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Hello, Darling Nail Polish in Bellini & 24K – Review, Swatches, Photos

Product Breakdown:

Hello Darling make 5-free nail lacquers in a range of colours including limited run seasonal collections. Bellini is a gorgeous coral peachy pink which is best enjoyed with it’s cocktail namesake… If you haven’t tried a Bellini, the cocktail version, which is traditionally prosecco and some sort of peach puree or liquer, please do so at your earliest convenience.

24K is a gold glitter top coat with generously sized gold sequins mixed with fine gold glitter, you can wear it on its own but I find it goes deliciously on top of pastel colours like peach, aqua or baby blue. Darling has a couple of lovely pastel blues that we have previously swatched on Makeup Utopia: Dreamboat and Paradise.

Darling Bellini 24K packaging

Pigmentation:

Opacity has to be one of my favourite things about the Darling polishes, the colours are very true, so that what you see in the bottle is what it ends up looking like on your nails.

Darling Bellini Pigmentation

Shown above with base coat, two coats of Bellini and a top coat.

In 24K the glitter and the sequins are carried really nicely throughout the polish so they don’t clump together, which is perfect as a top coat. If you want to use this as a glitter polish on its own, you need 3 coats to get a nail full of glitter.

Darling 24K pigmentation

Shown above with three coats of 24K.

Ease of application:

This polish is really easy to use, it glides on the nail with quite a thick consistency compared to other polishes (but not too thick), which makes it really easy to control. The brush itself is the perfect width so that you can get the right coverage with the ubiquitous three strokes. The other bonus is because of the pigmentation of the polishes you generally only need two coats to get really good coverage.

Darling Bellini brush

Longevity:

This is another great thing about Darling polishes, which I know I’ve mentioned before, so excuse me for bringing it up again but these babies really go the distance. On average Darling polishes last on my nails for 5 days before they start to chip, I get about 3 days out of most of my other polishes.

Darling Bellini 24K Teaser

Packaging:

Darling polishes come in an easy to use rectangular bottle adorned with the gorgeous Darling logo. The lid is no-fuss, easy to use and long enough to provide good grip and leverage.

Darling Bellini 24K labels

Anything else worth mentioning?:

Please note: Bellini was provided to me for editorial consideration, however 24K is a product I purchased myself.

Available from:

The polishes are available online from the Hello Darling website, or you can find a list of stockists here.

RRP:

AUD $16.95
This product was provided for editorial consideration. Makeup Utopia has no affiliation with any companies mentioned and has received no remuneration for posting this review. All opinions are those of the author.
Product Breakdown: Hello Darling make 5-free nail lacquers in a range of colours including limited run seasonal collections. Bellini is a gorgeous coral peachy pink which is best enjoyed with it’s cocktail namesake… If you haven’t tried a Bellini, the cocktail version, which is traditionally prosecco and some sort of peach puree or liquer, please do so ...

Review Overview

Packaging
Pigmentation
Texture
Ease of Application
Longevity

Summary : My verdict: Longevity and pigmentation are definitely the areas where Darling polishes go above and beyond the call of duty, not to mention they offer a really great range of colours. I have ranted a fair bit about the pros of Darling polishes in this review, and I'd love to be able to give some of the cons, but so far, for me personally, I just haven't come across any. They are simply great polishes. Full stop. End of story.

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