Swatches: Darling Diva Polish – Watch Your Pack Collection

The polishes used in this post were provided for my honest review.

Hi everyone!

Today I am excited to share a new collection from Darling Diva Polish with you. This 8-piece collection, called Watch Your Pack, is inspired by the TV show Teen Wolf. I haven’t watched Teen Wolf yet, but considering previous DDP collections include Deadpool, which I liked, and Star Wars, which I love, maybe I should! This collection is releasing this Friday, 22 July, and all polishes are one-pour only, which means when they’re sold out, they’re gone forever. I absolutely love this collection so I’ve taken a lot of pictures (picture heavy post!) and I recently got a macro lens for my phone – if you follow me on Snapchat you may have already seen macros of some of these – so for the first time on Painted Fingertips, I’ll be including macro shots of all polishes as well. Enjoy!

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Tainted (Watch your Pack)

I decided to start with my favourite from the collection: Tainted. I put this one on first and I just so happened to take a walk outside in the sun while wearing it – I glanced down at my nails and gasped! People must have thought I was crazy staring at my nails for the rest of the walk. This one really is a stunner and you need to see it for yourself! Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Tainted (Watch your Pack)

Maker’s description: When a werewolf kills an innocent their eyes change to a brilliant blue. Cue to not get on their bad side I guess.Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Tainted (Watch your Pack)

This is a gorgeous sky blue holo filled with small holo glitters. Shown here are 2 coats, with top coat. The formula was easy to work with and the glitters didn’t cause any problems. This one does dry ever-so-slightly gritty, so if you don’t like that, I suggest top coat (I always use top coat anyway). Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Tainted (Watch your Pack)

This brush macro isn’t very colour-accurate, but just look at those glitters! Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Tainted (Watch your Pack)

This one is hands-down my favourite from the collection, and that’s impressive because the whole collection is gorgeous. If you can only get one, get Tainted. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Tainted (Watch your Pack)

Next up, another beautiful blue.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Blood, Teeth & Bromance (Watch your Pack)

Now, I know I’ve already said that Tainted was my favourite, but THIS POLISH! It’s gorgeous. If I had a ‘type’ when it came to polish, it’d be this. Give me this exact polish in every shade imaginable and I’ll be happy. Say hello to Blood, Teeth & Bromance.      Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Blood, Teeth & Bromance (Watch your Pack)

Maker’s description: I made this for the amazing bromance between Scott and Stiles. Its a thing of beauty, just like their friendship. Deep blue, with flakies and sparkle.  Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Blood, Teeth & Bromance (Watch your Pack)

This polish had more of a jelly base compared to the others, but still only needed 2 coats (with top coat) to look like this. The slight jelly-ness gives it so much depth. It’s a rich royal blue packed with flakies and holo glitters. I love how you can see some of the flakies shine through from the first coat – stunning! Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Blood, Teeth & Bromance (Watch your Pack)

No worries with the formula on this one and it’s definitely another winner for me. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Blood, Teeth & Bromance (Watch your Pack)

There is so much gorgeousness going on!

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Blood, Teeth & Bromance (Watch your Pack)

Now to move on to the greens…

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Healer (Watch your Pack)

This one is called The Healer.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Healer (Watch your Pack)

Maker’s description: Every werewolf needs that special Veterina….sorry Druid healer who can take care of your boo-boos. You can gift your favorite healer with this blackened green shimmery soft holo perfect for traipsing around the forest gathering all those druidy things that are needed to heal your wolfie:)Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Healer (Watch your Pack)

I would describe The Healer as a dark forest green with scattered holo. Although this one is not as complex as the rest of the collection, it is gorgeous. It’s the perfect shade of dark green and I love it on my nails.     Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Healer (Watch your Pack)

Again, this one was just two coats with top coat and I didn’t have any problems with the formula. I wasn’t sure if I’d love this one as much as the others because it didn’t have those gorgeous holo glitters or flakies, but I really liked it on the nail. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Healer (Watch your Pack)

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Healer (Watch your Pack)

Next we have another shade in the green family…

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Screamer (Watch your Pack)

