Friday, June 3, 2011

Recent NOTD: OPI DS Diamond

I decided DS Diamond was a perfect polish to wear on a weekend when I had dressy two social events to attend—neutral enough to go with both the outfits I'd planned and yet with a touch of bling to make it fancy (at least when in the right light). Since I only planned to keep this on for a couple days, I skipped my usual treatment base and went with two coats of Instant Artificials to make a smooth foundation and then topped that with Nfu-Oh Aqua Base, which I'd recently bought since so many people have said it makes holo polishes better behaved. Then I applied two coats of DS Diamond and paused to take photos so I'd be able to compare pre- and post-top coat.

Indoors in indirect light, it looks pretty sedate:





Outdoors in sunshine, the pretty rainbow colors show up:





Then I went back inside and added a layer of my favorite top coat (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip).



There are some who say that top coat dulls holos. Based on what I saw when I went back outside, I say that this top coat did not dull this holo.











This wore so well that I ended up keeping it on for five days, admiring it whenever the sun hit, like here waiting at a red light (in front of an orange truck which says it's yellow):





I did get some tipwear and a couple small chips by the time I removed it, but given how holos often seem to hold up less well for me than cremes and shimmers, I was pleased. Could be good luck or could be the Aqua Base.

21 comments:

  1. nice colour :-D
    we love holos :-)

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  2. This is like a subtle holo......I'm debating if I need this one.

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  3. Gorgeous color! And that you took a picture of the orange truck that thinks it's yellow is hilarious!

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  4. LOL I see that trunk around where I live also!

    Great mani the color is so cute I love neutrals, and thanks for the pre-top coat and post-top coat pics (:

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  5. what a good mani! haha love the truck comment :)

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  6. Really nice color. Kind of reminds me of Butter London All Hail McQueen but on steroids!

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  7. It looks nice, I recently found this at a beauty supply. It's in my untrieds, but maybe not any more..LOL, Thanks :)

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  8. Love the mirror pic! I am always taking pictures in the car hehe. This is a really pretty color.

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  9. It was a perfect choice indeed! Neutral enough, but a little bit of bling!

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  10. Even though is Holographic is a lovely nude colour love it.

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  11. Gorgeous ! I love this a lot. I need to go buy it immediately .

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  12. nice! the DS series is quietly seeping into my brain... I don't know how much longer I'll be able to resist...

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  13. love the pictures lol I tend to wear holos the longest of any mani I ever do!

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  14. Wow! It's great that you found a top coat for it! The one I have totally dulls the holo effect.

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  15. Wow this is sooo pretty! It'd look so pretty as glitter tips :)

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  16. Very pretty holo and well wearing! :) xx

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  17. love this polish on you! gorgeous! the rear view mirror pic made me laugh though since I don't drive so I'm always in the passenger seat and constantly looking at my polish in the mirror. I'm so sad. lol

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  18. I've never experienced that topcoats dull the holo but heard other who says it does. It does at first (at least on some of mine) but when dry the holo effect comes back.

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  19. Oh my, that's gorgeous! I love OPI DS! ;D

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