Sunday, December 8, 2013

Darling Diva ~ Anna



Darling Diva ~ Anna
light blue jelly packed with blue and holo glitter

This glitter has been sitting in my stash for a looong time, and that’s a shame, because it has really tried to get my attention. Today is the day. Anna shall not be waiting any more. Let's celebrate that it's the 8th of December, shall we? Norway Nails does that by selling Darling Divas on special. Read more about that at the end of the post!

I reckon the glitter can build up to full opacity but it will take at least 3 coats, maybe even 4. I wasn’t in the mood for that experiment, so I started out with a layer of deep blue shimmer. I used Essence “Hard to Resist”, which is a one coater that dries fast. Win! There’s a picture of that in the end of the post – because for now I want to show you Anna.

The formula is great and the polish is easy to apply. The glitter spreads out effortlessly and the drying time is good. I had a naïve hope that this would be a two coater, but I think I’ll be able to live with layering it ;)

Anyway – enough talk! Here’s what it looked like after the first layer of glitter:


It wasn’t bling-y enough for me though, so I applied another layer, and that helped. Here’s two layers of Essence “Hard to Resist”. There’s no topcoat involved; the glitter dries completely flat:


Here’s a pic that shows some of that holo goodness.


It’s cool, isn’t it?

I still hadn’t had enough though. I went for stamping today! I used a design from Red Angel called RA-103, and I stamped with Color Club’s “Angel Wings”, which is a baby blue linear holo. And here, sweet girls, is the final result:


All the pictures are taken with flash. But it’s full of bling even in low light!


As promised! Here’s one coat of Essence “Hard to Resist”; a beautiful dark blue packed with shimmer.


It’s funny that it’s only when I write this that I recognize that I’ve used two times Angel in my mani: Red Angel stamping plate and Angel Wings holo. Perhaps Anna is an angel too, who knows :)

I am sure that it doesn’t come as a surprise that I really like this polish. Glitter, and hologlitter, and holostamp on top. Yes please!


Opacity: 5/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: Yes 



You can buy Darling Diva polishes from norwaynails.com, and they're on special today! You get 50% off if you buy them from Norway Nails - but only until the next offer is up, so hurry!! That's right: Half price, ladies!!
You can find more info on NorwayNail’s Facebook page, link here
Norway Nails have kindly offered my readers a 10% discount code. Just use the code RAINBOWIFYME10 at checkout, and you'll be getting 10% off your purchase.

12 comments:

  1. LOVE the nail art! Silver and blue always go so well together

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    1. Hooray, I'm utterly pleased to hear that you like it! :)

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  2. Wow Anna is such a beautiful nail polish. Love it. :-)

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    1. She's so pretty and sparkly - very easy to love! :)

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  3. Anna is hard to resist - it's a beautiful layering :)

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    1. She is indeed :) Perhaps I will try to see if she works on her own at some point :) Thank you!

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  4. gorgeous glitter! and wow that essence polish is really truly something, very pretty!

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    1. I wish I had gotten a better picture of the Essence polish, because you're right, it's a great polish that hardly doesn't cost anything :)

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  5. Both of those colours are beautiful!

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  6. I have Hard to Resist too :). Holostamp looks awesome!

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    1. I had a feeling that you had Hard to Resist :)

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