Hello Guys and Dolls! Are you ready? I spent the better part of a day swatching & photographing these ladies, so this post will be
drool worthy picture heavy. These polishes are so magnificent, I find myself with the urge to say, “we’re not worthy! we’re not worthy!” Wayne’s World reference anyone?
Just a little background: I have lusted after these for nearly 3 years. I’m not sure where I first saw them, but I do know one of the first blogs I saw with swatches of these was Vampy Varnish. At that time I was just getting back into nail polish, and Kelly is partially to blame for my ever growing obsession with nail polish.
Anyway, as I said, I’ve wanted these for a long time, but I would always forget about them, or get caught up in other things. As far as I know, they are available from just one website in the US, Fabuloustreet.com. This last Christmas, Mikey got me a few and today I’m finally sharing them with you!
Let’s talk about the obvious: The bottle is a freaking corset-bodice top with a full skirt bottom! Oui Oui! It really looks like a piece of art rather than just a nail lacquer. The shape of the handle also make it easy to hold and apply the lacquer. It’s worth noting that Nubar Lacquers come in a similarly shaped bottle minus the decoration that makes these so awesome-sauce.
I have 3 “flakie” lacquers, and one “holo”; 2 of the flakies have a jelly-like base color, and one is clear. All 4 are incredible.
Oh-La-La, look at the bottles!
All four sides
Now for a breakdown of each one
Nfu-Oh 40 swatched over a black Wet ‘n’ Wild polish.
Clear base with green/teal/blue/purple reflective flakies.
You may remember a few months back I gushed about the Finger Paints flakies. This is the same type of flakie- a clearish base with flakies. The difference is that the bas eof this one isn’t as milky as the Finger Paints version, and the flakie glitter is a bit denser, and the particles a bit larger. In terms of color it seems to be in between Flecked and Motley.
For these photos I have 40 on my index & ring finger, Flecked on my middle, and motley on my pinky.
Flecked, 40, Motley
Nfu Oh 51
Four photos of one polish? In the words of Napoleon Dynamite: “heck yes I did!” Each photo shows a different nuance of this masterpiece in polish. This has a cool purple jelly-like base with flakie glitter and micro flakies made of the same material/colors. This one flashes gold, copper, red, teal, green, purple…a rainbow in a bottle. The only minor caveat of this polish is that the base is a “jelly” so it takes about 4 coats for me to get opaque coverage. I recommend using another polish as a base and then doing 1 or 2 layers of this as to not waste it. These swatches were the polish alone, 4 coats.
Fabulous. I feel as if I could gush about these all day and never fully explain how awesome they are. This one appears much cooler than 51, with a more teal/blurple look. When I really inspect them I feel that the base color is similar, but the different colors of flakies make them appear so different; the base color on this one might be a touch darker/duskier. Again we have flake glitter with mirco shimmer. Love it.
An absolutely gorgeous nude holo, and really perfect for those of us who like the idea of nude nails, but find them a bit boring in practice. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “holo” its short for holographic, meaning it flashes all the colors of the rainbow. This one flashes fantastically in low-light, sunlight, and is interesting enough to not be boring, but “normal” looking enough for conservative situations. Like most holo polishes I have it dries to a semi-matte finish, and had a pretty quick dry-time, though not as fast as the China Glaze OMG collction. Ok, now we get to the bad part- this polish is a drag. What I mean is, while painting your nails you must be super, duper careful about how you paint them or you’ll get “drag” marks where the polish will pick up a bit from the previous layers creating bald spots and an uneven texture. I found I could make it work if I waited really long between coats, and paint the out-sides of the nails first and then smooth it over with the center swipe- the opposite of what I normally do. With all that said, I still think it’s worth the effort.
Nail Brands of the world- PLEASE BRING HOLOS BACK!
I forgot to take a bottle shot of 62, so here’s the bottom of 52 instead.
All in all, I love these. Nfu Oh was one of the first companies to have “flakie” polishes, and they have the largest selection of them. I really wish more brands would take a page from their book and have extensive collections of flakies and holos, that were permanent. A girl can hope.
Price: $12.50 each
Where to get it: Fabuloustreet.com
Would I recommend this to a friend? Absolutely. These are among my favorite nail products hands down.
Just be yourself!