OPI GelColor - Lincoln Park After Dark 0.5 oz - #GCW42
Where midnight meets purple
OPI Gelcolor soak off gel polish (released on October of 2011) applies just like traditional nail polish, but gives your like a super shiny finish that lasts up to two weeks. You can just simply apply the gel like regular nail polish and cure it under a UV or LED lamp for the specified period of time.
Why choose OPI Gelcolor?
OPI Gelcolor is produced by the largest manufactur of nail products in the world. OPI's Gelcolor will last for 2 weeks and is made specifically to fight the normal wear and tear from daily activities. Their formula does not damage the natural nails and will help keep your nails strong and healthy.
How long does it take for OPI Gelcolor to cure?
The curing times for Gelcolor gel polish is highly dependent on the type of lamp that you are using. For LED Lamps, Gelcolor will take 20-30 seconds to cure. However, with a UV Lamp, it will take 2 - 3 minutes to cure. Check out the latest LED lamp for faster curing!
How do I use OPI Gelcolor polish?
The Gelcolor application process is very similar to the other soak off gel polishes... This is how you do it:
Step 1. Prepare the nail by using an orangewood stick to push the cuticles back for a clean application of gel
Step 2. Shape your nails to your style with a natural nail filer (150 grit or higher)
Step 3. Prepare the natural nail by gently removing the shine using a buffer... lightly buff it to rough up the nail beds
Step 4. Remove the oils and dust on your nail by using nail cleanser
OPI Gelcolor Application
Step 5. (Roll the gelcolor bottle in your hands to mix the contents) Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Base Coat onto your nail.
Step 6. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 10 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 1 minute. The top coat will remain tacky/sticky, but this is normal of any soak off gel polish.
Step 7. (Roll the Gelcolor bottle in your hands to mix the contents) Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Color coat to your nail. Don't forget to cap the nail edges to create a seal. Make sure you remove any Gelcolor from the skin prior to curing.
Step 8. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 9. Apply a second coat of Gelcolor color to the nail.
Step 10. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 11. Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Top Coat onto your nail. The top coat creates a high shine while protecting the gel layers below it from damage. Don't froget to cap the nail edges to create a seal.
Step 12. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 13. Use a liberal amount of alcohol (99%) or gel cleanser with a lint free pad to remove the tacky/sticky residue from your nail.
Cannot believe I forgot to review one of the greatest polishes of all time!!!! Iam a high end nailPolish girl and have over 300 polishes and yes, this is one of the greatest! Been using this Color since it came out. Simply stunning. Not black but a blackened plum. Super shiny and classy has lots of edge to it. Use more oblivious in fall/winter but could use all year around. On my 4th bottle and will continue to use probably 4 ever. If u r afraid it is too much for your nails well... looks awesome on toenails!!! This is a cult favorite for a reason!!!!!
Fantastic. I was looking for a really dark, almost black eggplant and was torn between this and Essie's Luxedo. I chose OPI because their formula is a hit for me more often than Essie's. Turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. Dark, vampy, glossy and modern. The formula is great. I'd repurchase in a heartbeat.
Lincoln Park After Dark is an OPI classic shade. It is a very deep and vampy blackened-purple but the good thing about this shade is the fact that it very clearly looks purple and not just like any generic black polish, perfect for those who want a vampy look but not a black or Ã¢â‚¬Ëœgothic' look or even for lovers of black polish who want to branch out a little bit. It applies easily, opaque in two coats and not at all streaky or patchy. It dries quickly and to an incredibly shiny finish. It has slightly less staying power than my other OPIs lasting 3 days before chipping. This was slightly disappointing as I can get 5 days of wear from my OPI shades. However, this is a great vampy polish for all year round and looks great as both a mani and a pedi.
One of my favorites! Looks black in some light, deep cool purple in others. Great for pale skin!
This is my favorite "Office safe" or "Work Safe" nail polish color that isn't a 'true black'.It's a dark plum/red/brown/wine color so if someone thinks it's black show it under a light and they'll be convinced!Easy application, within two coats it's a smooth and even finish.