I metioned OPI Midnight in Moscow in another post- it’s a blackened red that looks jet-black in most light. While the application is good and the color is nice, I’m tired of those “only I know this isn’t black” shades. So, I did some frankening to get something I liked a little better.
I added some copper (Revlon Bronze Ablaze, which despite the name, is copper) to the Midnight in Moscow(1/3 Bronze Ablze to 2/3 MIM). I don’t buy generally buy Revlon in the drugstore, because their position on animal testing is sketchy, as is Maybelliene and most of the big drugstore brands. I got this at the Just-A-Buck. I suppose I should dodge it altogether, but Revlon’s not getting any money from me if I buy it from a liquidator.
The resulting shade was still pretty dark, but not jet black. I added an old favorite (also found in the dollar store): L’Oreal Jet Set Crushed Opal. Before I saw Nfu-Oh, this was one of the sparklier polishes I’d seen. Like the name implies, it’s flecks of iridescent confetti in a translucent base and looks like opals. I can’t afford Nfu-Oh as the shipping to Japan is really high (and Nfu-Oh is a Korean brand?!) so this will have to do for now.
It’s dark, but colorful at the same time- not exactly a springy shade, but it is still winter, though all the spring nail polish shades out now have fooled me into forgetting that it’s early February!
Here’s the Crushed Opal. I’m going to splurge and buy some Nfu-Oh after it’s gone. I got this L’Oreal at a dollar store in a package of nail polishes, but L’Oreal is not currently cruelty-free. They’ve waffled over the years on this. I have picked them up at a dollar store since my money’s not going directly to L’Oreal anymore, but I think I’ll stick with those brands I can feel 100% good about supporting.