OPI DS Raw Granite For Fall 2013




I really do wish it was Sunday because that’s definitely my fun day. Why can’t I just win the lottery and forget about work…is that really too much to ask? Pffft! I feel so sluggish today, but that seems to be pretty normal for Mondays so now I have to pump myself up so that I can get to the gym tonight. I loaded up my ipod with a bunch of new songs (Get Lucky, Blurred Lines, Treasure among others!) last night and packed my gym bag so I can just go there directly from work. I know that if I get home, I’m going to start doing stuff and then I’m going to be too lazy to do anything. Hopefully I won’t be too sore tomorrow since I’m sure my body is going to be thinking: Whatchu doin’ fool?!  I also nubbinized my nails yesterday so I’ll be giving my hands an nails a break while they grow back out. I do have a lot of swatches and posts lined up, so don’t worry…you can breathe…I will be around to regale you with nail polish! Yep, I know I’m much more important in my own head. So today I have these two really fantastic polishes to share with you that are a new addition to the OPI Designer Series line: OPI DS Raw Granite for Fall 2013 polishes are going to blow you away!

OPI DS Lapis 1OPI DS Lapis 2OPI DS Lapis was my favorite of the two. Look at how complex and amazing it looks! The formula was flawless: thick but easy to control, so “different looking” and a one coater!  I was in love with the way it looked in its natural matte finish, but look at it with a coat of Seche:

OPI DS Lapis 3OPI DS Lapis 4Sweet baby Jesus! Isn’t it sparkle-licious?!


OPI DS Pewter 1OPI DS Pewter 2Next up is OPI DS Pewter. When I first looked at this one, I wasn’t that excited but man did I change my mind once I saw this beauty in the sun. It sparkled like a mofo. The formula on this one was also great and it looked great with two thin coats. Of course I couldn’t resist topcoating it after the awesome way that Lapis looked.

OPI DS Pewter 3OPI DS Pewter 4Seriously…love!

The two Designer Series offerings for this year are really gorgeous. Even though they have a liquid sand-type finish, they are not very rough feeling in case that bugs you. While I love the love of both polishes without topcoat, in my opinion, they really come to life with a nice and shiny coat of Seche Vite. What do you think of these polishes? According to OPI, DS Raw Granite lacquers should be worn without top coat for a matte finish.  DS Pewter and DS Lapis will be available beginning September 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCP Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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34 thoughts on “OPI DS Raw Granite For Fall 2013

    1. I noticed that the first coat was eaten up a little bit but not like I’ve seen with other textured polishes. I applied a second coat of Seche at that point and the finish was perfectly glossy and smooth. The only way I have been able to top coat the pixie dusts has been with the trusty Seche/Gelous combo.

    1. I never really top coat textured polishes but I knew these would look awesome with a shiny top coat. It’s like I have diamonds on my nails when I am out in the sun.

    1. That one is my favorite too! I know it’s easy for me to say to get them since I got them for free, but I would totally pay $15 for Lapis too! lol It would be an OPI Splurge because those are Illamasqua prices!

  1. I am sluggish today, too. Yay, Mondays, haha.
    Oh, if I am going to the gym, going directly from work is a MUST. There is no hope if I go home first.
    These *are* really gorgeous! Lapis is my favorite. Any nail polish that makes it look like I have diamonds on my nails (which, I should, right? we all should) is A-OK by me! 😉

    1. Yep, Lapis is my choice. It’s so purty. OMG I know that if I go home after work, I’ll never make it to the gym. I was so messed up last night but feel pretty good today–not really sore. I’m going to start going MWF to ease into it because going every day is going to be overkill to start.

  2. I have to exercise right after work too… cuz like you said- once your home you won’t wanna leave. I work at a university and fall semester start on monday when i get back from vacay. Thank god the aerobics classes will start up again too. I need to burn some serious calories! No joke!!!!
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    1. It felt great to go in right after work and I avoided that after 5 rush since I get out of work at 3:30. I was out of there by 5 and I noticed tons of people starting to come in.

  3. Those are both gorgeous. A bit pricey, but I have a coupon for $3.50 off a ten dollar purchase and that would bring the cost of one of these down to $9 at ULTA which is still a bit high, but it is my birthday and I would look amazing in either of these beautiful polishes. I was going to get Deborah Lippman’s Bitches Brew, but I could get both of these beauties instead.

    1. I think I heard somewhere that Ulta doesn’t accept those coupons on OPI anymore. I don’t know how accurate that info is, but I heard that from a few people. That would suck since they already have so many darn exclusions on their coupons!

  4. I love these without the top coat!! I really want to get my hands on them! I can’t decide which one I want more >3< Pewter reminds me of a Harry Potter caldron, but the Lapis would look so nice as stripes O.O I haven't done any nail art or even painted my nails in ages because they keep breaking and looking horrible, but these make me really want to do it again.

    1. First I was like…what purple?! LOL However, I do agree that Lapis is like a blue purple–blurple! Seriously, that one is my favorite and it makes me thinks of a smoother Alcatraz Rocks

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