One of the first polish brands I became obsessed with was Nfu-Oh. They had the most fabulous holo and flakie polishes in unique bottles and the only place to get them from was a questionable site. I eventually couldn't stand it any longer and had to order 61 and 51, the holo and flakie, respectively. I've had both of them proceed to sit in my drawer for 18 months because I could never do them justice. Every time my base colour would be wrong, or not smooth enough and it would be unsatisfactory. Finally, finally, finally I found a way to make the multichrome flakie 51 match the brilliance in the bottle, and all is right in the world. Let's take a look at one of the most breathtaking single polishes I own, shall we?
Nfu-Oh 51 is blue jelly with strong multichrome flakies of all sizes. In the bottle it has to be one of the top ten most stunning polishes ever because no matter the lighting, it's like a bottled rainbow. Where I've come into trouble in the past has been the base colour. Black is too harsh and isn't the right tone and Revlon Royal, while being the right shade, is the wrong consistency and doesn't work somehow. Finally I tried it over two coats of Essie After School Boy's Blazer - a very dark navy blue creme - did I finally get the result I wanted. This is two coats over the Essie and I couldn't stop looking at my nails all day. In the sun it's a glittery copper over blue. Inside it's red, no wait, green, no, blue, just all the colour shifts in all lighting. I can't say enough good things about it - now I have the right base. LOOK AT IT:
The Verdict: I've loved this in the bottle for 18 months and I'm so happy I was able to do it justice. Yay, I did something I'm happy with that isn't a glitter placement wooooo. Don't worry, I have another large hex mermaid glitter locked and loaded because I wanted to show off to my new Instagram real-life friends at the shopping trip we did yesterday :)
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