Just a quick post for you today to show you what I am currently wearing on my nails. I have had this on for the past 2-3 days now and it is the OPI Linken Park After Dark.
I have wanted this colour for such a long time now and finally had it for Christmas off my Nan who buys the OPI polishes from her hairdressers....I have a very trendy Nan lol. This nail polish came in a set that included another nail polish that I actually already have (An Affair In Red Square) and also a diamanté covered pen. On a side note if anyone is interested in the colour I already have then your more than welcome to purchase it for £3 + £2 postage and packaging. Just let me know, first person to do so can have it.
I firstly applied a base coat, can't remember the exact one off the top of my head but I know it's a Sally Hanson one. Then applied 2 coats of the OPI Nail polish and finished with the OPI Rapidry top coat.
In the bottle the shade looks like a gorgeous deep purple colour so I was left feeling a little disappointed when I finished painting my nails. In all honesty it just looks black, no matter what light I look at it in it just is black in colour.
I am all for black nails, I have numerous ones, my favourite being Chanel Black Satin but when this colour is so pretty in the bottle I really wanted that to transfer onto my nails but unfortunately it doesn't :(
In terms of application it was brilliant. Like all OPI polishes it applied easily and evenly and after 2 coats was solid opaqueness which is just what I was after. It dried fairly quickly especially in conjunction with the OPI Rapidry top coat.
All in all this nail polish was a dream to apply, beautiful in the pot but that same colour just doesn't apply to the nail...it was simply too dark. I love OPI and this certainly hasn't put me off but I'm just feeling a little let down by this particular colour.
Have you tried this colour? What were your thoughts?