Sunday, September 15, 2013

OPI Fall 2013 DS Shades

Hi friends :) Today I have the new OPI Designer Series shades to show you. The two new DS colors are texture polishes, they call them Raw Granite. They are somewhat like OPI's Liquid Sand polishes but they are much smoother, not as gritty. They look very matte by themselves and with top coat they shine with a blingy effect.

First is DS Lapis. It's a midnight blue opaque jelly filled to the brim with teeny silver glitter. It is very "night sky" looking. This is two coats. It's on the thick side, but not hard to work with at all. With texture polishes I always make sure to let them dry very well before I put another coat on for the best results.
OPI - DS Lapis

I love Lapis with top coat, it's very sparkly. It smooths out with only one coat, where I've found most texture polishes require at least two. I've been using Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat recently and it's flippin' amazing. Expect a review soon.
OPI - DS Lapis with top coat

And second is DS Pewter, which has a black smokey jelly base, the same tiny silver glitter as Lapis and larger silver glitter that's roundish-hexagonal shaped. I found it really easy to apply, like regular glitter polishes. This is two coats.
OPI - DS Pewter

This is Pewter with a coat of HK Girl top coat. It's a toss up which way I like better, matte or shiny, because they're both really pretty. Which do you prefer? The base is darker when shiny and the glitter makes it really blingy.
OPI - DS Pewter with top coat

These are available now at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

Product samples were provided for consideration.
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