Number two on my list of polishes on my search for the perfect teal was Diamond Cosmetics Don't Teal My Heart Away. Well it was the second one I decided to test, between finding it and it arriving at my doorstep I stumbled on a few others, more on them later. Don't Teal My Heart Away is significantly lighter and greener than RBL Teal so I was hoping it would be the shade I was looking for. I hadn't tried Diamond polishes before this one so I wasn't really sure what to expect, their web site swatches frankly suck. Luckily there are MANY other nail polish crazed bloggers out there and I was able to find several good swatches.
When the polish finally arrived (it took almost 2 weeks, though they shipped it the day after ordering) I was thrilled. The color was a lot lighter than I was expecting in the bottle but as soon as I got it on my nails I was struck by how amazing it looked and how well it applied. Seriously, I could have done just one coat and been thrilled with the color, the polish just flowed off the brush. A word of warning, I like thicker polishes so this might seem thick to some people initially.
Don't Teal My Hear Away (2 coats) and topcoat
So there I was with probably the most amazing color I have ever worn on my hands, admiring them, showing them repeatedly to my husband (even he agreed it was glorious) and then I realized that as perfect as Don't Teal My Heart Away is, its still not the color I was looking for. Still not the elusive cowl neck sweater teal, so I have to keep looking. I am ordering 3 bottles of this stuff. This is officially my new favorite polish.
After two days I chipped the polish but I wasn't ready to take it off yet (unheard of) so I painted over the chip with a fresh coat and then topped all of my nails with Sinful Colors Nail Junkie. I have a love hate relationship with Nail Junkie, up until this point I love it in the bottle too much to franken with but I hate it on. I think this is the perfect solution. It was raining so I had to photograph inside and you can't see how amazing this reflects the light.
Don't Teal My Heart Away (2 coats), 1 coat Nail Junkie and topcoat
Close up of Nail Junkie over Don't Teal My Heart Away - I am not sure whose blog I saw the circular close ups on but its brilliant and I am adopting it so you guys don't have to look at my gross cuticles.
If you aren't familiar with Don’t Teal My Heart Away or the Teal for Toes Ovarian Cancer awareness movement you should check out their site here. Diamond Cosmetics donates $.25 from each sale of “Don’t Teal My Heart Away” to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.