Monday, February 8, 2010

Diamond Cosmetics Starry Night


Diamond Cosmetics Starry Night (2 coats)

Starry Night comes from the new Collection from Diamond Cosmetics that includes three topcoats and two polishes. I've already reviewed the matte topcoat (which can be found here) and is a great product for only $3.50. Starry Night is a black polish with fine silver shimmer throughout. At first I thought the shimmer was going to be more pronounced, but after applied, there's just a hint of texture. I'm usually not a huge fan of most black polishes, but after using all of these spring colors, this polish just hit the spot. The name isn't the most original, and usually are purple colors instead of black, but I won't hold this against the polish. Application was great and only needed 2 coats for full coverage.

On a side note, when I applied this one it made me think of my graduate research. I study aquatic viruses and often use microscopy to count them. Since the viruses are so small (duh!), it can be really hard to count some of them on the slides (they are tiny colored specks on a black background) and it reminded me of this polish.

*disclaimer: This product was provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion.* 


Paige said...

Oooo, that is a beautiful color!

Unknown said...

Just found your comment via Google & thought I could ask you how you are now counting viruses?
Have you been using Anodiscs? If so has your supply dried up? How are you counting now?

cupper82 said...

Hi Carolyn! Yes, we have been using Anodiscs to count viruses. We were using 25mm filters until we finally ran out of those. Then we heard that Matt Sullivan's group was still using 13mm filters since those were still in stock at Fisher and we ended up ordering a crap ton of those. I honestly don't know right now if those are still in stock or not. On the bright side, GE/Whatman said that they WILL be making Anodiscs again; we just don't know when they will start production back up. If you want to talk more about this, feel free to e-mail me at