The White Whale! Nfu Oh 61
I, like much of the world, have been waiting for Nfu Oh 61 to come back into stock. It is the holy grail of silver linear holos. I’ve stalked many eBay auctions, hoping to find one that came close to retail price. Turns out my stinginess paid off because it finally came back in. I would have missed it, too, if a helpful Reddit Laquerista hadn’t posted a heads up. So I got it, and I paid a very reasonable $12. Score!
This is my third silver holo and I wanted to do some kind of detail without ruining the linear rainbows. So I did a racing stripe. This is one coat of Nfu Oh’s Aqua base, two coats of Nfu Oh 61, and a taped stripe of Catrice’s Dirty Berry.
This was a nice change from my last two manis, which were so disappointing that I didn’t even post them. First I picked up China Glaze’s Agro and decided to stamp it with OPI’s Simply Smashing. When that didn’t show up I re-stamped with Konad’s gold special polish. And that sucked, too. Here, see the suckage:
So I removed that after one day and bought a lovely pinky rosy purply Essie called Angora Cardi. The formula was fabulous and I loved the color, but I ruined it by stamping weird fans over the top in white. The contrast was awful.
The thing is, I did a bunch of cuticle work before all of this and they looked fabulous. By the time I did all of this crap my cuticles were thrashed again, as you can see in the first photo.
Anyway, I hope I’m just in a funk. I think I need to take a break from stamping and just enjoy some colors for a while. It’s such a bummer to put the time in and then hate what you ended up with.
Posted on April 22, 2012, in Misc and tagged 61, Agro, Angora Cardi, catrice, china glaze, Dirty Berry, Essie, hot wheels, konad, manicure, Nail Care, nail polish, nfu oh, opi, Simply Smashing, stamping. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.