Thursday, December 1, 2011

Recent NOTD: Orly Sea Gurl, Cracked

Fowl Play got most of the attention when Orly's Birds of a Feather collection came out, including from me, which is why it took me so long to try Sea Gurl, a deep grey shimmer. When I did try it, I liked it very much. It's packed with metallic shimmer, yet doesn't get all brushstroke-y like metallic shimmers sometimes can, and I got great coverage in two coats. Impressed as I was, I know my tendency to get bored when all my nails look the same, so I added accents of China Glaze Oxidized Aqua on my ring fingers and thumbs. I didn't wait quite long enough for the base to dry, so the cracking on my left hand wasn't as good as on my right (which I do first, so it was drier). It still kept me entertained regardless.





See—better cracking on my right hand (worse moisturizing, though):


Anecdotal evidence shows that even though many in the nail world are over crack, muggles are still interested. At the last two family gatherings I've been to this fall (wearing SH strips, because I was traveling), I've been asked about crack by various relatives, most of whom don't even wear polish.

17 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous crackle polish with shimmer. Definitely different compared to the regular crackle polishes. :)

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  2. You know, I passed on Sea Gurl when Birds of a Feather was released and I'm kind of regretting it right about now. Looks fantastic on you! And I'm digging the crackle accent nail; I'm a bit on crackle overload right now so it's nice to see it done in a subtle way. And yes, muggles ask me all the time about crackle as well. Just one of those things =)

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  3. I like that combo. And I have both those polishes. Must try!

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  4. i love sea gurl, it goes well with silver crackle... you should blow harder next time ;-D

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  5. Ok. That does it! I MUST get that crackle. I have Sea Gurl though it is untried. I love the combo. I have tried to avoid more crack, I have tried to ignore that particular ChG since it came out but now I MUST get it. lol MUST!

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  6. People I know IRL always ask about crackle, too! I'm so meh about it, lol! I like Sea Gurl though!

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  7. I still like crackle. Sometimes 'plain' polish just needs to be kicked up a slight notch and crackle does that for me. I love that color crackle, too!

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  8. This is one of my favorites but most of the collection is awesome. It looks good with the crackle too.

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  9. AM so not a fan of crack-but you knew that already didn't you?

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  10. I love the colors together! I like crackle in moderation.

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  11. Sea gurl is beautiful! Very pretty shimmer, ha ha muggles are always so late, just kidding lol

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  12. Sea gurl is gorgeous!!!! I only purchased fowl play and now wondering if I should also get this... um.

    I love the crackle on top - great colour combo.

    I can't get crackle to work so I have given up on them. I just can't get them to crack in the proper manner! That sounds stupid but it is true.

    great NOTD as usual!!
    cheers
    BV

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  13. Sea Gurl is a cool color - I like it! Although I am not a huge crackle fan, it adds a nice accent :-)

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  14. lmao, i completley agree with you, muggles still fascinated by crackle loll, ! so many people have asked me ' have you seen that new crackle polish?' and this was like a week or 2 ago ! loll

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