Now that getting a manicure at my corner nail salon seems depressing and fraught with consequences, I need to start doing my own nails at home. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about giving up all of the color options. I have only worn two O.P.I. colors my whole life: the pale pink 'Sweetheart' and almost black 'Lincoln Park After Dark.' But even so, I don't really wear 'Sweetheart' anymore because there is something so right about O.P.I's signature dark purple polish. Especially during the summertime — when no matter how pale my nail polish is, I will not look tanner — a dark polish feels refreshing and sophisticated. And since it's not actually black, the bright sun brings out the purple tones better than winter skies.
O.P.I. Lincoln Park After Dark, $9.50, available at Macy's.
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