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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Swatched: Nfu Oh Holographics 61, 62 and 65


This post has taken me forever to finish up... I bought these little gems months ago, when Nail Polish Canada first started selling them but I didn't pick up the Aqua Base Coat, I just figured I didn't need it. I have multiple base coats, surely one of them would suffice? No. For the record, you need the Nfu Oh Aqua Base Coat with these, but more on that later. These holos are quite popular, and for good reason, they sparkle something crazy! I took a butt-load of photos, so sit back, maybe grab a snack (I said a butt-load, that's a lot), and take a peek.


bottle cap- front

bottle cap - back

First, I can't talk about Nfu Oh polish without mentioning the bottles. The caps/bottles are styled to resemble corsets and skirts. The caps are the busts, adorned with a floral motiff on the front and bowed corset ties on the back. The back of the bottle also has an adornment resembling the pleats and ruffles of a bustle. Very feminine and cute without being over the top.


Nfu Oh Aqua Base Coat

As I mentioned, don't skip the Aqua Base Coat! It is clear that it's specially formulated for use with these holographic polishes, as I did have some issues when I tried to swatch them without it. Without the base coat the polish applies oddly, it is almost like it's drying too fast to apply it and it gets gunky and bumpy and all sorts of wrong. The base coat made application a breeze and kept the polish from flaking off once dry. My first attempt without base coat flaked off mere hours after applying. A tip though: really wipe your brush of excess as the base coat is very thin; it's very easy to get to much, flood the nail and then end up with a bumpy base. I initially was not sold that I needed this, but I'm not ashamed to say I was wrong. To get the most out of your holos you need it!

Nfu Oh 61

Nfu Oh 61

Nfu Oh 61

Nfu Oh 61

Nfu 61 is your standard silver holo. While it may be standard, this one is done right! There are linear flares of every colour in the rainbow in this one and a ton of flash. The photos are two coats, but the formula of this shade was more opaque than the others and would have been fine with one.

Nfu Oh 62

Nfu Oh 62

Nfu Oh 62

Nfu Oh 62

Nfu Oh 62 is a nude tinged pink. I like that they didn't give us a standard pink, but a more neutral based pink. Like all the Nfu Oh's this has a strong holo effect with linear flares of all shades, but more so warmer tones as opposed to the cool flares of 61. The photos show three thin coats as this formula was on the thin side.

Nfu Oh 65

Nfu Oh 65

Nfu Oh 65

Nfu Oh 65

Nfu Oh 65 is a medium blue holo with linear rainbow flares. Not too much to say, just look at the colour shift! This was two coats.

These polishes really need to be seen to get the full effect (they're gorgeous!) I should add that I did not use a top coat in the photos. I have read that top coats can dull the holo effect, but I've used them with other holo polishes and still had the full effect so.... Have you tried Nfu Oh holos? Which shade do you love?

Availability: Nail Polish Canada and Fabulous Street, $12.50