Thursday, September 3, 2009

Variations on an NOTD: Obsessive Compulsive Swamp Thing + Nfu.oh #38 + Essie Matte About You

First thing's first: I am in love with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail polish! These are some of the absolutely best creme polishes I've ever used. I haven't tried all of the ones I've ordered but the couple I have tried have been fabulous: the formula's thin without being runny (hence easy to control) and ultra pigmented (so my customary three coats was more out of habit than necessity). I'll do a bigger post about OCC polishes in the coming week but for now, I had to show off my NOTD (and what I did with my NOTD when I got bored)...

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Swamp Thing
Day old mani topped with Diamont. It was hard to do but this photo captures the color pretty faithfully. I love this dark drab olive to pieces. But I had to play with it...!

OCC Swamp Thing with Nfu.Oh #38

As you can see from the bottle, this is a cloudy-clear opalescent flakey polish. Light does marvelous things to this combination of polishes.

OCC Swamp Thing with Nfu.Oh #38 and Essie Matte About You topcoat

I love this even more mattefied: the mattefying does not really dampen the way the Nfu.oh reacts to light. It's not as reflective, but as reactive (though I'm pretty sure I'm not expressing those terms correctly).

"Rawr! I am a scaly Swamp Thing! FEAR ME!"
...says my nails.

OCC Swamp Thing with Nfu.Oh #38 closeup with and without Essie Matte About You topcoat

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D:) said...

I'm not usually a top coat person but you and Adrienne are really making those flakies grow on me!

Inbaluly said...

wow that's so cool!
I not into the swamp colors in general, but with the nfu-oh and MAY it looks awsome!

mKat said...

I have to agree with D:) ... I am in love!

Pinkginger said...

That looks fantastic! I love the green!

rijaH said...

Looks so cool with the matte topcoat.. Really nice effect :D

flinty said...

mKat + D: Topcoats make me happy. It changes up an old mani and makes it all new again. :)

Inbaluly: I didn't think I'd like swamp colors but it's such a rare and rich color, it's hard for me not to like!

Pinkginger + rijah: Thanks! :)

Katie said...

I love the matte effect! I'm now needing (upgrade from wanting) nfu-oh flakie polish.. Great mani!

flinty said...

Well, if you decide to indulge, the only place you can get them in the US is but on the upside, they are VERY reliable and super quick shippers. Also, they are great with customer service in general. Ask a question and they'll always get back to you.

mKat said...

Do you happen to know where Nfu stands on animal testing?

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