Friday, October 22, 2010

Some OPI Designer Series Swatches

I have to admit that the Designer Series polishes are my favorite holographic polishes.  They aren't quite as holographic as the Nfu-Oh holographic polishes, but they apply a whole lot better.  In fact, they apply just like regular polishes.  None of that crappy, streaky, draggy formula where you have to be careful to let the previous layer dry completely before moving on.  Nope.  The Designer Series polishes are fantastic.  You don't even need a special base coat to make these work.

First up, this is Original, a light purple.  The holographic effect on this polish is top notch and one thing I like about this color is that it's still gorgeous in the shade.  Of course, the holographic effect goes away in the shade, but it's beautiful either way.  I used three coats for this swatch.

I decided to take some pictures of these at a different angle to really show off the rainbow effect.

This is Shimmer.  Shimmer is a silver holographic polish that really should be saved for top coat use only.  It's very sheer and I needed four coats for this swatch.  I don't want to waste it so this is probably the only time I'll use it alone.  Still, this one is very holographic and just gorgeous in the sun.

This is Signature, a cool pink holographic polish.  I don't usually go for pink polishes, but this one is really pretty and I could picture myself wearing this one and loving it.  Hey, add holographic particles to most anything and it makes it better, right?  I used three coats of Signature for this swatch.

I saved my favorite for last.  This is Desire, a tan holographic polish.  I love, love, love this polish.  It's holographic and it's neutral enough to wear to work, in my opinion.  Although, I do work with a guy with a bright red mohawk so that just shows off our lack of a dress code.  I could get away with just about any polish for work so this is seriously tame.  I really wish I had more holographic neutrals.  I used three coats of Desire.

That's it for the rest of my holographic Designer Series polishes.  I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed swatching these beauties.

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Lucy said...

I have them all but Shimmer. I love this series. Unfortunately I wasn't buying polish when these first came out. I've made up for it since! They are all beautiful.

Grace said...

I love the idea of polishes that are work appropriate in gross fluorescent office lighting, but come to life outside.

Lolaa said...

Holographic polishes always make my heart skip a beat or two, especially when the pictures are as great as yours!
I really like how they sparkle, they all look absolutely wonderful on your nails!
Ma favourite would be Desire too, this is what I call pure polish delight!! <3

kittytokaren said...

Hi friend! I only have one holo - OPI DS Design - but it's a great nude holo!!

Sandi said...

Dang I wish my latest bout of nail polish obsession had kicked in a bit sooner.

omgnoodles said...

This line is so amazing!! Shame I wasn't ready to try OPI while this came out. I'm glad I got a hold of one of the colors! Your favorite, Desire! It's beautiful! <3 Hope I find more in the future!

Jana said...

I loooove holos, so I especially love this post! I'm wearing DS Original right now in fact :) Thanks for posting, your pictures are stunning

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