Thursday, 28 April 2011

OPI Designer Series

I really didn't understand why there was so much hype around the DS range, especially after being so underwhelmed by DS Magic. £14.99 for a nail polish that's just more glittery than usual? No thanks.

However, it wasn't until I came across swatches from the first 12 colours that I fell in love! My first purchases were an eBay bargain at £5.50 each! DS Signature, a gorgeous fuchsia with tons of holographic sparkle, and another lighter pink with the same holo loveliness. The label was missing so I'm not sure of the shade, but it looks a lot like DS Chiffon.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Here is DS Signature:

Since then, I've been constantly on the look out for more holos. DS Original was a total must have for me, and I was lucky enough to find it on eBay too, but for $25 inc postage, eek! It's so nice that it was worth it though. Since then I've managed to find another bottle to put away for the sad day when I start running out of it.

DS Original, a lovely lavender-purple holo:

That's all for now, have a lovely day!


A few swatches from the China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection!

The China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection was released a few years ago, in 2006 according to Wikipedia but I'm not sure how accurate that is, and there is still so much hype about it even now. People on various nail polish forums I browse are paying ridiculous amounts per bottle, the same can be said for remaining bottles from the OMG collection that keep cropping up on eBay.

The Kaleidoscope collection is made up of 12 beautiful holographic shades, I was lucky enough to find the whole set (apart from one) I will swatch them all eventually but haven't go around to wearing them all yet.

The colours include:
  • Tickle My Triangle - a dark pink, fuchsia holo.
  • Don't Be A Square - a medium pink holo.
  • Rated Holographic - a peachy-pink holo.
  • Spin Me Round - a tan, almost coffee coloured holo. One of my personal favourites!
  • It's My Turn - a  gold coloured holo.
  • How About A Tumble? - a pretty, light purple holo.
  • Octa-Gone Wild - a purple holo, not too dissimilar to OPI DS Original.
  • He's Going In Circles - a light aqua, sea-foam green holo.
  • Kaleidoscope Him Out - light blue holo.
  • Visit Me In Prism - a really light lavender-silvery purple holo.
  • Sexagon - silver holo.
  • Let's Do It In 3-D - dark grey/black holo.

Here they are, the only one that's missing is 'Tickle My Triangle.'

First up, He's Going In Circles:

I really love this colour, I'm just not sure I love it on me, which is a shame.
I'm not going to lie, all of these polishes are a pain in the arse to apply. They are really thin and dry quickly, but they need at least 3 coats to look their best. If you're not careful they drag really, really badly so it's best to give each coat at least 15 minutes to dry even though they feel dry to the touch within seconds.

I will post photos of the rest as and when I wear them.

Thanks for reading,


And here is where it all begins...


I'm so excited to finally start a blog of my own! Over the past year or so I've developed an unhealthy (well, for my bank balance) obsession with both nail polish and Pandora jewellery.

This blog will be mainly dedicated to nail polish, showing you all my swatches, my favourite colours, reviews of products so far, as well as my failed attempts at Konad stamping which should start happening in the next few weeks. Although I'm sure a few other things will pop up accidentally. That is if I ever get anyone to actually read my blog...

That's all for now, I hope you stick around!

Much love,