Sunday, 7 April 2013

Darling Diva Polish - Spring Polishes Swatches & Review

Good afternoon beautiful people! I have declared today Darling Diva Polish day and will be making 2 new posts featuring 8 of her newer polishes & will also be showing some of my older posts & bottle shots of her polishes on my Facebook fanpage. The first post of today is 5 beautiful spring inspired colors, which include 2 reformulated polishes that she has brought back. Let's get started!

First up is Bethany which is one of the reformulated polishes. This version consists of purple square glitters, purple hexagonal glitters of different shades and sizes, holographic hexagonal glitters, and tiny pink hexagonal glitters in a yellow jelly base. Below is 2 coats worn alone topped with a coat Gelous.

Next up is Destiny which is the second reformulated polish. It consists of light blue circle glitters, blue hexagonal glitters of different shades and sizes, tiny and large silver hexagonal glitters, and gold holographic hexagonal glitters in a light blue jelly base. Below is 3 coats worn alone topped with a coat of Gelous.

Next up is Screaming Butterflies which consists of matte and holographic green hexagonal glitters, fine green holographic glitters, and pastel and holographic butterflies in a clear base. This polish is meant for layering. Below is one coat of Screaming Butterflies layered over Mint Sorbet by Sally Hansen.

Next is Radioactive which consists of silver holographic hexagonal glitters of different sizes, along with hot pink butterfly shaped glitters in a light pink jelly base. Below is 3 coats of Radioactive worn alone topped with a coat of Gelous.

Lastly is Serendipity which consists of tiny green hexagonal and square glitters, pink hexagonal glitters, lilac hexagonal glitters of different sizes, and iridescent glitters in a white crelly base. The first 3 photos below show this polish worn alone in 3 thin coats, and the rest of the photos show one coat of this polish being worn over 2 coats of White On The Spot by Milani.

I love the variety of colors offered in this spring collection. Most spring polishes are usually pastel purples, greens, yellows, and blues, but these polishes are a complete 180° and are super bright and sparkly. The application on all of these polishes were beautiful as always, but I would still recommend waiting a minute or 2 between coats to avoid glitters dragging. The polishes that I applied 3 coats of could be opaque in only 2, but it's just my personal preference. My favorite of the bunch would have to be Bethany, there's just something so beautiful about it that steals my heart! My other favorite would have to be Radioactive, her jelly based polishes are just flawless and the glitter balances this polish very well!

Darling Diva Polishes costs between $9-$13 and can be purchased from her etsy shop found here. Unfortunately Carrie will be closing down the etsy shop today for 2-3 weeks, but you may still purchase her polishes from Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures, Norway Nails, Le Doux Nuage, and Edgy Polish. Don't forget to check out her Facebook fanpage found here also for sneak peeks, updates, and deals!

Peace & Love,

*Some products sent for my honest review*

1 comment:

  1. These are so pretty! My favorites are Destiny and Bethany, which is so different but awesome at the same time.