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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

New LE Colors: Sephora 212, Ocean Love Potion

Sephora 212 limited edition nail polish

Sephora area code 212 nail polish swatch

Sephora introduces two fabulous limited edition nail colors by OPI. First up, Sephora 212. This must have shade was created in celebration of the new Sephora 5 Times Square flagship store. This glamorous variation on black channels the essence of the exclusively fabulous 212 area code.

Before I get to the details, I'm super excited to sport a new black polish. It's been so long..way too long, since a black polish last graced my nails and I'm loving it. Espically since I just cut them ultra short.   

212 has every varation a gal or guy loves - glitter, holo, and flakies. The base is more of a light smokey black with gorgeous gold glitter. You'll need a good three coats if you prefer a darker black base. In my swatches above, I've used three coats, which I prefer. Plus, more bling can't be a bad thing!

With all the different varations of 212, the application dries to a semi gritty finish. But nothing a topcoat can't fix.

Check out Ocean Love Potion below. 

Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion

Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion is a sensuous shade inspired by the gorgeous meeting of sea and sky in Capri. If you love Misa's Dirty, Sexy, Money and Essie's Greenport you'll love this new ocean green from Sephora.

The application was flawless. Each coat flowed perfectly on my nails.

Green nail polish comparisons

Here's a comparison to give you an idea where Ocean Love Potion falls. Dirty, Sexy, Money isn't an exact dupe, but similar. Sephora's is just a tad bit darker.

212 and Ocean Love Potion are available online only at Sephora for a limited time only. Hope your having a wonderful Tuesday!

(8) Comments

Atomica said on Jun 16th, 2009 8:52 am
Both of those colours are to die for! Thanks for giving us a photo comparison for Ocean Love Potion and the Essie and Misa polishes - you read my mind.

Steph said on Jun 16th, 2009 9:28 am
Hi Atomica, Aren't they?! Your very welcome hon!! :)

kisskiss98 said on Jun 17th, 2009 1:16 am
Love, love, love Sephora 212! I went to the Sephora website immediately and it said "coming soon". :( Do you know when?

Sanna said on Jun 17th, 2009 9:35 am
They're so beautiful!!!

Lucy said on Jun 17th, 2009 3:03 am
I just ordered that polish yesterday. Love black polish with sparkle. How nice can it get!

Steph said on Jun 22nd, 2009 12:50 pm
Hi Kisskiss98, Keep checking back on the Sephora site. It sold out once already, hopefully they'll replenish stock soon. Hi Sanna, Thanks! They def are! Hi Lucy, So glad you were able to snatch this one up before it sold out! :) You'll love it

Judy said on Jun 24th, 2009 9:52 am
I love 212! I keep checking the Sephora site to see when it's going on sale, it has said "Coming soon." Not soon enough - thanks for the swatch, it looks great! Also - your blog is fantastic!

Steph said on Jun 26th, 2009 10:55 am
Hi Judy, I'm really hoping they bring this back in stock *crosses fingers for you* Thanks so much doll!

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