Saturday, July 20, 2013

Darling Diva Prince Collection

Are you a fan of Prince? How about purple, and pure awesomeness? Darling Diva Polish has just released a collection of beautiful colors inspired by Prince that's sure to have something for everyone (especially us purple lovers!).

Darling Diva Purple Rain

Purple Rain is a gorgeous plum colored linear holographic polish with blue shimmer and fuchsia flecks. The holo effect is somewhat visible indoors, though outdoors it's very intense, as is the blue shimmer. The formula was absolutely perfect and was opaque in 2-3 coats.

Darling Diva Erotic City

Erotic City is a spectacular indigo jelly packed with multiple shapes and sizes of blue-purple iridescent glitter and silver holographic micro-glitter. I'm wild about this polish, it's so amazing! The iridescent glitters are perfect in the dark jelly base-- it's sheer enough that they show through and dark enough to display the beautiful shifting colors. Perfect galaxy nails! The formula was also excellent. Shown here is three coats.

Darling Diva Little Red Corvette

Little Red Corvette is another favorite of mine from this collection. It has a red-tinted base and is packed with micro to medium-sized holographic red hexes. This polish sparkles like crazy, and has a ton of dimension. It's a continuous twinkling of beautiful colors! Another fantastic formula-- smooth, even, and opaque in about two coats. Incredible!

Matte-ified, Little Red Corvette loses some of its sparkle but has a really cool velvet-y look to it.

Darling Diva When Doves Cry
When Doves Dry is a white-ish grey polish with a subtle linear holo effect and lovely white flecks and tiny silver glitter. This is a very soft and delicate-looking color; beautiful and dove-like. The flecks give it a nice bit of texture and depth. Outdoors it isn't super prismatic but the holo effect is nicely visible. The formula was a touch thicker, since it is so densely packed with pigment and flecks, and was opaque in about four coats.

Darling Diva 1999

1999 is a glitter topper in a clear base with silver, black, and fuchsia circles and black bar glitter. It has been very cloudy and rainy here so, although you can't tell in my photos, the smaller silver glitters are holographic and very sparkly! The amount of glitter in 1999 was excellent, and they came out and applied smooth and evenly. I just pushed the bars around so they didn't lie vertically on my nails. Here I've used 2 coats over Essence Blue Ray.

Darling Diva Gett Off
 Gett Off is a lavender linear holographic polish with tiny holographic silver and magenta glitter. Although they look somewhat similar in the bottles, this is a much brighter and more blue-toned purple than Purple Rain. Gett Off is a really beautiful color, indoors and out! The glitter makes it a really unique holo, adding subtle touches of color and extra sparkle. As with all of these colors, the formula was superb, and is opaque in 3-4 coats.

Darling Diva D.M.S.R.
 D.M.S.R., or Dance, Music, Sex, Romance, is a white crelly full of beautiful lavender, blue, and purple glitters in many shapes and sizes-- butterflies, flowers, hexes, hearts, squares, and holo! The specks of colors and shapes in this polish make me think of candy, like a purple and white jawbreaker. I was very happy that even the large shape glitter in D.M.S.R. came out without any effort! The formula and glitter coverage were perfect as well. Shown here is 3-4 coats.

Darling Diva Darling Nikki
 And finally, Darling Nikki, a sheer lavender jelly with black circles and tiny aqua, silver, and magenta glitter. This polish could be worn on its own if you like a more translucent jelly look, but I decided to layer it over a similar-colored lavender, Essence Oh My Glitter!. Unfortunately the Essence color gave me terrible looking tip wear, so please don't mind that. Darling Nikki's formula was fantastic, again! And the glitter coverage was excellent, and the circles applied nice and evenly. Here I layered two coats over Oh My Glitter!.

I'm super impressed by and in love with this whole collection! Spectacular colors, perfect formulas, and So. Much. Purple!!!

Darling Diva Polish colors are for sale in her Etsy shop as well as through Llarowe. Also make sure to like Darling Diva on Facebook for pictures of new colors, special deals, and giveaways!


  1. I love every one of these!! Beautiful photos...but WHY did they have to name one Darling Nikki???

  2. Me too!! Haha, not a fan of the song? :P

  3. Hmmmm purple <3 Darling Nikki is my fave!

  4. What a great collection! So pretty :)

  5. D.M.S.R. is gorgeous! I want that one the most, but I also really love Darling Nikki.

  6. Brilliant! What a fantastic collection haha. And I love your swatches :)