I am back from my break and have the two new DS polishes from OPI to share, but first I am going to subject you to vacation pictures. Once again, I was at my mountain home away from home in northern Idaho. In town, I came across a fun ceramic mural that wasn't there the last time I passed that spot; it's a collaboration between artist Lynn Guier and 3rd and 4th grade students. I bet someone like Maria could make some great nail art based on this.
The weather was quite wonderful—not too hot and not at all humid—so I spent a fair bit of time outdoors; here I am representing in my Detroit t-shirt on one of the mountain trails.
We had great luck finding huckleberries this trip; often you have to hunt for them, but this visit they were hanging right over the trail in some spots.
One of the new things we tried was a hike on the other side of the lake, which gave us a new perspective on the ski mountain (it's hiding behind the tree in the foreground in the shot below).
I did fit in some nail stuff, too, the highlight of which was making a side trip to meet the woman behind Lilacquer. We became friends online, and it was so great to finally connect with her in person. I was wearing Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Morning Glory (yes, again; I really do like them that much), and she was wearing Revlon Royal topped with Mosaic Lacquer Be Your Own Superhero.
Please ignore the scrapes on my fingers shown above; between working on condo improvement projects, failing to remember that rough wood paneling leads to splinters, and picking huckleberries, my hands took a beating last week. Fortunately, I have a backlog of swatches to post while they heal, including those of the new DS polishes which I swear I will get to soon. One more vacation shot first; our rental car (a Chrysler 200) was the prettiest warm brown shimmer; I'd buy this paint if it were a nail polish:
And now, without further detours to the Inland Northwest, here are the two newest Designer Series polishes from OPI, DS Luxurious and DS Indulgence. These are of the glittery, diamond dust-infused persuasion rather than the linear holos that were around when the silver capped OPIs first attracted my attention.
DS Luxurious was described in the press release as "a captivating coral-red with a golden glisten". I'd call it orange. (This is why I'm not in charge of writing press releases.) Whether coral-red or orange, it's a warm color with a lot of bling and depth, for sure.
The press release and I differ on DS Indulgence, too. What they call "a radiant red-violet with a shimmering, golden finish", I call brick red. Regardless, the shimmer is complex and interesting.
I admit I do miss the days when DS meant holo; that said, these shimmers are a step beyond what we usually see in the regular black-capped OPI line, so I can see why they're in the DS category. These particular shades are more warm-toned than I generally find flattering on my skintone, but I know there are many of you who can rock these sorts of colors.
The OPI polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.