Monday, April 19, 2010

Holy Layering!

Happy Monday! How's the start to your week? Mine isn't the best, I have to admit, but I am smiling thanks to the mani I have on!

I have a wild and awesome mani for you today. I did it over the weekend and am stunned at it's depth. It has it all: it's blurple, it's flakie and it's shining every color possible at me. Why do I need to wear anything but this? :cP

I started with a coat of Essie - Mesmerize. Then I added Nfu-Oh - #51. The sheer purple of #51 over the bold blue of Mesmerize created an electric blurple that is just perfect for this insane mani.

Then I threw on a great flakie I received from a sweet lady in Holland called "Rainbow" and it is from a line called "GOSH". I know GOSH is well known to my international readers but us fanatics in the US don't have access to it. The flakies in it are just like Nfu-Oh - #51 but the base is clear, making their "flakie-ness" shine a bit more than #51's.

Then the kicker. I added Nfu-Oh - #40 on top which I showed you over black here. #40 is one of my favorite polishes ever. Alone it isn't that exciting, but layered... oh. How it kills layered. #40 is what really makes this creation because although the flakes in #51 and Rainbow are well, rainbow, you get the different colors when you move your nails and look at them from different angles. So straight on they show mostly red and orange, but straight on #40 looks blue, green and aquamarine, so you all colors at once without twisting your hands around. It's rather intense!

Let's give a round of applause to the crew that made this possible! Woo! Mesmerize, #51, Rainbow, #40.

Also if you didn't know, fabuloustreet.com (where I get my Nfu-Oh polishes from) is having a sale this month:
All Polishes are priced at discounted prices. We are clearing our inventory on the Discontinued Paint Series (No. 133-282) They are marked 30% off. All other polishes are marked on 10-20% off. OFFER Valid from 04/01/2010 until 04/30/2010

Something to consider if you are in the market for some Nfu-Oh polishes!

What do you think? Do you rock layered looks?
:c)

16 comments:

  1. Sorry you're not have a great day, but your mani looks awesome! I was wondering was the nfu oh 40 a dupe to gosh rainbow. I need to start using my flakies :)

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  2. Love love love these flakies!!! I need some in my life but I am having a tough time splurging. Maybe someone who loves me will get me some for my bday on the 27th LOL

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  3. wow, such an awesome mani! if you just showed the 4 bottles first, I would have said it would be over kill to put them all together. but man, they look awesome! I have yet to get my hands on nfu-oh... do you have any colors you think hands down everyone should get?

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  4. rmcandlelight - Thank you! They are def not dupes! I need to use them!!

    Gina - Flakies are great! find a way to get them no matter how!

    Scandalous - ThankS!!!

    Skulda - Thank you very much!

    Midge - thanks! I am majorly in love with #40, #45 and #51. I also have #52 and #56. 52 didn't terribly excite me but i still think it's pretty and I just haven't even tried 56 yet but it looks gorgeous. it has green flakes in an olive green base. click on the "Nfu-Oh" in my labels section to see swatches of 40,45, 51 and 52
    :c)

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  5. Beautiful! I need to use some of my Nfu-Oh flakies.

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  6. Never tried layering, looks great!

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  7. Unfortunately, 40 has been removed from the site, at least as far as I can tell. I tried ordering it a couple weeks ago, but it was no longer available. :(

    This looks fabulous, though! I miss playing with flakies.

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  8. Ahh, too awesome! I think a while back Diana of Painted Lady Fingers did some crazy Nfu Oh layering, and it was as stunning as this is. I love it! I've been lemming Gosh Rainbow for a while now. It's a beauty!

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  9. wow, what a colour! It looks fabulous!
    Btw I've tagged you for I Love Your Blog Award at my blog http://lucysstash.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-love-your-blog-award.html so have a look :)

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  10. colormepinkenblueApril 20, 2010 at 6:48 AM

    Yes! Thank you for these pics! I posted on MUA a week ago wondering what nfu oh 38 and 40 would look like together layered. You're a mind reader! So pretty!

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  11. Looks like a party! I love layering!

    I recently got that Rainbow too. For one who's never seen Nfu-Oh's live (me!) it's like a miracle to have that on stores. I'll be posting pics of my layering tomorrow in my blog :)

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  12. Mmm, now I wanna lick your nails...is that wrong of me? It just looks so yummy and awesome!

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  13. Gah, stupid blogger comments keep screwing up for me!

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