Polish Addicts, you have no idea how giddy I got when I received these babies in the mail. I will spare you all the details and show you the pictures instead and let you decide your giddy level for yourself.
OPI DS Bold is up first. It is a shimmery red packed, and I mean PACKED, with red, silver and pink glitter. This polish leans a little towards pink than red but still very pretty. OPI DS Temptation is a medium purple which is packed with blue, purple, and silver glitter. The pictures do not do this polish justice. My camera keeps picking up on the blue tones way more than the purple. I tried to photograph the bottle instead to give you a more accurate color. It is a brighter purple in person.
Formulation on both of these polishes was good. The glitter is evenly distributed on the nail with their famous ProWide Brush. Both of these polishes require 3 medium coats for the effect to really stand out and be opaque. I used thinner coats when applying Bold and ended up with a little bit of VNL. The dry time was quick so I was happy. Removal was surprisingly hassle-free. The glitter was much easier to remove than most other polishes and it did not stick onto your skin as much. I was pleasantly surprised as I was expecting a small battle.
Some may ask how these 2 polishes compare to the other DS polishes and I would have to tell you that you really are not comparing the same thing. These polishes are not holographic polishes but glitter polishes. They will not have a smooth finish compared to others in the series as the glitter leaves it a bit bumpy, but nothing a top coat will not fix. Compared to other glitter polishes however, these ones are definitely more opaque than most. The closest polishes I have in my stash that are similar to DS Temptation are Sally Hansen Rockstar Pink and Sephora by OPI Too Good For Me. However, neither of these are even close to dupes with both being more on the reddish-purple side.
If OPIs goal was to add two new colors with intense shimmer and unique texture to their DS line, they have done exactly that. These two new polishes are fun, sparkly and glittery. Both are a great addition to my collection.
Stay tune for a review of OPI Pink Shatter, their annual polish which helps raise awareness for breast cancer.
Polishes were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.