OPI Vant to Bite My Neck? is a dark purple from the Euro Centrale Spring/Summer Collection coming out in February 2013.
If you’ve followed Swatch And Learn for a little while, you may have noticed that I don’t maintain a nail length. I sport all different lengths from little nubs like in today’s post to longer nails. (It’s not because I’m crazy. Well, okay, maybe just a smidgeon. I just appreciate diversity, and perhaps I’m a little indecisive. Maybe…I haven’t decided! Haha, kidding! I did that on purpose.)
I trimmed my nails super short quite a few days ago, but you’re just seeing it recently because there’s a bit of a lag between the manicure I wear and when it gets published on here. (You’ll probably notice that more when one day my nails are really short and then the next day, they’re much longer. Sometimes I upload manicures out of order. I swear I haven’t been drinking the werewolf’s Kool-Aid…even though it’s supposedly delicious!) 😉
The first polish I reached for after trimming my nails was Vant to Bite My Neck? because I just love how chic dark shades look on short nails.
OPI Vant to Bite My Neck? Pictures
OPI Vant to Bite My Neck? Swatches
All swatches have:
Natural Light Photos
√ Deep eggplant
- Name: OPI Vant to Bite My Neck?
- Collection: OPI Euro Centrale Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Euro Centrale Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Polka.com, OPI…Eurso Euro, Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN!, You’re Such a BudaPest, Can’t Find My Czechbook, My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!, Hands Off My Kielbasa!, OY-Another Polish Joke!, A Woman’s Prague-ative, Vant to Bite My Neck?, I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw & My Vampire is Buff
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: This will be available at Trade Secrets & select spas & salons on February 6, 2013
OPI Vant to Bite My Neck? Review
Vant to Bite My Neck? by OPI is a dark purple that enters vampy territory with its Count Dracula collar popped because it’s cool like that.
In dim lighting, this shade can look blackened. But, when you catch it in the sun, you definitely can see more of the purple without having to squint.
As we approach winter, I’m finding that I hardly ever am able to capture my manicures in the sunlight with my camera because I’m at work most times when the sun decides to made its grand entrance. And I don’t want to lug my DSLR to the office. (Haha, and my co-workers already know I’m a big nail geek, so if I started photographing my nails with my DSLR at work, it would add fuel to the fire.) 😉
So…most times, I’m only able to share photos with flash and in natural light. Despite the limitation, I hope you’ll still be able to see the personality of the polish.
Normally a polish that has the tendency to look blackened on me is frustrating. But its saving grace was the finish and application – they made this polish a real winner in my makeup book.
If you look again at my photos, you’ll notice how shiny it looks. Even without the top coat, it looks glossy. Glossy cremes are my favourites. And when you throw in a vampy shade into the mix, it’s love at first swatch!
Sometimes a dark creme can look flat, but with the shiny finish, it makes it look sexy and crisp!
Application & Formula
Application was excellent on this one! I had no problems with the formula – it was smooth and fully opaque in just 2 coats. Even a single coat covered fairly well. And the lacquer was easy to control with the brush. Two manicured thumbs up from this nailphile!
Final Verdict: 8/10
Although I thoroughly enjoyed wearing OPI Vant to Bite My Neck?, after a couple of days, I couldn’t resist trying some glitter over it. A dark base can really make glitter pop. (The post on what I put over it is coming soon!)
What do you think of this dark purple creme? Do you like wearing cremes solo or as bases for glitter, nail art, or something else? I have to ask…do you want to bite my neck? 😉