Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Darling Diva Polish: The Force Part 2 Collection

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Happy hump day, dear readers! My sweet, adorable boys have been a little trying over the past couple of days, so I'm going to spare the chit chat and jump right in to today's post rather than ramble a moment. I'm sure you won't mind too much, right? ;) Let's do this!

In December, I shared The Force Collection by Darling Diva Polish. It was an awesome collection, and I am happy to share that there is a PART 2! This second collection is just as phenomenal as the first, and your bank accounts are going to be hating me after this. We all need MOAR Star Wars, right? Check out these babies!

Cloud City
Three coats plus top coat

A beautiful bright sky blue that is swimming with scattered holo, glass like iridescent flakies and a purple/pink shifty shimmer.

Have the clouds opened to reveal angels singing? I don't know about you, but this is the colour I've been waiting to see for a long time! Other have been come pretty close, but Cloud City nailed the polish of my dreams. The colour is a little on the sheerer side so I needed three coats for opacity, but you can always layer it over a similar base shade. That being said, the depth with the multiple coats is amazing so just skip that idea and go straight to three coats. The formula was superb, and I had no issues whatsoever with Cloud City.

Do or Do Not, There Is No Try
Two coats plus top coat

A dirty green apple base full of holo, metallic flakies of assorted colors and sizes and rose gold shimmer.

Wowza! This polish nails Yoda so perfectly! Green polishes don't seem to get a whole lot of love, but Yoda is using the Force to convince you otherwise. The formula was fantastic, and all those flakies are to die for!


Let The Wookiee Win
Two coats plus top coat

A warm brown that is full of golden flakies. The linear holo takes on so many colors and compliments the flakies.

Darn straight! If you want to leave with all your limbs intact, you will not upset the Wookiee! Even if Wookiees aren't always known for being so warm and cozy, this beautiful brown polish certainly is! Browns don't always cross my mind when I am choosing polish, but I love them so much when they are on my nails. Let The Wookiee Win is beautiful and the formula was fantastic.

These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For
Three coats plus top coat

A white crelly with assorted glitters. From blue, red, golds, there are hex, squares, and microfine. Pairing the dynamic duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.

I love just about all polish colours and finishes, but white crellies have never really been my jam. White always looks so harsh against my skin tone, and these usually give me a little trouble with application. That being said, this polish may have finally converted me. TATDYLF went on so smoothly and the glitters spread nicely over my nails. The blue glitters are a little more limited and I had to fish a little for them to make sure I had some on my nails for swatch photos. I dig this polish, and I may end up wearing it for the 4th of July. Gold for fireworks or something....


Come To The Dark Side
Three coats plus top coat

Black jelly jammed FULL of metallic silver flakies with red microglitter and a soft linear holo effect.

I may be married to a Jedi with Jedi spawn, but I will always go to the Dark Side if I am tempted with black polishes like this! I've always been a fan of the red and black combination, but it's the additional silver flakies that turn this polish into pretty to wow! Why yes, I will join you on the Dark Side. I also hear you usually have cookies.... The formula was fantastic and I had no issues with all the flakies or microglitters at all.


Rey
Two coats plus top coat

This is my perfect nude. Warm with golden soft shimmer, packed full of gold flakies and also a linear holo.

I love a good nude! It's been years since I've had to limit my colour choice on my nails, but I still am drawn to these nude colours just as often as as the vibrant jewel tones. That being said, it can be a little tricky for me to find one that is flattering against my olive skin tone. Most are a little too cool-toned for me, so I am thrilled to see a warm one in this collection! I also love the subtle flashes from the golden flakies; they add a little something extra without taking over the polish. Like the rest of the collection, the formula is fantastic and I have no issues to report.

My M'Effen Lightsaber is Purple
Two coats plus top coat

Linear holo, purple shimmer, loaded with metallic purple and silver flakies. Afterall when Samuel L Jackson plays a Jedi you better MOFO listen right? lol

I might have died laughing when I saw the name of this polish. As Samuel Jackson put it in this interview regarding the colour of his lightsaber, he is "the second baddest Jedi in the universe next to Yoda"; pretty tough to argue against that logic! After seeing this polish, I want MY lightsaber to be purple too! These photos just do not do this polish justice. The assortment of flakies make it quite complex and oh so fabulous! In spite of all the flakies, application was a dream; I had no issues with this baby!

Blood Is Thicker...
Two coats plus top coat

Deep dark red jelly loaded with golden micro glitter.

*Swoon* I definitely have a love affair with red jelly polishes; I can't seem to get enough of them! This blood red shade is glorious, and I love the pops of sparkle from the micro glitters. If you are searching for the perfect red for Valentine's Day, this should be a serious contender. After all, blood red nails are rather appropriate for The Walking Dead. ;) The formula was smooth and easy to work with, an impressive feat given all that sparkle!


The Force Part 2 Collection launches on the Darling Diva Polish website here January 22nd at 7PM Central time. That's this Friday! There are a limited number of sets available and they sell out fast so be sure to be there early! These are all gorgeous shades; nobody can fault you for grabbing them all!

Now that I have spent the entire day off and on writing this post thanks to my little angels, I am out. Let me know which shades are grabbing your attention in the comments below!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful night!
XO!




22 comments:

  1. These are all so gorgeous, but that green gives me life! Absolutely stunning!

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    1. It is a fabulous green! I can't choose a favorite from this collection, but it is one of my favorite greens ever!

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  2. Carrie needs to stop making pretty polish. I really like Let the Wookie Win and Come to the Dark Side.

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  3. Are those ornaments that you are posing with? The are too cute. I love the whole collection, especially the yoda one.

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    1. They are! They are the perfect size for holding for pictures!

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    1. Hahaha! I thought you might like that one!

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  5. I'm particularly fond of Do or Do Not and Rey.

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  6. My inner geek is flipping out over these. Gorgeous swatches!!!!

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    1. I've been dying to see these when I heard there was a 2nd collection! Thank you!!

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  7. Cloud City is beautiful. Great collection x

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  8. I always need moar SW in my life! I ove Let the Wookie Win!

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  9. This is an incredible collection. The nude is just so soft and beautiful!!

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  10. These colors are so perfect. I love love loooove how accurately the colors represent their inspirations, plus they look absolutely flawless in terms of formula. Somehow even the update green looks awesome!

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