* press sample, provided for my honest review *
Before I even begin, I'm going to give you two warnings. 1, this is VERY photo heavy and 2, your bank account may not be thanking me by the time Friday the 22nd (launch day) rolls around. Otherwise, YAY, happy day friends!!!! *smiles innocently*
So Darling Diva Polish strikes back and with a WINNING COLLECTION!!! I've showcased her polishes a number of times and today's collection is hands down, my favorite thus far. EVERY polish is a win and I had a hard time swatching them for review, because I didn't want to take them off. This is her newest collection, it's The Force Part 2. Carrie said early this year that while pink and purples are her favorites, she's going to go outside of her box and prove that pinks and purples are not her only specialty and dagnabit... TAKE MY MONEY!!! This collection is a gorgeous mix of beauty. NOT falling short of absolute perfection!
So I'm just going to jump right in, there is no particular order.
First is These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For... a gorgeous white crelly with a TON of assorted glitters. From blue, red, golds, there are hex, squares microfine, iridescent and a smattering of a very fine gold flakies.
It's FUN and it's CUTE!!! Ugh, no swimming needed for the glitters. With crellies you want a little heavier coat so they can just flood your nails and flooding is exactly what they did. I used three coats so I could get a nice milky white finish to the crelly. No issues, the formula is flawless! LOVE IT!!!!
That leads us into Do or Do Not, There is No Try and LOOK AT IT!!!! I should have also included, if you LOVE flakies, you will need to sit for the rest of today's presentation. lolol
She's a green apple base chocked FULL of GOODNESS!!! Holo, metallic flakies of assorted colors and sizes and the SEXIEST rose gold shimmer!!! I DIE in all that FLAKIE GOODNESS!!! SO PRETTY!!! Two coats here, no issues, just beautiful perfection!!!
Now, if you aren't sitting, please, be seated...
Cloud City, she MELTS my HEART!! Cloud City is the most beautiful bright sky blue that is PACKED with HOLO, glass like iridescent flakies and a purple/pink shifty shimmer!!! Be STILL my heart!!! I'm a sucker for all these things!!!
Do you SEE IT!?!?! Look at those flakies, so soft and ethereal, but that purple pink shimmah SHIMMAH... ugh, I need to sit. Two coats, flawless formula glides like BUTTER!!! I'm waiting for the soft billowing clouds to float by... that's all Cloud City is missing. *sigh*
I mean seriously... LOOK AT THAT SHIMMER AND SPARKLE. The flakies just SLAY me!!
*Warning SPARKLY BARKLY OVERBOARD is about to go down*
We have next, My M'Effen Lightsaber Is Purple and SHUT THE FRONT DOOR... it is SO FULL of SPARKLY BARKLY goodness that it made my camera go into shock!!!
It is THE most perfect plum purple full of EVERYTHING sparkly!!! Holo, purple shimmer, LOADED with metallic purple flakies and a wee bit of this golden shimmery shine!!!! GAHHHH... my heart can't even take it!!!
Two coats but seriously, one coat would have been plenty... but I had to do 2 and WHOA!!! WHOA!!! Two coats, again you'll hear this over and over, flawless formula. Smooth and stunning! Just take all that sparkly BARKLY shimmer and SHIMMER IN!!! Ugh... seriously friends.
Come to the Dark Side with this gorgeous black jelly jammed FULL of metallic golden flakies with red shimmer and HOLO to top it off. It is SO SQUISHY!!!! Sparkle SPARKLE!!!! I am seriously over the moon and we STILL HAVE MORE!!!
I used three coats with this one, because I wanted the black jelly to have a real dark depth to it, and WHOA with three coats the add-ins of sparkly goodness just BLOW MY MIND!!!! Take this in, just LOOK AT ALL THE SPARKLE!!! The red shimmer ties it all together and makes that depth even darker, sexier. Oh, and again perfect formula, no issues.
Talk about red and perfection, let's talk about Blood Is Thicker... ohhhh yea. Deep dark red jelly that can't possibly have any more golden shimmer, metallic flakies AND holo!!! LOADED!!!! And so deep, luxurious!!!
Two coats was all it took for this perfect flawless formula to make her SHINE!!!! Blood is Thicker... makes my heart just pause, to take it all in... *sigh* Carrie has this magic about her when her creativity flows and this collection, is amazing. AMAZEBALLS!!!
Let's pause, take a moment. Collect ourselves. Deep breath. I have two more and maybe these last two are the sparkles and the candles on this cake of perfection. Maybe, just maybe. I am a wee bit biased, because brown nail polish will ALWAYS steal the show and win my heart. However, not ONE above are any less my favorite because this collection is a complete win. Ok, heart rate is back to normal. Breathing is chill. Let's do this...
Rey, takes a leading role here... she is THE perfect nude. She's warm with golden soft shimmer, packed full of flakie goodness in both gold and reddish copper and then as if that isn't enough, she then is LOADED with HOLO... such HOLY HOLO GOODNESS!!!! But still, with all that WOWZA, she takes my BREATH AWAY!!! Yes... take her in...
Two coats, buttery application, just smooth and silky. This one reminds me of a polish I fell in love with MOONS ago from Opi called Flagstaff Fries to Go. It was my most favorite back in the day, and this one reminds me of that with the golden nude but even more improved from the flakies and the holo and the SHIMMAHHHH... it's so soft and feminine. A burst of fresh air... a palate cleanser if you will.
That leads us right into Let the Wookie Win. And the Wookie wins BIG with this one... I hear the song of angels while I get taken away with the SPARKLE SPARKLE.
A root beer brown that is SO full of goodness. HOLO HOLO, that you can see from MILES away... a beautiful golden shimmer and those sexy reddish copper and golden flakies just come in to steal the show. SHOW STOPPER!!!! Just like my heart, stopped... done. YIPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I had to end this presentation with her, she's my clincher. *sigh*
Just ONE more of Let the Wookie Win, I just... I can't.
I am IN LOVE with EVERY polish in this collection. At first I judge, yes, I judge the colors and think, nahhhhhh I won't like X or Y, but dagnabit friends... EVERY POLISH is a WIN!!! Usually Carrie does a full collection to purchase as well as individuals, so just save time and get the whole collection. I promise, if you do NOT, you WILL be kicking yourself later saying "why didn't I".
OH, also, you'll notice something new and fresh here if you're familiar (or pay attention to my reviews from the past)... her bottles. SQUARE!! They're all new, the old round bottles will be phasing out little by little and these squares are taking over. Still 15 mL, so it's the same amount just in a PERFECT square bottle. I LOVE squares because they fit together so much better with no wasted space. Another reason you need this collection.
* press sample, provided for my honest review *
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Thank you for hanging out with me for yet, another amazing collection. Until my next review friends, have a great day and SMILE because the world needs more of that!!