I’ve been tinkering around my nail polish collection ( albeit a small one ) lately, and I just felt that as the weather grows colder, my sheer whites and pinks, and even my bright pinks don’t look as refreshing in my nails anymore. I felt…pale. My bronzed complexion has gone pale over the past few months as my tan wore off, and I’m paler than ever, again. To give some warmth to my hands, I reached for a dark shade, and OPI’s Lincoln Park At Midnight caught my fancy. It’s a very dark purple shade that it could be mistaken for black already. Here’s how it looks like on my hands,
The polish glided perfectly in my nails and I was able to perfect the application in two coats. The quick-dry properties of OPI made me love my nail painting experience more, as it stayed on a good two weeks on my nails without chipping ( also, thanks to my Seche Vite top coat ). The only problem was, despite the very good Pro-Wide brush that OPI is famous for, I still keep on accidentally applying too much that it goes to my cuticles, and is a pain to remove with a pointed pusher. In the photo, it looks like a glossy black, but in person, it is a very beautiful and unique shade of deep, deep purple. To add, it was my first time to ever apply such a dark color on my nails, so in the first few days, I was a bit overwhelmed as I kept on staring at them. I eventually got the hang of it, and I feel that it has been my “baptism of fire” in such a way that I became more adventurous, and I’m now ready to go out of my shell from wearing sheer whites, to checking out other colors such as beautiful reds, greens, garnets, and more!
Looks like I still have alot to learn, but hey, I am happy to be learning stuff!
image obtained from : beautydeals.net
Update: I seem to have confused After Dark and After Midnight, and wrote my entry as After Dark. Corrected it now – the shade I used is At Midnight. Sorry!