When I first unwrapped the bottles and I saw this one in the bottle, I was certain it would be my favourite from the collection.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Screamer (Watch your Pack)

Maker’s description: If you were a socialite banshee haute couture as well as longevity in your polish would be a must. Something subtle but with spark. This super pale teal shimmer polish is just the thing Lydia would reach for.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Screamer (Watch your Pack)

To me this is more mint than pale teal. It’s very shimmery and packed with little gold flakes. This one goes on sheerer and it took 3 coats (plus top coat) to look like this. This was the first one that I had a little trouble with – nothing serious, but it was thicker than I’d like. Next time I use it I’ll probably add a few drops of thinner. Between the sheerness and the thicker formula, I did have minor pulling when applying my second and third coats. I just had to be a bit more careful applying this one whereas the others went on really smoothly.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Screamer (Watch your Pack)

As I mentioned, when I saw this one in the bottle, I was convinced it’d be my favourite. Once I put it on my nail, though, suddenly it wasn’t any more. Don’t get me wrong – it’s lovely, soft and delicate and I do like it, but it just wasn’t my favourite any more. I can’t quite put my finger on why – the thicker formula didn’t help, but I think the actual problem was that it didn’t quite go with my skin tone. Even looking at these pictures, I adore it in the bottle and I only like it on my nails.Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Screamer (Watch your Pack)

The macro shot below is NOT colour accurate, but it lets you get a good look at all the shimmer and gorgeous gold flakes! Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Screamer (Watch your Pack)

Next up, the darkest polish from the collection:

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Huntress (Watch your Pack)

We have another absolute winner here. The Huntress is a polish I’m sure I’ll be reaching for whenever I need a not-quite-black base for some nail art.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Huntress (Watch your Pack)

Maker’s description: Imagine you are out hunting whatever monster is threatening your family……….and you look down at your nails as you pull back your arrow and catch sight of this gorgeous deep blackened purple polish full of gold flakes and holo gold shimmer and are wowwed by the gorgeousness of your nails in the moonlight. Would you miss?

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Huntress (Watch your Pack)

When I first saw this one in the bottle, I thought it was a black base. Only after I put it on could I detect the very dark, blackened purple shade (you can see it more in the brush macro below). It is very dark though, pretty much an off-black shade. It is also packed with gorgeous gold flakes. Shown here are 2 coats plus top coat. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Huntress (Watch your Pack)

The formula on this one was a little thicker than I like, and I’ll probably add a few drops of thinner next time I use it. It wasn’t problematic though, and the flakes come out beautifully and plentifully. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Huntress (Watch your Pack)

Just look at all the gold flakes! Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Huntress (Watch your Pack)

Next up we have the lone red from the collection.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Alpha (Watch your Pack)

This is The Alpha.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Alpha (Watch your Pack)

Maker’s description: This is a deep red shimmeryish polish with added golden holo sparkle and gold flakies. There is a little shift in the flakies but the red is the main player here. Be dominant and kick some ass with this on!Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Alpha (Watch your Pack)

If you come here often, you’ll know that red is not my favourite polish colour. I don’t wear it often and I don’t own many reds. I didn’t expect to love this one, and no, it didn’t miraculously become my favourite. It DID make me shove my nails in my husband’s face a dozen times, though. I think it’s the golden sparkle than makes this warm, rich red seem to glow from within. It’s stunning and the excellent formula is also a bonus – this is two coats with top coat, and it’s very opaque. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Alpha (Watch your Pack)

This one is perfect for all your need-to-feel-confident days!

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Alpha (Watch your Pack)

The macro isn’t as colour accurate, but just look at all the complexity you can see in there: Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Alpha (Watch your Pack)

Now we’ll turn to a softer polish:

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Hot Kitsune (Watch your Pack)

A lot of golds don’t work for me, but this one is soft and champagne-y enough for me to love. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Hot Kitsune (Watch your Pack)

Maker’s description: Carrying around the spirit of a kitsune is hard work. One that fires electricity? Damn girl!!! This holo gold polish would sure captivate that naughty kitsune spirit long enough to oh say, have lunch with your hot werewolf boyfriend.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Hot Kitsune (Watch your Pack)

