Wednesday, March 5, 2014

OPI DS Top Coat Review

This is a follow up on my post that reviewed Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat.  I find that, for certain holographics, this OPI Topcoat works better.  This the glossiest topcoat that I know of, after Seche Vite.  However, this is not a fast-drying topcoat.  I purposely took these pictures the day after I polished, because we all know how glossy topcoats can look right after they're applied, and when they are still wet.  As you can see on the first picture, which was taken in the shade, the gloss finish is very nice, even the next day.  I still use the Sally Hansen for certain holographics, and when I'm in a hurry, because that one dries really fast.  That being said, the OPI doesn't smudge once it is set, and the time will vary depending on the coats of nail polish used and the waiting time between said coats.  It is not as slow-drying as other non-fast-drying topcoats, if that makes sense.  It is faster than Barielle Manicure Extender and other OPI or Sally Hansen "regular" topcoats.  I use OPI DS for those holographics that dry really fast, like most two-coater Enchanteds or for the super matte-looking ones like Fnug and Color Clubs.  For my OPI DS holos, this one is a must, since it is the perfect complement.

Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Enchanted POlish Mr. Burgundy
OPI DS Topcoat


  1. Hmmmm, I didn't think I needed this, but I have so many holos...
    Thanks for the post!