The Gemstone Collection Part 1 from DAM Nail Polish is a beautiful three piece collection based off beautiful natural gemstones that are matched with each of the birth months of the year. I missed the initial sale on this set, but did get it right when they restocked it and have fallen absolutely in love with it. This is also a new brand for me so I’m really testing it out, I’ve seen their creme thermals on some other blogs and really like the colors I’ve seen but not ended up buying any as I’m not big on cremes really I’m a let’s get sparkly kind of gal. So we’ll see how well these play out and maybe I’ll have another awesome indie brand to add to my lists of favorites.
Each of the swatches shown is two thin coats of polish and one top coat of Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat unless otherwise noted. All images are shown under natural sunlight bulbs as well. To watch the live swatch click here.
“Garnet” is an amazingly beautiful deep pink holographic with a gorgeous shifting quality and you can see a kind of purple shift occur when you moved your hand around in different lights. This is absolutely packed with holographic microglitter and dries extremely smooth, it almost went on in one coat, but my nail tips are so bright it took me two.
“Amethyst” is a stunning deep purple holographic that just shimmers and sparkles amazingly in every light. This goes on well in one coat, all of them do and very smoothly actually. In darker light this has an almost midnight blue kind of tint to it when you move your hand around and kind of look at it, but overall the purple comes out in every way, it is gorgeous!
“Aquamarine” is a beautiful deep blue holographic, this is the only one that I do recommend more than one coat on. It went on smoothly and my nail tips still showed through on the first coat, however on the second it was completely fine and covered well. This was beautiful and definitely a favorite, I see some nail art with it in the near future.
Overall the entire set is gorgeous and amazing, the amount of holographic shimmer packed into these is off the charts. The coverage is clear and smooth in one coat on two our of three, and if you don’t have those bright white nail tips like I do then probably with all three. This was a wonderful surprise and exceeded my expectations immensely I will definitely be buying from DAM again in the future, Angie’s polishes are amazing and I’m glad I stumbled upon them and got a chance to order this set.
**Bonus Nail Art**
To see the video on how to do this click here.