Monday, January 11, 2010

Maryland Pride! OPI Maryland Crabcake

I bought this polish eight or so years ago at a flea market my mom dragged me to.  It was my find of the day at $1 (and halted my complaining for the remainder of the shopping expedition).  To this day though, I've never worn the polish - I bought it just for the name: Maryland Crabcake!  As a Marylander, I just couldn't pass it up.  Maryland Crabcake is part of OPI's 1995 American Colors collection, along with other awesomely named polishes, like Custer's Last StandSanta Fe Adobe, and Louisiana Hot Sauce.


OPI Maryland Crabcake

Maryland Crabcake is a nude creme.  It applied very smoothly - especially for a polish that is as old as I was when I bought it.  The color was a bit streaky and it took five coats, over top of Seche Base (which has a shimmer white finish).


OLD BAY!!!


Is it just me, or has OPI changed its font slightly since then?

Ironically, while I purchased this polish specifically for the name, it is my only OPI that has lost it's sticker on the bottom - so I had to do quite a lot of searching to find the name again! I tried "MD OPI," "MD Crab," "MD Bisque," & "MD Crab Soup" before I finally stumbled across it.  Isn't internet searching amazing?  Except now I'm trying to find a song that I had on my one phone called "This Time" by Maniac Garage... and the internet isn't yielding any results, except for this hilarious video which totally illustrates my frustration.  Where are you, Maniac Garage?

12 comments:

Mighty Lambchop said...

Very nice! I'm waiting for someone to put out a color to capture Oregon. (What? Are we like the red headed stepchild or something? This place is AWESOME!)
*moving along now*

Brooke said...

haha, wouldn't it be awesome if they did a collection with a polish representing each state? That would be so adorable!! (and I'd totally want them all of course!).

gildedangel said...

That is a lovely color!

Brooke said...

Thanks gildedangel!

Necromancer said...

That's a really nice nude polish, it looks good on you.
I don't have many nudes. Actually, I think I only have one that would be suitable for mannequin hands week. The others are probably too pink or too brown.

Brooke said...

Thank you Necro!! I actually expected it to be more nude - it was peachier than I expected. I'd love to find a shade that matched my skin perfectly :) Are you thinking of doing a mannequin hands mani?

Necromancer said...

Brooke, I sort of frankened an old French manicure basecoat I had. Basically, all I did was add a little bit of a gold SpaRitual NP called Gold Digger, and it toned down the peachyness (is that even a word?) and added a really nice lustre to it. It was almost like a wet look finish. So, my manne mani turned out OK in the end.

Brooke said...

that sounds really pretty - I think I might add some gold to my french basecoat because it is a little too peachy for me - thats a great idea!

BunnyMasseuse said...

Word out to the marylanders! :)

marge said...

Just a follow up on your search for the song This Time by Maniac Garage. I have the full song that I'd be happy to share w/ you, just send me an email at barefootgirl123@yahoo.com Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

omg, I LOVE this! To be honest, I'm not really a huge fan of the color, but as a fellow MD'er, I would have probably done the same thing :) I have that same size of Old Bay - lifetime supply; Chesapeake Bay represent!

Brooke said...

haha, I'm not a huge fan of the color either, but like you, I have to represent MD!! :)

 
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