Here's a festive mani I did for my daughter's kindergarten picnic. Their school colors are blue and white, but I was in the mood for holo, so here we are. I used Nfu Oh 61 ($12.50 at fabuloustreet.com), aka the greatest silver holo ever, for the base. Then with Konad plate m51 ($6.99 at wowsocool.com) and OPI DS Fantasy ($9.90 at amazon.com) I stamped the swirly design. I really liked the overall look. For my daughter, I did a Bobcat paws mani for school spirit, which you can see after the jump.
Whoa. Just whoa. So I've shown you guys a few Nfu Oh flakies before; 38, 52, 60, and I think I still need to show you guys 51 and 61 (holo)... oops. But I digress, I'm going to show you number 49 today. I bought this recently on fabuloustreet.com because they're on sale! Normally you can get these babies for $12.50 shipped which isn't bad, but right now they're $10.00 shipped (to the US anyway). These are a bit bigger than your average polish at .60 oz, and there are so many unique colors and finishes. Nfu Oh has everything from cremes to glitters to these gorgeous flake-filled polishes.
This particular one has a very sheer rose base with orange-based flakes that when viewed from different angles range from reddish-orange, to yellow, to blue-green. I applied this over Zoya Pinta and the dark base really helps the flakes show up. They remind me of 90s crackle polish. All the Nfu Oh flakies have varying amounts of flakes in them; some are very sparse and require a few coats, but some are packed full and require only one coat. 49 is one of the latter. One moderate coat gave my nails this profusion of duochromey flakey goodness. YUM! OH and it looked awesome over my last manicure too!
Recently, I saw a post on PolishHoarderDisorder where she painted her nails with several coats of Nfu Oh 38 then added an opaque white tip for an awesome French Manicure. I haven't really used my Nfu Oh 38 yet so I wanted to give it a try with a similar manicure. I decided to use a soft white tip, China Glaze Moonlight, with a soft wash of the Nfu Oh over it and here's the result. The flakes are in a clear base, and are grey and translucent with a range of flash that runs the gamut between red, orange, yellow and green when the light hits it. In some lights, however, it just looks like a plain ol' French. It's pretty subtle yet fun.
Oh, yeah. I'm back. Kinda, haha. Sorry I've been semi-MIA guys. I have been super busy with a lot of things and just got over a month-long illness to boot, so needless to say, I owe you guys some posts. I'm getting right on that. They may be slow at first, but I hope to keep things steady despite starting a new job! Sooooo.... without further blabber, I've got a couple nail polishes I know you'll enjoy!
Nfu-Oh is a brand that started popping up on MakeupAlley.com some time ago. They were an obscure Korean brand of nail lacquer mainly used by nail artists. As far as nail polish, Nfu-Oh is known for their eye-popping flakies, or sheer polish in many shades with light-responsive "flakes" of thin opalescent glitter. Whew. Yeah. They're as awesome as they sound. I have had a few of these babies hiding in my nail polish stash, and just re-discovered them. (I'm getting back into nail polish, girls, so there will be a lot more nail polish-ey goodies to come). Keep in mind that while these are gorgeous with a few coats on their own, they are truly amazing layered over a multitude of polishes.