OPI DS Glamour Swatches & Review (Revisited)

OPI DS Glamour Swatches & Review In 2011, I reviewed OPI DS Glamour on here in this post. But, it was time to pull it out again because it’s one of those oldie-but-goodie nail polishes that I consider to be a classic.

Funny thing is that I wore OPI DS Glamour on a sunny day, so I was expecting that by the time I got home, I could catch the tail-end of the rays for a photo that showcased the holographic nature.

The true beauty of a holographic nail polish shines through in bright sunlight.

However, Mother Nature had other plans for me. 😉 The clouds covered up the sky, despite me rushing home straight after work.

I took photos in artificial light, natural light, and flash. The flash photos you’ll see later on are closer to what you see in the sunlight – explosive scattered holographic goodness!

Since this is an older, discontinued OPI Designer Series nail polish, it’s trickier to find because it wasn’t kept in the permanent collection.

OPI DS Glamour Pictures

OPI DS Glamour Swatch

Artificial Light

DS Glamour Swatch OPI

Natural Light

OPI DS Glamour Holographic Swatches


OPI Designer Series Glamour

Artificial Light

OPI Designer Series Glamour Review

Natural Light

OPI DS Glamour Holographic Nail Polish Swatches


DS Glamour OPI

OPI DS Glamour Swatches

All swatches have:

    • OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
    • 2 coats of OPI DS Glamour
    • Rica Glossy Glam Top Coat

Artificial Light Photos

OPI DS Glamour Swatches & Review

OPI DS Glamour Review & Swatch

OPI DS Glamour Swatch & Review

OPI DS Glamour

Natural Light Photos

OPI DS Glamour Swatch Swatches Review

OPI DS Glamour Swatches Swatch

OPI Designer Series Glamour Swatches

OPI DS Glamour Swatch Swatches

Flash Photos

Glamour OPI Designer Series Swatches

Designer Series OPI Glamour Swatches

OPI DS Glamour Swatch Swatches Pictures

OPI Designer Series Glamour Swatches Swatch


  • Holographic (Yes)
  • Blue (Yes)

Key Notes

  • Name: OPI DS Glamour
  • Amount: 15 mL (0.5 oz)
  • Retail Price: I don’t know how much it goes for now, since it’s a hard-to-find, discontinued polish.
  • Disclosure: I purchased this nail polish several years ago.
  • Where to Buy: Perhaps eBay? Not sure. It’s one of those polishes that isn’t regularly stocked anymore at most e-tailers.

OPI DS Glamour Review


DS Glamour by OPI is a denim blue that comes to life in sunlight and bright light. It’s impressive like a firework, except you get to take it with you wherever you go!

Be careful if you’re driving, operating heavy machinery, playing chess with your arch-nemesis, or doing something that requires intense concentration because while wearing OPI DS Glamour, it’s easy to get distracted like a dog spotting a squirrel in the park.

In its full glory, you see the entire rainbow dancing on your nails, but when you’re in lighting conditions that aren’t so bright, the polish looks like a muted denim blue. That’s still pretty, but when the holographic beast rears its beautiful head, it’s so gorgeous, it’s amazeballs! (And I rarely use that word!)


The scattered-holographic finish sparkles, and it’s completely smooth. No grittiness. No rough spots. It’s like glass!

I’d say that it’s just as easy as removing a creme nail polish or even faster!

Application & Formula

Even after all these years of having OPI Designer Series Glamour, my bottle didn’t thicken. The formula was exactly how I remember it – absolutely smooth! It glided on so well. One coat covered nicely, but I feel like two coats makes it look its best. (I didn’t bother trying to wear a third coat because I wanted to use this discontinued polish sparingly.)


  • Blue scattered holographic
  • Sparkles with the entire rainbow (in sunlight or bright light)
  • Appears a pretty, muted denim blue (in dimmer light)
  • Smooth formula
  • Pigmented


  • Discontinued & hard to find

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

If you come across OPI DS Glamour for a reasonable price, don’t even waste time considering whether you need it or not in your collection because, according to this nailphile, it’s a must-have! (Had I known years ago how much I enjoy wearing this, I would’ve bought a back-up bottle.)

I have a bunch of other older, discontinued OPI Designer Series nail polishes that I plan to share with you on here in the near future. (If there’s a specific shade you’re interested in seeing, let me know. I may have it.)

Which is your favourite OPI Designer Series nail polish? Do you wear holographic lacquers more in the summer than during other times in the year? Do you prefer scattered or linear holos?


10 thoughts on “OPI DS Glamour Swatches & Review (Revisited)

  1. Melissa

    Vey pretty color. I love the holo effect of this gorgeous blue polish. It looks great on you. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      I’ve been thinking about pulling out my OPI DS Royal, which I haven’t worn in years. Maybe that’ll be the next OPI Designer Series polish I’ll review. 🙂 Any suggestions are always welcomed!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Elizabeth!

      Thanks – it’s even more spectacular in person. The camera doesn’t pick up all the little nuances of brilliance that it has to offer!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sasha!

      Just keep checking eBay. Also, sometimes nail salons have old polishes on clearance. Don’t give up! I’m hoping you snatch up a bottle of this beauty. It’s worth the hunt.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge