It’s raining cats and dogs outside, so what could be better than putting on a holo, right? I’ve just come to terms with that if I’m ever going to wear my holos, I can’t wait for the sun to come out!
Anyway, I picked Layla Emerald Divine to be the first polish from my epic haul to put on my fingers. Even if there’s no sun, this is one of the awesomest and holoest polishes I’ve seen! This is an emerald green linear holo, and the effect is so strong that it’s like looking into another dimension. These pics are taken under a regular light bulb, so you get an idea how intense this will be in the sunlight.
The formula was divine as well, two nice and easy coats are needed for full coverage. And the brush is super comfortable! It’s flat and square, but not too big, and firm, but not too stiff. Love it!
Now, the secret to effortless holo application is using the right underwear. I’ve used Nfu-Oh Aqua Base, but you could also use other holo-friendly base coats like GOSH Fix Base Coat or Make Up Store Aqua Fix.
The trick is to apply a thin layer of the base coat, if you apply it too thick or unevenly, you’ll get bumps that show under your polish. The base coat goes on kinda milky, and when it’s dried to a thin, clear finish, you’re ready to apply your holographic polish. The Aqua Base grabs on to the holo preventing bald spots and other iffy application issues, and it also increases the wear of holographic polishes.
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 going to a party tomorrow, so I needed something sufficiently blingy on my nails. I decided go for layering some of my awesomest polishes, why have only one when you can have three? I’m not going to blabber on about this, I’m just going to tell you that this is 2 coats of OPI Let Me Entertain You, 1 coat of Nfu-Oh 51 and 1 coat of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple. Please click on the pics to embiggen, and enjoy!
In other news, I was lucky enough to be able to place an order for no less than 9 Lynnderella polishes tonight! I think her shop was open for around 1 minute, it’s totally crazy! She’ll be open for business again when she’s sorted through the first orders, though. I see a lot of glitter and bling in my future, I can’t wait!
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?