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Amor de Lacquer: Nubar Fortress Collection

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Nubar hits us again with one of those “OMG, how did they think of this?” kind of collections.

Yes, girl…you eyes aren’t playin’ with you. It’s a bunch of grays and blacks. Brace yourself!

Citadel is described as a pale gray creme. It applies flawlessly without any streaks.

Marble Tower is almost looks Citadel except it is more pale. See the boo-boo I made on my middle finger? Gotta be careful with those creams. They tend to drag down to the cuticles a bit.

Barricade is a light gray that reminds me of wet cement.


Stronghold is a darker gray that is unlike any other gray that I own. I don’t know what it is about grays but I just love them!

Palisade isn’t the most unique of the bunch to me. Still a flawless gray nonetheless!

Dark Castle is described as a charcoal black with a subtle silver shimmer. When the light hits that shimmer, it radiates something beautiful.

Silver Sword is the perfect addition to this collection. Great polish, Nubar! I’ve never been a fan of gunmetal polishes but somehow this one works.

Knight’s Armor  is definitely my favorite. How awesome is the silver glitter?

I LOVED this collection. I love the theme and I love that Nubar is hittin’ us with polishes that a lot of brands steer away from. I didn’t have any application problems with any of these polishes, aside from Marble Tower dragging to my cuticles. Citadel and Marble Tower seem to be so much alike and I would have loved to see a bit of glitter thrown in one of them. A pale gray cream with silver glitter would be hot!

Are you a fan of black and gray polishes?

You can buy the collection for $49.95 or purchase them individually for $7.49 here.

Other Nubar collections I’ve reviewed:
Going Green
Modern Mattes
Chocolate Truffles 
Prims 
Sparkles
Risque Reds

Your fellow nail polish junkie,




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  • ezzie

    Citadel looks great! i've been wanting to purchase a gray polish for the longest time, and nubar has my heart!

  • Meagan

    I love the Stronghold. These are all really nice.

  • Askmewhats

    I don't own a pigmented gray polish yet, I've owned a couple but they're a bit glossy!

  • limo hire

    All are nice but i love them stronger hold looks fabulous..

  • rmcandlelight *I’m wearing China Glaze Stella*

    Love it!! I really need knights armor it's the most unique in the collection.

    I only have the greens collections. I need to catch up. lol!! :)

  • rmcandlelight *I’m wearing China Glaze Stella*

    Love it!! I really need knights armor it's the most unique in the collection.

    I only have the greens collections. I need to catch up. lol!! :)

  • rmcandlelight *I’m wearing China Glaze Stella*

    Love it!! I really need knights armor it's the most unique in the collection.

    I only have the greens collections. I need to catch up. lol!! :)

  • rmcandlelight *I’m wearing China Glaze Stella*

    Love it!! I really need knights armor it's the most unique in the collection.

    I only have the greens collections. I need to catch up. lol!! :)

  • Chai

    Stronghold is by far my FAV!! Must have that one…I love all the colors though, very versatile with so many outfits!

  • Tysh

    Your nails are the best, I just love them, LOL I like the gunmetal on you

  • GerryBerry

    i like these color-themed collections! they need to do a BLUE one then i will be satisfied :)
    but the greys/blacks are cool.

  • kukaberry

    I love all of them except the glitter but I'm not into glitter. So…cute!