Showing posts with label Nfu-Oh. Show all posts
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Nfu-Oh #62 and China Glaze: Hello Gorgeous!

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   Sunlight picture, yay!  I've already shared Nfu-Oh #62 before on my blog, but I've had these polishes for so long that my nails and photography skills have improved to the point that I really ought to reswatch them all!  Anyway, #62 is the linear holographic polish.  It takes 2 coats.

   China Glaze Hello Gorgeous! can be built up into a textured glitter polish because the soft pink glitter nicely hides any bare patches!  I used 3 coats by itself (no topcoat, no "underwear") for a look very similar to what I did with China Glaze Glistening Snow.  Next time I wear this I'll try it as a single-coat topper over a dark color.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nfu-Oh Jelly Syrup Sandwich Skittle Nails

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   Oops, this manicure almost got away from me!  These were my nails on January 1st, two weeks later I finally realized that I forgot to post about it!  I ordered 5 of the Jelly Syrup colors by Nfu-Oh, and figured that since I have 5 fingers on each hand I could use them all together.  And because they are jelly polishes I should do use them for jelly sandwiches!  The awesome black & white glitter Social Suicide from Different Dimension was my choice.


   As seen above:  The Nfu-Oh colors I used are #05: yellow; #10: true pastel pink; #13: lavender; #15: robin's egg blue; and #17: pastel green.  These are on the bright and vibrant side of pastels, but they are still pastels to me.  It was very hard to narrow it down to just these five colors to start with, but I know I'll use them a lot.


   I started my manicure with two coats of each color.  As you can see they are sheer, shiny, and squishy-looking.  The first coat tended to be a little patchy but the second coat leveled it out well.  I was careful with my brushstrokes to get a good spread of polish on each nail.  I was really impressed with the yellow, I didn't expect it to be so bright and it was more opaque than the purple.  After admiring how pretty these jellies are by themselves I put one coat of Social Suicide on each nail and covered it with the jelly color again.


   I loved this look so much!  It seemed like my nails were tiny pastel dinosaur eggs, hehe.  I used one coat of my Poshe topcoat to seal everything in and they dried to a super-shiny smooth finish.  Three coats of these polishes made for good opacity, though they were still sheer at the tips.  You could use a creme-glitter-jelly combo if you have a creme that would match one of these jellies.


   My pink thumbs were my favorite nails of all, if only because I think pink, black and white is an awesome combination!  I would wear a complete manicure of any of these colors, but especially this pink!  I was also very happy with the wear I got out of this manicure.  It stayed very shiny and it didn't get any chips.  I have always been impressed with my Nfu-Oh polishes and these followed that trend.


   I'd definitely recommend these polishes if you like the jelly look and what you can do with them.  If pastels aren't your thing there are a bunch of other colors in this line, too!  I buy my Nfu-Oh polishes from FabulouStreet.com - the customer service is great!  Social Suicide is available in the Different Dimension etsy shop!  Let me know if you have any of these polishes and what you think of them.  =)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nfu-Oh #60 over Orly Space Cadet

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   While digging through old pictures I found a few from a manicure in July.  Nothing too fancy, just simple layering, but I couldn't waste pictures of multichrome-and-flakie goodness!


   Both of these polishes change color at different angles, so it was a neat manicure.  Nfu-Oh #60 is a black jelly filled with orange-to-green shifting flakes.  Orly Space Cadet is a sort of foil finish polish with a copper red-to-green shift and a teal base.  Here they are sitting next to each other:


   I think it is worth noting that Nfu-Oh is a 17ml bottle of polish, and Orly is 18ml.  My two "biggest" bottles next to one another!  I appreciate the generous portion of polish when both of these brands tend to be pricey.  Now have a couple angled nail shots to show off the color shift they have together!



   So pretty!  Pictures don't do justice to these polishes!  I put #60 in my blog sale but after being reminded of these pictures it is tempting to pull it back out!  I have enough flakies, though... someone grab it before I change my mind!  =P

Monday, October 1, 2012

September 2012 Hauls

   My second monthly haul post and I've already managed to be late!  Well, not really, I'm aiming for end of the month or start of the new month, but I did want to post this two days ago.  Technical difficulties botched my plans.  I wanted to put up another Different Dimension polish today.  You will get to see Different Dimension polishes here too, at least.  So, let's see what I got!


