Sephora By OPI – Under My Trench Coat

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.



  1. 29th May 2010 / 10:33 AM

    looks like weak tea

  2. 29th May 2010 / 1:02 PM

    I like it a lot. Horrid name though. Conjures up some most unsavoury images!

  3. 29th May 2010 / 8:16 PM

    Ahh, every swatch I see of this makes me love it – I only have two SOPI polishes, actually. I never get to a Sephora, when I lived in NC it was too far and same here in GA. But I have a thing for mushroom shades, same as you I think! And I love it on you. It’s SO pretty and the name makes me LOL.

  4. 29th May 2010 / 11:30 PM

    Love the name, and the colour might be nice for an actual trenchcoat, but really not keen on it as a nail colour.

  5. 30th May 2010 / 8:33 PM

    I was gutted when I could find these at any Sephora in Paris! This is nice, but Metro Chic is still my fave, it’s one of a few polishes that I keep coming back to.

  6. 1st June 2010 / 8:32 PM

    Love this shade~must write it on my “wants” list. I won Metro Chic from Kelly. Glad this turned out to be just what you wanted. I always think of you when I see these shades. I know your love of them.

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