Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nfu-Oh 65

Prepare yourselves, ladies.  This will be an exciting post today!

Why, you might ask.  Well, I might tell you, I have my first and only Nfu-Oh to show!  

[Insert gasp of awe and amazement here.]

Nfu-Ohs have been the holy grail of nail polish to me.  They aren't sold in any store I know of in the US and I just couldn't muster up the nerve to buy them myself since I'm pretty adept at talking myself out of buying the international goodies.  However, my good friend Jenna from the fantabulous I'm Still Thinking... actually swapped this to me!  I was completely flabbergasted when she told me she would send it and even more speechless to have been in the physical presence of this beauty.

Nfu-Oh 65 is a stunningly perfect baby blue linear holo.  The shimmer is just so gorgeous and the holo just so present, I could not stop staring at my hands.  I absolutely love how the color is completely office friendly but the holo adds that edge I really enjoy.

This is four coats...but I'll explain why I required so many after you pick your jaw up after these pictures.




So yeah, the four coats.  This baby was not so fun to apply.  While it initially went on the nail smoothly, after a second, the formula would evaporate into random bald spots on my nails.  It absolutely drove me crazy, hence the four coats to finally even everything out.  I have heard that Nfu-Oh holos require some sort of aqua base coat and I'll attribute the poor formula to my regular, run of the mill base coat.  But I'm not super versed on top of the line, speciality bases and frankly, a bit too lazy to Google it, so I could be totally off and just be in denial that my precious Nfu-Oh has a really un-fun formula.  

But like one of the those Toddlers in Tiara wacko moms, I'll forgive the brattiness for one helluva pretty polish.

22 comments :

  1. This is amazing! I, too, will put up with some pretty obnoxious behaving polishes IF they are as fantastic as this one! Super pretty!

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  2. Thanks! My threshold is definitely higher for prettier polishes. Does that make me a bad person??

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  3. I purchased this from a blog sale and was kinda blown away by how gorgeous it is! Love!

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  4. Oh my goodness this is so gorgeous I can't stand it!!! Shame about the formula, but the end result is sooooo worth it I'm sure. And yay, I can comment from my phone!!

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  5. Wow, this is really beautiful. I have the same application issues with all of the Layla holos that I purchased. I have heard that you definitely need the Nfu-Oh aqua base in order for these to apply smoothly and last. I read somewhere that using a matte top coat as a base also works but it didn't work for me. Either way, this polish is gorgeous.

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  6. Ooooo, gorgeous! I've always wanted Nfu-Oh but the idea of having to buy a special basecoat for them sucks. Like you though, I am willing to overlook a polish's application flaws if it's as gorgeous as this one is!!

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  7. I've never heard of using a matte for a base. I'd be interested in trying that out, but if it didn't work for you, I'm sure it's not gonna work me either :(

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  8. Maybe I'm a bit snooty, but if a polish has some sort of special formula, then shouldn't the company work that out in the base of it instead of requiring a special base coat? That just seems unfair to the consumer unless the sets are sold together.

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  9. so pretty! It's a shame that it needs a special base coat to work effectively.

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  10. I hate that these don't work so well without the aqua base coat, but they are still amazingly gorgeous!

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  11. They really are! Thank you again so much for this gem!

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