I’ve been on the search for a true-to-form holographic nail polish like a reincarnation straight out of the 80’s… just like those shiny Rainbow Brite stickers or a heavy-duty Trapper Keeper and its accompanying folders.  (Are any other children of the 80’s with me on this??!)

But most nail polishes straight out of the bottle fail to perform and look disappointingly monochrome, with none of the oodles of rainbow shimmer that holograms have.

However, I’ve just discovered Nfu Oh!, from a post from awhile ago by Stylorectic.

This is Nfu Oh Victorian Polish Number 061, ordered off the Fabulous Street website.  (Yes, the website look is a bit of a deterrent and I for a moment worried that I was forking over my money to something extremely shady and perhaps even related to some sort of adult-video-rental-business…however, everything was on the level and I received an emailed order confirmation, shipping confirmation, and my ordered items at my door in just over a week.)  As per Stylorectic’s recommendations, I also ordered the Aqua Base, a base coat that’s apparently necessary for the adhesion of these special holographic polishes.  And boy did it make a difference in wear!  These polishes are not exactly cheap at $12.50 a bottle (so a $25 investment if you want to get started with holographic polishes), but this color is just so amazing, I almost don’t have the words. Almost;-)

The Number 061 looks like thick granulated silver coming out of the bottle…nothing to get excited about yet, and goes on pretty much the same.  However, even with one coat as it dried the rainbows began to form, and once completely dry the perfect shimmer of purple, green, yellow, and orange appeared.  It’s gorgeous.

In bright sun.

Indoors, no strong direct light.

I would recommend 2 coats here, and even though I put on a topcoat for extended wear I found the topcoat dulled the holographic effect slightly (not so many obvious rainbow ribbons; they became thinner and subtler-colored).  However without the topcoat it chips super-quick, so you might have to constantly redo this mani to keep it perfect.

But oh, my is it breathtaking!


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