No patience whatsoever, I swatched the new DS polishes immediately as they came over my doorstep. I had to hurry to catch the last few sunbeams this evening, so please be more patient than I am, and look past my creative flaws. The bottle photos are quite large, if you'd feel like magnifying them to check the glitter in detail. But then again, all photos are larger than shown, so please go ahead and click them for a more thorough view. Both polishes are shown with topcoat - with glitters like these, there's just no other way.
Three sloppy coats with no cleanup (sorry). The bottle is color accurate, the swatches not as much - my swatch camera can't handle magenta, but my DSLR can, though I have no decent lens to shoot macro with it. Anyway. Mostly purple and magenta glitter in a sheer dark blue (yes!) base, with some blue glitter, and a few sprinklings of green, gold and silver. Lots of things going on, but overall very tempting, yes. I like it. In these pictures it hasn't dried yet, so some of the thickness and lumpiness might settle, and if it does, it will be awesomesauce. If not - next, please.
Three less sloppy coats with actual cleanup attempts. Somewhat sheer reddish pink base with silver and light pink glitter. Both cameras enhances the base color, the overall look is more pink. This is what DS Perfection would look like if it was glitter instead of foil. But without the duochrome. Hated the color at first, but as I still have the swatch on while I'm writing... It is sorta growing on me. Not a typical alizarine color, but nonetheless terribly glamorous and a bit like a disease, which gives a slightly higher rate in my book.
I had to take an additional shot of this:
In terms of application these are okay. Formula is great, not the thick glitter formula OPI sometimes tend to do, but on the other hand the bases of these are somewhat sheer and personally I feel they need some building, that's why I did three coats of both. I was pretty generous, and too much generosity still renders some cuticle pooling, which can be annoying with glitters, but a medium thick coat gives decent results. They dry fast, so that part I'm happy with.
I know many of you are disappointed that the DS line isn't all holographic anymore, and I can understand why, even though I'm one of those who can appreciate the non-holo ones, and I'm sorry you will be disappointed once again. Also, these glitters are rather fierce, but I don't expect them in the DS line. I can't tell why these should be pricier than any glitter OPI has put out in their regular collections. Since they're not that opaque, one might want to try them as topping glitters, but I have a hard time justifying the excessive price tag for such a polish, when both OPI themselves and other brands put out great layering glitters, and opaque ones, for way less $.
Overall I'm ambivalent about these. They're nice, but I doubt I would have spent the bucks. If you still feel like doing so, they will be out in Swedish stores in August, so I'm guessing the same or at the earliest July for the US.
Added comment, August 17th: I tried on Temptation again, this time as a pedi. It is still gritty. Also, both of these polishes chip rather fast, at least on me. I can still not justify the DS price tag for these colors, but if you're really into glitters, maybe you would need Temptation. We will get back with comparisons of Bold, as it has been suggested to have dupes.
Swedish word of the day:
frestelse -noun temptation
Sure need one.