Nfu-Oh #62

"Good news everyone!" It's sunny time in my area now and this is the good moment to wear my beloved holo. I have had the tendency to forget about the latest nail polish releases and have prefered to dig among my lovely (and mostly untried) possessions. I don't feel like necessarily wear what was freshly released at the moment. I don't know why. I haven't bought newly released nail polish in quite a little while anyway (China Glaze "Ahoy!" aside) because there is nothing really exciting (beside maybe Illamasqua "Bacterium" that I do not own yet but might if I remember not to forget). You get it, for now I prefer to enjoy what I already possess and have never even tried. Most of my holographic polishes for instance (and the whole OMG collection I own for months and never showed). Spring is holo time. Sometimes in summer, the sun is so strong that all that you do is seeking shadows and run away from it. How could you appreciate a polish that only live for the sun? The spring sun is not of this nature and to me, April and May are really the best time for a holo. I am an admitted holover. All over holo.

I've digged among my polish and have unburried my Nfu-Of #62. And I unburried everything: the bottle, the color, the boobs, the good and also the bad sides... In the bottle it appears to be a frozen pinked beige. A neutral shade that is very much more flattering than silver holo on girls who tend to get red hands due to cold or exercise (yay for body moving but why do my hands get red?). Pure silver enhance the red of skin but such a delicate pinky beige smooth things out. In fact, it's very close to a warm silver (if that makes sense). The holo effect is quite intense in the sun and ridiculously fascinating and distracting. In full sun, the polish tend to appear more pink-lilac toned which surprised me. Indoors and in low light, it keeps a slight rainbow effect on a beige base. Outside in shadow however, it becomes a completely dull frozen pale beige. As mesmerizing as it can be in the sun, #62 has its dull moments. Yes it does. Not that I mind but if someone ever tells you Nfu-Ohlo never have a dull moment, it's not true.

The application was frantic and unpleasant. I've never felt in such a rush to apply. That's what happens when your polish dry quicker than speedlight. The polish is very thick and dries even before I get on the tip of my nails (which aren't even that long). The good side is that I had not a chance to get a smudge but I was in such a hurry trying to sort things out hoping for the best with this fast drying thick polish that I ended getting the inevitable: brush strokes. Yet I'm not bad at applying polish. But I'm not superhero Flash either (sorry to disappoint). I was genuinely wincing during application. Happily, the holo effect minimized my poor application but brush strokes were still visible when I was in shadow. Otherwise it required 2 coats that I did over the Nfu Oh Aqua base which - happily - improved the application considerably (the aqua base helps to make a more even out application of holographic polishes). One more bad thing, the power staying is dramatically poor. Holo are known for chipping fast. But in general, polishes are behaving well on my nails and even the holos of my beloved China Glaze.

OMG collection can last 2 or 3 days before chipping. But this one lasted only 6 hours. Chipping remained discreet looking due to the color close to natural nails but still. 6 hours. It's all my fault you know: I'm using my hands to live, touch, manipulate object and then I wash them. In general, I am somewhat let's say... philosophical: when a really cheap product behave like a flake, I think "you have what you paid for, Nat". But does this apply to this one? Not really. At 13€ at a pop, Nfu-Oh holo polishes are not cheap. The staying power problem cannot be resolved with a top coat as it significantly dull out the holo effect (I tried and it's true). So what to do? A great looking polish, no doubt about that and I love it. But I am at an end concerning its staying power and I am not sure when exactly I could wear a polish that I can't even trust a whole day. So where to wear it? At my own funerals? Mmh why not... I've always been a lot into black humour. This can be found at Fatal Beauty for French/Benelux girls (and shipping is free) or Fabulous Street for US and International ladies.