Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nfu.Oh 497: so bright it broke my camera



Usually I try to show my photos as 'normally' as possible - I take off all my fancy pants custom camera settings (it's used more frequently for portraiture and suchlike), leave it on P, take off the colour tweaks, and off I go. This one? 60 shots later, I am still no-where near doing it justice. It's just SO. AWESOME. Seriously. This is straight into my top-ten polishes - I do not want to take it off.


First off, I should say, this polish was sent to me for review by Affiniti, who are Nfu.oh's UK stockist. They are about to open a non-trade sales website, which I am very happy about, having spent 8 months trying to track down the flakies. (You US ladies have it made). After trying this and No.56 (coming soon to a blog near you) and going bananas for them I now have a wishlist as long as my arm, so as soon as I can afford it - on which see below - I will be getting more (GS14, come to mama!). I don't think I would have chosen this colour if it wasn't sent to me, but I'm so glad it was because I adore it.


You see this? This is like, a quarter of how amazing this polish is in the flesh. It's very very bright, yet deep and oceanic. It's creamy, yet squishy and super shiny and vinyl-like without having any VNL. It's super blue, but has a slightly cyan undertone (which is probably overplayed here, because most of the shots made it look like a light turquoise). Most blues look purple on my skin but this is really flattering. It was a whizz to apply in two coats and I just love it to death. I think it's knocked Illamasqua force off my no.1 blue spot. I also have an extra special reason to love it...

It's the same colour as my new car.


I am now on a no-buy. For the rest of my life.

OK, I jest - the ilexicamobile does 60 miles per gallon, so it's not going to bankrupt me, but it seems a good opportunity to spend less money on non-car stuff since the insurance is a bit steep, what with being a newly qualified driver (I passed my test yesterday). I will be thinking up some rules for a shop my stash challenge for the next post, and hopefully the threat of public shame will keep me on the straight and narrow.

Having a car is going to make my life so much easier. I commute 160 miles to university (usually once a week, usually on a train) so being able to make it under my own steam if the weather's horrid or I'm due back late will be heaven. Hoo-rah!

Edit - the UK Nfu Oh retail site has now launched. It's at Nfuoh.co.uk. Enjoy!

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11 comments:

AngieBee said...

This is an amazing color! I've put it on my wish list : )

mw said...

this is soo pretty, love it!

nylrem said...

A non-trade website for affiniti, my bank account is currently crying lol

Cristina said...

If that is a quarter of how beautiful it is in flesh... then I WANT IT! :D

Ruthy said...

If it's knocked Force off your topspot it must be AMAZING. Want! x

Kara said...

Congrats on being a driver now! (I don't even have a permit, though I am being forced to get one before summer is out)....

But that's an awesome color. I love teals, and that one looks super pretty!

Geo58 said...

Super bright teal color, looks like you have to buy special sunglasses to wear this polish. Love the color and it looks super on your nails.

Sandi said...

You'll have to tell someone besides us about the no/low buy if you want to be shamed when you slip! I'm afraid all of us here know way too much about that kind of slippage to offer anything but sympathy, lol. And it is a gorgeous blue.

ChaosButterfly said...

POW insta-lemming.
This is fabulously pretty, I love it.

And yeah, no one here's gonna say anything to you if you fall off the no-buy wagon. That's like going to the bar and expecting the other lushes to scold you for drinking LMAO!!!
But congrats on the new car!!

Lucy said...

Congrats on your beautiful new car. Perfect match with your nail polish. I added that to my wish list immediately. Looks beautiful on you. Love that flash of blue.

Tee Dee said...

Lovely colour! Affiniti's new store has opened and i'm sooo after those flakies and holos, although the prices are 'eeekk'. Oh well might have to start selling some organs to fund this polish habbit :-)

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