Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dare to Wear ~ Starstruck

Dare to Wear ~ Starstruck
Blue base packed with purple shimmer

Starstruck is from their Vintage Hollywood collection.

This is the first Dare to Wear polish where I have to write that I didn’t like the formula much. It was thin and somewhat runny, and I struggled a bit with the first coat. I applied the second coat as thickly as I could, and was happy with the result after all. Drying time is a tiny bit slower than average.

When I look at the bottle, the polish appears more purple than blue, but it’s actually the opposite on the nails. The base is definitely blue, and the purple shimmer is intense. It was *so* hard to capture on pics! I did make a fair attempt, dear girls, trust me!

Here’s what two coats and a layer of Poshé topcoat looks like:

It’s a really special polish for sure! I love a good shimmer, and this one has got that!

I played with one of my newer textures, a light green shimmer from Misslyn called “Dazzling Water”. I used my dotting tool to create two “lines” across each nail.

I didn’t apply topcoat after adding the textured lines – I wanted it to be like a 3D pattern!

My intention was not to create crisp lines, but to make it look a bit fuzzy. I think I succeeded, and I really like the look of the blurple and the light green together!

I’ve found that it’s great to create interesting manis by adding a textured pattern on the base colour. I’ll definitely play around with that some more!

How’s this for a mani? Do you like this? Do you also hate the frustration of photographing purple polishes that turn out blue on pictures?

Opacity: 7/10
Colour, prettiness: 7/10
Durability: 10/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: Maybe


  1. Oh wow, it's like it's glowing, I love, love, love this one - wow!

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    1. It does! I was so surprised to see how it looked out of the bottle :)

  3. What a gorgeous, intense color! That shimmers in there really jump out from the nails! Love it! :D

    ~ Yun

    1. Yay! I don't think I've seen such a crazy shimmer before :D

  4. Beautiful! It's already been said, but it does look like it's glowing!

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    1. Thank you! It's a very special polish for sure :)