I really liked this one and this is a shade I’ll definitely reach for when I need to look professional and finished. My pictures don’t really show the holo, which is too bad, because it’s there and it’s gorgeous in reality. Formula was great on this one and it was again 2 coats with top coat. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Hot Kitsune (Watch your Pack)

This macro isn’t colour accurate at all – no matter how I shifted my lighting around, my lousy phone camera kept warming it up far too much – but at least you can see a little bit of the holo. The brush shot below is closer to the actual colour. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Hot Kitsune (Watch your Pack)

Another winner from me and I was really glad to have a soft gold that works with my skin tone.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - The Hot Kitsune (Watch your Pack)

Last but not least, we have some flakie goodness. I took a LOT of pictures of this one to show different ways it could be worn:

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

Eye Candy is a clear-based flakie polish which can be worn as a topper, and is also dense enough to build up and wear on its own. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

The first thing I tried was one coat of Eye Candy over The Hot Kitsune. Aren’t these two gorgeous together? You can see how dense Eye Candy is in a single coat, and I just painted this straight on – no dabbing or anything.

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

Maker’s description: This polish is full of holographic flakies and multichrome flakies that flash pink to green. As with the series Teen Wolf, this polish is definitely eye candy. Think Derek style pretty but in polish form. Sparkle on Derek, sparkle on……….Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

This macro isn’t colour-accurate, but it is gorgeous. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

Seeing how dense this one was, I decided to try using it on its own as well: Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

I used 4 coats to build this to full opacity (no undies!) and I’m showing it with top coat here. Luckily the formula is great so applying 4 coats was no problem. As you can see, the flakies vary is size and all lay nice and flat on the nail. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

I angled my nails here to show all the colours the flakies give you. The main colour is magenta, then they become gold and finally dark green at the edges. If your nails are curved like mine, you’ll see magenta at the centre and gold around the edges of your nails most of the time. Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

The complexity in this one is incredible!Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

Of course, I couldn’t put on a flakie-packed polish like this one and not try it with a matte top coat! Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

So many flakie polishes look better with matte, but I actually preferred this one shiny. You can decide to wear it either way, though! Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

Of course, I’ve got a brush macro of this one as well…

Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

And one last shiny picture because it’s so pretty! Painted Fingertips | Darling Diva Polish - Eye Candy (Watch your Pack)

There we go – that was probably my longest post to date here on Painted Fingertips, but wasn’t it worth it?

Just a reminder that these polishes are releasing this Friday, 22 July, and will be available here. Once again, these are one-pour which means once they sell out, they’re gone forever. If you’d like to keep up to date with Darling Diva news, pictures, special offers and more, you can like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, and join the Facebook fan group.

  • Michelle Roberts

    Oh my goodness!!!! As I was reading I was convinced each one was my favourite until I saw the next one. These are absolutely STUNNING!!!!! That last photo of Eye Candy though. It’s like a multi chrome flakie honeypot. LOVE!!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Right? This is such a gorgeous collection. I love it and I really think Carrie has outdone herself with this one.

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    Oh my, these are all incredibly gorgeous! I need Blood, Teeth & Bromance though, that polish is just stunning.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Oh I agree! It is so beautiful, I didn’t want to take that one off!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    There’s such a great variety of colors here! I love all the golds

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      It is a great collection!

  • Naked Without Polish

    These are beautiful! I really need to try this brand.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      You really do!

  • Queen of Nails 83

    Love that red and gold, they would make one killer mani!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Oh totally, I need to try them together!

  • Annette H

    You know you may not be a red polish girl but the alpha looks amazing next to your skin.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Oh I agree! It looks gorgeous and I often love a red once I put it on. I should just start using reds more often!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Totally buying this whole collection! LOVE!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      It’s worth it!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    Eye Candy over The Hot Kitsune is totally hot!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yup, I was so happy I decided to try it over that one!

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    gtfo with that magical Huntress.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Right?

  • Kiersten Millican

    Oh wow, these macros are to die for!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I love how they show off the polishes.

  • Ann

    Definitly love alpha the best

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Good choice!

  • http://www.polishedpathology.com PolishedPath

    Awesome review, I loved these polishes!

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