A Comparison

Hello gentle readers.

Tonight I am showing you a comparison between Nubar 2010 and Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. Here is a bottle shot.

Both of these are colour shifting flakies in a whitish base that goes on and dries clear. Nubar 2010 has a slightly more clear base and the flakies show up more. Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure has a more opaque base and the flakies are a little more hidden. Hence, I suppose, the name. Dur! :D Nubar 2010 is widely available on the Nubar website and elsewhere. I snagged mine on Amazon for a little less than usual retail and a good shipping deal. SHHT was a brief, flaming star of a limited edition. It was in drugstores, then it was gone. I haven't seen it since the day I bought my bottle. And I am still kicking myself in the ass that I passed up the second bottle and bought an ugly on me cafe au lait colour, instead. Hey, I never claimed to be brilliant...

While these polishes look a little different in the bottles, they are nearly identical on the nails.  Nubar 2010 is on my middle and pinkie. SHHT is on my index and ring. One coat of each, over black creme. I did use base and top coats for this swatch.

See? Not much difference between the two. Both are colour shifting flakies that change from gold/bronze to green, depending on the angle and light in which they are viewed. Sadly, I did a kinda crap job on the photography and didn't really capture the full glory of these polishes. If you haven't tried either, trust me. They are pretty gorgeous. Since these polishes are so identical, if you want this look, unless you are hide bound determined to add a bottle of SHHT to your collection, Nubar 2010 does the job beautifully and is far easier to find and to afford.

These polishes are beautiful over dark colours but they are also really lovely over light colours. I have worn Hidden Treasure over OPI I'm India Mood For Love and the effect was out of this world. One of my all time favourite manis.

So, do you own either of these polishes? Both? Love them? Could leave them? Please share. :)

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Thank you so much for popping in. Have yourself a great night or day... Depending on where on this green Earth you call home and may your polish never bubble.


  1. Those are very pretty! Can't wait until I get my hands on some flaky polishes. :)

  2. I have HT and love it; for a while I put it over everything I wore. I had good luck finding it in my area when that collection was out--probably because I spend way too much time in drugstores hunting new displays. :)

  3. Awesome, good to know Nubar is readily available!

  4. I've never tried Hidden Treasure but I have 2010, I love it.

  5. I hope your migraine is gone and you are feeling better. :) I am not a SH fan - and that goes for all of her lacquers. So, yes, I have Nubar 2010 (which I am a fan of the Nubar line) and use it on its own and in frankens. I did buy 3 or 4 of the SHHT but shipped them out in swaps and tossed them in a giveaway at one time. That is the only way SH got any $ out of me. ;) Love the comparison, I'm not missing out on any special flakie goodness by having just my Nubar.

  6. there are gorgeous :) I have GOSH Rainbow and Inglot 202 which are very similar to these also :D

  7. I have Nubar 2010 and LOVE it! I was despairing the pricing on SHHT because I thought it was different. Thanks for swatching these and making me feel SOOOO much better!


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