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The ALU Archives – Orly Gogo

The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.I was chatting on Facebook with a reader from Croatia who asked me about the OPI polish worn on the model in the Beyond Chic collection ad (below). Even though she’s more of a dark, vampy gal, she called the color “classy” and a great change of pace. The model’s soft opaque white tips appealed to me and totally inspired this week’s ALU Archives shade choice.
Being that my go-to white is the uber-fab China Glaze White Kwik Silvr I decided to try something different. I still wanted some sparkle and it HAD to be opaque but not white-out white. As I dug through my white/black/gray drawer I came across a lacquer that’s been sitting in my stash unused and unloved, Orly Gogo.


Gogo was originally released with the Manicure Miniatures and due to the popularity of the collection, Orly eventually brought them out in full size with the Hot Stuff collection of brights.

I’m somewhat on the fence with this one. I love the hue because it’s not mod stark white yet it still feels fresh and edgy. My issue is with the glitter and application. Like a lot of light colors, this one goes on a bit streaky so I needed three coats to get it even. And the smooth silver micro-glitter is fantastic in the light but in shade it looks like small grey specks. I’m calling it a keeper but putting it in my pedi-only pile since whites look so amazing next to a faux summer glow. I think the glitter issue would drive me nuts on my fingers but wouldn’t be as noticeable on toes.


Orly Gogo is available on Head2ToeBeauty.com and TransDesign.com in both the mini ($1.79-1.99) and full size ($3.19-3.50) bottles.

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  1. crotchfairy says:

    I have only one Orly shade and surprise, it’s Gogo. I have no idea how I acquired it, and have been keeping it behind all the Essies, CGs and OPIs. Brand loyalty, yo. I’m blown away at how pretty it is. Thank you.

  2. Saucey says:

    So is this like a lighter/cooler version of Run With It?

  3. Theresa-anne says:

    With my long nails and fairly well tanned fingers an off white with sparkle shows off wonderfully. I love this look.

  4. Morgan says:

    I love the idea of a white polish, but I’ve always had two big issues with it whenever I attempt it. It’s always streaky, and if by some miracle I can get it to apply evenly, it ends up looking like wite-out – on my fair skin its just too stark. Any recommendations for a softer version (without glitter) that I could try out that applies at least sort of evenly?

  5. Orli says:

    that is pretty

  6. ojoscafe says:

    I love how your nail polish always comes out. It is so smooth. I have a problem:

    Every time I do my nail polish I always get air bubbles once my polish dries.

    I usually use OPI
    I never shake my hands or blow on them to get them dry.
    I never shake my nail polish bottles.
    I keep my nail polich in a dark place so that the sun doesnt hit it.

    What could be wrong???!!!!!

  7. abbacat says:

    ojoscafe – I used to use OPI base and top coats and ALWAYS had bubbles in my dry polish. Since switching to a different brand of base & top coat, I never have them any more! I use Poshe rapid dry top coat. It dries as fast as OPI's, but again, no bubble issues!

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