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Nfu-Oh 51!

Wow! After I posted my faux-nadicure the other day, I was perusing polish blogs and lo and behold! I guess the blue on blue polish with that particular Bundle Monster pattern is fairly popular! Funny, since I hadn’t seen that combo until AFTER I published my post. Now I feel silly and unoriginal! ūüėČ

On Saturday my long-awaited bottle of Nfu-Oh 51 finally arrived! This polish was a serious lemming for me for months, and I am overjoyed that I finally have it! Words do not do this polish justice at all. Sometimes it’s a gorgeous fiery red, sometimes it’s bronze, gold, green, and even teal. The light plays off this polish in so many ways. It is simply gorgeous.

If you’re not familiar with Nfu-Oh 51, I can only describe it as tons of duochrome (actually I would say multichrome) flakes in a blue/purple jelly base. On its own it is magnificent, but it makes for some really awesome layering. I have yet to wear it alone, choosing to layer it over Nicole by OPI’s Di-Vine is Divine, a beautiful burgundy wine. I spent a good hour testing out combinations on a color wheel, but this one really stood out (and it was my husband’s fave!). Together Di-Vine is Divine and Nfu-Oh 51 look inconspicuous in direct light, but once I turned my hand the duochrome would begin to shine! At one point while driving, I had to pull over and try to capture the teal that was positively GLOWING on my nails.¬† I can’t wait to layer this polish over a shimmery purple or a shiny blue!

My pictures do not do this polish justice at all. Not only am I not a great photographer, but there is just no way to capture all its colors or vibrance. The pictures of the teal flash are a bit blurry, but that was the only way I could get my camera to focus and capture the color.

Is that not an amazing polish!? I am so in love!

Formula on this one was a bit of a pain. It really wanted to flood my cuticles, and it’s very soft. Dry time is fairly long, so I would recommend a quick dry topcoat on this one. I have no patience for dry time anyway, but this one tried my patience without a quick dry top coat.¬† The result is certainly worth any application issues on this one though.

Pink Wednesday is not inspiring me this week. I have a ton of polishes I want to try, and none of them are pink! I’m dying to try out my latest Rimmel green, as well as L’oreal’s Amazon Flash. Maybe I’ll find some inspiration tonight.

Happy Polishing!

-Kimber

 

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I really do mean to post more often, but it’s been pretty crazy around here lately!¬† Planning a wedding is just such a huge undertaking in itself, and combined with running a business and having a family? Wow! I barely have time to think!¬† But enough whining! Onto the polish!

Lately I have been wearing a ton  of blues and purples. And this post is no exception!

I love  blue polish, and I love glitter! After coveting this color for so long, I finally gave in and picked it up. I was resisting it since everyone has seen this one, and almost everyone owns it, so why post about a polish that has been so thoroughly covered? Obviously I did NOT manage to resist this one, and did run out and buy it. However, it remained in my unused stash until this past week.  Blue is my absolute favorite color to wear on my nails, and Dorothy Who is such a gorgeous shade of it! Combined with tons of blue and silver glitter, it is just stunning! And what depth! My camera actually had one heck of a time focusing!  Here is Dorothy Who immediately after application, in artificial light.

 

And here it is 2 days later, in natural light:

 

I do wish that my camera had been able to actually focus on all my nails at once!

I wore this mani for 3 days, and had a tiny bit of tip wear, but otherwise it looked as good as it did the night I applied it. I am incredibly hard on my nails between work and housework, so I’m impressed when I find a polish that wears well.¬† The formula was interesting to work with; Usually China Glaze is easy to work with and I rarely have application issues. Dorothy Who was wonderful until my brush made it to the tips of my nail, where the glitter would clump a bit. Easily fixed with a coat of Seche Vite, though! Overall, I’m delighted with this polish and will definitely be wearing it again soon.

 

Currently I am wearing Wet N’ Wild’s “Buffy The Violet Slayer with China Glaze Matte Magic Topcoat. I added some shiny tips since I love the dual effect of matte and shiny together. Topped it all off with a few hot pink rhinestones across the tip of my ring finger and voila! Fast and fun Mani!

Buffy The Violet Slayer is normally a lovely almost neon purple with tons of shine and almost a duochrome shimmer. Lots of blue and pink in the right light!¬† Application was smooth on the first coat, but a bit gloppy on the second, but I didn’t expect perfection from a 99 cent fast dry polish. Once dry, however, it was lovely and smooth, no streaks or bubbles.¬† This is only the 2nd time I have used Matte Magic, and I was impressed with the quick dry time, and even more impressed with the wear! I’ve used some Matte topcoats before that left a white dot anywhere the nail was bumped, yet Matte Magic hasn’t shown a single nick or scratch after 3 days of wear.¬† Very nice!

Here it is while drying and before fixing the imperfections at the tips:

The bottom picture is the closest to the actual color of this Mani. My camera has a hard time with purples (I hear this is a common issue for nail bloggers!), so I took this shot with my hand against my jeans, hoping it would help.  I kind of dig the reflection of my jeans across my nails here.

And now it’s time to go forth and polish! I picked up a fun polish that happens to be a dupe of a color I’ve been hunting for and I can’t wait to try it out (and share it here)!

Happy Polishing!

-Kimber