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Tiffany Blue Comparison

Posted by manicuremania on October 19, 2009

And now for the zillionth tiffany blue polish comparison currently on the internet!

Here we have the regulars: Nina Ultra Pro In A Tiff, China Glaze For Audrey, and Diamond Cosmetics Oh, Tiff!

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For Audrey provided the best coverage, of course (China Glaze yay!), with Oh, Tiff! providing the worst.

In A Tiff – 3 coats, a hint of shimmer

For Audrey – 3 coats, could’ve easily stopped at 2, creme

Oh, Tiff! – 4 coats for complete opacity, creme

tiff compareThis is more color accurate than the picture above:

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Diamond Cosmetics – Hue Are You?

Posted by manicuremania on October 15, 2009

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I’m don’t really like Hue Are You?. It’s a pinkish/reddish base with TONS of gold shimmer. Seriously, TONS, I’m loving this shimmer so much. But the combination of the pink base and gold glitter is a bit too brownish for me. I just don’t like the shade very much.

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Green Konad

Posted by manicuremania on October 11, 2009

I really like this Konad I did today! I often have trouble finding colors that work together for Konading, but I think these work really well – I like monotone Konads the best, I think. This is Diamond Cosmetics Oh, Tiff! and Barielle Sweet Addiction, with plate 63. With the two colors right next to each other, the final result turned out much more green than Oh, Tiff! normally is.

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Diamond Cosmetics – Never-So-Evergreen

Posted by manicuremania on October 1, 2009

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Never-So-Evergreen (dumb name, silly superfluous dashes) is a dusty, muted dark green with tons of gold shimmer, which lightens it up quite a bit but which isn’t really all that noticeable unless you’re me and you spend your days with my nails 6 inches from your face. I don’t really like it – it sort of bores me.

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Diamond Cosmetics – Pink Paradise

Posted by manicuremania on September 29, 2009

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Love, love, love. Is it pink? Is it coral? I don’t know, but I love it.

Pretty accurate swatch. It is much brighter IRL though. This is a very bright color. It’s so ME! I’m really liking the consistency of the Diamond polishes – I like runnier polishes personally.

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The flash  picture is color accurate, the no flash picture is not at all.

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On another note, I am going back to my old lightbox. These pictures are rotten!

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Diamond Cosmetics – Chainmail Charm

Posted by manicuremania on September 21, 2009

I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of this in the sun today, so these photos are kind of useless. 😦

dia chainmail charmEven so, this polish is SO PRETTY!!

It’s difficult for me to describe the color. In some lights it’s totally a shimmery brown, and in others it’s completely grey with speckles. And then…and THEN. I step out into the sun, and my nails are full of sparkles and rainbows and I can’t stop wiggling my fingers!

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Diamond Cosmetics Mattes!

Posted by manicuremania on September 20, 2009

Today I will do something that I never really planned on ever doing: swatching a collection just to blog it. But, I happen to have them all, and I haven’t seen anyone else post about them yet, sooooooo…here are the new Diamond Cosmetics mattes!

I also included a picture of each polish with a glossy topcoat and with Essie Matte About You topcoat. I did a rotten job of applying all of these because I was rushing – also my nails and cuticles now hate me. I’m off to moisturize!

Matte Black:

Pretty good coverage considering this is a black, but I probably should’ve gone for the third coat now that I look over my pictures. Also, enormous smudge!

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Matte Burgundy:

This was so streaky! It’s a lovely color but I had to use four coats before I just completely gave up on trying to reach opacity and evenness, and now it just sort of looks dull and dark.

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Matte Mulberry:

Now this one I like! It’s a pretty purply color. Not streaky like the Burgundy was.

Noooooooot an accurate swatch from the Diamond website at all:

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Matte Smoke:

This one’s probably my favorite. I really enjoy grey polishes, and this is a nice shade. The matte finish looks nice in this color also.

The Diamond swatch isn’t anywhere close to true color on this one either.

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I’m not real impressed by these. They’re just not very matte. Although these definitely ARE matte polishes, it’s sort of more of a satiny finish. I hope the photos demonstrate that they really just don’t have that complete absence of any shininess, which is what the Essie topcoat has. They weren’t very easy to work with either, verrrry thick, and they didn’t dry as quickly as other mattes I’ve tried. They were all very pretty with the addition of a glossy topcoat though! Worth buying for $2, I think. And yes,  even the mattes are only $2, from http://www.diamondcosmetics.com/!

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