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The ALU Archives – OPI Designer Series Glamour

The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

It’s the last day of April and therefore it’s time for the last Rainy Day Blue. Since it’s been a mix of sunlight and rain the past few days, I thought it was apropos to get the best of both worlds by wearing a holographic polish. I chose OPI Designer Series Glamour so my “April showers” colored tips can sparkle in the sun.


For the life of me, I can’t figure out why OPI discontinued this shade. If someone can solve that riddle, could you let me know? Glamour was part of the 3rd Designer Series release in January ’07. It was the blue holo I’d been waiting for. A gorgeous cornflower hue with a hint of amethyst, Glamour still reigns supreme over all the Designer Series shades I own.

And the formula… WOW to the formula. OPI’s exclusive diamond dust formula is highly pigmented and glides on like buttah. It’s a damn shame the new perm DS polishes aren’t filled with holo goodness like this baby.
With a little hunting you can still find Glamour online. The Designer Series polishes retail for $12.50 but you can find them for less on the web.

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  1. Lacquer Laine says:

    That is beautiful. Why oh why the discontinued yet amazingly out of this world polishes? horrible. It kills me iside.

    Thanks for the swatch! It’s gorgeous! and perfect for this dreary rainy day!

  2. nicole! :} says:

    omg! so gorgeous! reminds me of gosh – holographic. have you tried that? you’d love it. :} xxxx

  3. Gerry says:

    this is my favorite of the OPI Designer series. For some reason it reminds me of denim, but I love it sooo much. I need a backup of it now, too bad it’s discontinued :/

  4. Nicki says:

    This one is up there with DS Fantasy in my book. Two gorgeous shimmery blues. I was unaware they had discontinued this beauty – I may have to seek out a back-up!

  5. Jenn says:

    This is so pretty! Why did they discontinue it? Is there a petition we can sign some where?

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  7. All Lacquered Up says:

    Lacquer Laine – That’s the million dollar question. OPI seems to keep conservative colors as the majority of its core collection which baffles me.

    Nicole! – Is Gosh a brand? I’m not familiar.

    Gerry – I agree, it has a slightly washed out demin feel

    Nicki – I like Fantasy too but it’s not as holo and it stains. Still pretty though

    Jenn – We could all bombard OPI with emails, asking for a return.

  8. Lee says:

    I just received a bottle of Glamour and it is gorgeous! I was able to buy a bottle on Amazon for $8-9 (yay!). I adore the polish; it has become my new favorite. Perfect for summer when you want a fun polish yet do not want to the usual brights.

    Also you have a fab blog! I enjoy it quite a bit (and thanks for this OPI post.)

  9. Allison says:

    Do anyone know if the shade glamour is free of the “big 3?”

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