Wednesday, May 9, 2012

OPI DS ~ Temptation

OPI DS ~ Temptation
Blueish/purple base packed with purple, blue and pink glitter

I’m not usually interested in what OPI is up to, because I’m not as thrilled over the formula and durability as many others are. And I am certainly not thrilled over the price, that’s for sure. But sometimes OPI comes up with polishes that I find hard to miss. It doesn’t happen often, but it happened with two polishes from the DS Designer series – and Temptation was one of those two polishes. A bottle packed with the most beautiful purple glitter – I couldn’t miss that!

But, since I’m not willing to pay what Danish shops want for it (175 DKK = 30US$ = 20GP£), I found it online at half that price. I ordered it, and it arrived only a few days later. And man! I swear I had a glittergasm when I opened the package and Temptation revealed itself. I was stunned!

I put it on the very same afternoon. Two coats and it looked just as great as I hoped for. The formula was much better than I’ve experienced with other OPI products. It dried fast and was easy to apply.

Here’s two coats and a generous layer of Seche Vite top coat:


Doesn’t it just look great? I’m totally in love with this polish. Purple and glitter in the same bottle!! It dries up pretty gritty and is very hungry for top coat so I could easily have applied another coat, but I didn’t. I like the texture of it with one layer of top coat.

Here’s another shot just because I like the polish so much.


What do you think? Do you like it as much as I do? 
Note: It chipped badly after about 16 hours! Grrr, I hate it when that happens!


Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 2/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: Yes

30 comments:

  1. This is a stunning polish! I like it a lot. The prices for OPI:s are the same in Sweden. Not worth the price in my mind, but the few I have is bought from the US.

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    1. I don't know why the prices have to be so ridiculously high here. It's not like we aren't taxed enough on everything as it is!

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  2. Love this one, OPI is very expensive here in Australia too but eBay is my friend (or enemy, I can't decide!)

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    1. I have bought one OPI on eBay, but the rest of them in regular online shops. I don't have that many though. I totally understand about the friend/enemy relationship :D

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  3. Wow, that is stunning. But the price in Denmark is insane!

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    1. Totally insane! It's really hard to learn to live with too.

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  4. This is pretty, but I definitely miss when the OPI DS shades were holographic. I would purchase this one if I saw it in person, but my ULTA never had it in stock when I went.

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    1. I haven't been in the nail polish business for more than half a year, so I haven't got any of the holographic OPIs. But I wish I had!

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    1. Thank you so much - It's definitely a favourite! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm pleased you like it too.

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  7. I like it, but haven't bought it because like Jill, I was disappointed when OPI stopped making holo DS polishes. This one doesn't seem different from a regular OPI glitter, so I'm not sure why they think I should pay more for it.

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    1. That's a good point indeed! In fact I don't understand why they think I should pay more for an OPI than for any other brand. I often don't think that they're any better.

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  8. Very pretty! Sorry about the chipping though!

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    1. Yes, that was a pain. But then I got to wear a different colour already the next day, yay! :)

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  9. This is beautiful! I love blues and purples together! And it's a glitter, so even better! ^.^

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    1. That is exactly how I feel as well! :D

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  10. oooh pretty sparkles! I have a few OPI polishes which I picked up in sales. The most I have paid for an OPI was a holographic one on ebay from their DS series :-) x

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    1. That's so cool! At some point I really wish I'd see some of the cool nail polish brands in sales :D Xx

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  11. This doesn't look like a holo to me-I thought the DS meant a holo? It's pretty though!

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    1. It's not holo, or if it is - it didn't show itself! But I wish it was!! :)

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  12. Very pretty! I'm glad you got a good deal on it!

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