Monday, July 18, 2016

Darling Diva Polish: The Watch Your Pack Collection

Press Sample

Happy Monday, dear readers! I hope this post finds you well and you have had a wonderful weekend. I ended up taking an originally unplanned break from my blog last week as my swatch area got an overhaul, complete with a new desk and so much organization. For the first time in a really long time, I am finally pleased with my space; I hope I can keep it tidy! The next couple weeks are going to be fun on the blog; I'm headed to Las Vegas on Friday to cover Cosmoprof North America, and I'll be posting about my adventures during CPNA and afterwards when I return. It's a trip that keeps me busy, but I enjoy it immensely! Now on to today's blog post!

For your viewing pleasure, I have the new Darling Diva Polish collection inspired by Teen Wolf to share with you today. Called The Watch Your Pack Collection, this collection is composed of eight gorgeous shades that you do not want to miss! Let's check them out!

Eye Candy
Three coats plus top coat

This polish is full of holographic flakies and multichrome flakies that flash pink to green. As with the series Teen Wolf, this polish is definitely eye candy. Think Derek style pretty but in polish form. Sparkle on Derek, sparkle on..........

Oh my! This shade certainly is fitting for the name! There is so much sparkle with this polish, and if you opt to not buy the full collection, you're going to want this one! I used three coats here on its own for opacity, but you can easily use it as a dense topper over a base shade if you prefer. The formula was fantastic, and I had no issues with all these stunning flakes.

The Alpha
Two coats plus top coat

This is a deep red shimmeryish polish with added golden holo sparkle and gold flakies. There is a little shift in the flakies but the red is the main player here. Be dominate and kick some ass with this on!

Wowza! Now this is one sexy red polish! This is the kind of polish that makes me weak at the knees, and it is perfect for date nights or when you want to show off just how confident you can be. The formula is a touch on the thicker side, but I still found it to apply easily enough. You can add polish thinner if you prefer a thinner consistency, but I quite liked it as is. If you tend to paint with thicker coats, you may find you only need a single coat for opacity.

Two coats plus top coat

When a werewolf kills an innocent their eyes change to a brilliant blue. Queue to not get on their bad side I guess.

This polish is stunning! It pulled a little on the purple side in these photos, but it is more blue in real life. Darn my finicky camera! The formula was excellent, and I am happy to report the blue glitters didn't cause me any trouble whatsoever!

The Huntress
Two coats plus top coat

Imagine you are out hunting whatever monster is threatening your family..........and you look down at your nails as you pull back your arrow and catch sight of this gorgeous deep blackened purple polish full of gold flakes and holo gold shimmer and are wowed by the gorgeousness of your nails in the moonlight. Would you miss?

While this shade is definitely a very dark purple, it is difficult to see the purple hue against my tanned skin tone. You can always choose to layer this over a lighter shade so you can enjoy it in it's full purple glory if you so decide, although I do quite like the depth two coats created. The formula was a touch on the thick side, but again, it was still very easy to work with and manipulate over my nails.

The Healer
Two coats plus top coat

Every werewolf needs that special Veterina....sorry Druid healer who can take care of your boo-boos. You can gift your favorite healer with this blackened green shimmery soft holo perfect for traipsing around the forest gathering all those druidy things that are needed to heal your wolfie :)

I don't know if I can find the words to describe just how much I love this colour! Although the design of this shade is simpler than the rest in this collection, I adore this shade of green so much, and I am glad there is nothing to detract from its beauty. The formula was on point and this polish applied like a dream come true.

The Hot Kitsune
Two coats plus top coat

Carrying around the spirit of a kitsune is hard work. One that fires electricity? Damn girl!!! This holo gold polish would sure captivate that naughty kitsune spirit long enough to oh say, have lunch with your hot werewolf boyfriend.

Let's be honest here, this is definitely not my colour. While it is a gorgeous golden shade, it does not suit my skin tone well. It is really pretty though and the formula is really nice; I'll just have to find a way to incorporate this into my nail art so I can still appreciate this beauty!

The Screamer
Three coats plus top coat

If you were a socialite banshee haute couture as well as longevity in your polish would be a must. Something subtle but with spark. This super pale teal shimmer polish is just the thing Lydia would reach for.

It is my opinion that The Screamer is the highlight of this collection. Although it isn't quite a flashy as Eye Candy or as bold as The Alpha, there is something breathtaking in this delicate polish. It is on the sheer side so I did need three coats for opacity, but it was well worth it! You *could* layer it over a similar colour, but that would just be lazy and you would be missing out on the incredible depth created with all the layers. Seriously, just take the time to build it up properly. The formula was superb so it won't kill you.

Blood Teeth & Bromance
Two coats plus top coat

I made this for the amazing bromance between Scott and Stiles. Its a thing of beauty, just like their friendship. Deep blue, with flakies and sparkle.

Prior to receiving this swatch package, I had thought I was over my love of the colour blue. Thankfully, I was proven wrong when I had this in my hot hands! The sparkle is beautiful, and I could get lost just staring into this polish! I found the formula to be really easy to work with as it applied flawlessly in two thin coats for these photos.

The Watch Your Pack Collection is scheduled to release this Friday, July 22nd on the Darling Diva Polish website located here. Please note that this is a one pour collection, so once the bottles are gone, they will not be restocked. If there is something you have your eye on, and with all the beauties in this collection, I would be surprised if you didn't have several favorites picked out, you're going to want to pick them up before it is too late.

What do you think of the shades in this collection? I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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