Creative Nail Design • NFS • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
NFS is a dark sultry uber deep blue green with black undertones yet doesn't turn black once applied. This shade is stunning and unlike most of the dark vampy shades in my stash. I hate CND in general because the drying time seems forEVER but NFS is one of the few shades I've hung onto because it's just gorgeous and incredibly unique! Applies smoothly and 2 coats gives me a gorgeous vampy shade that's an off shoot of your traditional black or dark red. Looks stunning as a pedi color topped with a few crystal rhinestones!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I am really pleased with NFS. When I first bought it I thought it was just another shimmery black, but after putting it on it turned into a beautiful deep black green/teal that catches the light really well. When I used it w/Nail Envy as a base coat and Seche Vite as a top coat, it lasted nearly a week and a half without chipping, and I only used two coats! A great color for those who want a deep, unique color but are bored with black.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
A wonderfully inky, dark, dark peacock with the best, ultra-glossy finish--so unique (sort of like NARS' Midnight Express with a bit of green). I've seen lots of blues and a few greenish-blues, but none dark as this, while still being clearly a color. It's so pigmented that I only needed one coat to get bottle color. Two didn't really make a big difference in terms of color intensity or coverage. Great formula. Lasted weeks on my toes (with a basecoat/topcoat) with very little wear and no chipping. Thumbs up!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
In regular lighting this is just a nice black but when the light hits it it's a gorgeous shade of deep, dark green. I almost stopped at 1 coat but decided to go on for a 2nd, then topped it with a coat of Creative Limelight and it's just gorgeous. With Limelight, the green is more apparent and it gives it different flashes of light depening on how the light hits it. Love it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
This is a DEAD SEXY uberdark teal that looks awesome on toes and short fingernails! Very classy and so much more interesting than straight-up black. This looks almost black in low light but gleams teal in the sunlight....so pretty! I just wish it dried faster :( one lippie off for that. Otherwise a beautiful, very unique polish.
EDIT: this stains my nails, even with a basecoat. :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
A lot of folks are finding Creative's NFS ("Not For Sale") to be green, but it isn't entirely green on me. It's definitely a strong dark blue on me, a jewel-toned peacock blue that has just a touch of rich forest green. It can look like a creme in low light, but in direct and bright light, this polish is mesmerizing. You can see a slight pearl or frost finish in indirect light, which only hints at the beauty this polish has. In direct light and sunlight, you can see the tiniest mini microshimmer, perhaps a half a shade lighter than the polish itself, lurking just below the surface of this polish, glittering like thousands of tiny diamonds. No, this polish isn't blingy, not at all, because the shimmers are so small. No, this polish is mysterious, captivating, and the kind of polish that will have you studying it when you're supposed to be doing work, driving or brushing your teeth.
I really had a problem with drying time the first time I used this. It was to the point where the polish should have been dry but it wasn't, which I discovered by ruining one nail of my mani. I had no luck with Seche Vite quick-drying topcoat (on the original mani) or Sally Hansen's clear Hard as Nails topcoat (on the messed up nail.) I am hoping that Creative's own Dry & Shine over Seche Vite will not only help this dry quicker but provide a bright and shiny finish. NFS does dry slightly matte (but only ever so slightly) so I really, truly recommend a topcoat with this polish. A glossy topcoat will really bring out the depth of this polish, transforming it from an almost creme to a breathtakingly, eye-catchingly shiny glimmery shimmer.
I'm a cool-toned NW 15 and a Winter color season, so these jewel tones are right up my alley. Love this one and an absolute "YES!" on rebuying it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This polish took forever to dry, but wore well for a number of days. The color is very unusual, a nice darkened teal color. It did not complement my neutral undertoned pale skin though, and would probably look better on someone with a deeper skin tone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Well, I'm a fan of Creative, so this was bound to be a winner! Heck, when I bought this, the SA was flipping over the color. Seems she missed seeing it herself. So, after one coat, it was opaque and gorgeous, but I had to do two, just b/c! LOL! Well, at a glance it's black with a hint of shimmer, but upon a deeper look, you see that it's the deepest darkest teal that is nothing but stunnning! I'm glad I snagged this, and will wear it many times this season, or until dark vampy colors go out of style again, I suppose. :o)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Green
This is a very, very dark green. It is one of those colors that in low to dim lighting it will look black but when just a bit of light hits it you will see hints of evergreen green, kinda reminds me of Vick's Nyquil.
