Thursday, August 23, 2012

OPI - DS Sapphire

Hi guys!

I know I'm not the only one who gets a ridiculous amount of satisfaction from killing a nail polish lemming, right? Well, I recently killed another - this time it's OPI DS Sapphire.

Recently a friend of mine stumbled across a couple of bottles of this discontinued shade at a random CVS. Sapphire was on my wishlist (along with DS Glamour and DS Exclusive), so I bought one of her bottles from her immediately.

Let's take a look!


Sapphire is a pale, silvery blue with a linear holographic effect. These first two photos show what DS Sapphire looks like in natural lighting. The holo effect is still there, but it's very subtle in this lighting.


My swatch is three thin coats of DS Sapphire on its own. The formula was a little on the thin side, but not to the point of being watery or difficult to work with.

Since it's sheer and the pale blue colour is so subtle, this shade can also be used as a holographic top coat! It might add a very subtle blue tint, but I don't think it would be noticeable over most shades.


And of course, I had to include a flash photo to really show off the gorgeous linear holo effect!

I love this polish and I'm so happy to be adding it to my collection! Now to gets my hands on DS Glamour and DS Exclusive...

Since this shade is discontinued, it's no longer readily available. There's currently a few listings on eBay, but the cheapest one is about $27. However, like I said above, my friend was able to find two bottles at a random CVS for regular price, so it might be worth it to check out any CVS stores in your area! You never know!

20 comments:

  1. Great now I have to skip work and scour all the CVS's nearby! Haha jk but really I would do it..... This looks awesome!! The holo knocks my socks off but I do like the way it looks inside as well.

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  2. That is so great that you found them!

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  3. I love the DS polishes, they are so stunning! This one is no exception. It's blinding in real life. Great swatches!

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  4. i just found this randomly at my cvs about 2 weeks ago! i was shocked when it rang up for $7.89! they also had ds coronation...i was more interested in sapphire at the time but i may have to go back and see if i can snag coronation too :)

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    1. I was going to comment that I found it at a random CVS recently as well, for around the same price! I'm in Northern CA, myself.

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    2. Is that just so random what ends up from OPI at CVS? I don't have any CVS even remotely close to me - but when I discovered they had odd ball OPI shades a few yrs ago when I went in to one while out of town, I now always check a few CVS's when i am out of town. While I never have seen any DS's there - I have found some VHTF OPI shades and was blown away...most recently found What's The Cattitude which I cannot wear - to chalky on me - I have big trouble with white based pastels - but I picked it up 'cause I know it's a fav of many and figured I would run into someone who needed to give it a good home. In fact I need to find good homes for about 500 never used polishes...yikes - what to do? I don't just want to send them all to charity - many are VHTF shades and I hate, hate to sell on eBay. I have a couple new bottles of Scrangie and some really nice polishes that I know folks want and are looking for. Ideas? I don't want to trade - I need to move things out big time.

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    3. I'm in the Boston area :) Seems like they could be anywhere!

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  5. This is a great polish, I've seen a few beautiful pics of it layered for a gorgeous effect, and it looks good in your swatches, as well.

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  6. you lucky duck :) i am hunting ds sapphire for a while now...need to check on cvs :)

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  7. I also found this one at my local CVS and snatched it up. : ) It's definitely one of my favorite flashy polishes - and it does look awesome on top of other colors!

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  8. Gorgeous! That's awesome that you found it in CVS. I used to see a ton of OPI in my local store, but I haven't for a couple of months. Maybe I'll take a look just in case!

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  9. I've read a few times about people finding these at random CVS's. Now i'm going to drive around town to every CVS lol I hope I find one!

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  10. This is a fav of mine. I cannot wear any powder blue polishes - they all have too much chalky white in them. So enter DS Sapphire - still in my book comes up in the light blue hue category. But due to the silver in it and all it's goodies, I can wear it without looking lobster handed. I so want to embrace powder blues for polish - I can wear it for clothing. So when I need a power blue fix for polish - this is my go to - along with one from Nfu Oh holo group (that infamous #61-#66 group - forgetting right now which one is the blue - know it's not 61 - that's silver and 66 is the green - also another shade that pulls chalky on me in most light greens - but make it into a holo and I can wear it!)

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    1. #65 is the blue holo! I love that one as well. :)

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  11. A nail mail buddy of mine randomly found this one on her CVS and sent it my way. It was a pleasant surprise! I wasn't into holos at all but GOOD GRACIOUS once I put it on my nails it was love. Need moar holoz.

    I'm so happy you could squash your lemming, it is a happy moment indeed. I recently scored and OPI Flower to Flower for myself :D (it is my abolute favorite pink and I only had a mini of it! it was kinda HTF a seller that'd ship to my country without charging me an eye)

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  12. Yes! I just found 3 of these at a CVS and decided to RAOK them! They were so surprised :) My CVS has the most random OPIs so I check in all the time.

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