Ahhhh Sephora. Probably the most-visited tourist destination for Brits visiting Paris or New York. OK, perhaps not, but I have lost count of the number of times I read on a UK blog about how much Sephora is missed here. I have a confession to make. I don’t even remember it being in London so I must have been walking round with my eyes closed.
Anyway. Subsequent to the massive nail varnish swap that Kelly of Vampy Varnish and I did last year, we did a mini-swap back in the Spring. I was at a bit of a loss as to what I fancied being sent in return so Kelly suggested some SOPI polishes. I already have Metro Chic from a swap I did with Mary of Body and Soul, so actually, adding to my collection made perfect sense.
I started looking up Sephora by OPI swatches and quickly realised that Under My Trenchcoat had kind of been on my subliminal radar, as in I recall seeing it, liking it, and writing it off as one that I wouldn’t really be able to get my mitts on. So, this was the first one on swap wish list!
This is such a “me” polish. Love it. It is a taupey shade of greyish beige with the most beautiful gold shimmer running through it. Totally unique and like nothing else I own. It required three coats before it was properly opaque, and I wore this for four days solidly as I really fell in love with it, and didn’t want to take it off.
Isn’t it nice when something you covet actually turns out to be as you’d hoped it would? I’ve lost count of the OPI polishes I have that look awesome in the bottle and are nothing but a big, sheer disappointment on the nail. Thankfully, Under My Trenchcoat is every bit as exquisite as the photos I’ve seen had led me to believe.
The name makes me laugh. It conjours up so many images and is kind of an oddname for a nail varnish but hey – it’s better than beigey-grey or whatever I just described it as! Ha!
So, thank you to Kelly for allowing me to realise yet another lemming. And I am now off to kick myself for not making the most of Sephora when apparently I could.