Swatch & Review
This mini might be my favorite of the three I was sent for swatching. It's hard to say - I'm bad at choosing favorites. But there is something special about this polish from the All Things Diva Laquerlicious collection.
First off, it doesn't really make me think of diamonds. Oh, it certainly brings to mind jewels with it's gorgeous sparkle, and I know that diamonds come in more than clear, but I mostly think of tasty jam when looking at this! Perhaps jam with crushed up gemstones in it, yes. But that really isn't important. What is important is that it is pretty!
I used 3 coats of Diamond Diva by itself for this swatch. It was wearable at 2 but the jelly base had a couple sheer spots, so the look of 3 was better. You could definitely layer this glitter polish over a similar berry-hued shade for opacity, but the depth of three coats on it's own is fantastic. Diamond Diva wants to dry to a satiny matte finish, I added 2 coats of topcoat to give it a glassy finish that really brought the sparkles out.
The color of this polish can look a bit different depending on lighting, but it is always a rich, cool-toned color. I'd describe it as magenta/fuchsia jelly with a bit of shimmer and a lot of microglitter. The glitters are in shades of pink, purple, and blue, as well as a bit of iridescent glitter that shines orange. It has a whole rainbow of jewel tones going on!
Diamond Diva has the same slightly stronger-than-usual smell that Divine Doll has, and I'd say that application is the same, as well. It does best when you work with it quickly but gently, and give it a few minutes before doing another coat. By itself it has a slightly lumpy texture from the glitter, but it smooths right out with topcoat. I love it! What do you think?
As always thanks for stopping by and having a look! =)