Above and below: DS Amethyst. This is my personal favorite of the colors I have. Above is with flash, below in sunlight.
Above and below: Above is DS Vintage, with flash. I would describe the color as a rose-gold. Below is DS Dazzle. This one does not seem to have the depth as any of the others I've tried, but is still pretty in it's own right.
Continuing our discussion of the OPI Designer (DS) Series, I'd first like to ask if anyone knows how many of these have been issued? I have of list of 33 colors, 16 of which I have. I would love to acquire all of them and would like my list to be accurate so I don't miss any! On with our discussion...the ones I have, smell quite strong and the labels on the bottom have black print, as opposed to green print. I believe this means that they are NON-Big 3 Free, which I feel helps with the application process. The newer ones may be Big 3 free, but I don't know. Again, for those of you who know more about the black/green label determining the formula than I do, let's hear your opinion on this. OPI came out with this line about 3 years ago, and although there is a nice range of colors, I'd love to see a green one! I tried Frankening one, starting with a medium yellow shimmer (Nicole's One Voice) and adding DS Glamour, but all I got was a muddy grayish/blue tone, not anything you'd want to wear on your nails, for sure! As I posted in my DS Part I, 3 coats gives the best look, but they are relatively thin polishes, so you don't end up with a mess that takes forever to dry. There is a DS base and DS top coat available, but I find that any top coats I've used do not dull the holographic-ness of these, as is the case with some other holographic polishes. I'd like to try the top coat simply because it also has the diamond dust in it, just as these polishes do and I would think that would just enhance the holo-ness. These polishes also look lovely used as a one-coat layering polish over many darker nail polish colors.