I never thought I’d ever get my hands on Nfu Oh 51, a multichrome flakie polish that every nail-polish connoisseur ought to own.
It was out of stock for the longest time, and then a few months back, the inventory was replenished!
Oh happy day!
My favorite nail-polish enabler, Matty, ordered it for me a while back to help me save a bit on shipping and then brought it up when he visited. Thanks!
Unfortunately my camera couldn’t pick up its awesomeness. With direct sunlight, the multichromatic nature wasn’t as evident. It’s extremely obvious in person.
As usual, I took pictures in different lighting, but they didn’t turn out too well.
I’ve included lots of large bottle pictures, too, because I think actually the beauty of the polish showed up more in those.
Are you a fan of flakie polishes? What’s your favorite Nfu Oh polish? Don’t you just love the bottle design?
Nfu Oh 51 Pictures
Nfu Oh 51 Swatches
All swatches have:
- 1 coat of Orly Bonder Rubberized Basecoat
- 2 coats of China Glaze Coconut Kiss
- 2 coats of Nfu Oh 51
- 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- √ Smooth application
√ Quick dry time
X Everlasting unique gloss (Seriously? Everlasting? Haha!)
- Name: Nfu Oh 51
- Amount: 17 mL (0.6 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $12.50 USD
- Where to Buy: Fabuloustreet website
Nfu Oh 51 Review
Stop the press! Nfu-Oh #51 is a sheer flakie rainbow in a bottle. Its main colors are purple, red, and magenta, but you can also see orange, yellow, and green depending on the light and the angle of your nails. It’s gorgeous!
The flakies lie flat on your nails, so it’s not gritty like glitter polish. Also, removal was pretty easy – no rubbing and rubbing until my cuticles are sore.
Is Nfu Oh 51 a Dupe for Clarins 230 a.k.a. Unicorn Pee?
If you take a look at my Clarins 230 swatches and review, you’ll see that while these are both similar rainbows in a bottle, the finish is completely different so you can justify owning both. Clarins 230 has micro-shimmer. Nfu-Oh 51 has large flakies.
Of course, justifying Clarins 230 is harder since it costs around $50+ USD on eBay, whereas Nfu-Oh #51 goes for just $12.50 USD and is readily available on the etailer I mentioned above.
They’re both sheer polishes that are supposed to be used as a layer over another polish. Depending on what color you use as your base, you can bring out a different nuance. I used China Glaze Coconut Kiss, which is a medium frosty purple.
Slicking on Nfu-Oh 51 was easy peasy. It went on smoothly and evenly. It also dried a tad quicker than an average polish.
I do suggest, however, that you wait a few minutes in between coats to avoid any dragging or bald spots. Also, you should be mindful of where the flakies lie at the tip of your nails. Sometimes I had to push the flakies back so they wouldn’t hang over the free edge and feel sharp.
The ingredients aren’t listed on my bottle, but on the site where I bought it from, it says that Nfu Oh polishes don’t contain Toluene or DBP. Hmm…but no mention of Formaldehyde, so I can’t tell you with certainty that this is a Big-3-Free formula.
This beauty costs $12.50 USD, which is more than your typical salon-brand polish, but I think it’s worth every penny. This is a unique polish that can take on a slightly different effect when layered. Plus you’ll have a lot of fun watching it change colors in different lighting and at different angles!
Nfu Oh 51 Necklace
Just in case you missed it, here’s a link to the post I did previously on the Nfu Oh 51 Necklace I bought from Ginger Kitty Designs.
You can’t talk about any Nfu Oh polish without talking about the totally unique bottle design! The handle features a corset, and the glass bottle itself is shaped like a gown. It doesn’t get any girlier than this!
Also worth noting is the weight of the bottle. Now, I usually don’t mention this in my reviews, but I had to for this. It’s noticeably heavier than a regular polish to the point where it feels very durable and well-made.
Final Verdict: 10/10
Again, I really wish that I could accurately capture the depth and beauty of Nfu Oh 51. But please take my word – this is a polish that’s an absolute must-have for any nail-polish lover! Better get it while it’s still in stock!
Do you like flakie polishes, or do you think they look tacky? How much would you be willing to spend on a polish that is truly unique? Is there a certain color for a flakie polish that you wish a company would make?