Monday, August 26, 2013

Review & Swatches - OPI DS Lapis & Pewter for Fall 2013

Oh my poor little neglected blog, how I've missed you!

I feel pretty awful about my lack of posting as of late, but I have to be honest with myself and all of you by admitting that wedding planning has basically taken over my life. It's a good thing and I'm definitely very excited about it, but it's also very time consuming, especially when I have to cram all of the planning in in a 4 month period.

When I'm not actually out doing wedding planning things, such as attending wedding shows, meeting with potential florists or my decorator, etc, I'm at least spending my time browsing Etsy or Pinterest for inspirations/ideas. So the wedding is pretty much all I've been thinking about! I've even been wearing the same nail polish for the past 10 days! Shame on me.

Anyways, I guess what I'm trying to say is that I haven't forgotten about you guys or my blog, my time has just been stretched very thin lately, and I honestly can't imagine it getting much better as the big day gets closer and closer. I'll still be posting, so don't count me out of your blog readers, but I simply can't live up to my pre-wedding planning standards of ~5 posts per week. I know you guys will understand. :)

So with all of that said, today I'll be showing you the two new Designer Series polishes for Fall 2013 by OPI. The textured polish trend is huge right now so both of these new additions to the DS line have a textured finish.

Lapis is a royal blue base packed with lots of fine blue and silver glitter. I absolutely love this colour - even with a matte finish it's still quite rich looking. The formula was on the thick side, but still quite easy to work with. My photos show two coats.

Pewter is a charcoal grey base with lots of fine and small silver glitter mixed throughout. This reminds me of OPI Metallic 4 Life from the Nicki Minaj Collection, except that I personally didn't like that one at all. The glitter in that one felt too chunky and lumpy for me, while this one has much finer glitter pieces so I think it looks a lot nicer. The formula was really good and I've shown two coats below.

I found the textured finish of these DS polishes to be less gritty than most other textured polishes - it's more like a really fine sandy effect. I like both of them a lot and I'm happy to add them to my stash. However if I had to pick a favourite of the two, it would definitely be Lapis.


  1. I think the blue one is magical! Gorgeous!

  2. No shame on you! NONE!
    This is a special time in your life & should be cherished to the fullest. I
    want you to have the most beautiful wedding that you have ever dreamed of!
    BTW Where is the HM destination?

  3. Thank you so much! And as of right now we're planning for a honeymoon in Jamaica, but nothing is set quite yet, so it might still change. :)

  4. Hmm. A little bummed......Pewter reminds me of a matte version of that old holiday one, "How's It Snowing."

  5. Love the blue! It's got a winter frosty feel to it.

  6. Please let me know where you are registered at for wedding gifts. Thanks!

  7. These are gorgeous :D and I love these because they would be totally transformed with a shiny topcoat. It's like two polishes in one!


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