The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.
Nude polishes were all over the runways for Spring, making opaque flesh toned lacquers one of the big trends of the season. Of course that didn’t make me jump for joy but in an attempt to adapt, I’ve been testing out different nudes to see if I can hop on that bandwagon.
In my research I came across a loved but forgotten shade, OPI Skinny Dip’n In Lake Michg’n. Originally released in the uber-popular Chicago collection along with vampy staple Lincoln Park After Dark, Skinny Dip’n has joined LPAD in becoming OPI Classics perm shades.
The MUA nail board girls would call Skinny Dip’n a BABB (Band Aid But Better). BABB came from the idea that opaque nude polish looks like flesh-toned band aids, only better. Skinny Dip’n’s neutral beige hue definitely lands it in that category.
What really makes this one a winner for me is the sparkle. Peppered with smooth, silver micro-shimmer, Skinny Dip’n isn’t your everyday boring nude. It’s office appropriate with a kicky spirit! My bottle is of the old OPI formula so I can’t speak for the new version but mine applies semi-sheer needing three coats to achieve opacity.