Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Black lilies, pink pearls

Hello ladies,

I am wearing the second polish of the duo released by Diamond Cosmetics as a January promotion. Expecting Starry Night to be an elegant shimmer, I was surprised at the edgy quality of this polish. It's a black creme with multihued glitter. Under bright light, pink and green sparkle were clearly visible. There are also sparse flakies that remind me of pewter. They lack the brightness of a true silver, instead creating an industrial effect. When the light catches them perfectly, an oil slick rainbow forms.

When I put the idea of a manicure together, I was thinking about the 1980's mixing of pink and black. I wanted to evoke the thought of pearls and leather together. I added pink cameos and pearls combined with the lily flower from Konad plate M6. Psyche Pink was chosen for stamping.

Starry Night was opaque in two coats and easy to apply. I wish the formula had more pink and green shimmer in a sheerer base. That would change the aesthetics of the polish. If you are looking for a black with subtle shimmer that has more happening than a basic creme, Starry Night would do the job. I could even see men wearing this polish, especially with a matte topcoat.

I've been informed that the Spring Collection will be ready to ship February 8th. I should be able to begin reviews shortly thereafter. Starry Night was sent to me for review. This shade is currently available for purchase at

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. What an unusual color or more so texture. Love the lilies!

  2. Starry Night.... What a beautiful name for a polish AND what a mani. I'm totally smitten with the pink cameos. Yet another triumph Diana! Well done xx

  3. Evil Angel: For lovers of black polish, Starry Night is an interesting one to experiment with. That lily design has been haunting me since I started using the Konad. It finally had it's moment on my nails. I'm glad you like the flowers. <3

    Danielle: Thanks so much! I have a few cameos left in other colors. Maybe I can delight you with a blue cameo manicure in the future. ;)

    gildedangel: Thank you! I really appreciate your sweet comment. <3

  4. great mani! (from the mouth of me, the one who hates pink-black manis...) a real "pearl"!

  5. gorgeous.. nice color combination.. i love the pink pearl and the cameos, where did you buy that one? =)

  6. That is beautiful! the cameo is simply stunning.

  7. Anonymous: I am glad my manicure transcended any aesthetic dislike of pink and black together. That's certainly a compliment. Thank you so much! :)

    ART OF NAIL: Thank you! I bought the cameos in a lot on ebay. The seller was cleaning out some nail supplies she had never used. I wish I knew of a place that has them in stock. If I come across them again, I will certainly let you know. <3

    Mighty Lambchop: Thank you, sweet lady. The cameo is a little trinket for my nails. ;)

  8. What a lovely manicure. It almost takes my breath away. I really love the combination of pink and black. The cameo just makes it perfect. The pearls make the manicure so ladylike and sweet. This is a delightful manicure. It made me smile just to look at your nails.

  9. Lucy: You are so kind. Thank you! I have been taking so much pleasure in the pearls lately. I am going to be adding some blue pearls to a sea theme manicure I am working on.

    I am so glad my nail designs can bring you moments of happiness. That's the best compliment I could hope for. <3


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