Orly Surreal Satin

Woot! Hump day! This Friday I find out if I have passed my training successfully. Believe it or not, people regularly fail out of the month-long training class so I’m definitely worried. I got some pretty great feedback today but it was pretty clear that if I made some major mistakes in the coming days, that could definitely affect my future employment. Uhm, talk about shitting my pants. I really want to think that everything is going to be ok, but I just can’t help being a major worrier. Honestly, at this point I feel that I have done all I can to get through so if it’s not enough, I can’t say that I wasn’t trying. Que será, será…

Ok, I don’t know why I thought Doris Day would make sense here, but my brain kind of liked it. Today I’m going to share with your some swatches that I did a few months ago and then they got lost in the drama of my laptop breaking down. Today I found them and thought that it was perfect timing since I’m still on my swatching hiatus. I really love finding old and discontinued polishes so when I found a bunch of Orly Satin Hues, I grabbed a bunch. I sold a lot of them during my blog sale but I do still have  a couple in my stash.  This is Orly Surreal Sation from their Satin Hues Collection.

Orly Surreal Satin Swatch

Is it just me or is this color a little strange. Orly Surreal Satin is kind of pink but coral-y…shimmery but satin-y. The formula on this is pretty decent as far as I can remember. I really like this Satin Hues line so it’s a bummer that they were discontinued. I have contacted Orly a few times to try to get a little more information about when this line originally came out but so far they have ignored me. Nice! Have you noticed how huge these bottles are? .75 fl. oz!!!! That’s insane huge compared to the .5 oz standard bottles of today…unless you’re one of those brands that think .33 fl. oz. is full size. I’m looking at you, Butter London and Nails Inc.

Orly Surreal Satin Nail Art

This is a definite disasticure, but I decided to post it anyway. I don’t know what I was thinking but this definitely does NOT look good. I think the black diagonal tips clash too much with the delicate hue of Surreal Satin, but I guess I shouldn’t hide the uglies!

Well, I am not going to really say much about Valentine’s Day since I don’t want to throw up. However, if you’re a fan of this “holiday,” I hope you have a nice day. As for me, I’ll be sitting in a corner cursing you all. Just kidding.

Did you know that I am currently running two giveaways? Don’t forget to enter!

OPI Euro Centrale Minis

Silly Lily Polish Winterberry

Wish me luck when it comes to my job–I will definitely need it. Thanks for catching up with me today!

10 thoughts on “Orly Surreal Satin

  1. Dominique
    14 February, 2013 at 9:31 am

    This color is so pretty. Very girly. I’m in agreement with you about the black diagonals..they’re too harsh for such a delicate color.

    Crossing my fingers that you’re still employed come this Friday!!! You’ll do just fine.

  2. 14 February, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Lovely shade :D

    And I’ll keep my fingers crossed. No worries girl!
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  3. 14 February, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    oh man, that sucks these polishes are discontinued. they are really pretty. wonder if I can find them on Ebay or Amazon. but yea, that would be nice to know when they were discontinued. Good luck with your job :) As long as you gave it your all and tried your best, thats what matters :)

  4. 14 February, 2013 at 12:34 pm
  5. Mavel
    14 February, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I LOVE that song!!! Hahaha. One of my old time favorite songs…my grandma used to sing it while she worked in the garden.

  6. 15 February, 2013 at 1:38 am

    HAHAHA!! “I’ll be sitting in a corner, cursing you. Just kidding.” NO YOU’RE NOT!! Haha. That’s the funniest part. Idk about this polish… I actually like your disasticure the best. I think the black contrasting w the weird peachy coral shimmer frost kinda makes it look better. I don’t care for this color on its own, I don’t think. Anyway- best of luck tomorrow, I tend to really stress about this type of stuff af the only thing I can do is tell myself it’ll be fine either way. There is always something good that comes from anything (well, almost anything) and you’ll just have to focus on the good part in whatever decision. I think you’ll pass though. :) If you hate Valentines day just be happy you aren’t riding it out on the sewage cruise. I’m watching the news coverage right now and, EW.
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  7. 15 February, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I actually bought this and Satin Illusion from your blog sale and really love them both! I did some research online and found that these were released in 1997! By the way, I love your black tips with this. Very 1980’s :-)
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    1. 16 February, 2013 at 12:01 am

      By the way, I posted a some nail art with the Satin Illusion on my blog if you want to check it out.
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  8. Lesley
    1 March, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    It is not just you…this color is a little strange. I don’t completely hate it, but I don’t really like it, either.
    I don’t mind your diagonals so much…I like it better than the color on its own. I think it’s just maybe kind of an odd color combo. Not realy a disasticure…I think a disasticure is when it comes out messy more than just “not cute,” but maybe that’s just me. ;)
    I know you made the cut at work, so, congratulations! :)

  9. 4 March, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Pretty color, I love that song. It has a special meaning close to my heart, so much so I got the italian translation (che sarà sarà) tattooed on my wrist.
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