Friday, July 8, 2011

Oodles o' purple: Butter London HRH & Nfu.Oh 51



OK, long pic-heavy post - so I'll try and keep it light on the text.

Butter London HRH. Nice standard royal purple, red-toned base. I did two coats but it could probably have done with three since the base is a little jelly-ish. Me being me and compelled to fiddle with things that ought not be fiddled with, I put Nfu.Oh 51 over the top and the result really wasn't pretty:



Urgh. Sooo, that lasted all of twelve hours before I took it off. But I wanted to try 51 over something else because the real draw is the amazing blurple jelly base colour, which was totally lost over HRH. So I swatched it over (L-R) Orly gogo, illamasqua wink, illamasqua force, and OPI dim sum plum. And the result was much prettier:



Orly Gogo is just a total PITA to apply and not worth the 7 coats of polish (4 orly, 3 of the flakies) but 51 looked lovely over any of the other three. Two coats on force and dim sum plum, three on wink. I will definitely give this a full outing soon, because I really like the duochrome pinky colours in the flakies (just not over HRH...dear God not over HRH). Do click to enlarge this one, it's a doozy.



As Borat would say: 'naaaaaaice. Vairry naice.'


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

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14 comments:

Meeka said...

Mmm, HRH is my favorite kind of purple :) There is just a little too much going on with 51 over it though lol. I really like it over GoGo & Wink myself, though if GoGo is that much of a pita I'd skip it too lol.

tata-nadaver said...

Wow!!beautiful nail beautiful color.
It is perfect.

Hlopushka said...

Beautiful Color!!

NY*NAIL*DIVA said...

Loved it alone, and with the 51 over it! NICE COMBO!

JQ said...

Awe you didn`t like it! I really liked that layer combo the best! :P

Toyomi said...

Gorgeous layering . The color is cute alone to .

linneakjellberg said...

Love the combo!!

Suz said...

wow, this looks truly amazing!

beachgal said...

Butter's HRH is amazing. I had not seen a good swatch of it before! Your Nufu 51 reminds me of my Nubar 2010 - anyone know if they are dups? I have never seen the Nufu 51 bottle before. But my Nubar 2010 looks good on some things and horrible on others. It's a 'special' overlay - but when it works - WOW!

Cat Ray said...

I don't know, I kind of like NfuOh 51 over HRH. It certainly is bright and there's a lot going on, but I think it's pretty. HRH is to die for. I need to get that.

you-know-who said...

Hi

Can you please do some Harry Potter nail art? I'm going to the premiere on July 15th and would love to have some cool nails to show off. Thanks!

Em said...

Really!?! I love the Butter London + NFU Oh!! I think it looks awesome!

Lucy said...

Beautiful manicures. Love HRH but all by it's pretty self.

ggggg said...

Maybe its me but I really loved the 51 over HRH. The colors really came out.

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