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Darling Diva Monster Crush Collection Part 2 swatches, review

Wednesday, January 7, 2015



Today's post is packed full of flakie nail polishes. Not everyday flakies either - these are monster flakies! Darling Diva has released the Monster Crush Collection.  She always surprises me with her colors and finishes and these were no different. 

This is a two-part collection. This is Part Two of Monster Crush. You can see Part one of the collection in my previous post. These polishes are meant to be applied over a base color. But can be opaque in five coats - if you're that patient. The formula is wonderful. They apply ever so smooth and the flakes rest flat against the nail.

Let's take a look! All of these are shown over Colors by Llarowe Vincent - a black creme polish and have a top coat applied.

Hellia is a turquoise - to pink - to purple flakie with holo shimmer. The flakes are gorgeous and are complemented by the holographic shimmer. I had no application issues.

Darling Diva Hellia

Darling Diva Hellia

Darling Diva Hellia

Darling Diva Hellia

Prilea is a green - to gold - to rose flakie with holo shimmer and shine. This mixture of flakes is mesmerizing. I love the color shifts in this one. 

Darling Diva Prilea

Darling Diva Prilea

Darling Diva Prilea

Darling Diva Prilea

Verad is a gold - to green - to blue flakie with holo shine. It seems primarily blue and green. I love almost anything with these shades of blue and green.

Darling Diva Verad

Darling Diva Verad

Darling Diva Verad

Darling Diva Verad

Darling Diva Verad

Tilasha is a blue to red flakie with holo. 

Darling Diva Tilasha

Darling Diva Tilasha

Darling Diva Tilasha

Darling Diva Tilasha
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Darling Diva Tilasha

This set is also available without the holo shift. So take your pick.

I adore these flakie polishes. One important note: do not shake these polishes. The flakies are  fragile in the bottle, but not on the nail of course. A simple roll of the polish bottle should be all that is needed.

Which ones will you be adding to your collection?

Follow Darling Diva Polish on Facebook and Instagram. You can purchase these gorgeous polishes from the Darling Diva Polish BigCartel store for $12.50 for the holo version and $12 for the non holo version.

 
This polish was sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors can display colors differently.
 

Darling Diva Monster Crush Collection - Part One - swatches, review

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Today's post is packed full of flakies. Not your everyday flakies either - these are monster flakies! Darling Diva has released the Monster Crush Collection.  This collection is typical of the extraordinary quality of polishes I have come to expect from Darling Diva. 

This is a two-part collection. This is Part One of Monster Crush. These polishes are opaque in three coats - or you could wear them over another color if you desire. They are slightly thick polishes because of the flakes. But to me, it just made it easier to get a nice layer of flakes on my nail. Not too thick to work with, but I wanted to mention it.

The amount of flakies and holographic goodness in these polishes is amazing. The shimmer, shine and shift are monster-sized.

These polishes are all shown below with three coats and a top coat of Darling Diva Pryzmatic PETC.

Let's take a look. 

Ramagos is a gold to green to blue shifting flakie with iridescent glitter and a healthy dose of holographic shimmer. It does have a slight linear shimmer to it. 

Darling Diva Ramagos

Darling Diva Ramagos

Darling Diva Ramagos

Lucasha is a gold to rose to purple shifting flakie with iridescent glitter and a healthy dose of holographic shimmer. The purple seems to be the predominant shift. This is my favorite of the collection. It does have a slight linear shimmer to it.

Darling Diva Lucasha

Darling Diva Lucasha

Darling Diva Lucasha

Darling Diva Lucasha

Cahule is a green to gold to rose shifting flakie with iridescent glitter and a lot of holographic shimmer. It does have a slight linear shimmer to it. The addition of holo just seems to make this polish glow. 

Darling Diva Cahule

Darling Diva Cahule

Darling Diva Cahule

Darling Diva Cahule

Ursha is a copper to gold to silver shifting flakie with iridescent glitter with amazing holographic shimmer. It does have a slight linear shimmer to it.

Darling Diva Ursha

Darling Diva Cahule

Darling Diva Cahule

Darling Diva Cahule

I love these flakie polishes. One important note: do not shake these polishes. The flakies are pretty fragile in the bottle. A simple roll of the polish bottle should be all that is needed.

Which ones will you be adding to your collection?

Follow Darling Diva Polish on Facebook and Instagram. You can purchase these gorgeous polishes from the Darling Diva Polish BigCartel store for $12 each.

 
This polish was sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors can display colors differently.

Sabrina Sato Desejos Collection swatches

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Special effect top coats can transform any polish color into a stunning work of art. And that is just what these Sabrina Sato Desejos polishes do. These polishes provide shine and depth to the base color.

