DS Extravagance is still a very popular polish and one that is probably still on many a wish list. I think (?) it was released around 2008. It is a beautiful purple/wine jelly base filled with holographic shimmer. This is two coats, but I could have used three, as I spot a bald patch on yon index finger! :o Extravagance is easy to apply and wears quite well.
DS Lapis was released in 2013 (along with Pewter) as a textured polish. The color is iolite blue, which has a hint of violet. It's full of silver shimmer and dries matte, but as you can see, it has a distinct sheen. As you know, I'm not really a matte girl, so I topcoated mine and wore it to work the following day with the intention of getting a topcoat pic that night as well. But much to my dismay and surprise, this polish chipped like crazy, even with topcoat, within a few hours! I was so disappointed too, because Lapis really is a stunning color, and the sparkle is out of this world.
The 2009 release DS Mystery is just that. I put this on and still had no idea what color it was. It's extremely dark and rather confusing. In the bottle, Mystery looks black with a heavy gold shimmer. On the nail, it's blackened purple, and the gold seems not as obvious. It's weird. I've seen other photos of Mystery that looked more interesting, but on me, something just got lost. It wasn't any better in person, either. :/
Do you have any of these Designer Series shades? What is your opinion of them? And did you notice the pliers marks on Mystery's bottle lid? :)
As always, thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day. <3