Monday, January 19, 2015

Darling Diva Polish Monster Crush Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review 
Hey all! I have Darling Diva Polish's Monster Crush Collection for you today. This is a 8 polish collection, all full of chrome flakie goodness, broken down into two sets. Set 1 are the first four polishes in this post (specifically Tilasha, Verad, Hellea, & Prilea) and are meant as toppers, though if you wanted to wear them by themselves, you could build opacity with 4 or 5 coats. I have the holo versions, there are non-holo versions of set 1 available as well.

Set 2 are the four polishes at the bottom of the post (specifically Cahule, Lucasha, Ramagos, & Ursha). These are more full coverage polishes and can easily be worn by themselves as they get opaque in 2 to 3 coats. 

As for formula and application notes, these apply very easily. I would recommend waiting a minute or two between coats as well as before applying a layer of topcoat to prevent dragging. The chrome flakies are a bit more delicate than other polishes. You can handle the bottles as you would other bottles but using a machine shaker or other methods of vigorous shaking would not be advised.

Each and every single polish is this collection is seriously stunning. Carrie did a wonderful job of putting her Darling Diva spin on these chrome flakies we have been seeing lately. I do prefer the topper polishes in set 1, mostly because I feel like they give you a bit more freedom with choosing layering options, though Ursha is my favorite polish of the entire collection, it's so striking.

You can purchase all the polishes shown today in Darling Diva Polish's shop right this moment!

Darling Diva Polish Tilasha
Layered over Fair Maiden Polish Once Upon a Dream 
Clear base with blue to red chrome flakies and holo pigment



Darling Diva Polish Verad
Layered over Fair Maiden Polish Magic Carpet Ride 
Clear base with gold to green to blue chrome flakies and holo pigment



Darling Diva Polish Hellea
Layered over Fair Maiden Polish Beauty Within 
Clear base with turquoise to pink to purple chrome flakies and holo pigment



Darling Diva Polish Prilea 
Layered over Fair Maiden Polish Sleigh Bells In The Snow
Clear base with green to gold to rose chrome flakies and holo pigment



Darling Diva Polish Cahule
Three coats
Green to gold to rose chrome flakies with iridescent and holo glitter/shimmer



Darling Diva Polish Lucasha
Three coats
Gold to rose to purple chrome flakies with iridescent and holo glitter/shimmer



Darling Diva Polish Ramagos
Three coats
Gold to green to blue chrome flakies with iridescent and holo glitter/shimmer



Darling Diva Polish Ursha
Three coats
Copper to gold to silver chrome flakies with iridescent and holo glitter/shimmer



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5 comments:

  1. These are awesome sauce! Just wow!

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  2. Excellent post, Ida! My favorite of the topper manicures is Verad layered over Fair Maiden Magic Carpet Ride, your choice to combine these two was inspired! I agree with you about Ursha, it's my favorite of the stand-alones. Something about it is very precious and painterly, it reminds me of a Gustav Klimt painting.

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    1. Thank you Liz! I initally thought to layer them all over black but I felt like you can see the color shift in the flakes much more over a lighter base. And yes, I agree! I can see the coloring of The Kiss or Tree of Life in that polish. Good eye!

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  3. Love these! And thank you for swatching the toppers over lighter colors — I couldn't tell from other swatches whether the base was clear or tinted somehow (the bottles look darker than I'm used to clear-based flakies looking).

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