Mani Monday: OPI DS – Magic
Not much to say about this one – I picked this up on sale at Ulta a number of weeks back. Any time I see a blue polish on sale, I can’t really resist – particularly if it’s different from what I already have. Blue is Jim’s favorite color, and so when I can’t decide what color polish to use and I ask him to pick, the answer is almost always the same. Needless to say, I like to keep a variety of shades around so the blue after blue after blue doesn’t get too boring.
Now, as for this particular polish, OPI DS Magic, it’s a beautiful color, but the holo effect and the slight pink duochrome that seems really apparent in the bottle just didn’t translate on the nail. You can almost see the duochrome in the photo, and honestly that’s more apparent than it was in real life. It honestly ended up being more of a shimmer than anything else, and that was rather disappointing. The brilliance that it had in the bottle was just so exciting, and the reality was a bit of a let down comparatively. That said, once you get over the dashed expectations, it is still a stunning color and will probably be one of my go-to dark blues from now on.
Do you have a favorite blue polish? Anyone know of a killer dark blue holo that wont break the bank/I won’t have to stalk a website for?