Another company that has bought my shameless affection is Zoya, currently giving away 2 free nail polishes for just the cost of shipping. I love this brand. I love their constant color selection and availability, saving me the trouble of hunting down rares on Ebay or polish swapping sites. I love their packaging, I love their adorable Facebook messages to their frequently disgruntled fans. Both of these brands rock my socks. NOTE: I have in no way been officially bribed or sponsored to talk up their products on my little blog.
Now, onto the swatches: Diamond Cosmetics Fall/Winter Collections 2011!
L: Whisper Softly R: Falling in Love
Whisper softly is GORGEOUS. A soft jade green flecked with iridescent flakes. Bottle close up!
Seriously, check out this flake action. Its much more subdued on the nail however.
Indoor, natural lighting. 2 coats
Formula was thick but smooth and easy to apply. I do wish the color was a bit less opaque to let the flakes shine through more. But simultaneously, I love how subtle it is. Easily my favorite of the collection so far.
Indoor lighting 2 coats.I am not big on reds. It is easily the most under-represented of colors in my collection. However, I really like this pinkish red. Rather unique for fall, as it is neither berry nor vampy. Muted and subdued but with a nice shimmer that glows in the light. Formula was buttery smooth and opaque in 2 coats.
Up close you can see the pink, silver and a hint of lavender shimmer.
L: Plum Crazy for You R: Snowflake Scandal
I love purples. I can't have enough of them. I'm not into pinks or reds and blues/greens tend to make my hands look like the cheeks of a drunken Irishman, so purples are my happy medium. Plum is a lovely purple with a delicate silver shimmer. The formula on this, like the rest of the collection was wonderful. The longer dry times I'm used to from Diamond were surprisingly a non-issue for this collection.
Direct sunlight. 2 coats.
My indoors shot for this color turned out really blah. So natural light outside.
Up close for the shimmer!
Up close for the glitter details! Its a bit hard to discern but there is a size variance with this glitter that allows for much better coverage. I frankened a glitter like this and it turned out very poorly because of the uniform grain.