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Friday, November 30, 2012

Darling Diva Polish Holiday Collection Swatches and Review

Hey guys! Sorry I've been a bit absent for the past week or so, I've been a bit sick and I've also been busy opening up my Etsy store among other things.
Also, thank you so much for 150+ followers! :) I never thought even 10 or 20 people would want to read my blog but it means so much to me that I have over 150 followers now. :D You are all awesome. I hope to hold a giveaway in the future but I can't be sure when that will be so just keep your eyes peeled.

Tomorrow is the 1st of December which means CHRISTMAS TIME and also Summer here in Australia! Though it feels like it's already been summer for a month with the hot weather we've been having!
So I think it's an appropriate time to show you some Christmas/Holiday polishes! :D I'm super excited to be able to show you these 3 (of 12) pretties from Darling Diva Polish's Holiday 2012 collection, which is based on the movie A Christmas Story (which I have not seen... Now I have to).

Crooked Star* is a clear base with gold, blue, green, red, orange and silver bar glitter, gold stars and different coloured micro glitter! The bar glitter is meant to represent tinsel on a Christmas tree and I think it does that perfectly! I experienced some slightly curved bar glitter but that sort of thing doesn't bother me. Nothing a couple coats of topcoat won't fix. :) I loved that the stars weren't hard to get out of the bottle, as some polishes with shaped glitter can be. This is so fun and festive!
1 dabbed coat over OPI Tomorrow Never Dies. (I was wearing Tomorrow Never Dies when these polishes arrived and I thought it looked like a perfect base for Crooked Star*!)

Crooked Star
Crooked Star
Close Up of Crooked Star
Electric Sex* is a black jelly base with small, medium and large gold holographic glitters, gold holo bars glitters and also some squares mixed in! Really pretty! This was a pretty thin, runny formula. I like my polishes a TEENY bit thicker than this but that can be fixed by just leaving the bottle with the cap off for 15 minutes and it will thicken up a little. :) This can be built up to opacity in 3 coats but I chose to layer it over a creme black.
One coat of Electric Sex* over one coat of Ulta3 Black Satin, topped with Sally Hansen Insta Dri topcoat.

Electric Sex
Electric Sex
Soap...Poisoning* is a milky white, sheer base with small and medium iridescent hex glitters and medium iridescent square glitters. This one is supposed to look like soap bubbles. :)
This was a teeny bit too thick for my liking, so after doing one coat, I added some thinner and then the polish was more to my liking. :) It dried surprisingly fast for being thick!
3 coats over Essence Sweet As Candy, which is a very sheer French mani pink (I just used it to cover the staining on my natural nails) on my index, middle and pinky, and 1 coat over a white, all topped with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dri topcoat. I think I preferred it before I added the third coat on my nails however because my nails did become very thick after the 3rd coat.

Overall I think these polishes are great for Christmas and the Holiday season. :) I have to be honest, I haven't seen A Christmas Story, but now I want to watch it because I loved these polishes! All 3 polishes are very unique to me and I own nothing else like them! I recommend all three polishes. :)
I think my favourite would have to be Crooked Star! It's just so unique and I think it's awesome for Christmas time. :)

Darling Diva Polishes range from $8USD to $12USD for 15mL bottles, and are hand made by Carrie.

*Products marked with an asterisk were provided to me for review but this does not influence my opinion in any way. My reviews are 100% my honest opinion. For more information please see my Disclosure Policy.


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