23 August 2013

OPI Designer Series Raw Granite ♥ DS Lapis and DS Pewter

OPI DS Raw Granite

When I saw the latest two installments in OPI’s Designer Series polishes were going to be matte textured glitters, I thought “more Liquid Sands?”  I couldn’t have been more wrong!  Yes, these are textured glitters that dry matte, but they are not bumpy like most Liquid Sands.  These are rather smooth, and with a few coats of top coat, totally smooth (see my How To Smooth Out Bumpy Glitters).

OPI DS Lapis with top coatOPI DS LapisOPI DS Lapis

I am in LOVE with DS Lapis.  It’s the dark night sky polish we all love, but matte.  Due to the large majority of glitter packed into this polish, it is slightly thick yet still easy to apply and covered completely in two coats.  It’s very pretty matte, but with top coat?  TO DIE FOR!

OPI DS Pewter with top coatOPI DS PewterOPI DS Pewter

DS Pewter is a dark smoky base filled with two sizes of silver glitter.  It applies more like a regular glitter polish, and again does not require more than a few coats of top coat to be completely smooth.  It’s gorgeous both matte and with top coat - though not as gorgeous as DS Lapis!

OPI DS Lapis and DS Pewter

Are you as in love with these new Designer Series polishes as I am?

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DS Pewter and DS Lapis will be available beginning September 2013 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.