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Sunday, August 7, 2011

I'm Matte About Blue

Do you guys remember the show 'Mad About You' with Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser? Man I used to seriously LOVE that show. Does anyone know if they show reruns anywhere?

Obviously this has nothing to do with polish.  As usual, I am babbling on about unrelated topics.  This is how my mind works.  It's a scary place in there!  Excuse the pun for a title.  I thought about "I've been deflowered by a matte" , or "A matte virgin no longer" like my holo post.  Then my mind went seriously off on a tangent and we won't get into that here!

This is also my first matte polish as well as my first Orly.  Why have I never tried Orly before? Where does one usually buy Orly? I got mine online, after seeing it on someone. But I'm sure there are local stores that carry it.  Can someone let me in on that please?

So I give you Orly Blue Suede matte.  I was hesitant about trying a matte.  I have read that they are a pain in the ass.  You can't use base coat and they are streaky messes.  But this color looked so awesome, I had to try it.  I went ahead and still did a base coat.  As you know, blue polish stains everything, as you will see in my pictures.  I dread getting this stuff off! I'm gonna but sporting Smurf hands!  The formula on this was awesome.  I gave extra time for the base coat to dry.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Here it is by itself.

It takes getting used to.  I'm such a shiny nail person, that this was a shock to me!  I then grabbed plate M79 and my new OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It (Damn you Pam at Girly Bits!) Pam just had this on her blog, and I had to have it! Here it is stamped and funky frenched with the OPI.

I think this is sweeeeet! I love the contrast between the shiny and the matte, don't you? But of course, I just had to go one more step and see what this would look like all shiny.  So I added a layer of Seche Vite.

I have to say, that I liked it before the top coat.  I thought the contrasting finishes was way cooler.  Still these colors are awesome together.  I definitely need to try more mattes.

What do you guys think? And do you get Smurf hands after blue polish?


  1. It looks super awesome! I love the matte-shiny combo.

    And they're showing Mad About You here every work day. :D

  2. @Sandra- if only I lived in Estonia!

  3. You can buy Orly at Sally Beauty Supply, Ulta, and CVS. I actually don't have very much Orly but lots of people really like it. This color is very cool and I love the stamping you did with it! I really want Swimsuit...Nailed It but I happen to be completely and utterly broke right now so I'm on a forced no-buy.

  4. OMG! Simply amazing. I love the matte and shiny finishes in the same manicure. I have tried this before, but I don't think I picked the right colors because it didn't pick up in photos. After seeing this, I am going to give it another try!

  5. Out of the few Orly polishes I have, I really like them. I love the contrast! The only matte I have is a sinful colors one, but I've never worn it matte. I think I need that OPI Color too!

  6. Yes I am really loving these two blues together! i love the matte and the shiny together! Glad you are liking it too!

  7. Ha I love it stamped! I will have to try that myself.
    Yes to smurf hands..yuck.


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