Tuesday, December 29, 2009

NOTD: OPI DS Sapphire (& Matte w/ Konad)

I passed a challenge. I didn't even know I was going to be tested! I went to Walgreens to pick up a prescription - a decidedly painful event for my pocket, as we are in a new plan year & I have to meet my $2500.00 detectable before insurance covers my 'scrips - and I passed no less than 3 brand freaking new shiny pretty & FULL nail polish displays. I was caught off-guard because last time I was there the aisles were packet with Christmas cologne gift sets. But I toughed it out, although I picked up several bottles in admiration I put them all back down. I am on a no buy. I am on a no buy. I am ... well you get the picture. I told myself over & over until I was out of the store & on my way again & then I was very proud of myself LOL.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. You will probably get periodic whining & ranting along the same schedule that you would normally see hauling. Because I may be sticking to the no-buy, but I don't have to be happy about it damnit!

On to nails (finally). Shimmery DS goodness, and I even got a smidgen of sun. Even though it is so low in the sky this time of year I feel like I never get really GOOD sun, even if I were able to go out at "high" noon, the sun is still at a wonky angle. From the OPI Designer Series, this is DS Sapphire:

I didn't have time to redo totally last night, so I added some Konad & then some Matte Magic. Konad is done with image plate m72, stamped once with Misa Toxic Seduction & again with Misa A Sin Worth Committing. They didn't end up as contrast-y as I expected, but the 2 colors together still give this design more depth than it would have with only 1:

Thanks for reading =)



  1. I like this color!
    Bought the LOL, but I should have gotten this one.
    :) The shape of your nails are awesome!

  2. The color is nice ! And I love the design you did on it :)

  3. You make me want to go to Walgreens now!!!!!!!

    The mani looks really pretty. I need to get that plate and quit talking about getting it everytime I see it on some one's nails :)

  4. Oh I love it! Especially with the konad. Beautiful!

  5. Loved the first colour - must have it ! Thanks. Happy New Year

  6. Aw, congrats on sticking to your no-buy guns!!! That's tough! And this color looks fab on you! And I love the Konad, I looked at the pictures first and then read the description - before I knew there was contrast I could definitely tell and I love it! Great idea! Have a Happy New Year!

  7. That polish is absolutely stunning! Gotta order it soon, lol!
    Happy New Year, Colette!

  8. I have to go on a no buy also. It's ridiculous the amount of polish I've bought since starting to read nail blogs. I never had this much of an obsession. If I put everything in order by color I'm afraid I'd see to many look alikes. Your manicure is fantastic. I will whine with you.

  9. Boy, with a name like Sapphire, you'd think it'd be a darker shade of blue? Still, it's pretty though, Michelle.

  10. THESS - Thank you =)

    AYUU - Thanks =)

    BROOKE - Thank you =) You should for sure pick this one up, it is a great "go to" plate =)

    KIRSTEN - Thank you =)

    GILDEDANGEL - Thank you =)

    ELISE - Thanks & you're welcome =)

    BEAUTYJUDY - Thanks - it hasn't gotten any easier with the no-buy LOL, now I'm seeing the swatches for these new W'n'W colors & I know I'll see them next time I go out - & they're so cheap!

    VANESSA - Thank you =)

    LUCY - Glad I have someone to whine with =)

    MICHELLE - I agree, they almost could have switched the names between this & DS Fantasy =)


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