This is a holographic magenta color--and it's the most holographic of all the DS polishes. It looks stunning in sunlight, and still looks pretty good indoors. This is tame enough that you could wear it to work, but crazy enough that you'll get plenty of compliments. It's worth the increased DS price for a polish that applies well, dries quickly, and looks feminine--but still packs a punch!
This polish is definitely not "holographic" in the sense of what most people would expect. It has a lot of shimmer, but is very similar to a lot of reddish pinks you can buy from any brand. It's not worth the DS price, although it's a very pretty and flattering pink.
This is definitely a safe color, but it still packs a bit of a punch! It's a deep, raspberry-ish purple/pink. It dries relatively fast, but does need about three coats to look opaque. It's great for any time of the year, but especially summer! I would definitely purchase again.
This is my go-to silver glitter topcoat. It's full of tiny glitter that flashes color, and looks especially beautiful over darker polish. I would not recommend it as a solo-polish, because the glitter is too sparse to work that way without a million coats. As is, I would like it to be more glittery, because it takes at least two coats for it to be noticeable as a topcoat. I love the color however and the size of the glitter, so I would rebuy.
This is a dark grey polish full with lots of silver sparkles. The suede finish is a nice look, much more wearable than matte polish, but still might not be for everyone. Being suede, it doesn't make for a long lasting manicure, as it chips very easily. However, it dries fast, and is beautiful with or without a topcoat (to get the suede look, don't wear one!). It's a polish I rarely wear because of the chipping issues, so I wouldn't rebuy, no matter how much I like the color/finish.
This is a very interesting polish. It's a medium taupe/brown with plenty of silver sparkle. On the nail, it looks (like I've read on a nail blog) like diamonds under frosted glass. If you don't like the suede look, it is stunning (and even more sparkley) under a topcoat. However, it does have the typical problems that come with suede/matte polishes--you get chipping very fast. I've also used this polish as a Konad polish, but this is only effective if you work very quickly (it'll dry too fast to transfer to the nail otherwise). If you get it right, it makes a beautiful Konad, especially over nude or pink polish!
I think that the color of this polish is nice--a medium blue-toned violet with a metallic finish--but the application is very streaky for me. It takes quite a few coats to become opaque. All in all, this one might just be better in the bottle for me.
This is one of my favorite dark polishes. OPI Ink is a dark purple nail polish with a lot of fine purple shimmer (which can sometimes flash blue or pink). Unlike a lot of dark polishes, there is no mistaking this for black, especially in sunlight! I love this polish with one coat of silver glitter topcoat--it is reminiscent of the night sky.
This is a beautiful holographic in the sunlight, but is much less impressive indoors--a trend I've noticed for most holographic polishes. It's a purple-y grey color. I think the formula is great, and it dries quickly, but I wouldn't buy it again, simply because the color is just not for me.
This is a beautiful polish! It's an emerald green glitter in a semi translucent green base. It takes 2-3 coats to become opaque. For a glitter polish, it lasts a pretty good time without chipping--I'm pretty sure I wore this for a week last time! It's a unique and fun polish that I would definitely rebuy if I ever ran out.
I really like this polish! It's a grey creme that is not too light nor too dark. It flatters my pale skin and looks great with white or pink Konad. I think the formula is great, and the color is unique without being too crazy, so anyone can pull it off--especially those who shy away from color!
This is a really nice pink glitter. About three-four coats makes it opaque, but one or two could make a really nice topcoat for a pink or purple polish. I would recommend using very thin coats, because in my experience, this polish chips easily. This is also a color that can be found in many other brands, so if I find one that chips less, I might go with that instead.
This is a very pretty light blue holo. The holographic effect is most evident outdoors in the sunlight--the polish is gorgeous then! Inside, it's kind of a drab blueish-gray that is not flattering on my skintone (I'm pretty pale). It's not super versatile, but it's still a polish I'd like to have in my stash for when I'm just in the mood for something different.
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polishoff 1/29/2010 6:21:00 PM
I absolutely adore pastels and creme polishes, so buying this pale pink polish was a given for me. It's a beautiful color, and very flattering to my fair skin (and I bet that people with deeper skintones than mine would look even better in it!). I had no problems with the application.
This is a gorgeous color, a pale, subtle mint. The application can be a little tricky (the polish is kind of thick) but the color is worth it. It's more unique than most polish colors, but is still subdued enough to be work appropriate.