April 12, 2010

lincoln park after dark suede

i was chomping at the bit to get the suede polishes that opi came out with back in winter of '09. i was over the moon for them! literally head over heels. uhh...what's another cliche i can throw in there...haha. seriously though, i needed them baaaad. i have them all now except suzi skis in the pyrenees. and i la la love them! you're probably getting sick of me saying that, but i don't like posting pictures of polishes that i don't like haha. makes sense huh? although it can be helpful so i do it on occasion.

anywhooo, this lovely gem is lincoln park after dark suede by opi. again i don't understand why they just renamed their suede collection polishes after their core line polishes. but whatev, what's in a name? LPADS is a gorgeous deep purple matte with that "trademarked" suede look. the new mac studded polish has the same look, and a few of the china glaze glass fleck polishes take on the effect if you mattify them IMHO. i love the suede collection as far as mattes go because they are super easy to apply, easier than most mattes because they don't dry immediately. but you do have to be more careful than with regular polish as brush strokes can and will happen if you aren't. this is two coats :)
lamp light
with a coat of shiny seche vite
shiny, under lamp light
 have a great monday! i have a sore throat *rasp, choke* i need a lozenge, yuck!

11 comments:

  1. Oww this one is gorgeous!! Like it with a top coat even more!<3<3<3

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  2. These OPI Suede polishes are gorgeous, but for me they are PITA to work with...

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  3. this appears to have a bumpy texture, does it?

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  4. elizabeth ~ no i wouldn't say so, it's as smooth as you make it really. but i can see what you mean, the pics make it look a bit weird.

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  5. I really like these mattes on other people, but I think I'd have a really hard time not putting a top coat on it! I have ONE matte (in probably 250 bottles), and I'm still uncertain about trying it for that reason. :)

    Congratulations on winning the ultra cool Bride of Frankenstein picture!!! :D

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  6. I love this one :D I have it to and we have great skintone for it! ;D

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  7. I haave to order some of these. I love the finish of them. Looks gorgeous on you. Only problem I have with darker polishes is that I get it all over the place. You think by now I'd be good at painting my nails.

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  8. Hi Kelly. I was wondering if you have ever tried " Bet Me and You'll Lose" by Icing. It's fabulous and looks A LOT like Lincoln Park After Dark. If you get the chance, I would suggest trying it, if only for a comparison shot. Really tho, it's dreamy, especially for the on a budget polish lover that I am. :)
    Cheers!

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  9. ed: Bet me and You'll Lose is prehaps a wee bit...bluer?

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  10. hey jen! i just went to icing the other day and saw Bet me and You'll Lose :) it definitely is close, but more blue. more like ink suede, which if i haven't posted yet (i need to check!) i will be. they do have a purple one (i don't know the name) that is almost just like LPAD suede though!

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  11. Finally! Someone has seen it! I was beginning to think that maybe I was purchasing nail polishes from an Icing in a paralell universe (ha, it's Halloween). I just wore Icing's "Bad Romance" a nice mid-range taupe that's about 180 from Deborah Lippman's polish of the same name.
    Anywho, thanks for getting back with me and I think I'll probably, based on your swatches, buy LPAD.
    Cheers!

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