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Hello lovelies,

What about some indie swatches today? I have here three pretty Darling Diva polishes that I'm sure you'll enjoy :)

Holiday - multicoloured round glitter in a clear base. I've applied one coat of Holiday over Barielle Banana Drop. Some of the glitters are quite big so I needed to play around with the placement. It applied well and dried fast but I needed an extra coat of topcoat to smooth out the surface.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Holiday
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Holiday
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Holiday

Material Girl - pink jelly with pink, magenta and silver holographic glitter.So pretty and girly shade! The formula is a bit sheer because of its jelly base so I needed three thicker coats for full coverage. It applied well but I did have to play a little with the glitter placement. I've applied topcoat to smooth out the surface.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Material Girl
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Material Girl
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Material Girl

Bitchcraft - dark grey jelly base packed with holographic particles and duochrome glitter. I love this polish so much! Not only does it have such a cool name that makes me giggle but it is also absolutely stunning! It might seem like regular holo in the sun but when you get into shade the duochrome glitter (just like in Ozotic Elytra) shows itself and creates an interesting colour. I have applied one coat of Bitchcreaft *giggle* over A England Camelot. The polish by itself is on the sheer side so I would need maybe three thick coats for dark colour. Layering is much better option. It applied well, dried fast and gritty so I'm wearing topcoat as well.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Bitchcraft
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Bitchcraft
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Bitchcraft
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Bitchcraft
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Bitchcraft
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Bitchcraft

Here's one picture in the shade but it truly doesn't show off the beautiful glitter which changes from purple to blue to orange.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Bitchcraft

You've probably guessed it by now that Bitchcraft *giggle* is my favourite of the three but they are all beautiful creations! You can buy them at Darling Diva Etsy Store. For updates visit Darling Diva Polish Facebook page.

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Hello lovelies,

Bad Apple Cosmetics, UK nail polish brand has introduced three new shades and I've been asked to share them with you!

About: "Yes its here! Bad Apple Cosmetics has developed a Gel Like Nail Polish opaque in 2 coats, leave the first coat for 8 mins. Second coat will dry a lot quicker, No UV lights no Bonds, and yes it last for up to 3 weeks. Bad Apple Jelly Pink Nail Varnish, 14ml is one of the exclusive and limited edition shades developed by Bad Apple and one of their collection of nail varnishes."

Jelly Pink Apple - bright pink leaning to coral.It's a lovely shade will suit most. The formula was a bit thicker and the brush was quite hard. I've experienced dragging when thinner coats were used. I needed to apply thicker coats to avoid the dragging and patches. The pigmentation was very good and two thicker coats provided perfect coverage. I've applied topcoat as well.

Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Pink Apple
Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Pink Apple
Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Pink Apple

Jelly Red Apple - classic red creme. The shade is really nice, my kind of colour. I'm sorry to say that it wasn't very easy to work with. The formula was quite thick and fast drying so I needed to apply thicker coats fast to avoid patches. I've also had problems with bubbles as you can see. It might not have been entirely the problem of the nail polish but I haven't done anything differently so I really don't know why the bubbles occurred. Otherwise it dried glossy but I've applied topcoat to try smooth out the surface.

Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Red Apple
Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Red Apple
Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Red Apple

Jelly Ruby Apple - dark burgundy creme purple leaning to red. Is it dark purple or red? Looks like something in between to me but it a very pretty shade. It had the best formula out of all three polishes. It applied well despite the thicker formula and dried fast and glossy.

Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Ruby Apple
Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Ruby Apple
Lucy's Stash - Bad Apple Jelly Ruby Apple

I really like the colours but I must admit the formula wasn't the easiest to work with. It showed every imperfection on my nails and was on thicker side. What's impressive though is Bad Apple's claim that the polish should last up to 3 weeks. Now, 3 weeks (even a week) is too long for me to wear one colour and I just don't have time to test it as I need to keep swatching so I can't verify this claim.But if you've tried these gel like shades let me know how they have lasted on you!

You can purchase Bad Apple polishes at the Cheap Smells website for really good prices or directly at the Bad Apple Cosmetics website. They also sell nail wraps so if you're into them check them out too!

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