NOTD: OPI Vant To Bite My Neck and Polka.com

purple polish Since the weather is getting warmer where I am (rare for January), I thought I would post another NOTD, again from the upcoming spring/summer OPI Euro Centrale collection.

Vant To Bite My Neck is a dark purple shade, more-so perfect for fall and winter (so you can totally rock it now).  To be honest, this collection reminds be of Essie’s Leading Lady collection, in that some of the colours are very season appropriate, but then there are some unexpected ones thrown in the mix as well, like this one.  For example, when I think of spring shades, I think of baby pinks, lilac purples, seafoam greens, not deep eggplant purples.

purple label

This colour, which is beautiful by the way, is one of those deep purple cremes that OPI does so well.  It’s not quite nearly as dark as their famed Lincoln Park After Dark and not as burgundy as William Tell Me About OPI (from their 2010 Swiss Collection).  It’s deep, but not so deep that you can’t tell that it’s purple.

purple swatch

To add a little flair to my mani, I painted Polka.com, the only glitter from the collection, on my ring finger as an accent nail.  I absolutely love this glitter because it’s comprised on blue and purple glitter, which is quite sheer on its own, but paired with either Vant To Bite My Neck or OPI… Eurso Euro, a dark blue creme, also from this collection (blog post coming soon), it just really spices up the colour.  You could also pair this shade over a French manicure or nude polish (like OPI My Vampire is Buff, also from the collection, or Essie’s Sand Tropez).

polka

I used OPI’s Nail Envy as my base coat and Poshe Top Coat over top for a high-glossy finish.  I used two coats of Vant To Bite My Neck before the colour was fully opaque (if you layer it on thick, you only need one coat), and two coats of Polka.com for some moderate glitter.  It lasted a couple days before the tips started to chip.

polka label

Although it’s not a typical spring colour (and probably something I wouldn’t sport in the spring season), the collection comes out in February so there is some time to wear this before you feel the urge for something more pastel and light.  As for the glitter shade, well you could certainly rock this year round.

Is OPI’s Vant To Bite My Neck and/or Polka.com on your wish list?

Please note, I was supplied this product by the company that handles PR for OPI in Canada. All opinions are my own.

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