Continuing on my project to re-swatch my OPI DS shades, I picked out a long-time favorite. DS Exclusive is gorgeous and one of those shades that people will stop me and ask me what I'm wearing. It's just that pretty!
DS Divine is described as "divinely brillant fuchsia" and it really is pretty, although the holo effect you see in the bottle is not as apparent when it's on the nail, even in the sun. It's still insanely pretty though.
DS Illuminate is really pretty- it's described as "a brilliant sparkle of rich, burnished gold" and I really like how it looks with a bit of summer tan. As usual, these classic DS shades apply amazingly. This is definitely one of my faves.
Quite a few of my OPI DS swatches are really old.... and really terrible! I pulled out DS Vintage, described as "the glow of coppery taffeta", and did a mani with it, and I had forgotten how pretty it is. It's one of the shades that is a linear holo and it's just gorgeous. As with most of the classic DS shades, 2 coats are perfection.
Today I've got some swatches of shades of some Sally Hansen polish perfect for a 4th of July mani.
Street style is driving the conversation in fashion, but it's not just about the clothes you wear. This kind of style requires a daring attitude, eye-catching patterns, and the bold colors to match. The new, limited-edition collection of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri® nail polish offers the perfect assortment of urban-inspired shades. Borrowing from the city-cool of graffiti tags and street art, these new shades are tailored for women with an independent spirit and a unique style all their own.
Sally Hansen Quick Brick
I am in love with this jelly-ish shade. Two coats is perfection and it's a gorgeous cherry red.
Sally Hansen Tag, Ur It!
Sally Hansen does white so well- this is also just 2 coats and the coverage is opaque and even. Shades like this are a staple in every collection.
Sally Hansen Vandal Eyes
This delicate baby blue is quite pretty. There is a slight shimmer that looks so pretty in the sun.
Today I've got a swatch of the glitter topcoat from the SinfulColors Having A Blast Collection for the 4th of July.
SinfulColors Star Blast Off
1 coat over light blue
Star Blast Off contains small white glitter, larger red and blue hex glitter, and white star glitter. Although the base is slightly tinted pink, it really didn't seem to affect the base color of my mani at all. The stars were a bit difficult to get on the brush, but I didn't do any fishing just to show you how this would look without any extra effort. This would make a fabulous Fourth of July mani!
$1.99 at Walgreens and other mass retailers for July 2015.