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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!




How Divine!

For today’s Mani, I decided to try out a color that has been sitting in my stash for far too long- Nicole by OPI’s Di-Vine is Divine. My hubby picked this polish out and brought it home as a surprise. I fell in love with it in the bottle, but it remained in my untried stash until now.

This is 2 coats with a coat of Seche Vite:



Isn’t that a gorgeous color? It reminds me of berries and wine. It does have a very slight gold undertone in the right light. I considered a gold glitter accent nail, but I didn’t want to detract from the sheer beauty of this color, and opted for a simple black swirl sticker. I don’t usually use nail art stickers but the combination turned out nice.

Application wasn’t too shabby. It did get a tiny bit gloppy at first, but most of that was due to drag from my ridge filler. A coat of Seche Vite fixed that problem and after that application was smooth and even. I used 2 coats, but this polish was opaque in only 1. I can’t believe it took me so long to try it!



Again, please excuse my cuticles! I’m bound and determined to heal them and stop nipping/cutting/picking at them.

Overall I give this polish 4.5 stars for color, application and finish. Since I only wear my polish for 1-2 days I’m not the best person to report on wear. I can tell you that most of my recent polishes pass the 2 day test with maybe 1-2 minor chips and very little (almost unnoticeable) tip wear. Someday I’ll manage to keep a Mani for more than a couple of days, but I doubt it will be soon. I have way too much fun polishing not to change my nails often!

Happy Polishing!