Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Diamond Cosmetics part I

I thought I'd try something a little different for the next few posts and review/blog about multiple polishes from the same company.
I was looking through my storage drawers and was drawn to my little collection of Diamond Cosmetics.

258 White Shimmer. This was 3 coats and still on the sheer side. The shimmer in this is very faint and delicate. It was a bit streaky but it seems this can be expected from sheerer white polishes in general.

299 Peek-A-Boo Peach. Another 3 coater and still streaky. This might be a good base under other sheers as it is just a tad more opaque than Barielle Camo. This also has a touch of shimmer but it is not visible unless you get up close and personal.

173 Nice N' Naked. 2 coats and very good coverage. This has a bit silver/pearl shimmer in it and keeps it from looking like dead skin. On my skin tone it has a bit of a yellow undertone to it. Definitely a cool toned nude.

87 Cafe Au Lait. One of my favorite coffee drinks! This is 2 coats and has nice coverage. This also has a touch of shimmer in it. The undertones in this one are more peachy than Nice N' Naked.

All of these apply very nicely. The brushes are nice and spread the polish on evenly. These are all a great bargain too. Most DC polishes can be had for 2 bucks from their website.
I was a bit surprised at the amount of these that I have. Be prepared to see nothing but DC for the next few posts as I work my way through the ones I have. I promise they are not all sheers and nudes! DC has some really great colors.

**All polishes were purchased from the DC website
**I am in no way affiliated with Diamond Cosmetics and did not receive these polishes to review. I am reviewing them from my own personal stash and paid for them with my hard (or easy depending on which day it was!) cash.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Misa Bikini with a Martini

Summer is officially here so I feel the need to start working the brights and neons into the rotation.
Bikini with a Martini is so bright in person...I wish I could capture the brightness in a photo. If anyone has tips for taking photos of neons...please, do tell!!
This is 2 coats. It definitely would fit into the jelly classification along with neon. I love Misa's application. They've never let me down so far.

Have a great week.
This week I am planning on doing a little Diamond Cosmetics spam/review. I didn't realize I had so many DC'd...I figured it was ther perfect time to start swatching and purging!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Zoya Starla

Wow...this is so...PINK! So, so girly and sweet and PINK! This is a huge departure from what I have been wearing lately. I can't say it's a color I love on me though. It is so pretty and almost neon looking in the bottle. It applies very sheer but has a nice sparkle to it. This is 3 coats...and there is still VNL but, I excpected that just by looking at it in the bottle. It really is a pretty color, just not on me. It was kind of nice to break out of my recent color rut...let's see if I can keep up the change!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

L'Oreal Emperor

This was taken a few weeks ago. I had an unfortunate accident and had to chop down to nubs...but it was very refreshing! Almost like starting over. When my nails are this short I love to wear my darker colors even more. This is 2 coats of L'oreal Emperor, a beautiful deep blurple creme. These old polishes with the B3 chemicals are so great to apply. They always aplly pretty smooth and dry pretty quick. Now, if only I can complete my L'Oreal wishlist...

Monday, June 21, 2010

More H&M...

Aaahhh....Monday! Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend and a nice Father's Day.

Today I have a few more H&M's for you. These are in a different bottle style than the ones I posted yesterday. The polish itself applied very similar and the wear was the same.

This is U Must Have This. The color of this one is about the same as Aquatini but has no shimmer and is just a touch brighter. This one came out a little thick and could have used a touch of thinner but, I was happy with the overall color and application.

Goddess On Stage. This one is gorgeous! A deep purple with a touch of red shimmer. This could have used 1 more coat now that I see the photo but, I was definitely happy with this one. Goddess on Stage occasionally pops up on MUA for swap so if you want this one, keep an eye out!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

H&M Just A Fling and Aquatini's been a while! Instead of yesterday's nail you are most likely getting last week's or even last month's nail!! Such is life...

I had received a few H&M polishes a few months back and finally got around to wearing them. For the most part, they apply really nice. Square polish tops kind of bug me but these were manageable because they're smaller than other square tops I have come across. These are both 2 coats.

This is Just A Fling. A very nice lavender shade. It leans a litte warm on me which I always find odd as I don't think of purple or lavender as warm colors. Very pretty, subtle shimmer.

Aquatini. This one was fun! Very bright, almost neon turquoise. It matches a turquoise necklace that I have perfectly. This also has a bit of shimmer in it which borders on being pearly.

Both of these came from overseas so I don't believe they are available here in the US. I think H&M in the states have been carrying a small selection of polish but nothing compared to what has been released overseas.