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Friday, April 20, 2012

Darling Diva Polish Review!

Woooo, happy happy Friday!! This is my day off before working on a 20 page paper this weekend, so I'm probably gonna franken and open shop [fingers crossed], but don't quote me on that ;] I also have a shorter essay to write up, but that shouldn't be too hard. You'll be seeing a little less of me in the next 2 weeks due to finals and papers and projects, but I'll definitely be here at least every other day! Promise haha.

Anyway, I have 5 Darling Diva Polishes to show you today! I like these a lot, they're really glittery and there's a large array of colors to choose from:] Also, you can wear some on their own, and some are more geared towards toppers.

Fire Dragon
Look at the giiiiiiiiiiiiiant black hex!

Some of the polishes dry matte due to the suspending agent, but plus side: easy to make glossy, easy to place glitters, and fast drying:]

Here it is glossy, 3 coats on its own, 1 coat over Cult Nails Iconic, 1 over Essie Bordeaux, 1 over Sally Hansen Red Carpet

Water Dragon

3 on its own, 1 over Nails Inc Baker Street, 1 over Milani Rad Purple, 1 over Essie Lapis of Luxury 

Unicorn Bath
This is my favorite!! Ahhhhhhhhhh! It's like Sinful Colors Cinderella, but with glitter.

3 on its own, 1 over Love & Beauty Baby Blue, 1 over Essie Lapis of Luxury, 1 over Brucci Sweet Dreams...Carol [what a weird/creepy name!]

Grand Dragon aka Pendragon now

3 coats on its own, 1 over Revlon Rainforest

Definitely a top coat!

3 coats on its own, 1 over Nails Inc Baker Street, 1 over Essie Bordeaux, 1 over Milani Rad Purple

Okay, now for the talking. I really love these, but especially Unicorn Bath and Fire Dragon. I think I need a better base color for Water Dragon, and I really like Grand Dragon [or Pendragon] over Rainforest. The matte base thing in some of these was a little weird to me at first, but I definitely like it more than I thought.

Some dislikes: some of the glitter was too chunky [see my ring finger in Fire Dragon], so I'm not sure how I feel about that. I wore Fire Dragon as a full mani and I got a giant chunky hex glitter on 2 fingers, and 2 coats of Glitter Tamer kind of spackled it down, but didn't make it smooth. To be honest, I didn't mind it, but if you have an aversion to texture, beware! Also, some of the large hex iridescent glitter completely bled out and was just completely clear [I think in Fire Dragon and Grand Dragon]. Didn't make a difference in the long run, just an observation.

A note about customer service: shipping time was fast, and communication was great:] She offers to make any polish in the shop into a mini also, which I loved when ordering these. Indie minis make my life haha.


  1. I really like the Grand Dragon/Pendragon one!

  2. omg the bottles are so cute!! I see what you mean about the glitters. I really like Xanadu!

    1. haha, right? i didn't really mind the glitter, but i figured someone would lol

  3. These bottles are so cute ehheeh I like them all

  4. These colours are gorgeous :) I especially love the first one :)

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  5. I can't even pick which one I like best. They're all awesome! Thanks for swatching!