Sugared Plums Are Yummy
By Melanie Parker
Fall is the perfect time of year to wear the saturated jewel tones, autumnal oranges, and plum colors of nail lacquer. This Fall I find myself wearing a lot of gray and teal in my wardrobe, and I think a deep plum nail looks great with these tones. I like a little length on my nails, and so the trendy black polish looks a little too much like olives on my fingers and a rich plum is more flattering with my skin tone. OPI has two great shimmering plum polishes: Have You Seen My Limo? and Lincoln Park At Midnight.
The new OPI Have You Seen My Limo? from the Holiday 2007 Hollywood collection is a great sparkling, sugared plum color. It has a slight duochrome effect in that it flashes silver and green. The shimmer almost gives the polish a frosty effect, but the finish does not leave brush strokes like a typical frost. I am very pleased with the complexity and finish of this shade. I really prefer it to any other dark purple polishes I have owned, including CHANEL Cobra. It's a terrific shade and I like OPI's Prowide™ brush, too. It is ranked in my top 10 polishes of all time.
OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight is another delightful deep shimmering plum polish. It does not have a duochrome effect and it is a little deeper hue, but I think it is an elegant alternative to the blacks and deep grays that have been so popular in nail color for the past year. Lincoln Park at Midnight was a follow-up on OPI's Chicago collection, in which a vampy plum creme called Lincoln Park After Dark was a best seller. Lincoln Park at Midnight is "After Dark's" lighter and easier to wear cousin. It looks sexy and sophisticated without being overtly Goth.
Credits: Melanie Parker
Disclosure: All products mentioned in this review were purchased by Melanie Parker