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 *The nail polish and stud wheel were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

This post will be a bit longer and picture heavy as it basically features three products. Yay for effectiveness :D

This particular manicure features Barry M Nail Art Pen in Silver which I've tested for the first time. The silver colour nicely opaque and flows well. It was actually very easy to work with and I hope I'll see some more shades of the nail art pens - but don't forget the need for excellent pigmentation, Barry M!

The Black and White pens are not fully opaque and it bothered me quite a bit as I needed to draw twice. But this one was better. I've done just an 'abstract cobweb' design over Darling Diva Catherine. The ring finger has been decorated with square metal studs from Born Pretty Store Stud wheel.

Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art

I've used the metal square studs from this particular Stud wheel and there will be many more manicures coming as there is a wide range of studs. You can choose from black, silver and gold finishes and from different shapes and sizes. I like the small studs the best as my nails are not wide and the big ones tend to stick out.

The second half of this post is dedicated to the Darling Diva Catherine because this polish deserves it!

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine

Catherine - red-based holographic base with blue iridescent glitter.This polish is absolutely stunning and you need it if you like purples! it has a very good formula that applies easily and two coats were enough for good coverage. I needed topcoat to smooth out the surface but I would use the topcoat anyway. My pictures don't do it justice, it's much prettier in real life.

*This polish has been provided for a review

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine

Picture taken in shade. The iridescent glitter really stands out in the shade, this polish is just pretty everywhere you go.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine

 *The nail polish and stud wheel were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

I've got some more Darling Diva polishes to show you today! You can find the previously reviewed shades here.

Caramel Martini - milky white base with orange, brown and gold glitter. The colour combination reminds me of Autumn and Halloween a lot. The formula is easy to apply and I got this coverage with two thick coats. Next time I'll apply one coat over white nail polish. It dried quite fast but gritty so topcoat is necessary.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Caramel Martini
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Caramel MartiniLucy's Stash - Darling Diva Caramel Martini
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Caramel Martini

Grumpy Bear - blue-green shimmer base with white glitter and pink heart glitters.Umm nope...didn't like this polish at all I'm afraid. The formula is on the thicker side, little bit glue-ish. It has low pigmentation so it's better for layering than worn by itself but even layered it has its problems. I've had to apply two coats over white nail polish as the first coat was very patchy and streaky. Second coat did even the colour. I have applied one coat over black on the ring finger. The result in the photos doesn't look that bad but the I wasn't happy with the application. If the formula will be improved in the future than I'd be happier with the polish.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Grumpy Bear
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Grumpy Bear
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Grumpy Bear
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Grumpy Bear

Care Bear Stare - blue iridescent glitters mixed with white, translucent yellow, pastel blue and pink glitter, all in a clear base. Now this one is a winner! I have applied one coat over England Camelot and over OPI My Vampire Is Buff and I love how the glitter mix looks so different! Care Bear Stare over OPI looks very 'Eastery' with it's pastel shades and it drastically change when applied over black. The white and blue iridescent glitter create very nice contrast.

I had no problems formula-wise. It applied nicely, I got very good amount of glitter in the first coat and it dried fast. I had to use topcoat to smooth the finish.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Care Bear Stare
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Care Bear Stare
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Care Bear Stare
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Care Bear Stare

What do you think? Which one is your favourite?

You can buy them at Darling Diva Etsy Store. For updates visit Darling Diva Polish Facebook page.
 

*These were provided for an honest review