Micro glitter and flakies abound in these polishes. The formula is great and they applied smoothly and evenly. The dry time was relatively quick too.

Sabrina Sato polishes will be available at Llarowe. Llarowe is a one-stop shop for specialty nail polishes that aren't available in U.S. stores.

Let's move on to the swatches. 

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Ballet. I simply love this combination. Pearly white with lots of classy shimmer and shine. Light pink iridescent flakies provide an immense amount of subtle sparkle.

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Ballet
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Ballet

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Ballet
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Ballet

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Valsa. This is just another amazing combination to show you the wonderful element this adds to any polish.

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Valsa
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Valsa

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Valsa
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Amor over Sabrina Sato Valsa
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Felicidade over Sabrina Sato Confete. Vibrant fuchsia microglitter and flakies transform any polish into a work of art. 

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Felicidade over Sabrina Sato Confete
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Felicidade over Sabrina Sato Confete

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Felicidade over Sabrina Sato Confete
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Felicidade over Sabrina Sato Confete
 Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Paz over Sabrina Sato Balada is also one of my new favorite combinations. Iridescent glitter and flakes make this gorgeous polish even more stunning.

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Paz over Sabrina Sato Balada
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Paz over Sabrina Sato Balada

Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Paz over Sabrina Sato Balada
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Paz over Sabrina Sato Balada
 Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Suceso over Sabrina Sato Groove. This is the boldest of the polishes - Deep red and iridescent green micro glitters and flakies.
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Suceso over Sabrina Sato Groove
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Suceso over Sabrina Sato Groove


Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Suceso over Sabrina Sato Groove
Sabrina Sato Desejos - Quero Suceso over Sabrina Sato Groove


Sabrina Sato polishes will be available for purchase at shop.llarowe.com. Make sure to check out these and other the other collections.
The products in this post were sent to me for review.  I was not paid for my review of these products and all opinions are my own.

Barielle Elle's Spell - shimmery magic

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Just a quick post for today. But I have a wonderful swatch for you - Barielle Elle's Spell.

This polish is a sheer jelly with tons of shimmery shiny flakes. The flakes flash with a gold shimmer. This is three coats. The application was great. The polish applied smooth and the flakes applied with ease.


Barielle Elle's Spell
Barielle Elle's Spell

Barielle Elle's Spell
Barielle Elle's Spell
Barielle has been around for more than 30 years and introduced "Nail Strengthener Cream" as the first nail care product of its kind. Originally formulated to condition the hooves of million-dollar thoroughbred racehorses, this legendary skin care product helps nails grow healthier and stronger while resisting splits, peels and breaks.
Barielle is available for $8 from barielle.com

This product was purchased by me and all opinions are my own.

UP Colors flakies and holographics

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I tried out a new line (well, new for me) of polish and I am grateful for the opportunity to share it with you. Today I have two UP Colors flakies and two UP Colors holographics for you.

This polishes are great. They have a wonderful application and a quick dry time. The holographics are subtle yet noticeable. The flakies are vibrant and rich.

UP polishes are available at Llarowe. Llarowe is a one-stop shop for specialty nail polishes that aren't available in stores.

I used UP Colors Banho de Mar! over Zoya Raven. Look at those wonderful blue and green flakies. This is probably my favorite color combination in anything. I love deep ocean blues with grassy greens. This was extremely easy to apply and the flakes distributed evenly and smoothly.

UP Colors Banho de Mar! over Zoya Raven
UP Colors Banho de Mar! over Zoya Raven


UP Colors Banho de Mar! over Zoya Raven
UP Colors Banho de Mar! over Zoya Raven

UP Colors Base is gorgeous over Zoya Raven. The true green shimmer is classy and vibrant.

UP Colors Base over Zoya Raven
UP Colors Base over Zoya Raven


UP Colors Base over Zoya Raven
UP Colors Base over Zoya Raven
UP Colors holographic Rosa Prisma is a light muted rose color. Very classy and elegant. The holographic sheen adds a depth to the polish that give it that extra oomph.

UP Colors Rosa Prisma
UP Colors Rosa Prisma

UP Colors Brilho Rose is a more vivid pink although still muted and elegant. The holographic shimmer is gorgeous.

UP Colors Brilho Rose
UP Colors Brilho Rose

Bottom line: UP Colors is a brand that I will definitely try again. Class and elegance are defined in the holographics and the flakies are vibrant and bold. UP Colors are available at shop.llarowe.com. The flakes are $8 and the holographic polishes are $9. 

The products in this post were sent to me for review.  I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own.

 

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