   A My Little Pony calender for next year, yes!  I was thrilled when I spotted it.  Now I'll have more ponies in my sewing room during the coming months.  Also, it probably ties with second-hand nail polish as the cheapest thing I bought.  =P  Let's see the little things up close...

Friday, February 3, 2012

NotD: Layering Glitter over Flakies!

   Hello everyone!  I'm taking a break to type this up with gloves on my hands.  My cuticles are turning scary because I haven't been giving them enough love.  Trying to make up for lost time with oil soaking on them right now.  Please ignore the dried skin, but enjoy the polish!


   I wanted something light, and I had a new polish to try.  I picked up Starry Silver Glitter by NYC and these are the two polishes I used along with it:

Sally Hansen Xtremewear Lacey Lilac, Nfu-Oh "Firefly Bums" #39, NYC Starry Silver Glitter

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nfu-Oh #66 (aka Green Holo Perfection) & Nfu-Oh Haul

   When my latest Nfu-Oh order (through FabulouStreet.com) showed up this month I just had to try Holographic Polish 66 out right away.  I can see why it is the favorite of the group - it's so holo you can't help grinning at it.  My nails were spewing  (double!) rainbows with this stuff on and it was a dream to work with.  I only needed 1 coat - yes, one coat! - for opacity and full prismatic awesomeness.  Dried in no time and even wore well with no chips and very minor tip wear.  I didn't use a top coat.


   Yep, these photos are before my tragic nail breakage.  How scary would it be if they grew that fast?


   This Nfu-Oh shows the most holo in the bottle!  I have seen this described as a greyed-out green or dirty silver color several times.  While I can agree with that for what it looks like in the bottle, I think it is obviously pale green on the nails.  Well, when it's not ALL THE COLORS, of course.  In pictures my nails are showing great rainbows but I wanted to show the base color...  It is this green:


   I'm so, so happy to own this polish.  I'm also happy to own the other Nfu-Oh beauties I picked up.  Here are numbers 62 (another Holographic), 66, 60, and 39.  Yay, flakies!


   The dark #60 looks deep and mysterious in the bottle.  Nfu-Oh #39 is more glowly than I can convey through your screen.  It is a bottle of Firefly Bums!  I capitalized that because that is the first thing I told my boyfriend it reminded me of.  He helped unpack these and agreed wholeheartedly.  So from now on #39 is Firefly Bums to me.

   Thanks for reading!  =D

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holo Polishes Layered (again) This Time in Blue!

   Not only that, but it's a video!   I made this one a while ago but was too busy with other things to post it up.  It's great to see an Nfu-Oh and Milani Holographic shifting rainbow colors right before your very eyes - check it out!



   This can be watched in HD directly on Youtube, as well!  I must say it's kind of nice to share something I made when the sun was out and shining brightly...  The weather is turning cold again here.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, November 7, 2011

NotD: Nfu-Oh Holographic 65 - wow!

   Can you believe this is the first time I ever used this color in a full mani?  I painted my nails with this yesterday and never used a top coat, but it's still pretty even with the slight tip wear.  I used the Nfu-Oh Aqua Base and 3 coats of this pretty polish.  The sun peeked out briefly this morning so I got a few shots before it went away - the bright sun makes it look more aqua blue!

  
   So gorgeous...  Yes, I believe linear holos are my favorite type of nail polish ever.



   And these next shots are under cool white lighting with flash; what the blue usually looks like.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Holographic Polishes - Layered!

   After my last Nail-of-the-Day post I dressed my fingers up a little more.  I was wearing NFu-Oh 63 - a pink holographic polish.  I added a coat of Milani 3D Holographic polish in Digital to each nail except my ring fingers, which got a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust.  The result is lovely!


