Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winter nailpolish goodness...

I love digging into the depths of my nailpolish bin and re-discovering an old love.

This post's subject is a very cool dark nailpolish shade, perfect for winter!
I've been wearing it for the past week and have really been enjoying it. It's "Suzi Skiis In The Pyrenees" by OPI. It was part of their Spain collection last year.

Initially you'd think "oh it's just black" but no, my friends, it is not quite black! The best way for me to describe this quite unusual shade is... a murky charcoal.

It offers the drama of a black nail but with a slight softness to it. You can really see the "murky" qualities of the colour once I photographed the bottle with flash:

The consistency is quite runny yet in two thin layers, if applied carefully, you can get opaque coverage. Since it's not thick and goopy, it is less likely to chip and on me it has definitely lasted longer than other OPI shades.

All in all, this is a pretty neat colour to have in your collection if you are a dark nail freak in the colder months, like I am. It's not quite as stark as a true black nailpolish but satisfies the craving for a dark nail. I think I'll forgo purchasing a true black polish this year as well since I've rediscovered this :)

What have you been wearing on your nails?


- Sandra


  1. ooooh so pretty! I was just thinking about nail polish "seasons" when I was just buying some new polish!

  2. My favourite one for winter, all time favourite i should say is Chanel rouge noir! Too bad in europe OPI cost like 23 dollars or so, and experimenting with these is a bit too expensive so i stick to the basics. I love dark nails !

  3. I've been trying to give my nails a break so they can get stronger after months of polish changes...

    but, yes I have been craving dark nail polish... with a little bit of glitter to change things up a bit. Maybe it's time for a manicure =)

  4. This looks like a great dark alternative!
    I've been wearing the new brown from essie's fall collection and similarly, I love how it's so dark but in the light you can see the reflects of brown!

    have a great day!

  5. I bought a few months ago solely for the name (I have a great pyrneese puppy) but I haven't worn it yet. Looking at this picture makes me want to. xx

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  8. Great shade:)
    I love dark colours:)

  9. This looks very good! I also recomend Lincoln Park after dark! Beautiful dark colour for the winter months.

  10. Lovely! I'm currently wearing a light grey colour from Topshop.

  11. i LOVE dark nail polish colors! :) great post! i wish OPI was cheaper though!

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  12. I'm also a dark nail polish addict! I love Linkin Park After Dark xx

  13. Love you nails. U know why? They are small like mine.... can't keep them long. LOL
    Good choice, this shade is perfect for winter.

  14. I adore dark nail polish. This is a lovely colour :)
    My favourite colour of the moment is Raspberry by Barry m.

  15. I have this one too!though I tend to use more uniformly black polishes its still lovely and different!


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