old enough for me to paint her tiny nails.

I would totally bust out all my cutest nail polishes and also give her adorable Konadicures. Guess it’s weird how I’m already thinking up designs for her since she’s not even born, but I can’t help it! I’m excited!

To commemorate my soon-to-be niece, I wanted to wear a pink polish…but, well, you all know how I feel about most pinks on me. So, instead, I decided to wear Nubar Midnight Glory, which flashes pink. And, I guess the blue can represent my little-but-always-getting-bigger nephew, who is a cutie.

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Nubar Midnight Glory Swatches, Review & Bottle Pics

Midnight Glory by Nubar Swatches, Review & Bottle Pictures

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I always giggle when I see “resluts” instead of “results” on the back of some of my Nubar bottles. (I’m so mature!)

Nubar Midnight Glory Swatches

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√ Duochrome (Actually, it’s even better – a multichrome!)

Key Notes

  • Name: Nubar Midnight Glory
  • Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $4.25 CAD (on special-discount sale. Retails for $7.49 USD)
  • Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada

Nubar Midnight Glory Review


This polish is very special to me because it allows me to sport pink without being a full-on pink polish. I just love how a little pink peeks through!

The predominant colour in Midnight Glory by Nubar is a pale blue that I associate with going to bed because as a kid, I had pajamas that were this colour. And I also think of a sleepy cartoon moon when I see this shade of blue.

But although the blue has a sleepiness to it, it’s not boring! It captures your attention without being bold.

For a full day, I thought this polish had just two colours, but then I looked down and saw that instead of the pink, there was a champagne gold – very sweet and very delicate!

I tried to capture photos of it, but I don’t think I was very successful. If you wear this polish for long enough and look down at your nails often enough, you’ll see it!


It’s a multichrome-shimmer polish, which at first you’ll think is just a duochrome until you wear it and see it at a certain angle in just the right light.

Extremely faint brush strokes are noticeable, but they don’t detract from the beauty of this polish.

Midnight Glory lights up when the sun hits it, so maybe it should be called Sunlight Glory. Although it’s tough to see in my photos, it has this magical effect in the same vein as sparkling snow seems to dance when the sun hits it.

Application & Formula

The polish was thin, and it was easy to go back over areas while painting. However, because the formula is very watery, I found it a little tricky to use. You see, I tend to use medium coats, but with watery formulas, you really should only use thin coats.

I went ahead with my medium coats, so I flooded my thumbnail’s cuticle. After realizing this, I painted thinner coats for the rest of my nails. (The thumbnail is always the experiment because it’s the first nail I paint.)

As long as you keep this in mind, you’ll be able to better control the watery consistency.

Also worth noting is that this formula is rather sheer, so plan to use at least 3 coats like I did. You could do 4, but I thought 3 coats provided enough coverage for my liking.


Nubar is a cruelty-free brand, so animal lovers will be glad! 🙂


  • Beautiful blue-pink-champagne multichrome
  • Catches the light
  • Cruelty-free brand

  • Watery, sheer formula requires more coats
  • Nubar in general is tricky to find in physical stores

Final Verdict: 10/10

If you’re able to purchase Nubar Midnight Glory for a decent price, I suggest you try it out. Although the formula is really watery, the pretty multichrome more than makes up for it. This is one of my favourite soft blues because the pink really gives it that unexpected kick!

What kind of blues do you normally reach for? Do you go to bed before or after midnight? When you paint your nails, which nail do you paint first?


32 thoughts on “Nubar Midnight Glory Swatches & Review

  1. karen

    Nubar polishes are quickly becoming one of my favourites. They always apply beautifully, but you’re right about the thin coats. I’m a medium-coat girl and that just doesn’t seem to work as well with this brand.

    That said, it’s interesting that you paint your thumb first. I do my pinky first–don’t tell the other nails, but I’m rather partial to that cute little nail. LOL

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      Hehe, don’t worry – I’ll be sure not to speak a word of it. After all, we both know how the thumb thinks that (s)he’s in charge of the fingers, right? Don’t want to blow his ego. 😉

  2. maddy

    I love this color, it is a pretty blue with a great pink shimmer. I always thought of midnight as dark blue for some reason.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey maddy!

      Same here – when I saw this light blue, it didn’t scream midnight. But, I’m guessing that it could be named after a flower, and maybe the petals are this colour.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Maribeth!

      Thank you so much! 🙂 This is the only the second time for me becoming an aunt, and the fact that she’s having a GIRL this time makes me soooo excited!

      Hehe, I really do see eye-to-eye on you with the need to unleash your nail polish! 😀 What a lucky little girl she will be.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Emily!

      Thanks so much! I have to fix it up a bit because people can’t see it correctly on their mobile phones.

      Vivian, one of my loyal readers, was generous enough to offer to create the beautiful new look for me. She’s very talented at graphic design, and I am so thankful! Her help came at the perfect time.

  3. Marta

    OH My gosh! I kid you not Mary you MUST have the biggest heart ever! How cute is your dedication post and how lovely that your family is getting bigger 😀
    Now, why can’t you be just as kind to my wallet… first raspberry truffle and now this shade… love it!!!!!!
    Marta recently posted: Neon Copy Cat

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      The biggest heart? I don’t know, but now I have the biggest head! 😉 Thank you so much for your kind words and your amazing friendship.

