You didn’t think I was done with the bling yet, did ya?!
When I started getting into nail polish jewelry making recently, I got a fresh, new craving for flakies. I studied the bottle pics at Viis Ilusalong long and hard (that’s what she said!), and I eventually decided that I needed Nfu-Oh 39 in my life.
Nfu Oh 39 is obviously a flakie, and the flakes change from bright green to indigo blue. The base is sheer, so it’s perfect for layering over other colors. Today I have layered it over my trusty black creme, GOSH Nero.
The formula is quite thick, but since it’s meant for layering, it’s not too bad. I used two coats over black here, but I think maybe just one coat would have been more striking. There’s a lot of flakes here, so a thin coat goes a long way.
As I said, I bought this at Viis Ilusalong, where the price is € 7.50 or $ 9.90 a bottle for the Opal Series (flakies). Nfu Oh can also be bought at FabulouStreet, at $12.50 a bottle (I’ve never shopped here myself, but I know a lot of people who have). Just a heads up, I recommend using PayPal if you’re buying from FabulouStreet, as some people have experienced problems after using their credit cards there.
Do you still think flakies are awesome, or are you tired of these now? What new finishes do you wish to see in the future?
What do you do when you have on a polish that is green, glittery and uglyawesome? Make it even greener, glitterier and uglyawesomer, of course!
For today’s glitterbomb I covered China Glaze It’s Alive with Nfu-Oh 56 and CND Gold Sparkle. The result is überblingy!
What do you think? Too much, or just enough?
I’m on such a glitter and flakie kick these days, and when I remembered that I had an untried flakie in my drawer, naturally I had to put it on. I got Maybelline Colorama Ruby Rays as an extra in one of my most awesome swaps ever, can you believe it?! This is a coraly-red jelly with small flakes that change throughout the entire spectre of the rainbow. The flakes are smaller than Nfu-Ohs, and a little bit more sparse. Because of the sheer base, I layered this over black for maximum awesomeness.
The formula is sheer, but it does say “top coat” on the bottle, so it’s supposed to be layered. Two easy coats give a nice sprinkling of flakes on the black.
Now, I’m sorry to say that this is difficult to find, but maybe you too will get lucky and find a kind swapmate with an extra bottle… If you’re looking for something similar, Nfu-Ohs are easier to find either at FabulouStreet or Viis Ilusalong.
Since I’ve started making nail polish jewelry, I’ve fallen in love with flakies all over again. So after browsing the online store at Viis Ilusalong some months ago, I knew I had to have the beauty that is Nfu-Oh 54. A while later, I managed to get it in a swap, and there were much rejoycing.
54 is from the Nfu-Oh opal series, or “flakies” as we nail polish buffs call them. It has a sheer teal jelly base, and the flakes change from turquoise to electric blue. It’s very similar to Nfu-Oh 50, except for the base color, but the base is very sheer, so it doesn’t really make that much difference which one you choose.
Because of the sheerness, I had to find the perfect “underwear” to showcase this polish. To my horror, I didn’t own a single polish that mimiced the seagreen base color of the Nfu-Oh. But then I figured out what would be perfect, and that was Orly Halley’s Comet. Too bad I had already sold that to a friend of mine. *facepalm* Instead I decided to get the famous dupe that started the frenzy with blue/green “mineral fx”s last year, Zoya Charla from the Sparkle collection.
I know, I know, I hated Halley’s Comet on me when I tried it the last time, but for some stupid reason I love Charla! That’s my wishy-washy brain for ya. Here Charla is on her own.
The formula is ok, but a little bit runny. I’ve used two coats here, but if I’m going to wear it on its own, I’ll use three coats.
Zoya Charla is a stunning beauty on her own, but when I added two easy coats of Nfu-oh 54, magic happened. This is a match made in nailpolish heaven, the combination turns this mani into a sparklefest of epic proportions! It’s like the prettiest mermaid’s tail you’ve ever seen, a galaxy of glitter and color-changing flakes! My pictures do not do this justice, but still, feast your eyes.
What do you think of this combination? Do you have any other layerings that blow you away?
I know it’s still summer, but it’s right about this time a year the craving for dark and vampy polishes comes about. I found this little gem in my untrieds drawer, Barielle Elle’s Spell from last year’s Holiday Hustle collection. This is a wine red jelly with multichromatic flakies, very pretty and unique! I can definitely see myself wearing this come Christmas.
The formula is nice and easy to work with, I thought it would be thick and weird, but it’s really not. It’s pretty sheer, but it built nicely to opacity in three coats.
I can’t wait to see this year’s holiday collections! I’m sure there’ll be some gems this year as well. Which collections are you looking forward to the most?