Hello, Darling Nail Polish in Bellini & 24K – Review, Swatches, Photos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anything else worth mentioning?:
Please note: Bellini was provided to me for editorial consideration, however 24K is a product I purchased myself.