Manicure Monday: OPI Into The Night9:00 AM
Happy Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share a brand new nail polish from OPI's The Amazing Spiderman collection called Into The Night, which I received as a gift from my awesome sister-in-law. As soon as I saw the bottle I knew I wanted to try it on right away. To be honest, my first impression of it was that there's nothing like this blue in my collection (cue excitement) and I'm happy to say that it's also one of the most flattering mid-toned blues I've ever tried on my skintone!
OPI Into The Night is a polish that is a little blue, a little purple, a touch of steel, and has a very cool glow that makes it a unique and unusual polish in my collection. I wouldn't call it a true duochrome since it doesn't dramatically flash from one color to another, but there is definitely some magic factor that makes it look like completely different colors in different lighting.
The actual polish bottle is a perfect example of this effect. The most-lit areas reflect a hint of teal while the shadows cast a deep purple-blue undertone. Sitting here at my computer desk I could swear it's a steely violet, but these blog photos give off a denim-blue vibe. See the edges of each nail and how it goes indigo there? That is what I call nail polish magic.
I used a base of CND Stickey Base with 3 coats of Into The Night and Seche Vite top coat. The first two coats went on quite sheer, but three coats were enough opacity to satisfy my personal taste. You can still get a hint of translucency when light is behind my nail tip but not annoyingly so. The biggest negative I can see is that application can get streaky if you aren't careful, like a lot of frosty polishes.
Overall I'm very happy with this polish since, as I mentioned earlier, the shade is actually quite flattering on my medium, yellow-undertoned skin. I attribute this very much to the fact that it has that added warmth of purple versus cooler blues which make my skin look a bit grey. Blues are so tricky sometimes!
Readers, do you have a favorite blue? Do you avoid certain colors because they don't match your skin? Let me know in the comments!