Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Darling Diva Invoke The Spirit

With Halloween just around the corner, this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme is a Halloween-inspired mani. I'm sure many of the girls will have some incredible nail art to show off today, but let's face it: nail art is not my strong point. So I decided to go with a Halloween polish that will do all of the work for me and provide some instant art: Darling Diva Invoke The Spirit!

Invoke The Spirit is a black jelly base filled with large iridescent hex glitters (in blue, green, orange and silver), silver holographic stars, green crescent moons and blue flakies that also glow in the dark! The overall effect reminds me a lot of planets in space. This has got to be my favorite Halloween polish I've ever tried!

So cool, right?! I love how inventive Darling Diva's owner, Carrie, is with her polishes. She is always playing with new colors, textures and shapes, so there's always something unique and interesting to try out in her line. I think Invoke The Spirit is one of her best polishes yet--instant planetary nails!--and the fact that it glows in the dark on top of all of its glittery awesomeness is just icing on the cake. My old-ass camera wouldn't cooperate for glow-in-the-dark shots, but the flakies have a bright neon blue glow to them once the lights are out.

Despite how packed with large glitter pieces Invoke The Spirit is, the formula is still fabulous. I used three coats here with Rimmel Black Satin as my base to intensify Invoke The Spirit's own black jelly base and really bring out the gorgeous iridescent colors. Those large hexes are so fun to look at and really pop off the nail! I think they're what sold me on this polish the most.

If you like Invoke The Spirit, don't wait! Carrie has said that once Halloween has come and gone, her Halloween polishes will be gone as well. You can purchase Darling Diva at Carrie's Etsy shop. Trust me, if you are a fan of Halloween or glitter, you need Invoke The Spirit!

In the "spirit" (ugh, sorry, I had to) for more Halloween fun? Then check out the other Twinsie Tuesday blogs below!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jenn at All That Is Gorgeous
Jenna at I'm Still Thinking...
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth


  1. Very cool. How many top coats did you need to smooth this out?

    1. Only one, surprisingly! One or two of my nails needed an extra coat (usually to smooth down the pointy edges on the stars) but otherwise it really didn't feel gritty.

  2. I was wearing this one the other day. It is awesome, isn't it?!

  3. i need to try this over either black or dark blue, i LOVE how you have it here!

    1. Thanks! I figured a dark base would really bring out all the different elements this polish has. :)

  4. This is a very interesting and unique polish! I love it!

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    1. Yay! I had a feeling you might be using this one too after you posted that teaser on FB the other day. ;)

  6. You and Anna are twinsies! This is super unique!

  7. You have a twin!!! This polish is so interesting!

  8. This is so luminous and fun--I love it!!


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