update: 4 days after manicure i am starting to show signs of wear on tips...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I too resisted this color for a while. Even to the point that when one of the nail board ladies offered to buy it for me, I declined (*slaps forehead*). Two weeks later, I snatched up the last one they had on clearance at Trade Secrets. I'm so glad I did. NFS is one of the most unique blue/teal colors out there. This is what I wanted OPI Glacier Bay Blues to be (it wasn't and maybe that's why I was leary of buying NFS to begin with). It's deep and vampy and wears very well. I recently wore this as a pedicure and got a compliment from an SA at the Chanel counter! And although a colleague of mine confused it for black, she still liked it. It's a great addition to my collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I held off getting this for a long while, because although I was drawn to its unique colour, I'm generally leery of greens on me (yellow-toned NC30-35). Well, I finally gave in and am completely happy that I did, because this is one of the most gorgeous polishes I've ever tried! With a single coat, it's a darkened teal green and just perfect (how many polishes can do that in one coat?!). With a second coat, it deepens to a slightly blackened teal green, and looks rich and velvety. It does have some subtle shimmer which flashes beautifully in the light, but in dimmer light in looks like a creme. Would repurchase in a heartbeat.
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I adore this colour - have so far worn it on both tips and toes. When it was on my tips, I could see the teal a bit better; on my toes, it mostly looks like black with a hint of teal, though it's fab when the light hits them the right way and you can see the teal (and a bit of shimmer - yes, I do see it). I love dark vampy polish, and this makes me very happy, along with its blue equivalent Blue Blood. I've had issues with Creative not drying very fast, but I gave my toes quite a bit of time and a thick coat of Out The Door, and no problems this time. So far so good on the wear - week and a half and only minor tip wear. I'm trying not to wear things I've already worn, but when I had a day and night out in glam sandals planned, I just couldn't resist this! I'd definitely buy it again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
NFS is a blackened forest green against my skin tone. I don't see any teal or blue tones coming through at all, but that's me and YMMV! I was hoping the silver shimmer that I see in the bottle would be more apparant on the nails but it isn't. It is a creme finish even in sunlight. It makes a sexy pedicure since it's a vampy, blackend dark green and it wore like iron lasting almost 5 weeks without a chip, wear, or fading of glossiness. I'm still on the lookout for a shimmery version of this color, so I'm going to have to experiment with some shimmery topcoat until I find it!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a very dark green polish with a touch of shimmer. On my tips indoors it looks almost black. In outdoors lighting is a deep forest green. I love the color and is a great alternative for those of us that have not been able to find OPI Jasper Jade. I would most definitely repurchase because of the excellent formula and unique color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
NFS is from the Exibit collection, which has art-themed names. So, for those who are wondering, NFS stands for "not for sale" and is a term that is used to label displayed art. NFS is an extremely dark green with a touch of blue. Think dark forest green with a little teal and you have the color. I think it looks a lot like OPI Glacier Bay Blues if GBB were taken 2-3 shades darker. It's technically a shimmer, but looks like a creme when applied to the nail. If you are a fan of greens or vampy colors, definitely check out NFS. As for my rating, I think the color was a 4 for me, but I seem to have problems with Creative's wear. NFS showed significant tip wear on me within 1 day. Granted, I'm hard on my nails, but I can usually get 2 days out of a dark color if it's Essie, China Glaze or OPI. I'll be trying NFS again because the wear may have been due to differences in daily routine. If it performs better, I'll be increasing my rating because the color is wonderful. If you are a fan of Creative nail polishes, then definitely get NFS.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a dark forest green shimmer polish in the bottle. But it wears like a creme and has a definite blue/teal cast to it. It's a beautiful polish, and looks an awful lot like OPI Jasper Jade without the shimmer. If you can't find Jasper Jade any longer (it was DCed), this is a great alternative.