Friday, July 24, 2009
Press Sample - Diamond Cosmetics Summer Shades Part Two - Still an excellent value for the rest of summer and beyond
Today I bring you the rest of the Diamond Cosmetics nail polish shades for summer.
If you remember from my last post, this is a small brand with on line sales. The best thing about these polishes is that they are only $2 each!
The polishes apply evenly and are nicely opaque. Two coats of most shades are all I needed to get a finished streak free look. The polishes dry quickly and don’t get clumpy. The base coat and top coat are great. Diamond Cosmetics Super Base and Super Dry are a mere $2.50 each!
Twilight Violet (cream). Looks a tad cooler in person than in this picture. I really lice this shade for toes. It’s fun and pretty and is opaque in only 2 coats.
Lemon Yellow Zest (cream). Well I will be the last person to recommend yellow nail polish. I just don’t like it. It looks awful on me, but I can’t say for you. I find most yellow polishes to be streaky, this one is no exception. It took 3 coats to get this color but it took forever to dry and looked a little lumpy…mostly because of my inefficient application.
Fiery Coral (shimmer): Oooh a warm hot orange with no hint of pink. The shimmer is very slight. This makes an awesome color for toes!
Hot Summer Pink (shimmer): Holy crap. When I wore this to work this color was practically neon under fluorescent lights. My conservative work environment had quite a reaction to it. I had people staring at my nails, transfixed…but not in a good way. Well I recommend this cool toned hot pink with the minimal blue duo chrome shimmer for anyone that DOES NOT work in my office.
Twinkle Twinkle Periwinkle (cream): OK. I’m cheating. This is not part of the summer collection but look at how pretty this opaque lavender/periwinkle shade is. It has an ever so slight silver shimmer in it but it’s not very detectable when on the nail. I used 2 coats and this color isn’t streaky at all.
Diamond Cosmetics has updated their website. The swatches are much better to view and you get a really good accurate picture of the shades. You can find Diamond Cosmetics HERE
Do you need these polishes? Yes. For an inexpensive price excellent color range and long wear, how could you not? P.S. they have several shades I want One of them being "Never So Ever-Green." Yep. I NEED that one! and I need Chainmail Charm, Dirty Flirty, Joust for Kicks, and, and, and....