May 26, 2015

My OPI Designer Series: OPI DS 006 Elegance and 010 Sapphire

Back to the OPI Designer Series today! I am sorry that they are out of sequence but they don't always match well that way.

Sapphire is a lovely light blue with a slight pink shimmer. It is a thin holographic polish but applies well, no bald spots or dragging. It does take a while to dry properly and is prone to dinting for some time after application.
Elegance  is a mid pink with no discernable shimmer. It is a thick holographic polish and applies well and seems to dry normally.  This is much closer to what we see as holo polish in 2015 from Indie makers, it isn't quite as stinky as some OPI holographic polish and the formula is good.
Both polishes are painted over a base that is close to the DS in colour. I do this simply to save building up several coats of what are now discontinued polishes. The blue base is a Nails Inc called InStyle Bluebell, a light blue cream and the base used for the pink nails is OPI Just Lanai-ing Around and it is from the Hawaiian collection so should be easy to find.
Close ups show the strong holographic effect and a little of the pink shimmer in Sapphire. The base colour hasn't changed how this looks; I have used it on its own a few times and it does build to this shade in 2-3 coats. No top coat has been used in these pictures.
These DS polishes are long discontinued and if you want either, you will have to look on eBay or Facebook sale pages. They do pop up from time to time.

If you are reading, then I'd love your comments, feedback is always appreciated. I am not a nail technician or a photographer! I do not claim to have fantastic nails. I simply own some fabulous polishes and have some fabulous friends who help me find them!