Sunday, 25 September 2011

OPI DS Temptation

Nails I Love

OPI DS Temptation
A Tale Of 2 Halves ….

Hi goddesses.  I was really excited to snap up this pretty little beauty, and wore it on Wednesday.  Then I got caught up in my Hallowe’en challenge, and now Trace Face Philes has blogged it – and with better photos!  Grrrrr, I bow to your supremacy Traci J

Firstly, I hate this polish because it highlights my stupidity.  I thought ALL DS polishes were holos – but they’re not.  This is a glitter bomb (more on that later) but man it would have looked awesome with some holo in it.  Can you imagine, crazy violet purple holo with fuschia shimmer ?  oh I could cry ….

So, yes, DS Temptation.  I love and loathe this beauty in equal measure, often for the same reasons! The base colour is a blue toned crazy violet and cold purple and it is RAMMED with blue, fuschia and purple glitter.  The effect is almost overpowering, it is THAT crazy on the nail.

I have included a LOT of photos in this post, because it really is hard to find JUST ONE that captures everything about this polish.  The colours in it are intensely wild and deep, and the glitterometer is off the scale.   You’ll notice how gritty some of the nails look – and this was after 2 coats of Poshe.

DS Temptation literally sizzles with electricity – you can almost see the volts creating the glitter before your eyes.  There’s also quite a lot of timelessness going on with this glitter – it looks like a galaxy on the nail, layers and layers of glittering crowding over each other to create a cosmic overload of dazzle.

I like that this purple is almost feral – it’s wild, it’s elemental, there’s nothing civilised about it at all.  It’s one of the coldest purples I’ve seen in a long time, and the purple is always braided with violet and blue to add to its chilly density.

This is one of OPI’s best polishes in an otherwise dull year, and it’s a shame it’s getting lost in all the hype and saliva ahead of the Muppets Collection.  Whilst I am sure there are at least a couple of Nubar’s this is similar to, it’s nice to see OPI trying to wow the crowd rather than the incredibly safe play they’ve indulged in this year.

The moment I put it on, I was in love.  This polish is wild, intense, dramatic, outrageous – it’s a cabaret in a bottle.  But, the longer I wore it, the less I loved it.  I could still marvel at its impact, but it looked more and more neon to me as the day wore on, and I don’t do neon.  The purple started to fade away, leaving too much electricity in it’s place, and I fell out of love with it.

Also on the negative side, as you might imagine, this was a BITCH to remove.  Because the glitter is fine and dense it just dries like concrete – there is no other way but to soak it off.

However, as I said at the top, this is a tale of 2 halves, and you’ll have to come back tomorrow to find out What Debbie Did Next and how DS Temptation redeemed itself.


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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