Today I have for you the polish Diamond Life from NARS' spring 2012 collection. Diamond Life is a foil-like, metallic grape/violet shade. I love all things purple so this was a must for me. The color is beautiful, but I found the formula to be a bit difficult to work with. It took a longer than average time to dry and I actually ended up making a mess of my fingers (my own fault!). But I think I have the hang of it now and should do a better job next time. The key to applying this polish is to make sure you have enough polish on the brush and then work very quickly to cover the entire nail in as few strokes as possible. When I would apply more polish in an attempt to even out an area that was still wet, the polish would just get gloopy. On the plus side, since the formula is so thick and opaque you only need one coat for full coverage. I will try to do some color comparisons in the future. Offhand, I cannot think of any identical shades in my collection although I do have some in the same color family.
I broke a nail and trimmed the rest down to match, so apologies for the state of my nails -- it is at times like these I wish I had a hand model to photograph! Perhaps I will enlist a friend to be a guest model sometime!
Here is a look at Diamond Life in the shade. I like the look of the sunlight coming through behind the leaves--sort of wish my hand wasn't there ruining the picture, lol!
I love the little ladybug with its cheery, polka-dotted shell. When this one flew past, at first I thought it was a bee, as they are ubiquitous in my backyard and I like to keep at a respectable distance from them -- but a ladybug is a far rarer and happy sight!
So, what do you think? Will you be sporting Diamond Life this spring?