Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nails of the Day - Nfu-Oh #52

The Nfu-Oh craze hit the MUA Nail Board pretty hard. Most of the hype was because of the bottle design and these "flakies". I have to say, this was one of the most problematic polishes I have ever tried to apply.

The Color: This polish actually has a red-purple base, with green flakies in it. As you apply it the darker it gets until it's more of a "blurple" color. I used 3 coats for this color - I think it's prettier than the sheer layers. I like the color - it looks almost duo-chrome from far away when you can't see the detail of the flakes.

The Formula: Jelly with flakes in it. I sort of hated it this time. It was runny and the brush that comes with it doesn't help (it's totally round and small) because it's hard to control how much polish is on it. It's hard to get the flakies evenly placed too. And cleanup was a nightmare. I reapplied this three times.

The Wear: Even after my Seche Vite fast-drying top coat, and an hour of waiting I still eneded up getting smudges and mess ups. Not happy. But it's been fine after lasting overnight.

The Bottom Line: Unless you really love flakies, I'd avoid them. Probably best to wear as a layer over other colors rather than by themselves. I prefer Nfu-Oh's foil polishes.

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