Blue-green mermaid goodness by way of Halley's Comet, from Orly's Cosmic FX collection.* What could be better? Well, The Ninja can answer that: SEQUINS. Well, not sequins, really. More like a yummy glitter from Nfu-Oh with tiny little holo shimmers and a more sparse showing of bigger holo bits in a clear base. The result? It's like a sequined teal prom dress with a mermaid fishtail hem. And that's rad.
*What? The Ninja said that despite her bemused reaction to the hype over these colors, this is the only color she liked from the collection. She's no hypocrite. ;)
The Ninja had thought it was impossible. She hasn't really seen a great black glitter polish. She's seen some good ones, but for the most part black pigments seem to eat glitter. Especially fine glitter.
Enter stage right: Nfu-ohGS-14 An inky black lacquer with gobs of fine holographic glitter. She is understated in that dark polish way, yet once the spotlight hits her she simply lights up!
Let The Ninja be clear: this is not a holo polish. It is not solid hologram. It's definitely a black polish with small (eensey!) holo bits.
Let's take a look:
Application is, as with all Nfu-oh enamels, flawless. Since The Ninja can't just pick them up at Ulta (they are an Asian brand; she purchases from Fabuloustreet) she tends to hoard them.
In order to extend the life of this one, she applied it over a black cream, Illamasqua Boosh. The swatches are one coat of GS-14 over 1 coat of Boosh. She tried Gs-14 on its own and two layers were opaque.
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Application: Smooth as silk, sistah. Two coats, goes on sleekly and with no dragging, bubbles or anything irritating. It's almost runny, but not quite (or at least it seems so, compared to a lot of the thick formulas The Ninja has been encountering lately).
Color: Divine. Medium-to-deep royal purple with blue and fuchsia mini-shimmer. It's nearly duochrome, but not quite. Sometimes this reads as more fuchsia-purple, and other times a deeper, blue-based purple. This shade is fun and playful and a must for purple lovers.
Wear: Pretty good. The Ninja is hard on her hands and had minor tip wear but no chipping before she tired of the shade and jumped to the next Nfu-Oh!
Packaging: The Ninja is all about the fashionable corseted bottle and finds the shape easy to work with, and it looks amazing on the vanity! The brush is pretty good, too, and handles the well-flowing polish with ease.
Lotsa pictures to show the various colors and shimmery bits:
The Ninja purchased her Nfu-Oh's from FabulouStreet, who were amazing x 10 to work with! Shipping was prompt, customer service was ideal (even an email to say "your order has shipped, can you let me know that it has arrived?") and follow-up emails to let The Ninja know when back-ordered/out-of-stock items were back in the hizzouse.
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