Nfu Oh 61 is a linear holo polish that a lot of people have been raving about. I think it’s nice, but I was disappointed because I wasn’t as blown away by it like I thought I would be.
A linear holo polish is different than a scattered holo polish because when it’s linear, you see the rainbows forming in lines as opposed to the scattered variety that looks like a glitter polish.
If you’re really into nail polish, you know that one of the most coveted linear-holo collections is China Glaze’s OMG Collection. It has been discontinued, and the prices on eBay are exorbitant.
I’m a fan of both kinds of holos, but I actually tend to prefer the scattered holos better (not just because they’re easier to find). The scattered ones just seem to sparkle more even in low light, whereas the linear kind often look much flatter when they’re not in the sunlight or under flash lighting.
Nfu Oh 61 is a pretty silver linear holo, but maybe it’s because I like wearing bolder colours that it didn’t impress me as much as I anticipated.
Nfu Oh 61 Pictures
Nfu Oh 61 Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nfu Oh Aqua Base
- 3 coats of Nfu Oh 61
- No top coat! (I wanted to test the wear over several days without a top coat, since I heard other people say that it chips really quickly without a top coat.)
- Silver holo
- Name: Nfu Oh 61
- Amount: Blah17 mL (0.6 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $12.50 USD
- Where to Buy: Fabuloustreet.com
Nfu Oh 61 Review
Nfu Oh 61 is a delicate light silver. In the sun and with flash, that’s when you get to enjoy the beautiful linear rainbow goodness on your nails. It reminds me of energy auras (not that I can see them, but it’s what I imagine them to look like).
I found that in low light and regular (not really white or really bright) artificial light, it just looked like a dull, plain silver. This was disappointing. But if you like the base silver, then you might not see this as a negative.
Nfu Oh 61 would be way more fun to wear in the summer when the sun’s out more often.
This is a holo polish, so you’ll see rainbow lines form on your nails depending on the angle of your nails and the way the light hits them.
Application & Formula
The formula and application was so weird and unlike any other holo I’ve worn. Normally when I paint my nails, the polish is shiny (because it’s wet) and then some may dry duller.
With Nfu Oh 61, I painted it on and thought, “Wow, did I just get a dud or what?” It literally looked like I was smearing on dull grayish clay! But as I continued painting the rest of my nails, a miraculous thing happened – the holo on my other nails was getting stronger and the polish got shinier than when I first applied the polish! Never had that happen before!
Another strange thing about the formula to note is that it isn’t creamy or smooth. It’s on the dry side, so try to avoid going over the same wet area twice. When I did that, the polish actually got clumpy. (If this happens to you, just avoid going over the same area too much on your next coat and it’ll fix the boo-boo.)
I’m spoiled because all the holographic polishes I’ve used before have had excellent formulas that often self-level. This one doesn’t, so try to paint it on as evenly as you can.
Now, I’ve tried Nfu Oh 51 (the purple rainbowy flakie), and it went on fine, so the interesting formula isn’t true of all Nfu Ohs. However, this is the first holo from them that I tried. I wonder if that’s just what the holos are all like from this company.
The great thing about Nfu Oh 61 is that it dries super fast (which is fairly common among most holographic nail polishes). By the time I finished painting the baby finger on my right hand, my left hand’s nails were pretty dry.
You’ll achieve full opacity in just 2 medium coats, but I used 3 to see if it would make the holo effect stronger. (It didn’t.)
When this polish dries, it seems to dry really thin – thinner than China Glaze and OPI…almost like Zoya.
Durability & No Top Coat
I heard lots of people complain about how this polish chips on them after just a day of wear. So I had to test it out with just the Nfu Oh Aqua Base (which I’ll touch upon in a bit) and no top coat.
Manicure mileage varies from person to person, but this colour lasted a good 4 days. And it could’ve lasted longer if I didn’t remove it.
Also, as the days went by, I didn’t notice any fading of the holo effect. It was the same as the first day I applied it.
Some people say to skip a base coat because it could contribute to your holo chipping or not applying smoothly. Others say that’s not true. And still others say that you must use the Nfu Oh Aqua Base with the Nfu Oh holos.
I didn’t feel right about not wearing a base coat, so I used the Nfu Oh Aqua Base. It has a milky colour that dries matte and doesn’t look very attractive. It had a really strange formula. When I went to remove it later, it balled up. Never had that happen before with other polishes.
If you have some ridges on your nails like I do, just know that this base coat won’t fill them in. And the Nfu Oh 61 polish is very thin, so your ridges will show. Consider buffing your nails prior to wearing this if that might bother you.
I adore Nfu Oh bottles because they’re like works of art. On the front you see floral and accent detailing. On the back, it’s a laced-up corset. And the glass bottom is the dress.
The bottle feels really sturdy and well-made in your hands – not at all a flimsy or cheap product. But that’s what I expect for a $12.50 USD nail polish.
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
I so wanted to give this polish a high score, but…it left me underwhelmed. This is the very first holo to ever do that! *Sniff sniff*
Have you ever been let down by a holo polish? Was your bottle of Nfu Oh 61 dry and clumpy like mine? Did you wear any base or top coats with this?