Today I have the pretty Darling Diva Polish Cover Girl to show off!
This polish was part of Darling Diva’s Drag Queen Diva collection, inspired by RuPaul, which is now retired. I grabbed this polish while it was on sale and I’m glad I did!
Cover Girl is described as a hot pink holo with violet flash. I wouldn’t really call my bottle a hot pink, but it is a pretty, bright magenta leaning pink. The violet sparkles are especially noticeable indoors, but you can see them sparkling in the pictures, too! (the purple at the bottom is the result of a shadow, not a thermal polish!)
The holographic effect is strong, but not super linear (strong effect but not a strong arch to the holo). It mixes with the sparkles in the sun and makes your nails light up! I used 2 coats and no topcoat for these photos. I don’t recall any issues with the formula- but I took these pictures a few months ago so I can’t be positive.
While Cover Girl is not currently available at the Darling Diva store, you can still find a ton of amazing pinks- including the I Hate Pink! collection and many other beautiful colors! You can follow Darling Diva Polish on Facebook and Instagram, and buy their beautiful polishes via BigCartel and Etsy.
Just a quick post today- it’s another polish I swatched forever ago and never posted!
This is GAP Bright Pool, which you can buy in GAP stores. You may have to dig- in my GAP, they had all the polish all mixed up in glass cylinders.
Aside from being absolutely gorgeous (I adore the aquas and mints!), this made waves in polish land this past.. winter? fall? because it’s a dead on dupe of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s beloved Aqua Lily. I didn’t do a direct comparison here, but others have done side by side comparisons if you do a quick Google search. I’ve not really been able to notice any differences- which is great, because it’s a lot cheaper (RBL is usually $20), and Aqua Lily is currently retired.
Bright Pool is a stunning bright aqua polish with a strong pink flash. The flash is mostly noticeable in direct lighting or outdoors, but you can sometimes see it indoors- though as you can see from my old AL post I linked above, it’s very subtle.
Bright Pool applied well (I know I’ve been saying this all the time- but I honestly haven’t photographed any polishes that have given me trouble in awhile)- I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these pictures.
As I said earlier, you can pick this up inside GAP stores- sadly you can’t buy it online (well, not directly from the GAP that is). I don’t remember the exact price, but I think it was in the $4 range (someone feel free to correct me if I’m off on that!). They have a few other pretty colors so it’s definitely worth checking out!
Today I’ll be showing you the stunning Be Mine from Smitten Polish! I actually took these photos for Valentines Day, and then you know… never posted them. Posting fail 😦
Be Mine is a yummy bubblegum pink holographic polish.
Be Mine applied well- smooth and even, no pooling or other issues. I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these pictures.
Look at the cute heart on the label! ❤
You can buy this polish and other beauties from the Smitten Polish storefront. Be Mine is in stock right now, but if you’re interested in any of the out of stock colors, there’s a restock coming on July 26 at 2pm CST!
Any other Smitten Polishes you’re interested in seeing? Let me know in the comments! I don’t have them all, but I have a good amount- so I may have it!
This is a post I’ve been planning to make for awhile now- so it’s been a long time coming! This is Above the Curve’s Doctor Who Collection Part 2! If you remember, they also have Part 1 of the collection, that I reviewed a few months ago!
Every polish in this collection is just wonderful. I’ve never had any problems with application from any of my Above the Curve polishes, and these are no exception! All of the polishes are shown with a coat of the new Above the Curve fast dry topcoat, which is 5 free! It’s very glossy and dries pretty quickly- definitely check it out! Best of all, it’s only $2.50/$4.50 for a mini/full!
The first polish I’ll be showing in the collection is You Call Me… Sexy.
You Call Me… Sexy is a gorgeous berry red holographic polish with blue shimmer.
This polish is for Idris, who was the human used to store the consciousness of the Doctor’s TARDIS in the episode ‘The Doctor’s Wife’- one of my favorite episodes. I love that this polish isn’t the typical TARDIS blue, which is what I first expected when I heard this name- it makes it a bit unique.
The next polish is my favorite of the collection- Don’t Blink!
Any fan of Doctor Who is familiar with the Weeping Angels- the quantum locked aliens that appear as normal angel statues, and can only move when no one is looking at them. The first Angel episode (Blink) scared me half to death- and if you’re unfamiliar with Doctor Who, it’s an easy episode to watch with no background knowledge of the series.
Don’t Blink is a silver holographic polish with a small amount of fine black glitter. This is meant to imitate the stone of the angel statues!
Photos show 2 coats of Don’t Blink- everything applied evenly and smoothly. The holographic effect was very strong outside in the sunlight, and the black glitter made the sparkly silver polish interesting indoors when the holo wasn’t as visible!
