3) What was your inspiration for the polishes you've sent me?
A good friend and I were talking about distasteful music and I mentioned Madonna. Then...........yeah well I pulled out a couple of her old CDs and have been rockin that stuff hard. Nothing sweeter than eating your own words, eh?
4) What was your inspiration for your brand name?
My 3 yo niece Zoey Jane. She is the Darling Diva behind Darling Diva. Seriously that little girl has me cracking up every time I see her. I figure if she can put my husband in his place at 3 years old she deserves the recognition lol.
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Alright, prepare for some major picture spam, folks. I had to take photos of this beauty in like five different lights (well, four, direct full sun, overcast, indoors, and flash) so I could get all of the shimmers, flakies, glitters, rainbow, just everything. You'll see. Just scroll down.
Finish: Holographic – pigment gives polish a rainbow in the sunshine. However, this is also a flakie/shimmer, so there is added depth from the extra shimmers.
Opacity: High – opaque at two coats! However, I did three here to ensure my photos captured this beauty in all of its glory.
Overall Ease of Application: Easy – applies well without pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding. Spreads evenly and smoothly. That's not something that can be said about most holos, so this is a true win in my book!
Overall Thoughts: I was blown away by True Blue. Its stunning rainbow is so vivid in the sunshine and even indoors. However, during those moments you don't see the rainbow, you do see the gorgeous shimmer from the added flakies, glitter, and shimmer. Not everyone can pull off a holo with additional shimmers or glitter. It often times muddles the effect of the holo, rendering the rainbow practically non-existent. Carrie, however, nailed it with True Blue. The blue is a gorgeous denim that, while not necessarily unique, is so pigmented that it doesn't require many coats. Despite the fact that the underlying base color isn't unique, the rest of the polish truly is in a class of its own. As for application, I was so pleased with the ease of use for True Blue. It didn't pool, drag, bald, or streak. It was perfect from the get go. If you can only afford to get one polish from this collection, my recommendation would be True Blue for sure.
As I said yesterday, the Darling Diva Material Girl collection has not been released yet. However, keep an eye on Carrie's Facebook and Twitter for news on the release date. Once they have been released, you can purchase Darling Diva polishes at her store, Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures, and Norway Nails.
Do you have any other holos that successfully include other glitters or shimmers?
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes.*