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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds
Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

I've reviewed a couple of  Darling Diva Polishes (Serendipity and Grumpy Bear) over the last few days, but I saved my favourite, Dirty Deeds, for last! Unfortunately the full glory of Dirty Deeds is difficult to capture in photographs, but I've done my best.

Dirty Deeds is from Darling Diva's Back in Black Collection; I have to confess I still like AC DC and I do have the Dirty Deeds CD in my car. Dirty Deeds was one of my favourite tracks when I was about fourteen and every time I hear it I can taste the cider............so when I took this polish out of the wrapper it made me smile from ear to ear! Teenage reminiscences apart, the polish is gorgeous - it's a sheer black jelly packed with glitter in many shapes and in a multitude of shades of lavender, purple and magenta, including matt, shiny and holo ones. The sizes of the glitter range from teeny tiny microglitter right up that massive great purple hex you can see on my ring finger. I like my glitters either simple or super-complex, and this is a great example of the latter!

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds
Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds
Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

The base is quite thin, but very smooth and easy to apply. I used three thin coats (no undies), with a layer of topcoat between the second and third coat - there's a lot of glitter in there and I wanted to avoid it clumping up on the third coat. To finish off I used a coat of Gelous and a thick coat of Seche Vite - as you can see the mani is smooth as glass with no lumpiness from the glitter. I love how the colour has built up and how complex the glitters are - the whole thing makes me think of a delicious, glittery blackberry jam. I think this is the polish I wanted Deborah Lipmann Bad Romance to be! Not a problem, I have it now, and I don't think there's any reason dark colours shouldn't be worn in Spring :)

Here are some shots in various lights - one of the things I like about this is that in dull light the polish looks very understated, like a dark vampy jelly, but move your hands around in the sunlight or under a lamp and it really comes to life. I was driving when the sun was shining yesterday and my nails were really quite distracting.

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds
Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

In stronger light, you can see the jelly quality of the polish


Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

And finally, a couple more macro shots I took in indirect sunlight to show the glitters - look at the holo glitters!

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds
Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds

I received Darling Diva Polish Dirty Deeds as a sample for review; you can buy Darling Diva polishes from their Etsy Shop or from Llarowe or Mei Mei's Signatures - all these sellers ship worldwide. Norway Nails also stocks Darling Diva polishes and ships within Europe. You can follow Darling Diva on facebook for news of new colours and restock updates.

13 comments:

  1. Love the dark base with the bright pink and purple glitters it's a stunner :)

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  2. It really contains a lot of different types of glitter. I like it :)

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  3. Hehe, I love that the name of this brings back good memories for you!

    And, I really like the polish, it's so interesting!

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    1. Thanks! I'll wear this one a lot I think, for both these reasons :D

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  4. soooo dark and dangerous! this is totally my kind of polish!

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  5. Beautiful! And very aptly named. Lovely swatches, thank you

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  6. This is certainly the best of the three! Mind you, put anything in a black jelly base, and I'll like it!

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    1. lol, yes, I know exactly what you mean. Black is so ......... safe, as a base for glitter polish!

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  7. This is such a gorgeous polish! I love it so much!

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