OPI DS Fall 2014 + Lotsa other OPI Designer Series too

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OPI DS Tourmaline 046 Fall 2014 Beautygeeks

OPI is releasing two new Designer Series shades for fall 2014. We’re gonna look at OPI DS Tourmaline 046 and OPI DS Titanium 047. Then I’ma show you a whole bunch of other DS shades I’ve been collecting for a buncha years.

opi ds fall 2014: precious in quartz

Polished Quartz – that’s what OPI is calling this new Designer Series formula and these two fall 2014 shades are apparently inspired by semi-precious stones. They’re stuffed full of glittery bits but unlike the first Designer Series offerings of many moons ago, there ain’t no holo. Nope. But there is sparkle. Lots and lots of it.

OPI DS Tourmaline 046 Fall 2014 3 coats

Above: OPI DS Tourmaline 046 You’re looking at three solid coats of DS Tourmaline there. It’s quite sheer in one coat, almost opaque in two coats, and total coverage in three coats. I should mention too that it's not crazy shiny. It's almost maybe satin-matte. But not that matte. But not that shiny. But sparkly. Confusing, right?

OPI DS Tourmaline 046 Fall 2014 Beautygeeks-2

Above: OPI DS Tourmaline 046 And here it is again just shot at a different angle. Sometimes it looks highly pigmented and sometimes it doesn’t – just depends on the light.

OPI Pompeii Purple Carnival Collection 1991 Beautygeeks

Above: OPI Pompeii Purple So I got to thinking, if it’s so sheer it needs three coats, what if I put on a pair of undies to cut down on coats?

OPI DS Tourmaline over OPI Pompeii Purple OPI DS Fall 2014 Beautygeeks

Above: OPI DS Tourmaline 046 over OPI Pompeii Purple Yes, I think this is 100% the way to go. I much prefer Tourmaline with a pair of hot pink undies. You?

OPI DS Titanium 047 Fall 2014 Beautygeeks

Above: OPI DS Titanium 047 The other OPI Designer Series offering for fall 2014 arrives in a sheer, buildable polish too. That’s three good coats to opaque coverage and you can see that while it's sparkly as all-get-out, it's not crazy shiny like you'd expect. Again, the matte-ish finish. I didn't top coat. Nope.

OPI DS Titanium 047 OPI Fall 2014 Beautygeeks

Above: OPI DS Titanium 047 From another angle, it appears as a much lighter grey jelly-like polish instead of a more sparkle filled silvery grey.

OPI DS Titanium 047 over Black Magic Fall 2014

Above: OPI DS Titanium 047 over Revlon Black Magic And again, if you slap on a pair of coordinated underpants, you can get a much deeper overall result that I think I also prefer to wearing Titanium alone.

And that’s the two OPI Designer Series shades for fall 2014. Of course, you’ll need both. Right? DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium ($14.95CAD) will be available starting September 3, 2014 at your usual OPI retailer. For all the other OPI info you can handle, visit opi.com.

opi designer series: 100% hoard-worthy archive-worthy

Now, to make you all kinds of blind (and also jealous) I have a couple of older OPI Designer Series polishes in my stash so what did I do? I shot ’em just so I could remind you how ground-breaking OPI polish really is. I don’t want to talk about any of it, I just want to show you. If you needa chat, we can do that in the comment section, yes? If there's a holo component, I tried to shoot 'em so you could see it but with interweb compression, some of it gets a little bit lost... if you look carefully - it's there - I promise.

OPI DS Exclusive 002

Above: OPI DS Exclusive 002 2006

OPI DS Exclusive 002_2

Above: OPI DS Exclusive 002 2006

OPI DS Signature 007 DS 2006 Beautygeeks

Above: OPI DS Signature 007 2006

OPI DS Signature 007 Designer Series 2006

Above: OPI DS Signature 007 2006

OPI DS Extravagance 026

Above: OPI DS Extravagance 026 2008

OPI Extravagance DS 026

Above: OPI DS Extravagance 026 2008

OPI DS Reflection 030

Above: OPI DS Reflection 030 2008

OPI Reflection DS 030

Above: OPI DS Reflection 030 2008

OPI DS Temptation 040 OPI Designer Series 2011_1

Above: OPI Temptation 040 2011

OPI DS Temptation 040 OPI Designer Series 2011_2 Beautygeeks

Above: OPI Temptation 040 2011

OPI Bold DS 041

Above: OPI DS Bold 041 2011

OPI DS Bold 041

Above: OPI DS Bold 041 2011

OPI DS Pewter 44

Above: OPI DS Pewter 044 DS-Raw Granite 2013

OPI Pewter Ds 044

Above: OPI DS Pewter 044 with top coat DS-Raw Granite 2013

OPI DS Lapis

Above: OPI DS Lapis 045 DS-Raw Granite 2013

OPI Lapis DS 045

Above: OPI DS Lapis 045 with top coat DS-Raw Granite 2013

OPI Ink

Above: OPI INK

OPI Shimmer over OPI Ink

Above: OPI DS Shimmer 001 2006 over OPI INK

OPI Push & Pur-Pull

Above: OPI Push & Pur-pull

OPI DS Shimmer 001 over Push PurPull

Above: OPI DS Shimmer 001 2006 over OPI Push & Pur-pull

OPI Shimmer DS 001

Above: OPI DS Shimmer 001 2006 over OPI Push & Pur-pull

OPI Amazon Amazoff

Above: OPI Amazon…Amazoff

OPI Shimmer DS 001 over Amazon Amazoff

Above: OPI DS Shimmer 001 2006 over OPI Amazon… Amazoff

OPI DS Shimmer over Amazon Amazoff

Above: OPI DS Shimmer 001 2006 over OPI Amazon… Amazoff

And finally, a shade I’ve always thought should have been an OPI Designer Series shade but wasn’t:

MyPrivateJetv1.0

Above: OPI My Private Jet v1.0 Night Brights Spring 2007 (sorry about that tag in the corner – I used it to play Guess The Polish on Instagram)

OPI My Private Jet Holo

Above: OPI My Private Jet v1.0 Night Brights Spring 2007

The end.

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse vs DS Titanium Beautygeeks

Oh - not the end. A quick comparison swatch for our lovely reader Tara! OPI My Voice is a Little Norse (Nordic 2014) vs Titanium. There ya go, lady! xo!

Ps. If you’re lookin’ for Peanuts by OPI for Halloween 2014, we got your swatches right here in this lazy link.

Pps. Thanks for stopping by – you KNOW it made my day.

Manicures and photographs by Karen Falcon (she loves her some DS) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com