The Sun Also Rises: OPI – DS Coronation

If you follow my blog, you know how important today is to me. So, in good polish addict form, I had to choose a color that reflected my feelings about this historic day. Darren Garnick recent asked me if I was doing anything special with my nails for the inauguration. My initial reaction was, hell yes. I wanted to do something ridiculously flashy, like yellow, to represent my happiness and my hope for a brighter future. Instead, I decided to go something flashy, yet subtle. I figured OPI Designer Series Coronation (the name is fitting in a silly way) would be the perfect color.


Coronation was recently released with the new Designer Series colors (all of which you can see on Scrangie’s blog). I was pretty surprised to find that Coronation applies like a glitter top coat. Essentially, this polish is extremely dense multi-sized holographic glitter suspended in clear polish. With just one coat you get an effect similar to other dense glitter top coats. I put it over Zoya Trixie, it looked nothing short of amazing.

coronationThe holographic effect isn’t the uniform oil slick effect found in previous Designer Series colors. Instead, it’s like an amalgamation of multi-sized glitter each flashing brilliantly and individually. The shape of the glitter is irregular, each one like flecks or erratically cut chucks. I see as many as 3 different sized pieces of glitter. When applied with multiple coats (3 is what I did for the picture above) the very small pieces of glitter come together to build opacity. The image to the left was taken with flash and shows Coronation’s holographic glimmer. In the sunlight you get a slightly more uniform holographic reflection but it’s not high intensity, meaning the holo isn’t as colorized or rainbow-y as other holographic polishes.


11 Responses to “The Sun Also Rises: OPI – DS Coronation”

  1. CherriesintheKnow Says:

    Lovely! And perfect choice!

  2. Asami Says:

    Wow, that is really pretty.

  3. Jinnzor Says:

    That is incredibly beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday. I’m so happy for your guys with your (rather cute looking) new president!

  4. Alison Says:

    thats really pretty on you, great choice!

    You recently posted an article describing the colour difference between the old ‘white’ OPI Bubblebath and the newer ‘pink’ version. I have recently discovered the same to be true of Essies Mademoiselle, my original bottle (the colour of which was perfect) is much more milky than my new replacement bottle which is very pink and doesn’t suit me as much. I’m assuming it’s because Essie has recently changed their formula to be big 3 free, my original bottle has a black label and my new one a blue label (the blue labels are supposed to represent the new formula I think).

    I just don’t understand why when a company changes it’s formula they can’t seem to keep the colours the same. Now I’m on the hunt for a new version of my old Essie Mademoiselle!

  5. Brooke Says:

    Looks great on you! Yesterday was such a big day! I’m so proud to have been a part of such a historic event. Obama and The Polish Addict Rock! :P

  6. Kyosuke Says:

    Very nice polish, I like it _<

  7. Kyosuke Says:

    Hmm seems my comment was cut because of the html tags delimiter… I’ll change my smileys :)

    Very nice polish, I like it ^^ Wonderful effect on you, it’s a pity you want to cut those nails short :/

  8. Steph Says:

    Cherries – Thank you!

    Asami – I think this one would be great for nail art.

    Jinn – He is cute, isn’t he? : )

    Alison – Ah, well it might be a fluke, I’ll keep an eye out for a less pink version.

    Brooke – Me too. And thank you. <3

    Kyosuke – LOL don’t worry, I won’t for a little while.

  9. Nan Says:

    Special nails for a special day. Wonderful how we can use our nails to express ourselves! shortly after 9/11, I did red, white and blue. Tacky? maybe. but it conveyed my sentiment. If I can find a pic I will post it.
    Love your blog!!!

  10. Steph Says:

    I’d love to see a pic! : )

  11. Angelica Says:

    i have this one and I LOVE IT. Try Catch me in your net. It is part of Opi’s summer flutter collection 2010. Actually try all the colors! You’ll love them all

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