Tuesday, 28 July 2009

NOTD: Nfu-Oh Shiny Opals #59



All hail Nfu-Oh...


This is nail polish meant to be worshipped - from the formula and the colour range through the long wear and, last but not least, the sexy bottle design. This is #59 from the Shiny Opal's range or so-called "flakies" - polishes that have little flakes of glitter. The acquisition of the Nfu-Oh's I have were the most expensive so far in my nail fanaticism. I imported them all the way from New Zealand. And I worship them.


This is #59 over Jessica "Bazaar", a dark red creme not dissimilar to MAC "Rougemarie". I always have a hard time capturing the flakies - they are very duochromic and this one shifts from gold through green to blue. The base is a luscious jelly berry colour. This is 1 coat "Bazaar" and 2 coats of #59 (and some extra "dropping" of flakes onto the nail) topped off with a generous helping of Sally Hansen MegaShine to lock in the sparkle!


The beauty of the flakies is that they dry almost flat, so none of the knobbly manicure stuff you can get with some glitters with large particles. I have 3 different brands of flakies; Mavala, GOSH and Nfu-Oh and by far the Nfu-Oh comes out top.


TIP OF THE DAY: When doing multi-layer manicures, patience really is a virtue. To avoid the polish bubbling by trapping solvents between the layers, make sure that you wait at least 5 min between each layer to let the solvents to evaporate. That includes any speed-dry top coat!


Check out more Nfu-Oh manicures of mine...


Gleneagles green.. ..gold n' treasure.. ..hot lava...



...also, THIS would be my dream job! :P

5 comments:

flinty said...

That's an absolutely gorgeous Nfu.oh!

Lina-Elvira said...

Thank you, I just love how they have managed to get the flakes to display duochrome :)

Lucy said...

What a gorgeous manicure. I don't own any of those. Maybe someday. The price went up substantially so I won't be ordering soon. Your nails look just beautiful.

Asami said...

Wow, what gorgeous flakies! I've always wanted a flaky Nfu-Oh... someday I'll get one. :)

Lina-Elvira said...

Asami - TY! :) They are amazing polishes! I *love* your cupcake mani and wish my nails looked as great as yours!