Howdy, everyone! How was everyone's Monday? Mine was decent, got some very exciting nail mail to show you all later in the week. Today's post, however, came about because I was strolling through my not-so-local Walgreen's the other evening and came upon this display:
I couldn't resist, I bought 6! Shown above from left to right are: Queen of Deco, Crystal Clear, Gemtastic, Scene Stealer, Shine on Me, I Dream in Jewels, Rags to Riches, and Watch It Shine. The whole collection consists of colorful glitters in clear bases, though the glitters do vary from polish to polish.
I have one whole manicure to show you, featuring my favorite from the collection and then a single nail swatch of the other shades I purchased. Let's get started, shall we?
For my full manicure, I've topped 2 coats of China Glaze's Mahogany Magic with 2 coats of SC's I Dream in Jewels. IDIJ is a gorgeous gold and red micro glitter with larger diamond-shaped holographic glitter in a clear base. I have to say, on the whole, I'm really pleased with the amount of glitter in this collection. Most of the polishes had good coverage in 2 coats. IDIJ is totally packed with glitter and I love the color combo! My boyfriend said, "Wow! It looks like the Solid Gold Dancers!" and then proceeded to ask me if I knew who they were lol (note to my younger audience: do not ask me who they are, you'll make me feel old. That's what they invented Google for!)
I tried my best to get a good macro shot of each polish, I hope you can at least get the idea of what they look like!
Now on to the rest of the collection! (All SC Diamond Lust polishes shown in 2 coats)
Crystal Clear (shown over 2 coats of Deborah Lippmann's Edge of Glory) is chock full of holographic glitters in hexes, diamonds and bars. I didn't even see the bars until I got it on my nails. Application was good, although I did have to fish a bit for the diamond glitters. CC is a real show stopper; super sparkly and very interesting to look at.
Shine On Me (shown over 2 coats of Wet 'n' Wild's Tickled Pink) contains pink holographic diamond-shaped glitter, pink holographic and fuchsia micro glitter, and larger pink hexes. The color and glitter are great, but the formula on this one was a little gloppy for me. Maybe it's just my bottle, but I was less impressed with this one than some of the others in the collection. The smaller glitter is sparser than IDIJ, for instance, and the diamonds and larger hexes didn't want to spread nicely over my nail. It's still a lovely polish, but not my favorite.
Rags To Riches (shown over 3 coats of NYC's Tudor City Teal) is my second favorite of the collection. It's basically a green version of Shine On Me, with green holographic diamonds and hexes and green and gold micro glitter. The holographic finish on these glitters really pops! Application was good on this one and it spread out nicely over my nail.
Scene Stealer (shown over 2 coats of Wet 'n' Wild's Tickled Pink) seems to be the front runner as favorite of the collection judging from the blog posts I've seen so far. SS has pink holographic diamond-shaped glitters, small pink holographic hexes, and fuchsia micro glitter. It really is a pretty polish with plenty of sparkle. Coverage was good in 2 coats and application was great.
Watch It Shine (shown over 2 coats of Deborah Lippmann's Edge of Glory) is the second silver holographic topper of the bunch. Silver holographic diamonds and silver holographic micro glitter packed into a clear base, WIS is another stunner. The tiny glitters really look like diamond dust and I can see this one working over a lot of different base colors. Again, easy application and good coverage in 2 coats.
Sinful Colors Diamond Lust polishes retail for $2.99, which is $1 more than the regular collection. If you love glitter, these are totally worth it. I'm excited to have them all in my stash and am hoping to try out a few jelly sandwiches with them soon!
What do you guys think? Have you purchased any of these yet? I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks so much for reading!