Above The Curve Diablos – swatches and review!

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I don’t like to admit that I’m a competitive person, but sometimes my excitement at the thought of winning overcomes any sense of dignity. So, I’ll admit it: a few nights ago, I was on the Facebook page of Above the Curve nail polish, and Angel there was nice enough to have a trivia contest.  The topic was music, and I was fairly confident.  I refreshed, and typed quickly, and refreshed, and typed some more, and sure enough, I won the category!

Of course, in the process, I revealed that I know the band who did Cotton-Eyed Joe.  Knew it right off the top of my head – didn’t even have to think.  (Hey, that’s perfectly cromulent information to keep in my head, isn’t it? Shut up!)

In any event, I was anxious to have a chance to try out my prize – a mini bottle of  Diablos, from the Fallen Angel collection.  Diablos is described as “a beautiful dark reddish brown almost mahogany holographic polish.”  Oh, and it is!

Swatches:

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Two coats, with Seche Vite on top.

SO pretty!  It’s got such a pretty holographic finish (but not overly-holographic, if polishes like Nfu Oh 61 aren’t your style).  In my opinion, I thought it was a dark brown with a reddish/purple undertone – sort of a lighter relative of Glitter Gal Belgian Chocolate (of which I’ve only seen pictures).  However, my friend who saw my nails today immediately thought it was mauve!  Diablos is a very changeable color, which makes it interesting and beautiful.

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See the holo…love the holo…!!!

Bottom line, if you enjoyed Glitter Gal Belgian Chocolate  but you’re also in the mood for a purplish mauve undertone, you’ll like this polish.  In fact, the whole Fallen Angel line is worth a look, if you like a lot of  holo goodness!

I’m so glad I was introduced to Above the Curve polish – even if I lost my dignity in the process!  LOL!  You can purchase ATC polishes on Etsy or Big Cartel.

Plus, with each polish purchase, ATC makes a donation to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.  What a great idea!

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