Creme polishes may be my favorites to use on an everyday basis, particularly for nail art, but flakies are like that decadent treat that I allow myself to have once in a while.
Let me introduce you to this beautiful flakie polish: Nfu-Oh's flakie #51
Name: 51 (flakie)
Limited Edition: yes? Discontinued
Size: 17ml /.6 fl oz
The first time I stumbled across Nfu-Oh polishes, what grabbed my attention wasn't the polish but the bottle itself. Nfu-Oh bottles are shaped like the skirt of an ornate gown, complete with flowers and ruffles. The caps, in turn, are molded in the shape of a corset with laces up the back and filigree swirls decorating it. Even if the polish wasn't as amazing as it is, I would have picked up this polish just for the bottle alone.
|3 coats Nfu-Oh 51 with no colored base|
The color of this polish is so hard to describe. Nfu Oh 51 has a deep blue jelly base that verges on purple. The real magic, though comes from the multichromatic flakes suspended inside. This polish looks so different in different lighting conditions, and even different times of day.
When I first started writing this post, it was night, and under the florescent lighting in my room, I got a heavy red shine, with blue and purple at the edges. Now that I'm sitting here with indirect morning daylight filtering in, the coloring looks more golden orange with flashes of green at the tips and red at the edges. When I walk out and put my hand into direct light, the base appears more purples, with a heavy red shine and hits of gold and green here and there.
Because this polish features a jelly base, you can achieve different looks by using a different colored base. Want more of a blue tint? paint a coat of blue first. Want more of that red blazing through? Yep, throw down a coat of red. you can also reach opacity quicker and sometimes with bolder results just by using a coat of black.
The finish doesn't dry to be precisely SMOOTH, but it isn't rough or "textured" either. This is probably due to the amount of opal flakes packed into the polish. A coat of top coat ( I used Seche Vite in these pictures) fixes that easily.
Manicures/nail art that use this nail polish:
I'm absolutely in love with this polish and am so happy that I bought it. Other brands have put out flakie polishes, but Nfu-Oh had such a wide range to select from. Sadly, the flakies line (Nfu-Oh #31-60) has been discontinued. If you love flakies and multichromatic polishes, I suggest trying to get a bottle. Even though the flakies are discontinued, I managed to get mine through FabulouStreet with no problems.
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