Diamond Cosmetics – Safety Zone (swatches & review)
Long time no post, hah! I finally have at least one working computer (my desktop) so now I can get back to business as usual on the blog. This week will have a bit of a theme to it. Today I present to you the first post of Black ‘n’ Blue week. I’ll be showing you Safety Zone by Diamond Cosmetics. This is a new brand to me, I’ve definitely heard of them but I hadn’t gotten around to trying out any of the products yet.
Seche Vite top coat and Sally Hansen Nail Quencher base coat were used for these swatches.
Safety Zone is a bright, almost neon, polish that dries with a semi-matte finish (think the ORLY Plastix). The formula was a little tricky on this one. It had a jelly and creme blended consistency to it which is usually quite nice, but with this polish it just didn’t work. I ended up with a lot of streaks, uneven spots, and bumps (???) on a few of my nails. This is three coats and even then I still had some ridges and bumps (most prominent on my ring finger).
It’s a bummer that the formula for this one was so sketchy, because I really like the bright sky blue color! I also forgot to take a picture of Safety Zone in its matte form. I was so appalled by the bumpiness of this one that I just wanted to fix it ASAP with Seche Vite.
While this color gave me a few problems with application I’m not going to completely write off the entire brand. They have a TON of colors to choose from and at $2.50 per bottle their line is very wallet friendly. I think in the future I will pick out a few more colors to try out. And I will try Safety Zone a few more times before I give up on it entirely.
Diamond Cosmetics polishes can be purchased on their official website, diamondcosmetics.com for $2.50 per .43 fl oz bottle. You can find Safety Zone listed under the drop-down heading for ‘cool’ colors. Their nail polish is free of Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl, Phthalate, and Camphor.