NEW OPI Designer Series Raw Granite (DS Pewter & Lapis) Nail Polish Pictures & Review

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OPI is releasing 2 new Designer Series nail lacquers for Fall!  Here's some info straight from OPI's press release with some insight on these special polishes:

        "This fall, OPI adds DS Raw Granite, two new granite-inspired hues – DS Pewter and DS Lapis – to the Designer Series by OPI collection. Featuring a matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections, each Designer Series Raw Granite lacquer formula offers subtle sheen with a sparkle finish.
DS Pewter, a matte textured metallic with deep silver ore, will launch simultaneously with DS Lapis, a deep sapphire blue with a textured matte finish.  Designer Series by OPI offers a mosaic of 11 glistening shades and a high-shine top coat, including these two new stunning hues. DS Pewter and DS Lapis can be used without DS Top Coat to achieve an alternate matte look.
            “Diamond-dust gives nails the perfect touch of glamour and can instantly transform any look.   These two new shades are inspired by raw granite – the diamond’s edgy cousin – and we’re excited to broaden the range of color in the Designer Series line,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “These lacquers incorporate rich pigments with brilliant shine, to create a bold yet elegant statement. DS Pewter and DS Lapis are the ideal high-fashion, festive accessory.” "

And here they are on my nails :)  2 layers of DS Pewter:

Below you can see the difference that topcoat makes on this polish (top nail with Seche Vite on top; bottom nail without):

And here is DS Lapis (OMG! Super gorgeous) 2 layers:

With topcoat (top nail):

I loved both of these colors, but Lapis absolutely stole my heart. If you ever told me a few years back that I'd love a dark blue matte polish, I'd say you were outta your mind. Both of these will transition nicely from Fall to Winter too! Which one do you like better?

I'll leave you with some parting words from OPI :

Designer Series by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.  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. 
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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  1. DS Lapis is super gorgeous! It's so beautiful with or without a top coat.

    Can't wait for these to hit Malaysian shores.

    xo Jiawun
    Beauty Nerd By Night

    1. I totally agree.. I really can't decide how I like it better (with or without). It's so pretty!

  2. These are beautiful! I'm really loving Lapis, too!

  3. Lapis...yes, be still my beating heart. I have worn Lapis as my pedicure for a whole month. I redid my pedi twice already with this same color. I love it so much!!!