I have international nails on for you in this post! I received Cliche Ira from my friend Dulce in Portugal and OPI Black Spotted from my friend Michaela in France. It's a smorgasbord of countries up in here!
I picked Cliche Ira as the underpants for Black Spotted thinking it was a bit brighter - more like China Glaze Riveting. I would have just used Riveting, but I am trying to burn through my untrieds (and I'll be damned if they aren't like Gremlins and keep growing after midnight - I promise I don't feed them or give them water). Ira is a really pretty color, just not what I was expecting. Ira is a red-orange polish with orange and golden glass fleck polish in the bottle, but on the nail it translated to more of a raspberry color. Still very pretty. It was sheer, but built up nicely in the 2 coats I used. Ira went on smoothly and it definitley has that same kind of glow as Riveting, just not as bright of a color. I will absolutely wear it again because I loved the red raspberry color, and now that I know what it looks like IRL I can plan accordingly how to pair it.
OPI Black Spotted is a very unique polish. Unlike anything I have used before. I used 1 thin coat on top of each painted nail. I read that you want to use thin coats or the effect won't work. So I did just that, but probably could have tried for an even thinner layer. BS went on like water - so liquidy. And it immediatley pooled up into the shapes you see in an oil spill on pavement. The reaction was something much like what you would get mixing water and oil. I waited until it was dry and slathered on a layer of top coat.
First I have to say sorry. I am a horrible nail painter when it comes to red polishes. I can't seem to clean it up well and my fingers look all, well, painted. Second - I really like Black Spotted. Such a unique polish! Unfortunately it was only made available in France - WHY, WHY OPI?? If you can manage to get your hands on it I highly suggest you do…it is 100% worth it!!