Amor de Lacquer: Diamond Cosmetics’ Summer collection

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Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to

Today I will be introducing you to a brand that is new to me. Diamond Cosmetics asked me to review their Summer 09 Collection and I couldn’t be more happy that I did.

Here is a little more information about the company:

“Diamond Cosmetics, Inc. is a manufacturer/distributor of quality cosmetics. The bulk of our business includes nail products, such as nail enamel and nail treatments, as well as lip products, such as lipstick and lip gloss.

We first opened our doors in 1982 and began by selling eye and lip pencils to retain chains and independent drug stores. Since then, we have expanded our scope of business to include 3 separate divisions: retail, professional, and private label.” (source)

I could do a whole blog post on how awesome it is that they do private labels but to get more information about that, click here. In the meantime, let’s check out the hot summer collection!

Don’t Teal My Heart Away did not photograph as nicely as I wanted it to. The color is really a lot more vibrant in color and is the PERFECT teal. The color is unique in a sense because $0.25 from each bottle is donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Beauty and a cause! You know I love it.

Now what color does this one look like? Oh, Tiff could be China Glaze’s for Audrey’s long lost cousin. I couldn’t do a comparison because in a massive “clean out and give away” moment, I gave away For Audrey. I suppose Oh, Tiff is just as wonderful. The application was to die for!

Fiery Coral may look red but really it is coral with a kick. It is a cream that isn’t terribly unique. I’m not sure how I feel about corals against my skin tone. I don’t hate them but I don’t run to them either. Fiery Coral is still hot, though!

Here comes my favorite color out of the bunch! Hot Summer Pink is officially my “Trip to the Bahamas 2009″ color. I love love love this one. I saved the flash on this photo only because WITH the flash, it is insanely bright. It has tiny blue/silver glitter particles in it that makes it look a little more neon. I can’t say enough of that this color. It is just awesome!

Awww, it’s another creamy baby pink. Pink polishes have never been my favorite but when they are creams, I tend to like them a little more. Cotton Candy looks good enough to eat and is sweet on the nails.

I had trouble photographing Pink Passion too. It isn’t as dark as it looks in the photo. It is really more of a muted magenta. I am sure there are many colors like this one too but colors like this are always welcomed in my collection. When I don’t want crazy colors but don’t want to leave the nails bare, I rock colors like Pink Passion.

I applied 2 coats with each color. All were used over Zoya’s Nail Ridge filler.

Overall I think Diamond Cosmetics’ Summer collection has something for everyone. It will appeal to the safe-color wearin’ ladies and the crazy color wearin’ chica like myself. I am THRILLED that they are Big 3 free meaning they don’t have DHP, toluene and formaldehyde. Yesss! Another brand lacking the yucky chemicals. I love it! Aaaand….they are only $2!!! Not bad at all!

These colors haven’t popped up on their site yet but they have a ton of other colors that I have my eyes on. You can find out more about DiamondCosmetics here.

Whatcha think?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

  • Askmewhats

    you know that nail polishes are dear to my heart! the colors are lovely!!!!

  • Nessa

    Wow! Only $2, B?! How do they hold up though? Chiptasticly?

  • adorepink

    I've never heard of this brand, until I looked on scrangie's blog.Nice colors though on you though, now that I get to see them on brown skin.

  • Kiarah C. W.

    Oh I looooove the polishes! Cotton candy is super cute. and all for $2.50! I have to bookmark that site.

  • ShanSoPink

    this may be a silly question-but when you do nail polish swatches do you sit and polish and re-polish your nails a billgillion times one after another to take the pics?

  • Marte

    lovely colours :)

  • Danielle

    Only $2?!?! I've got to get me some!

  • Miss Yaya

    i love oh tiff, and cotton candy. never heard of this brand – great post! :)

  • B

    Shan—> That isn't a silly question at all, mama. Hmmm….it depends. Some times I do swatch all polishes at one time. And sometimes I just change it every day.

  • Lizzard

    The cotton candy polish was absolutely delicious!

  • lm

    You know, the DC polishes are all so pretty, but I find such a discrepancy between the color samples on their site and the swatched photos.

    Do you find that as well — that they're much brighter, or darker, than how they appear on the site, once they show up in the bottle at your door?