Showing posts with label Darling Diva. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Darling Diva. Show all posts

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Update and St Patrick's Day nails!

Hey guys, remember me? Once again, I fell off the face of the Earth! Or something like that...

Actually, these past few months I have been busy setting up my own indie nail polish brand. I'm so excited!
So, does this mean I'm giving up nail art? No! As soon as I'm done with things like setting up my Etsy store, I will have more time to do my nails. Unless my brand becomes insanely succesfull overnight, which I don't expect ;-)
I won't be posting about my polishes here, so if you want to know more about my brand and take a look behind the scenes, I will be posting links to Instagram, Facebook and the Etsy store as soon as they are up and running.

Mani
Now that that's out of the way, here is another easy mani for you. It was my St Patrick's Day mani. And it didn't work out quite as I had expected =(

For Christmas I got Essie Shake Your $$ Makers. A glorious green in the bottle. But on the nail? It underwhelms.

Shake Your $$ Makers is marketed as a matte neon green. It reminded me of... I don't know. Circuit boards. It's impossible to not have a VNL with this polish. For the mani below, I used four coats. And then I ran out of patience, so I continued with the other nails.


I used: Essie Shake Your $$ Makers, Essence A Piece of Forever, Darling Diva Pot o'Gold, Kiss nail stud.

Thanks for sticking around!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

NOTD: Ice Princess

Okay, technically these are not my nails of today. Hope you don't mind, as they are still prettyyyyy.


Isn't this such a perfectly wintery mani? <3

Base is three coats of OPI Solitarie (two on index finger).
Thumb: one coat of Let It Glitter Let it Snow.
Ring finger: two coats of Darling Diva Polish Care Bare Stare. It was better with one coat :-(

Friday, 1 November 2013

NOTD: Darling Diva Polish Get Off

Pretties,I know I am behind on my nail art. Good thing it's FRIDAY today so I'll be able to finally sit down and do my nails properly. I hope you are all looking at a fantastic weekend =)

Quick Nails of The Day. Nail polish of the Day, actually.

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This is Darling Diva Polish Get Off. I got this by ordering the 5 for 25 deal on their Etsy. This means you get five polishes that are no longer listed. I love this deal!

Get Off actually is still listed, but the swatch is different. As you can see, my Get Off dries up more blue-silvery than you'd expect from the bottle. No problem for me, as I went into this without any expectations. I love it just the way it is <3

This is what you get if you order a bottle of Get Off: 

Source: Etsy
Because of this and the fact that they say they put no longer listed polishes in this deal, I actually think my bottle may be labeled incorrectly. Either way, I love the polish.

Have you ever tried deals like this one? Any deals to recommend me?

Monday, 28 October 2013

Halloween NAC Day 3: Things That Go BUMP in The Night

Yeah, I know I'm late again =( I visited my family for a few days so I didn't get around to posting. I will be catching up today (two posts) so I expect to be back on schedule for tomorrow's post. Yay!

Day Three meant Things That Go BUMP in the night. Oh boy. When I googled that phrase, I came across the freakiest link ever. Here it is, if you're up for some scares, goosebumps and stuff.

For this mani I really wanted to try Zom-Body to Love, the glow in the dark polish by OPI that came with the Spookettes set. However, the effect was so weak that I had to change my plans :-( I know the polish is two years old so I was probably expecting too much of it. So here's what I did after the first attempt underwhelmed.
ease halloween nail art
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The pic is a bit dull, I'm not sure why.

For the thumb and pinky I did two coats of Darling Diva Cougar followed by two coats of Darling Diva Pot o 'Gold. I added eyes on the thumb but now I think it was too much.
For the pointer finger I did something is saw at Kitty's Painted Claws. I just received Pumpkin Queen by Darling Diva (can you tell I love Darling Diva?!) so I added that over one coat of Essie Licorice, followed by a matte topcoat.
Middle and ring finger are OPI Alpine Snow with DDP Cougar and DDP Pot o 'Gold (middle) Essie Licorice (ring).

So this is my mani for Day Three. I couldn't stop staring at my thumb and pinky! Pot o'Gold is fantastic. It looks just like scales! The gold hexes are holo <3

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Mini Review: Darling Diva G-Spot

Oh lord. This is going to get me some strange hits through Google...

Anyway. As you may have guessed from 'my' prize in the Pink & Polished giveaway, I love Darling Diva polishes. I think they are fantastic quality and don't look like your average indie. I know, that sounds dumb, there is no 'average indie', but it's just how I feel. Hard to explain.

Some time ago I found this little gem, G-Spot. I just had to have it! I love a naughty polish name and it looked amazing. I ordered it and when it arrived, it was everything I expected and more <3 So vibrant!

For your reference, this was the picture on Etsy.

Below pictures are four thin coats. I don't mind this as much as I do with other polishes, because it means it's easy to get the glitters and stuff where you want them. No fishing required.

Indie polish purple red large glitters
Flash
Any lumpiness is optical illusion or the shape of my nails. The polish is perfect.
 
Indie Darling Diva purple red glitter
Look at that pretty bottle <3

I know, it doesn't need any spicing up, but the Halloween-lover in me is already moving towards some 'darker' mani's. This is a gradient with l'Oréal Scarlet Vamp.


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