Flashy Nails

One young lady's attempt to master decent nail art!

Monarch Masquerade and Drift Away September 16, 2009

Hello Ladies!  Hope you are all well.  I have two more Diamond swatches for you today, both purples.  The pictures aren’t great because we’ve had totally grey, dull, overcast weather the last couple of days so there hasn’t been much in the way of sun for picture taking but never mind, can’t expect much else in the North of England in September! 

Here is Monarch Masquerade (which I absolutely love!)

Diamond Cosmetics, Monarch Masquerade

Diamond Cosmetics, Monarch Masquerade

This is SUCH a lovely colour.  I am a sucker for metallic dark purples, I have to admit, so I was always going to like this one!  It has real richness and depth to it, which I’m noticing a lot with the darker shades of Diamond.  Definitely a good thing!  It reminds me of the foil on the old Cadbury’s chocolate bars: I’m hungry now!! which is no bad thing!  (I Googled for that Image and saw a picture of Cadbury Top Deck which I had forgotten existed!  I want some now!!)  Anyway before I get TOO distracted….

Diamond Cosmetics, Drift Away

Diamond Cosmetics, Drift Away

This is also pretty nice.  And, it also reminds me of something, but I can’t place what!  It’s a flat creme, but I also found it a bit jellyish (or at least what I would term jelly).  I really liked it.  I had no drying issues with this one either (or Monarch Masquerade for that matter) so I was extra pleased!! 

I just want to add, the sun has come out now for the first time in three days!  I bet by the time I get Drift Away off and a new colour on, it will have disappeared again!!

 

Thanks for reading!  😀

 

New Hoard July 28, 2009

As I have been feeling sorry for myself recently, and as I needed to make amends to myself for chopping off my nails, I have treated myself to a new hoard!  Yesterday I bought a Miss Sporty nameless colour from the ‘dollar store’ (pound shop) which was a metallic-esque cherry red.  Today I bought 4 Stargazer colours.  £2.50 each, fab prices.  I was thinking of trying to get hold of them to supply them on my website, but I want to concentrate on buying the Diamond Cosmetics range first.  These are some seriously massive bottles, 14ml in each.  The brush is a bit chunky but it’s not too bad to work with, even when you have (newly) short little dinky nails!

None of these polishes have names, just numbers (next pic)

None of these polishes have names, just numbers (next pic)

170 , 135, 128, No number sticker :-(, Miss sporty nameless

170 , 135, 128, No number sticker :-(, Miss sporty nameless

All of them but the Miss Sporty

All of them but the Miss Sporty

Miss Sporty and the Stargazer red, almost dupes!

Miss Sporty and the Stargazer red, almost dupes!

 

I am in the process of doing a proper swatch of 128 (the gorgeous duo purple/rust/gold colour) so I will update once I have done it!

 

Thanks for reading 😀