Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Diamond Cosmetics Concrete Jungle


Diamond Cosmetics Concrete Jungle (2 coats)-1 layer topcoat Extended Wear 
Today I will be finishing up the polishes I received for the Ring in the New Year Collection from Diamond Cosmetics. Concrete Jungle is a nice medium grey creme. I'm not usually in love with grey polishes, but this one looks nice on the nail. Application was just great like all Diamond Cosmetics polishes I've owned and only needed 2 coats overall. I used one coat of their new Extended Wear topcoat which is supposed to keep polish from fading and yellowing. 

Diamond Cosmetics Nail Shine Topcoat

I was also sent another new topcoat called Nail Shine. It is made to protect polish with a rich, shiny film. As you can see from the photo, it really does have a nice shine to it. Unfortunately for both topcoats, they are not quick-dry. After having gone to Seche Vite and Poshe, it is really hard to wait so long in order to do anything. The Nail Shine topcoat definitely dried faster than the Extended Wear one, but it was still at least an hour until they were mostly dry. I think these may work better with drying drops (which I don't own). I didn't get the chance to really check if the Extended Wear topcoat lasts longer, but after almost 2 days of work in a lab and a shower, I had no chips in the polish so it does seem to have some lasting benefits. Overall, as a blogger who changes her polish every day, I don't think these topcoats were geared for me. I can see how those who polish their nails a couple times a week would find these topcoats useful. Also on the positive side, they are only $2.50 on their website right now. 

*disclaimer: These products were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion.* 

1 comment:

Paige said...

Concrete Jungle is so gorgeous, I need that polish!