Friday, August 22, 2014

Darling Diva ~ Thank you & Never Give up



Darling Diva ~ Thank you & Never Give up
A couple of “unusual” manis

Today I’m going to show you a couple of manis on which I’m wearing colours that are unusual to me. I bought a grab bag from Darling Diva recently, both because I like surprises and obviously also because I love Darling Diva’s polishes. The beauty of grab bags is that you never know what you get, and that sometimes forces you out of your comfort zone – just like it happened with these two polishes I will show you in a moment.

The first one up is Thank You, a white crelly with purple, green and blue hexagons in two different sizes. I usually don’t wear white – I love a bit of colour. But I wanted to see what this one looked like on me.

I wanted to be sure that I didn’t have to use a million coats to get full coverage so I applied a layer of basic white – Savina’s French White, which is a plain white crème. Then I applied two layers of Thank you. I had to fish a bit for the hexes – there are not that many of them in the polish. But you know the rule: One dip in the bottle per nail. The drying time between the coats was average. I finished it off with a layer of Poshé topcoat.

Here’s “Thank You”. One layer of white crème, two layers of Thank You, one layer of topcoat:


I am somewhat surprised that I actually like this.


The hexes “swim” in the crelly, it’s a nice effect!


Verdict:
I would never have bought this polish on my own, since I don’t wear white. But I can see myself wear this again, perhaps with a purple, blue or green stamp over it. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?


Next one up is Never Give Up, which is basically a yellow jelly with tons of shimmer. I didn’t think this would work on its own, so I started out with a new white crème of mine: OPI Angel with a Leadfoot from the recent Mustang collection. I have heard it is a one coater - but it isn’t. Two coats is what it takes. It’s fairly easy to work with and the drying time is pretty average. I don’t usually show white crèmes because everybody knows what they look like…white, yes? But I’ll make an exception today.

Here’s two coats of Angel with a Leadfoot – and no tocoat:


It’s a pretty good looking white IMO. 

Anyway – back to the Darling Diva “Never Give Up”, which is the polish this part of the post should be about. I applied two coats of the yellow shimmer over the white. The first coat looked good, and I almost stopped after that one. But I moved on and applied a second coat, and that intensified the colour SO much! Whoa!!! I’m amazed over how big a difference that made! The drying time between the coats is fast.

So! Here’s two layers of OPI’s white crème and two layers of Darling Diva Never Give Up:


This is almost highlighter yellow! Look at that shimmer, it’s just… wow!!


Shimmer picture!!


That bright yellow called for sunshine and I hadn’t got any available. So I grabbed an orange texture from Julie G called Sugar Rush and made a little sun on each nail. Here’s my final mani:


This makes me happy!


Verdict:
I usually don’t like yellows much but this is friggin’ gorgeous! I don’t  (and won’t) ever get a tan over summer but I’ll definitely wear this anyway!


Darling Diva sells grab bags with 5 polishes for US$25. You can’t chose which colours you get, so every bag will be a total surprise.  

18 comments:

  1. The first one is my favourite, I love it! So funny :) All are lovely and the dots are happy ;)

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    1. I love Happy Dots! :D The yellow totally took me by surprise too :)

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  2. I never wear glitters, but I'm totally in love with Thank You - and I think it looks AMAZING on you, really I do!!!

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    1. Aww girl.... I'm sooo happy to hear that! :)

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  3. I am a big fan of these kind of grab bags and surprise boxes. All of the polishes are awesome, my absolute favorite is “Thank You”, but I would love to own any of these one! I wish you a great Friday and weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much! :)
      I love surprise boxes too, I'll probably buy another one at some point :)

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  4. Both polishes are interesting but the neon yellow is really great! I think I wouldn't be brave enough though to buy surprise bags...

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    1. Really? I've bought a few. I've had some really great ones,but yes, also some where the polishes weren't just me :)

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  5. I really like the first one, so fresh and pretty. :-)

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  6. I do like them both, but that yellow is mega bright! Liking its brightness :-D

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    1. I love brightness too, and this yellow is amazing! :)

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  7. Wow! Both those colours are great! Especially the yellow!

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