Sunday, May 19, 2013

A LOVEly mani, "heart"-ing Darling Diva Polish

HEART-ing (instead of starring . . . get it?) hehe :-P  Yeah, I'm a dork!  Anyways . . .
If you read my post about Zoya Arizona, you know I was feeling rather down last week, so I decided to finally execute a mani that I'd been planning for awhile and that was completed by the perfect accent polish arriving from Llarowe.  This mani definitely cheered me up with it pretty pinkness and happy holo hearts!  I realize this would be a perfect Pink Wednesday post, but oh well!
Oop, therrre it IS:

Two coats OPI Mod About You + 1 coat Darling Diva Polish Rescue Me + some dabbing
Accent nail: one coat Mod About you + 2 coats Jade Delirio Rosa + pure love!
Oh, and two coats of Seche Vite over everything - hence the ever-present shrinkage.  Grrrrrr.

Sometimes Delirio Rosa looks deep like this, other times more Barbie pink
(see 1st photo)

Despite loving the color of Mod About You (perfect chalky pastel pink), its application is a pain in the rear.  The first coat is impossibly streaky, two coats are pretty good, but if I weren't wearing this with a glitter topper, I probably would've done three.

Rescue Me by Darling Diva Polish is a fairly complex glitter topper in a clear base.  It has a medium purply-pink microshimmer, small white satin squares, small matte white bars, small black hexes, large black bars, and large pink HOLO hearts!! WOW.  The base is rather "goopy," but it's not unmanageable, the hearts come out easily if you tip the bottle upside down for a bit before application, and as I said, one coat plus some fill-in dabbing gets you a really decent glitter distribution.  I love the randomness.
And another reason to love this polish: 100% of the proceeds go to Basset Buddies Rescue.  Awww!  I personally think basset hounds are sooo adorable, and helping suffering, downtrodden, helpLESS animals has always been near & dear to my heart.  
I must confess, I actually found this polish on a blog sale, but you can still get it through Darling Diva's Etsy shop that I've linked to above.

The flash is making the holo look more bold than it is IRL
Delirio Rosa is the vivacious pink in the Jade Holográfico collection of Brazilian fame.  I am glad I got it as the color isn't quite the same as any other pinks out there, however, it's not as holographic as I expected it to be.  And for a measly 8 oz. bottle, I think I'd much rather spend my money on one of the Color Club holos (twice the size for about the same price), which are insanely holographic.  The application was very nice and smooth, and since I layered it over Mod About You (to conserve), one coat was probably ok, but I was hoping to bump up the holo-ness with two coats.  3 or 4 would probably be necessary on its own.
You can get Delirio Rosa (and the rest of the collex here, or if you'd like to find Color Clubs on the cheap (around $7 or $8), I'd recommend eBay or Amazon.

If you'd like to see more of what I mean about the difference between these two brands, continue scrolling.  If not, you can return to your regularly scheduled programming!  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Inside; standard incandescent bulb, no flash
SO weird that DR looks totally washed out, almost beige here!
(rest assured, it's NOT like that!)
Outside; cloudy skies, no flash
This is spot-on color accurate for DR!
Outside; cloudy skies, flash (to simulate the non-existent sun)
Outside; cloudy skies, flash - different angle
Oh, the CC is Angel Kiss from the 2012 collex, btw


  1. I like this combo a lot. I'm usually not a fan of bar glitter, but the way you've done it is really charmingly quirky. :) And I love those Jades (thanks to Liesl!) but that is a tiny bottle! Your Color Club looks gorgeous.

    1. I hear glitter is annoying in some respects, but I still have an affinity for it. Like I NEED the one of new Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat polishes, or better yet, the Nails Inc. Feathers. :-D
      Yes, it surely is on the small side. Thanks! I think it is maaaahvelous! ;-)

    2. I want that Fuzzy Coat too but haven't seen it yet!

    3. Me neither! I was just in my local Wal-Mart again this morning (it's the only big supermarket chain we have here) and of course had to swing by the Sally Hansen area... no luck.

  2. "Heart-ing" lolol. You remind me of my niece, when she was between 5 and 7 whenever we'd do group family photos, she'd be all "A HEART!!!" instead of "CHEESE!" I love that gal so much, lol ♥

    And okaaaay, you've convinced me on the CCs but I still love my Jades :)

    1. Oh that's great! At 27, I remind you of approximately a 6-yr-old! haha
      I agree the Jades are purty, and I love the color of Delirio Rosa, but I want more polish (and linear holo!) for my $$! ;-)

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    1. Thank you! definitely does...what can I say, I'm hardly ever season/holiday-appropriate! :-)

    2. Me neither. My recent mani looks like it should be October/November.