      I’ll see what I can do for your wallet, but no promises. Hehe!

  4. Katie

    Congrats Mary! The dedication in your post was very sweet!

    This polish is gorgeous! I don’t have any Nubar polishes yet. One of these days I’ll get my hands on this and their other beauties. Great pictures!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Katie!

      Thanks! 😀 I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm.

      Glad that you’re liking the photos. Nubar polishes are some of my favourites to take photos of because they usually have so much personality!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Glitz Glam Budget!

      You’re very welcome – I just love photographing Nubar polishes, especially! They usually have a flash of a different colour, and it’s fun (and challenging) to try to capture it with my camera.

      Thank you for following me! 🙂 Hope you’ll also enjoy my future posts. Please let me know what you think in the future, as well.

  5. Vivian

    CONGRATS! The more the merrier!… you sound so excited, as if YOU were the one pregnant. I wonder how your sister in law feels about you enabling her unborn daughter hahaha. Can I say addiction to come?

    That’s a lovely blue. I really love Nubar’s colors but it’s so darn hard to find in physical stores. I’m scared of ordering online now… 1 cracked, and some looked like they were already used. ya know, when there’s a crust around the rim. Brand new bottles shouldn’t have that. I also got an OPI that had frayed brushes. I was like, how am I supposed to apply the polish when my brush looks like a used broom? (the color was And This Little Piggy btw… do you own it? is your brush messed up too?)

    Anyways, Congrats again! Haha and WHERE’S that pink konadicure! You can’t ignore the pink much longer!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Vivian!

      Hahaha, yeah, maybe I should check again to make sure it’s my sister-in-law who’s pregnant and not me. 😛 Just kidding! (Bad joke.)

      Geez, what a terrible experience you had! Sorry to hear it. I think I’ve just had good luck because ever since I started ordering polishes online (in 2008), I’ve only ever received one cracked bottle, but the etailer (Trans Design) shipped me a replacement without much hassle.

      Argh – I know how annoying that crust around the rim is. I’ve bought many bottles that had it…

      I just checked my OPI And This Little Piggy bottle, and the brush was fine. Sometimes, I guess it’s hit or miss. At least in stores, you can check the brush before you buy it, but online, it’s a gamble.

      Haha, the pink Konadicure is up today! 😀 I know, I took forever, didn’t I?

  6. Nicole M

    First off… congratulations!! That’s so exciting! I can’t wait to have some little kids in my family so I can’t paint their little nails. One of the 3-year-olds in one of my toddler art classes has her little nails painted and it’s just too cute! I can barely resist the urge to remove her chipped polish and help her out with a konadicure 😉 About bloglovin’… why do you say you’re trying to “claim” it? I don’t know much about bloglovin’.
    Nicole M recently posted: Seahorse Nails!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nicole M!

      Thank you so much! 🙂 It’s an exciting time!

      Oh, in order to prove that you’re the author of a particular blog, Bloglovin’ says that you have to put a link on a new blog post. This will signal to them that you are the real author and not just someone who submitted the URL on their site. 🙂 Everything’s cool, and I was able to claim it – YAY!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nicole!

      I got it at this beauty-supply store called Fernanda’s in Mississauga. It’s the only place I’ve ever seen Nubar sold in a physical store in Canada! But I bought this way when I pooled together a Nubar order with co-workers. Fernanda’s had a deal that if you ordered a certain number of Nubar polishes, they’d charge you only $4.25 CAD per bottle. So, it was easy to reach that minimum threshold when pooling an order. 😉

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey another Cristina!

      Thank you for the kind words! I’m so excited for my brother and my sister-in-law! I love my nephew (of course!), but with a niece, I’ll be able to do ‘girlie’ stuff with her. 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey The KnitMaster!

      Thank you! 😀 I love your term, “mini-cures” – that’s so cute!

      And thank you so much for the link to those patterns. The little cardigan is adorable. Maybe I’ll try it! 😀

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marisa!

      Wouldn’t work on you? *Gasp* But…every colour I’ve ever seen on your nails seems to work on you! (Electric blues look crazy good on you, but I think you could pull of this soft blue, too.)

  7. Carmela

    Yay for nieces! You’ll have a blast when she’s out of the womb. They’re absolutely adorable in that sweet kind of way that boys will never be. I hope your sister’s aware that you’re thinking of making her your nail artist protege! 😉

    I actually skipped on this polish because it looked too..pale for me. (Un?)Surprisingly, I prefer my blues deep and dark. I do like the color shift though so I might cave some time in the future. 😛 Lately, we’ve been sleeping past midnight so our schedules have been waaaay skewed. Hopefully, we’ll get back to the normal before midnight bedtime once everything’s back to normal (ie, the inlaws are back in the Philippines). 😀
    Carmela recently posted: Color Club Shabby Drab reminds us why cremes will always stay in style.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Haha, your second sentence made me laugh – nobody has ever said that to me! 😛

      Actually, my sister-in-law’s probably not aware. I guess I should ask (really nicely). 😉


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