Monday, November 26, 2012

Darling Diva Polish: Auld Lang Syne - Swatch and Review

(Heads up, y'all! This one is picture HEAVY.)

So hello all you lovely lacquer-heads. Today I have one of three polishes sent to me from Darling Diva Polish. I still haven't gotten to the other two, but this one deserves a post of its own!

You might have already guessed, but this polish was made for New Year's Eve. If I had to guess, I'd say it was inspired by champagne toasts and fireworks. It's absolutely gorgeous. I know I say that a lot, but I think this may be my favorite Darling Diva so far! So bear with me, because I took a lot of pics. And they still don't really do this polish justice.

Auld Lang Syne

This polish is a delicate and lovely mixture of gold and silver holo glitters in a clear base. The glitters are mostly small and fine, with a few medium gold hexes thrown in. I can't stop staring at it! Y'all know I love anything holo, including glitter.

My base is one coat of Sinful Colors Rich in Heart over two coats of Elmer's glue as a base. I wanted to give glue base a shot, so we'll see if I have results to share later! :) I used one coat of Auld Lang Syne, and I topped the whole mani with one coat of Essie Good to Go.

Here's a blurry shot to show more of that holo glitter:

Aaaand some nail close-ups and bottle shots:


The verdict:

The good

  • Formula was perfect. Application was easy and even, with a good mix of glitter on each nail.
  • Soooooo sparkly
  • Dried smooth. Doesn't "eat" top coat.
The bad


Seriously, y'all. I have nothing else to say about this polish except that I know I'll be wearing it on NYE. Somebody get be a glass of bubbly and a pack of sparklers because I am so ready. 


(Product was provided for my honest review)


  1. Perfect for New Year's! That base adds a whole 'nother dimension to it too, wow! Much better than if you'd just used black!

  2. It IS gorgeous, and looks so nice over the base you chose. Like a glass of bubbly in front of fireplace.

  3. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! And great pics, BTW!!!

  4. This polish is so beautiful on your nails! I love glitter and holo, so it is a winner. Your MANicure is looking really good today! : D

  5. Ooooo! That polish almost looks like Galaxy nails...fabulous!

  6. Gorgeous polish, and I don't normally like gold glitter. I made my own mix of a basecoat that I'm really digging! I mixed about 3 parts Elmers glue to 1 part CND Stickey Base. Still peels off well but holds better than Elmers alone IMO. How did you like the glue basecoat?


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