15 July 2012

Darling Diva Polish Review

Hello ladies,
How are you all? Sorry I've been awol for the last few days, I've been really busy and still struggling with my damn chest infection which now finally seems to be on its way out, yay! But I'm back now!

I've mentioned before that I'm a bit fan of supporting small, independent companies especially in the world of cosmetics. Darling Diva is one of those brands that I have been very impressed with. Run from an online Etsy store based in America, Darling Diva specialize in bold nail varnishes that are usually either holographic (yes, holographic!) or glitter based. The prices are incredibly good and postage is available virtually worldwide, also at a very fair rate.
So here are the colours I've been trying out from Darling Diva Polishes.

First up is Ringer* which is a light purple holographic varnish. The formula of this varnish is very light and pretty and I personally use it over either a white or pastel lilac shade as a top coat as it gives a gorgeous sparkle. The glitter gives a very pretty copper and gold glint under sun light but it is a fairly discreet shine for a holographic polish. Maybe one for those who are more conservative with their sparkle! You can buy Ringer *here*

Next is Dreamy* which is advertised as a holographic top coat. Now, I personally think that this is so much more than just a top coat, In the photos above I am wearing three thin coats and that gives perfect opacity and a very even consistency with perfect holographic sparkle. This colour is perhaps the "expected" colour of a holographic polish and gives the typical silver-white shine that is so pretty, and boy does it do it well, under artificial lighting or direct sunlight these look amazing and reflect in the colours of the rainbow whilst at the same time still looking feminine and dainty. Three types of holagraphic glitter make up Dreamy and you can find it for sale *here*


Reef Fish* is the only glitter polish that I tried from the Darling Diva Polishes range and I was really impressed. The bottle is totally packed with glitter pieces that float in a sea of lightly blue tinted polish as the base. I'll be honest, I had a little trouble with getting the glitter to settle on my nail. I'm one of these impatient people who always ends up trying to get one coat to give loadsss of glitter (hence the lumpy nail in the photos above) but I've tried again since and two thin layers gives a lover covering of glitter and avoids the lumps I had trouble with. I think the finished look of this polish is great for an accent nail and it makes me feel like I have jewels on my finger which is pretty fun :) Reef Fish is available to buy *here*

Finally, I've saved my favourite until last. This is Event Horizon* a dark blue toned grey linear holographic polish. I tried this on and instantly fell in love. I don't usually model the dark nail look as I think they tend to make me look a bit severe but this colour is so easy to wear and even in types of light where the holographic effect isn't as visible the glitter really softens the colour. But it's when the sun hits this polish that it really comes into its own. The holographic effect of this varnish shines in all colours of the rainbow and shows off a blue tone to the polish that makes you completely forget that you are wearing a grey shade. Just two coats are needed to gain the perfect opacity shown above and from a 15ml bottle that's nothing. This is the perfect polish for long wearing, show stopping nails and I can't recommend it enough :) Buy it *here*

I have been really happy with the quality, longevity and colour of all four of these polishes, in fact I already have my eye on Channeling Coco and Unicorn Bath from the collection. The only place I can fault these at all is the quality of the label but I don't personally think that matters awfully as it's what's inside the bottle that matters with a nail polish.
What do you think? Will you be popping over to Darling Diva to take a look? Which of these is your favourite shade?
Annie x

*Whilst I was sent these items to review free of charge, everything I have written is 100% my own opinion and always will be here on Three Little Buhos.

22 comments:

  1. Love the look of 'ringer'
    I see what you mean about the labels - they could do with revamping them, but I guess it is what's inside that counts with nail polish :) xo

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous?
      Definitely whats inside that counts and I love the little message written along the bottom of the labels :) xx

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  2. I love your blog, great work :) follow me and I’ll follow you back :) xx

    http://lifewithalipglosssmile.blogspot.fr/

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  3. Wow, they are gorgeous! If nailpolish looked good on me, I'd buy the lot :P

    Hope you recover ASAP! Chest infections are horrible! <3

    xxx

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    1. Thanks love. Back to the doctors for more antibiotics in a couple of days but its getting there :)
      Nail varnish looks good on everyone! xx

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  4. These shades are gorgeous, my favourite would be the first one :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com
    Xxxx

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    1. The purple really is a lovely colour, nice and soft as a top coat and very dainty on its own xx

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  5. Love the first colour! It would have never been my first choice, but after seing it on, I would love to snatch that colour! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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    1. Then you should totally treat yourself love, they're so reasonably priced :) I love purple so it was the first one I tried haha xx

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  6. great post and great blog! found you via bbu blog hop!

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  7. I absolutely love First Up Ringer! It's beautiful! Great post xoxo

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    1. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it xx

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  8. Wow these are gorgeous! They all look lovely on your nails. Love how chunky the glitter polish is! Great post, im now following you :) xx

    http://sophiaxblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. aww, yay, thank you for the follow.
      The glitter is amazing, and its really pretty bright colours in reality too :) xx

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  9. I love that glitter!!
    AND I'm really loving the holographic polishes!!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. you should come say hi - www.wyosparkles.com
      Most of our nail pics, we post on instagram. @wyosparkles

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    2. Hello, glad you like the post. I'll pop over now and say hi :) xx

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  10. wow they all look amazing!!
    I'm a new follower through BBU blog hop
    http://misslyndseyja.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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    1. Arent they gorgeous? I love them all.
      Thanks for the follow :) I'll pop over to your blog now xx

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  11. Came across your blog from the e.l.f cosmetics facebook page :)
    Will start following!
    The Ringer colour looks very pretty :) Purples are my favourite colours!

    Feel free to check out my blog
    www.cosmeticallycreative.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh wow, hello. How did you find me there?
      Ringer really is beautiful, they all are, I was so lucky to get to try them :@)
      Ill check out your blog now love! xx

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