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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! 😉

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!




Matte Magic!

My long awaited China Glaze Matte magic finally showed up! I love matte finishes and couldn’t wait to try it out. I decided to try it over Nicole by OPI’s I’m A Pool For Love. Not the best pairing, but since it was just a test run for the Matte Magic I’m not as bummed out as I could be.

I had hoped that you would still be able to see the pink, blue and purple sparkles that make I’m a Pool For Love so pretty, but the Matte Magic obscured most of the sparkle. In the right light you can see traces of the sparkle, but in shade my nails look like they’re just a deep purple matte. Still cool, just not what I had hoped for. These pics are in natural lighting indoors:




I think I’ll wear I’m A Pool For Love on it’s own from now on, since it’s a shame to cover those sparklies! I do love the Matte Magic though. Easy to apply, no streaks, an dries in record time. Not to mention I love to use Matte in fun ways; glossy polish with a matte tip, matte with a glossy tip, I’ve even seen konad using matte topcoats. I think glitters will work better for full matte nails too. Flakies just aren’t made to show through this stuff. It may not be a complete success, but it was a fun experiment!

Happy Polishing!