Next up is TARDIS!
TARDIS is a bright blue polish with a slight purple duochrome cast, turquoise shimmer and a linear holographic effect. I didn’t really see a lot of the purple duochrome on my nails, but I see it when I look at the bottle 🙂
Application was good, it applied smoothly and evenly without any pooling or issues. I used 2 coats for these photos. The holographic effect was a slight linear- definitely visible, but not blindingly strong.
Next is one of my surprise favorites- Banana To The Party!
I honestly don’t care for yellow polish, but I loved this homage to 10 and ‘The Girl in the Fireplace’ (another favorite, and so sad). I’m glad I got it, because I ended up loving it when I put it on!
Banana To The Party is a squishy yellow jelly polish filled with pink, gold and green glass fleck shimmer, as well as a linear holographic effect. The holo appears a little subtle due to the light polish color, but it’s definitely there! This polish was just so fun and bright outside in the sunlight! Photos show 3 coats- this one is a little more sheer than the others due to being jelly like, but still covers well!
Next we have Pretend It’s A Plan!
‘Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!’
Pretend It’s A Plan is a gorgeoussss purple holographic polish filled with multicolored glass fleck shimmer! Some of my very favorite ATC polishes are their many purple offerings (there was an amazing purple in Part 1 too!), and this has joined them! Pretend It’s A Plan is just so sparkly and pretty! It’s stunning indoors and out, though of course it really shines outside on a sunny day. Photos show 2 coats.
Last but not least, we have Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey!
‘People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… timey wimey… stuff.’
Also inspired by the episode Blink (though 11 uses the phrases a lot afterwards), Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey is a multichrome glitter topper that shift from red to gold to blue to purple.
I first put Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey over TARDIS, to try out a brighter color. It’s pretty, but it doesn’t show off the multichrome quite as well as over black! This shows 1 coat of Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey over 2 coats of TARDIS.
So which is your favorite? Any that you need? I love them all, but my favorites are definitely Don’t Blink, Banana to the Party and Pretend It’s A Plan!
You can find Above the Curve polishes in their Etsy Store (please note that they’ve moved back to Etsy from Big Cartel!), and also at Overall Beauty. They are each priced at $8.50 for full size, and $4.50 for mini size (and ATC’s new minis are larger and have a flat brush just like their full sizes, and look like mini versions of their full sizes- I’ll be posting about them soon!). You can follow the ATC Facebook page and ATC on Instagram for news and updates. Don’t forget, $1 from every bottle is donated to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children! Every single time you buy from ATC, you’re not only getting beautiful polish from some amazing sweet people, but you’re donating to a great cause!
I sort of fail at regularly posting, don’t I? I’m sorry guys (for those that still check in!). I always have great intentions to post, and I even take pictures- and then I get distracted and never get farther than that. I have nonstop real life ‘squirrel’ moments combined with procrastination. But I actually do have a lot of pictures ready to go now! I’ve been *taking* pictures- just not cropping/watermarking/posting them. So posts are coming!
Tonight, I have some beautiful polishes that will be for sale TOMORROW (or today, depending on your time zone!). These are 2 polishes from the new Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer collection ‘Far From The Sun’!
First is the beautiful If You’re A Seascape.
If You’re A Seascape is a coral holographic polish with a pink to gold shift.
To me, the shift is more of a shimmer than a flat color shift- you can see the pink sparkles in the photo below! It’s definitely more noticeable indoors- when you’re outside the holographic effect takes over, though the sparkles still shine though!
The second polish I have tonight is Ocean Warmed By the Sun!
Ocean Warmed By The Sun is a teal holographic polish with a green flash and pink to purple color shift.
Like If You’re A Seascape, the pink to purple shift in this is more of a strong scattered shimmer, and it’s what is creating the pretty pink sparkles in these photos! Again, it’s more noticeable indoors because the holo takes over outside in the sun.
Like If You’re A Seascape, Ocean Warmed By The Sun applied evenly and covered well. It was a little thick, but easy to work with. I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these photos.
The Far From The Sun collection will be available Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm EST. This gorgeous collection has 8 polishes in total- 7 stunning holographic shades and 1 beautiful microglitter. The linear holographics will be $12, the micro glitter will be $8.50, and the full set of 8 polishes will be $98. As it has been with the last few Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer restocks, this could potentially be the only sale for some of these shades. Colors return based on popularity- so if you see any you really want, be sure to grab it immediately! Do not wait!
You can purchase these lovely shades at www.blueeyedgirllacquer.bigcartel.com
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*Products in this post were provided to me for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*