Polishes -Color Club - Nail Polish - Diva in Brown
shanghaisweetie 4/30/2007 9:09:00 PM
If you and I have similar coloring and you're looking for a neutral "not another sheer ivory" polish that pretty much matches your skin then look no further than Diva in Brown. This is a pretty pink-brown creme that is very similar to my skin tone (warm-neutral, NC30-35) but a bit more pink. Fabulously smooth formula, barely any show of wear after four days and almost a steal at just under $2. Two polished thumbs up! Diva in Brown is from the Haute Browns collection.
Really a 2.5. I really would have liked to give this polish a higher rating. The color is hot - a black creme base with pale aqua micro-glitter that doesn't get lost in the base and you don't need a good dose of sunshine to see. Unfortunately, with a goopy formula, which didn't really bother me too much and lengthy drying time, which really bothered me - I applied it three to four hours before I went to bed and awoke seven hours later to sheet marks - it's not a polish I can give top marks to.
Though I think the deep inky green shade of this nail polish is gorgeous, and the rose themed bottle design is sweet and the rose scent is somewhat pleasant, I wouldn't buy it again. Yes, the glossy creaminess is fabulous (I'm a sucker for glossy cremes) but the drying time was longer than to be desired. I can usually apply a quick dry topcoat like Seche Vite over somewhat tacky-to-the-touch polish and I'll be out the door in just about five minutes. Sadly, this polish took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get to that point so I thought, "what the heck, maybe SV will just do what it does best and speed everything along." Unfortunately, SH didn't help and I love my topcoat so I can only lay blame on the polish.
Perhaps a little too much information, but I have to admit that I bought this polish mainly for the name - "Gorgeous" is my nickname for my husband and I thought I had to have it. Gorgeous is a medium aqua-green with a soft metallic finish. On my warm-neutral toned toes, it looks more green than the bottle shade - actually, it reminds me of the green on a Mountain Dew can (maybe a little more blue than the can). Weird shade comparison, but there it is. The formula was goopy and a bit difficult to work with and because of its less than ideal consistency it took forever to dry. I decided to let this air-dry with no aid from a quick-dry topcoat and despite applying this three-four hours before I went to bed I still woke up with sheet marks. How long does a polish need to dry? In the end, while I love the name and think the color is fun, the super slow drying time and the fact that if I don't keep it I'm only out a couple of dollars, I'll very likely be giving Gorgeous (the polish, not my husband) away.
A nice soft coral polish. It does have shimmer but it is so subtle that it looks more like a creme with a soft sheen. This really is a beautiful coral - not too orange, not too pink, just a lovely, lovely spring coral-peachy-pink that I love on my toes. Los Cabos Coral is from the Spring 2006 Mexico collection.
Love, love, love, love, LOVE! Part of the Summer 2007 Candy collection, Yummy is a creamy bright cerulean blue - a beautiful, perfect summer sky blue. I've had it on my toes for four days and the glossy finish is just as it was since day one. Yummy went on smooth - no streaks, no goops - and was beautifully opaque in two coats. My only wish was that Michigan had some decent warm weather so I could show my toes off in flip flops. No biggie, that's what yoga classes and shoe shopping are for....two great opportunities to show of fun pedi shades like Yummy!
A beautiful glimmery and glowy medium-deep bright pink that sometimes flashes cool, sometimes warm tones. It's a lovely both on tips and toes, but I prefer keeping shades as bright as these for pedicures. Didgeridoo Your Nails is part of the Spring 2007 Australian collection.
A warm light-medium pink with a hint of frost. A very sweet pedi shade though too sugary and "Barbie" for my tips. Dancing in the Isles is from the Spring 2004 Greek Isles collection.
A decidedly chic opaque pale, pale pink creme that looked so fresh on my toes! I was worried my toes would look like pieces of Chiclets gum, but this was fabulous shade against my warm-neutral skin. And topping this polish off with a high-shine topcoat (my choice - Seche Vite) gave it that mod vinyl look. Mod About You is part of the 2006 Brighter by the Dozen Brights collection.
Everything about this polish is A+ for me: the vampy blackened wine shade, the chic square glass bottle, the easy-to-hold rubberized cap, the smooth going new formula that didn't show any wear after three days on my nails (the usual length of time before I feel the need for a change). At just under $6, it's a tad pricey for a drugstore polish, but in my opinion, well worth it.
This is a soft powdery pink creme with a light sprinkle of micro-glitter. I've tried both a mani and a pedi with this shade and given how difficult it was to apply, it looked much better on my toes where the streaks and inconsistencies in coverage weren't as noticeable. Fair Dinkum Pinkum is one of twelve shades from the Spring 2007 Australian collection.
Such a pretty polish of pretty soft white with pink iridescence but so difficult to work with! - streaky and tricky to get an even application, goopy and pasty looking from the fussing to get anything like an even looking application. A disappointment.
This is a beautiful blend of deep peach, light brown, and rosy gold. I am absolutely loving it with my warm-neutral skin tone as a warm mid-tone neutral and I guess a few other people agree with the many compliments I received over the 3-4 days I wore it! It came out in OPI's 25th Anniversary collection for Fall 2006, but this shade can be worn all year long.
If I could give 1/2 lipsticks, I would actually give this a 3.5 out of 5... Aqua Jet is a soft aqua with gorgeous and luminous pale turquoise shimmer. It's a fun shade that I'll only wear on my toes (I'd take a 1/2 lippie for that), though I did give an Aqua Jet mani a chance and it just isn't me. And unfortunately this polish, like all the Creative polishes I've tried so far, took so darn long to dry (took a full lippie for this). Please, Creative, do something to the formula to help they set faster! Aqua Jet is part of the six-shade Optix collection for Spring 2007.
Ahhhh! Midnight Express is the deep navy creme I've been looking all over for! Deep, dark but distinctly blue, glossy...looks like my new J.Crew navy blue vinyl tote I just got! And I found it for half the price of regular NARS polishes because it's a "vintage" product. It's a love!!