Sunday, September 13, 2009

OPI Designer Series Glamour

As a warning, skip down to the pictures if you don't want to read my incessant rambling. When you see a polish you love, buy it. Or, if you're anything like me, you'll spend months trying to find it in every random beauty store you see. I think I saw OPI DS Glamour going for $20 on eBay. Way back this spring I had picked up three polishes from OPI at my local Ulta, and as my cashier was ringing me up I saw she had on one of the prettiest polishes I had ever seen. She told me it was an OPI, from a special series or something, and pointed to the display of white boxes. I only had enough money for three polishes and there was no way I was putting one back, so I vowed to come back the next day and bring mas dinero.

It was gone the next day. I didn't even know the name or series, just that it was OPI and came in a white box. After some intense Google-ing I found out it was the Designer Series; not the one that had just been released, but the old one that had been discontinued. I'll quit blabbing for a sec to show you a picture...Glamour is definitely a purple, yet it shows up blue in almost every picture I take. The picture below is pretty accurate to the real color. Every time I went into a store I would look for it, but in most places the people didn't even know what I was talking about. (On a quick side note, does anyone else feel like kind of a dork asking for a specific polish, and then giving it's name, brand, series, release date, ect? I mean, I know I shouldn't be embarrassed for wanting to by something, but still.) This past weekend I was sick and had to run out and get some groceries and just happened to pass a Trade Secret. I felt like crap and really, really did not want to go in, but there I was, parking the car and dragging myself inside. And there it was: an entire wall of OPI Designer Series white boxes. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but is there any way to read what polish is in the Designer Series boxes without actually opening them and taking the bottle out? If not, that is absolutely ridiculous. Anyway, I was going through all the boxes (that took a while, and some of the colors look alike in the box) the cashier warned me that there were mostly pinks. Finally, in the back row in the corner, DS Glamour. I actually said, "Awesome!" outloud and smiled at the checkout lady, who probably thought I was nuts. Here's another pic...this one looks really blue.

Holy holographic! So excited was I that I had found it (and for something crazy like $3.55) that I opened it and put it on my nail while I was driving home. Don't worry, I was at a red light. Anyway, this color is exactly as gorgeous as I had remembered. The formula and application are flawless. Opaque in two coats and dries smooth to the touch. I wish I had some sunlight pictures to show. I couldn't stop staring at my nails all day. And here's a picture of the bogus box they put it in, plus one more shot of my nails, where you can really see it's holo-ness.

Glamour is from OPI's Designer Series released in 2007, I beleive. This is a discontinued shade. WTF?! WHY would you discontinue something so gorgeous?! Anyway, I wish you the very best of luck finding this polish if you like it.

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