Saturday, September 28, 2013

OPI Designer Series: Illuminate vs Classic

Happy Saturday everyone.  I first want to thank all of the new subscribers that have joined within the last few days, you rock!  I hope you're all having a better weekend than I am, we woke up this morning to little Gigi running a fever of 103.4.  Turns out the little lady has a virus, which you can't do much for, and has been spiking a fever every four hours.  It is definitely going to be a long night, but she is fast asleep for now and I wanted to take this time to show you all a comparison of two lovely OPI Designer Series that I got my hands on.

I was fortunate enough to get two very similar Designer Series polishes and couldn't help but notice how similar they are.  OPI DS Illuminate and Classic are bronze and golden holo's that are perfect for this time of year. I know that they have been out for a while but I still get excited when I see them. 

The first polish that I put on was Illuminate, which is a brownish-bronze scattered holo duochrome which shifts green.  It is hard to see the green in these pictures, but I promise it is there.

After wearing Illuminate I couldn't wait to try out Classic.  OPI DS Classic is lighter than Illuminate and has a golden tone to it.  It is also a scattered holo not linear, which I prefer sometimes.  This polish is a great neutral and I may actually leave it on for more than a day, which is saying a lot!

Both of these pretties were perfect to work with.  I applied two coats with each and a nice thick top coat of Essie Good To Go, I needed these babies to dry quick in case my girl woke up.  I didn't need to clean anything up, didn't have a problem with brush strokes or clumpiness and was able to build up the coats perfectly.
Just a reminder, there is still plenty of time to enter my giveaway if you haven't already.  I added an extra prize, so now there is a total of SIX bottles of polish going to one lucky winner!  Get those entries in and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. I love this on you girl! So far I only have 2 DS polishes. I plan on owning more :)

  2. Both of these are gorgeous! I need tog et my hands on some DS polishes :)

  3. wow love the shimmer , I would love to comment more on your posts but I am so lazy to fill captcha every time :(