One of my favorite indie brands out there is Darling Diva Polish. I hadn't really been exposed until a swap buddy requested some of her polishes. I was sad afterwards that I didn't get any for myself. Now, I have the chance to review them and I am so excited! I was sent three polishes from the A Christmas Story collection to check out. What did I think? Read on!
This polish is named after the box that the leg lamp comes in. Ya know, the lamp that was a "trophy?" Yeah, that lamp. The "electric sex gleaming in the window." This polish has large green hexes, large holo hexes, small red hexes, gold bar glitter and some extra little shimmer in there. The holo hexes make this polish worth it. They are seriously eye catching! I had to dig for them a little, but a good shake before application made it not so bad. I believe this polish is actually scented as well. I'm not sure what the scent is, but it's very pleasant. Two coats.
This "shade" ladies and gentlemen... Was not my cup of tea. We start off with that string glitter everyone seems to be using these days and end with the stars that you almost have to dig out of the bottle. The redeeming quality is the tiny red glitter. That makes all the trouble (almost) worth it! If you like string glitter, I'm sure you would love this. It's Christmas tree decorating in a bottle (tinsel, anyone?). Two coats.
A Christmas Story
Finally, we have the polish that is the collection namesake. I. Love. It! Omg! It is basically tons of red and green micro glitter. There is also some holo micro glitter and another color or two that I can't really tell what it is. Blue maybe? I don't know, but I seriously love it. I was so excited when I saw it for the first time! On the nail it is darker, more green, like the bottom picture. Maybe even a little darker. It is absolutely gorgeous! Only two coats to opaque as well :)
Finally, my last picture shows why I haven't been swatching or anything. I posted a pic a couple days ago that was newer, so you can see there's been a little regrowth but not much. I think I'm going to do some swatching Christmas day and the day after. We'll see! (these polishes are actually review polishes so... sneak peek!)
Overall I was very pleased with this collection. I wasn't totally thrilled with Crooked Star, but like I said, it has it's good points. The definite winner for me is A Christmas Story! You can find Darling Diva polishes at her etsy shop here for $8 each. If you are interested in any of this collection, I would check them out now!
What do you guys think? I am trying SO HARD to get back in the swing of things! Hopefully my "Christmas break" will give me some time and inspiration! Thanks for reading! :)
*Polishes in this post sent for review in exchange for my honest opinion and thoughts.*