B'day mani a.k.a Hypnotic 51!

My birthday manicure had to meet 2 criteras this year:
first : be awesome, obviously!
and second : office appropriate.
Quite the dilemma...

After giving it some thought, I decided that I could go with a kind of burgundy shimmer and spice it up, so I reached for my newly acquired Essence  Hypnotic Poison and the notorious Nfu Oh 51.
I wanted to emphasize the burgundy side of 51 that you can only see in the midle of the bottle, the edges being blue, and this seemed to me like a perfect combo, merely vampy from afar and flakie-tastic at close range.

But before, sharing this mani with you, I need to say that I'm really sad I'm not able to do it justice, macro pictures enhance the flaws and I could only take these pictures today, after 4 entire days so please excuse the tipwear and big(ger) gap.








Overall :
I'm just in looooove with this combo, I can't remember wearing the same nail polish for this long and not getting tired of it! The duochrome awesomness on 51 is unbelievable! I'm telling you it's the Clarins 230 of flakies!!!
In real life, it still looks almost perfect after 4 days, just minimum tipwear, I'm really impressed. In case you'd want to know, I used Nail Tech Foundation 2, one coat of Essence, 2 of Nfu Oh and topped it all with Seche. Next time, I'll try and bring its blue side to life :D

Thanks for commenting girls!
xoxo.

30 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous combination, I love it! It's very beautiful. Happy birthday to you by the way!

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  2. Happy Bday :)
    love the mani, i have already picked my bday polish since i am celebrating in 11 days :)

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  3. Happy Birthday! Your mani looks great even after 4 days of wear .. looks like a fresh mani to me :)

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  4. Happy Birthday! And WOW is this gorgeous and droolworthy!

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  5. Happy birthday! And what a great bday manicure-- Nfu-oh 51 is lovely!

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  6. It looks amazing. I wanted to get something from the Nfu Oh Opal range but sadly none of the shops that stock it ship to the UK. So gutted! Elle x

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  7. Stunning! Hope you had a wonderful birthday :)

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  8. Happy birthday :)
    I just got some of the Nfu Oh's - among them the 51, and it is really, really pretty, and I look forward to trying it in combinations...
    elle x - FYI www.viis.ee offer worldwide shipping, and the just had 10-30% off, but it ended a few days ago, I wrote about it on my blog. I ordered late friday evening, they shipped the next day, and it reached Denmark Tuesday...

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  9. happy b- day this mani is amasing so beautiful!

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  10. This is really pretty!! The minute I finished your post, I looked online to check the base colour and see if I could duplicate it. And I very much like the result too!! I have to admit that I sometimes have troubles finding good combos for Nfu 51, so thank you so much!

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  11. Surprisingly I love i too, and i don't usually like the "wine" tones.

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  12. hello !
    comme tout le monde je pense, je n'aime pas, J'ADORE !
    encore joyeux anniversaire à toi et oui magnifique combo une fois de plus !
    biz

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  13. You can never go wrong with an Nfu Oh!
    For my b'day (last October) I wore Stargazer 307, the multichrome one...

    JenMei

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  14. Happy birthday! =))
    I already had this polish, but it wasn't as spectacular on my nail than it looks on yours, so I gave it away... But your photos make me wanting this polish all over again! ;)

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  15. This is so pretty!! Happy Birthday as well!

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  16. Happy Birthday! And great polish. Five stars!!

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  17. Gorgeousness! I declare that a perfect B'day mani :) Flakies ALWAYS make a mani awesomesauce :)

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  18. hi every one i like to see you in this blog i am so appreciating you all in this blog

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  19. Sweet! I just gave a friend of mine Nfu-Oh 50 which I find is almost identical to 51 - and she usually wears dark red bases so I've sent her the link to this entry so she can really see what these amazing flakies can do. :)

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  20. P.S. Happy Birthday!!! Mine is 2 days after christmas (which always sucks anyway!) and i am NOT looking forward to it this year - the "big 5-0" as they say. Actually I'm pretty freakin depressed about it. lol So I hope your birthday was super special wunnerful!! :) Thanks for all the work you put into your blog, as usual. :) Nancy

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  21. It looks amazing. I wanted to get something from the Nfu Oh Opal range but sadly none of the shops that stock it ship to the UK. So gutted! Elle x

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  22. Love it. You chose a wonderful Birthday Mani. Happy Birthday!

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