Today I got my Nfu Oh order in the mail. I ordered them at NailXL. I’m sooooo excited about these polishes. I’ve read about them, how they are very spectacular and the best holos around. I ordered #061 (a holo), #039 (a flakie) and the must-have Aqua Base (without it, holos are just a disaster). Here’s my experience with #061…
First of all, let me show you the bottles. They’re a work of art on their own. They represent a female’s body in a corset. Some close-ups:
Top: front of the cap. Bottom: back of the cap.
So, now on to the application and end result!
I applied a coat of Aqua Base. This stuff smells very funny. A bit mouldy or something. It’s water based, so no chemical smell. Drying time is quite long for a basecoat. On a few nails, I put too much basecoat and this translates directly to uneven areas in your polish. You can see EVERY imperfection with holos, keep that in mind. It has to be friggin’ smooth. But I think that’s just a matter of practice.
After the basecoat was dry, I applied my first coat of Nfu Oh. Wow, it’s weird. I can’t explain it, but it’s sooo different from regular polishes. I don’t want to go all wise-ass on you, but I think this classifies as a non-Newtonian fluid. Which means it will be more fluid when you handle it very slowly and more resistant to movement when you handle it fast. It’s very hard to explain, especially because my English isn’t my native language. But I hope you understand. In practical terms, it flows on your nail when you move the brush slowly. If you move it quickly, it won’t glide on as easily. So you’ll need to find a speed somewhere in between.
Now, bring out your sunglasses!
This is the result after 2 coats of holo, no topcoat:
Then, I applied a topcoat. As I’ve read on other blogs, a topcoat will usually dull the holo-effect a bit. Unfortunately, this was true. It’s still an amazing effect with topcoat, but without, it’s just a little bit more *wow*.
I made a comparison so you can see.
If you really want to bling the hell out of your nails and durability is less of an issue (for example for a party), then I suggest you don’t use a topcoat. But even with topcoat, the effect is puuurrty amazing!
Bye for now! Next up is the flakie, I think