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Oct 21 2011

New OPI DS Polishes for Fall 2011

OPI has launched two new, glitter-bomb Designer Series nail lacquers for fall!

DS Temptation, a deep purple sparkler, and DS Bold, a shimmering red sparkler, are two new colors and much more glittery than DS polishes of the past!

Check these out!

DS Temptation:

Natural light:

A different angle:

A close-up:

DS Temptation scored me compliments everywhere I went. Waiting to pick up my prescription at CVS, another customer came over to say she loved the color of my nail polish. I thanked her, and she kept going! “I love how it shines and sparkles,” she added! I was flattered on behalf of this deep purple beauty!

DS Temptation is a goddess of sorts. She’s a sheer purple jelly packed with purple glitter, and I believe very scattered bits of green, magenta and blue glitter. It also looks like there’s glitter dust in there. Could that be the diamond dust that OPI infuses in the DS line? I don’t know, but all combined, it makes for one heck of a sparkling, pretty polish!

She proved to be a gritty polish after three coats. I used a layer of Qtica Extended Wear Top Coat, and the glitter ate it up. Hours later I went over that with a coat of Nail Life Speed Demon top coat, and it glossed things up a bit more. Still gritty but not as bad.

DS Bold:

I took that last pic to show that DS Bold was less bumpy in texture than DS Temptation! This time, I only used a coat of Nail Life Speed Demon. Qtica Extended Wear has become a new fav though, even if glitter eats it!

Anyway, back to Bold! DS Bold is a sheer red jelly packed with pink glitter. My swatch here is three coats. Bold is a gorgeous polish, but you might notice I didn’t go as paparazzi on Bold as I did on Temptation. It’s not that it isn’t worthy, but Temptation was more complex to catch in the lens than Bold, and is my favorite of the two.

As you can imagine, removal took some patience. For opaque glitters like this, the pain is worth the pleasure!

So, I am a fan, but I’m wondering, why has OPI steered away from holographic DS polishes? That seemed to be what the line mostly consisted of a few years ago. I understand in evolution, trends, etc. But I associated DS with holo for so long. Last year felt like the first departure when they released DS Mystery and DS Glow, which were shimmers (I would link to my post but man, my photos, and my nails, were AWFUL).

DS Temptation and DS Bold should be available (since September) at professional salons, including: Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, retailing for $12.50 ($15.95 CAN) each. For more information, visit www.opi.com.

What do you think of these glittery DS polishes? Have you seen them, picked them up? Which one do you like better? Do you wish OPI would put out a couple more holos in the DS line?

Disclaimer: The OPI DS polishes in this post were sent to me for review by the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • Lucy

    Both are really pretty. I really wish the DS line would go back to holos.

  • http://myhighestself.wordpress.com/ Tina B

    I really like how both of these glitters look, but I’m really partial to DS Bold!

  • Deb

    These are pretty, but there are so many inexpensive glitter polishes out there that would look just as nice. These don’t really feel “designer” to me. OPI needs to bring back the holos!