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This is another very popular nail polish. This is OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. I didn`t follow the fan parade very quickly like so many others. I kept looking at it and just thinking, Meh...it is pretty much black. I do like it more now, but not nearly as much as a lot of other people out there. As I said, this is a nearly black polish. To most people looking at your nails, they will see black polish. In the first coat and under certain lighting, you can depict the plum coloring, but not very often. If it were just slightly brighter, I might enjoy it more. I don`t know how big of a fan I am of the secret color in polish. If I want black, I`ll wear black. I don`t want to be like, Shhh, it`s not black. It`s really, really dark plum! Don`t tell! Application was good. The first coat showed the lovely plum color, but wasn`t even by any stretch of the imagination. I was forced to apply a second coat to smooth it out, thus creating the deepened effect you see in the photos. Something I really like about LPAD is how glossy it is. It stays very shiny and has this almost wet appearance the entire time I have it on my nails. I really love that. On my ring fingers and thumbs I applied a coat of OPI I Juggle Men. I thought it might coax the plum coloring back out. That didn`t really happen. But, I do like the way it looks. I should have applied a second coat of Seche Vite, though, because it rippled over the tiny flecks of glitter for some reason. Maybe I just didn`t apply a thick enough coat. Let me know if you are having a love affair with LPAD, and if so...why? What is it about it that you love...or on the flip side, what you hate about it?
This is a post that went up on my personal blog in January. All content is my own. More photos of this manicure can be found on my blog at http://www.theswatchingsprite.com/2013/01/opi-lincoln-park-after-dark.html