Today marks my 200th post on Did My Nails! I wanted to celebrate with something special from my Big Box o' Untrieds, and Nfu Oh 51 was an easy choice. Please to enjoy an enormous picture of this stunning beauty!
I'm still adjusting to seeing my hands all blown up this large, but those flakies are just UNF! Had to go big again.
Nfu Oh 51 is a magical potion of flakie goodness. The colour-shifting flakes are suspended in a purple-blue base that can be built to opacity, but I'm wearing just one coat here over my go-to black, Revlon Colorstay Stiletto. I think I got a pretty good representative sample of the colours these flakies throw off, but green, gold, orange, and raspberry red are all there in abundance. Over a more purple polish, the flakies lean towards the bottle shades, and I can't wait to try that soon as well. For the first time, though, black was definitely the way I wanted to go.
This was actually my second time doing this manicure today, as I had a little trouble with 51 on the first go-around. It was thick. Crazy-thick and goopy, and even with SV and a good 45 minutes of drying time, I still dinged two of my nails as if they'd just been painted. I did manage to smooth the dings a bit and gave it some more top coat, but something about that killed most of the colour-shift, so I decided to start over. This time, I added some OPI thinner and gave it a good shake before I got started, and it went much, much better.
Nfu Oh recently saddened the nail blogging world by announcing that the Opal Glitter line, to which 51 belongs, is being discontinued, so I'm glad I remembered to be sure to show this beauty off before it's gone forever. There's no real word yet on what might be slated to replace this line, but it's gonna have some big--and gorgeous--shoes to fill.