Sea How Far You Go is one of twelve shades in the Nicole by OPI Spring 2011 Collection called Something About Spring. This collection is available exclusively at Target stores. I have a weakness for olive green shades and for shades that have a foggy or muted look to them, so I picked this one up. The Nicole line recently updated their brush as you can see by the label, and I'll talk more about that below.
A little off-topic...what's blooming today? The Astilbe plants are all starting to bloom, and if you're looking for a perennial that is virtually pest free, easy to grow, and adds color from May until October, these are a perfect choice for you. They come in a variety of colors, and are among the hardiest plants I have. That's your gardening tip for the day!
Sea How Far You Go has an interesting finish--in lower lighting it has a finish that I've not seen before, but I couldn't get a decent photograph of it without some lighting. It's almost a muted foil with shimmer, but it retains a glossy finish. Once it gets in slightly brighter lighting, the finish becomes almost foil-like.
These photos were taken under cloudy skies, and the gold that's infused into this olive shade becomes the dominant color. Indoors and under lower lighting, it appears more of an olive shade. This is not a duo chrome by any means, but it does exhibit some subtle color shifting.
The only crackle I picked up from Sally Hansen was Antiqued Gold, so I thought I'd see how it looked like over a somewhat similar shade. I used one coat over Sea How Far You Go, and the result is a little strange! The Sally Hansen didn't crackle a lot, and because the shades are similar, it gives more of a textured look than a crackle look.
Here's a look at the old Nicole brush and the new Nicole brush. I found the new one a bit difficult to work with, but once I get used to it, that may not be the case. The stem design has gone to a flatter, more rectangular one, and the brush itself is denser, wider, and shorter.
I used 3 coats of Sea How Far You Go, and I think part of the reason I kept seeing bald areas even after the second coat was due to the brush...or to my lack of knowing how to use it properly! Otherwise, the shade and finish of this shade is pretty unique, especially if you like olive tones. Have you tried the new brush yet? What did you think? It reminds me of the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Finish brushes, which I didn't like at first. But once I got used to them, they work fine.