Tuesday, September 3, 2013

OPI DS Lapis

Hi, you guys! Happy Tuesday! I always find it hard to get back to the weekday grind after a long weekend, but on the plus side, we're already one day closer to the weekend heh. :-)

Today, I'm really excited to have one of the two new OPI Designer Series Raw Granite polishes to share with you. DS Lapis is a dark sapphire blue loaded with small silver and blue glitters that dries down to a sparkling, matte textured finish.






The formula was a little thick and goopy for me, which is very uncharacteristic of OPI. I had a little bit of trouble getting clean lines, so I would definitely add a few drops of thinner before using it again. Each coat did come out nicely pigmented, with the glitters distributing evenly. And I needed just the standard two coats for total coverage. The final result is worth the slightly tricky application though. It's a rich and striking color on the nails! And since I frequently get asked about dark blues, I'm happy to report that I had no staining. :-)

You can find DS Lapis at your local nail salons and beauty stores such as Ulta and Dillard's for a retail price of $12.50 for 0.5 fl oz.

** This post contains product(s) provided for honest consideration.

34 comments:

  1. I love this one! Love love love it! Thin & go, then! ;)

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    1. Hehe I love this one too! I can't wait to wear it again. :D

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  2. This is so pretty. I can see how the formula could be a little tricky. I have had that problem with some of the PixieDusts. But the end result is worth the trouble:)

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    1. Usually the formula of OPI textures is so good, and I don't remember the last time I had a goopy OPI, so this was a little weird... maybe it's just my bottle? But yes, it's definitely worth all the trouble! :)

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    2. I only have one other OPI Textured (Solitaire) and it's not goopy at all. I'm sure they are hit and miss...as with all brands:)

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  3. That's on my wishlist already, it's beautiful! :)

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  4. I'm on the fence about this. I see some swatches and I think "meh." Then I see swatches like yours and I think it looks amazing!

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    1. Ah thank you! <3 Sorry to add to your confusion hehe. :)

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  5. Oh my goodness this is GORGEOUS! I'm really loving this color and it looks just stunning on your nails! :)

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    1. Thanks Kristine! I'm so glad to hear you like it. I'm a huge fan of Lapis myself. :)

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  6. Heart just got stolen...again...by more of your amazing swatches! Goopy is sad, but for this kind of color I can totally deal!

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    1. Ah I'm so glad you like this! I've been really loving this too! :)

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  7. That looks exactly like the color of the sky right after the sun goes down but night hasn't quite set in! Such a pretty, magical dark blue! Bummer about the goopiness, but it's good that it doesn't stain.

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    1. Oooh yes, it really does look like that! I'll totally deal with the goopiness for this beauty hehe. :)

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  8. This one is definitely on my wish list, beautiful swatches as always!

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  9. It is very pretty. Too bad about the goopy formula.

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    1. The goopiness is quite unusual for OPI... I wonder if my bottle was just weird? But no matter, it's so pretty I'm willing to put up with it. I'm glad you like it! :)

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  10. This is a really pretty one, lovely swatches :)

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  11. Hi Yun - wht can one comment to such an immaculate post, photos, polish??? I am floored!!! This is utterly gorgeous!!! <3

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    1. *turns red* I think I'm going to to get a big head from this comment. :P Thank you so much! I'm really glad you love it. :D

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  12. This is the coolest looking texture I've seen but I'm just not sure how many more I need. You've got the prettiest photos yet and if that doesn't convince me, nothing will, lol. *scrolls back up to ogle some more*

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    1. Aww thank you, Liesl dear! This is one of my favorite texture polishes to date. Hehe it's free to ogle, so ogle away! ;)

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  13. Oh my god! That looks gorgeous on you! Soooo pretty! Too bad about the formula though. Still, soooooo pretty! lol.
    (**,)

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    1. I'm so glad you like this! I think it's totally gorgeous too! :) As for the formula, I'm sure a few drops of thinner will fix that.

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  14. I really thought I wouldn't like this one. Yet the more I see it, the more I love it! Such a rich, deep and cool blue shade! Especially now the weather is a lot more cooler in my area, blue is a great colour to wear! :D

    Oh wait... I wear them all year! ;P

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    1. Hehe yes, this one is gorgeous! It's a fantastic fall shade, no doubt about it. Ha, I understand... I wear neons all year round. :)

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  15. I love this! It totally reminds me of a sapphire, which is my birthstone, so I kind of want it for that alone. Plus, it looks like a starry night sky.

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    1. I'm so glad you love this one, Melissa! It really does look like a sparkling sapphire! :D

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