   The Milani line of Holos has a micro-flakie quality to the holo particles and a fairly weak linear effect.  They are sheer enough that one coat over another color looks nice but not overwhelming; I'm happy I decided to try it over another holo!  Digital made #63 look a little pinker.  Fairy Dust gave my polish a slightly more powdery appearance and most of the fine glitter was lost in the underlying holographic polish.  There is not top coat in any of these shots.  And yes, there are a lot of pictures.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend-ends, soon my Giveaway will too!

   I was away this weekend and had a grand time being away from work, home, and even the computer.  I didn't take any pictures until I was home again, but I can show you what I had on my nails.  Considering these pictures were taken under indoor lighting with a point-and-shoot, they do a mighty good job of showing off one of my favorite polishes:


   Nfu-Oh Aqua Base coat, Nfu-Oh 63 (3 coats), and a top coat on all my nails except for the index finger, which was layered with something.. consider this a teaser!!  You can see the difference more in this shot - anyone have a guess about what is over #63?  You can click my photos to see larger versions.





   There was one mishap while getting ready to leave for the weekend - eyeshadow explosion!  The worst I've ever had.  I was using my Nyx Chrome Eyeshadow and went to put the plastic seal back onto the pot before recapping it, and it slipped sideways into the White pigment.  Poof! it showed in my room.  I had to leave so I just left it to clean up when I got back.  Since it spilled mainly on my dresser I could not easily see how bad it was.  Out of curiosity I wiped my hand over the dresser...


   Wow, sparkling skeletal hand make-up!  There was still more on the dresser, it just wasn't sticking to my skin anymore...  While it was pretty and pearly I feel bad about the huge waste.  ...Wait no, what am I thinking!  This is a swatch - an epic hand swatch!  So there, now you know what Nyx CES White looks like, if you had any doubts of it being anything besides the color white.  Anything for you, my lovely readers.

   In other news this is basically the last day to enter my giveaway!  Make sure that you double-check all the entry options on the Rafflecopter widget - I added a bonus entry option two weeks ago and not every has used it!  Here's a direct link to the original giveaway post.  I don't know about my followers but I know I'm in suspense over who will win!  Hopefully my next blog post will be of announcing the winner~

Friday, September 16, 2011

NotD: Nfu-Oh with Black Tips

   Tried prolonging the life of my holographic mani with creme tips.  I did them freehand so they aren't very neat!  A stripe of silver was added to the ring finger and thumb, as well.
   I keep rotating my picture but Blogger doesn't care.  I prefer posting from my laptop for sure.  >_<'

   Edit:  Ugh, I simply had to go in and rotate this later, as well as host it from Flickr - blogger ruined my picture quality as well!

Monday, September 12, 2011

NotD: Mobile post - Nfu-Oh 61 & 65

   Testing out the Blogger app for Android.  My current manicure.  Edited later because it wouldn't do a jump break.

Friday, September 9, 2011

NotD: Nfu-Oh #63 Victorian Polish - Hologram!

   So I figured I'd get around to playing with the new LCN polishes first... but then something amazing happened yesterday - the sun came out!  I hurried to get my new holographic pink polish on my tips and toes~  While I was out today I had to snap a few more pictures, and my HTC Incredible did a great job at capturing this prismatic beauty.  Even better than the family camera I usually grab!


   I'll do more of a review in the future, but I could not resist sharing these shots for now!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Haul: Lots of Polish In the Mail!

   There isn't much good about a postal holiday.  Your packages get delayed, you forget that you shouldn't be checking the mail and look like an idiot...  But, on the upside, maybe everything will arrive *all at once* the next day.  That's what happened to me!  On Sept 6th I got all kinds of goodness in the mail:


   Yes, it's all nail polish, I guess you could say that I have a bit of an obsession right now, but even for being just polish, that's big variety!

   I have Nfu-Oh: 61, 63, 65 and the Aqua Base for those holographic colors.  I snagged the China Glaze Spring mini set off of Amazon.com for a steal - the baby CG bottles are adorable!  Three "big" China Glazes: Blue Iguana, 108 Degrees, and Senorita Bonita from the Island Escape collection, and... the complete LCN magnetic polish set!  I am really happy to have all of these, and I think it will be fun playing with my new colors.  I really hope the sun comes out tomorrow so I can test some new colors to the full extent!