Hello lovelies!

Today I want to share with you my latest nail polish love. It is a color changing beauty by Dance Legend.

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 review and swatches

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 review

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 review and swatches

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 swatch

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 review and swatches

The photo below shows how Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 changes a few second after I have dipped my fingers in cold water :)

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 nail polish

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 review and swatches

Color
Dance Legend 182 is part of Dance Legend Thermo Shine nail polish collection featuring 4 color changing formulas. It changes between a strawberry jam color when your fingers are hot to a deep purple blackberry sourbet color when your fingers are cold.

Formula and application
This nail polish formula is a jelly base packed with glitter in two shapes: small dots and larger hex shapes. Glitter is silver but appears light pink into the jelly color base.

Dance Legend Thermo Shine 182 covers nails perfectly in two coats. It is fairly easy to work with given the fact that glitter is usually a bit harder to distribute on nails.

Wear
It is super fun to wear this nail color! I love how dynamic your nails are throughout the day depending on how the temperature changes. When your fingers are hot, it appears as a beautiful glitter strawberry jelly color and when it is cold outside it becomes dark and mysterious purple shade. In room temperature is shifts beautifully between the two and finally finds its balance creating an amazing gradient effect. I wore 2 coats with a top coat for 3 days with no chips. Formula is a bit hard to remove because of the glitter but with some patience it will not need any special attention to take off.

My verdict
I love this color! It is dynamic and different, I got a ton of compliments wearing it and it will be one of my all time favorites forever :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

I got a great nail art set in the nail mail soon and I am hurrying to share with you my thoughts on it. I got this 7 piece brush set from the Born Pretty Store as a gift item to review along with a 10% discount coupon code for my readers!

I was anticipating this set as I have never owned and used brushes and tools specially designed for nail art. I had always used items as in my DIY manicure products for free post and was curious to try real nail art brushes :)

Summer palm nails

Summer palm nails

 

Summer palm nail art

Summer palm nails

Summer palm nails
So this is a design I made to test out some of the items in my kit. I painted my accent nail a hot pink shade using OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips. Then I dipped a large fan brush (always wanted to try this technique) into China Glaze What a Pansy and brushed it on the pink while it was still a bit damp and the second color blended into the first one. I then used a small brush to paint a palm across my ring finger. For the palm I painted a few rough lines to guide me and then added tiny strokes to mimic the palm leaves.

Born Pretty Store 7 piece nail art brush set review
My brushes came into a pink pack, equipped with an individual cap (except the fan brush). My kit features 7 brushes with white wooden handles and quality bristles. The fan and the small brushes I used for my Summer palms design were super easy to control and clean. Honestly, I was not expecting to like the result of my first palms experiment so much but it turned out so easy to do with the right set of tools.

Here are some photos of the brush set in package and the brushes with individual caps off so that you can get an idea of the brush shape, density and make.

Born Pretty Store 7 piece nail art brush set review

Born Pretty Store 7 piece nail art brush set review

Born Pretty Store 7 piece nail art brush set

Born Pretty Store 7 piece nail art brush set review

Born Pretty Store 7 piece nail brish set

Born Pretty Store 7 piece nail art brush set review

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Hello lovelies!

Today’s post is my first nail polish comparison on the blog.

Essie Shearling Darling OPI Visions of Love

Essie Shearling Darling and OPI Visions of Love comparison and swatches

The stars are the dark and vampy Essie Shearling Darling and OPI Visions of Love. Both are winter 2013 releases and look like each other very much. I love deep reds and I am happy I have these in my collection but with them being so close color siblings I am not sure I would insist on both in future.

To compare the colors I have Essie Shearling Darling on my index and middle fingers and OPI Visions of Love on my ring and little fingers, each in two coats with one layer of top coat. Simply by looking at the swatches you can tell Shearling Darling is a bit lighter than OPI Visions of Love. These shots were taken in daylight and this color difference is much more visible than if you are looking at the colors in artificial light.

Essie Shearling Darling OPI Visions of Love comparison

Essie Shearling Darling (index and middle) and OPI Visions of Love(ring and little)

Essie Shearling Darling OPI Visions of Love swatches

Essie Shearling Darling (index and middle) and OPI Visions of Love(ring and little)

The formula of these two is rather different though. Essie Shearling Darling is a creme, super easy to apply and build perfect coverage in two coats. Dries fast and with a top coat wears great for two days. OPI Visions of Love is a sheer creme or a crelly if you wish. First coat goes on a bit patchy and if you do not pay special attention when applying the second coat you may need even a third one to get flawless color. Two coats and a top layer wear perfect for three days.

Both Shearling Darling and Visions of love are awful stainers so I suggest using them over a base and removing them with extra caution or they might color your cuticles in a reddish color and make them look sore.

Thanks for reading my thoughts on these two mysterious beauties, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I have a quick and very impressive nail design for you today, my favorite Galaxy nails :) I have been meaning to show you this super easy and beautiful Galaxy design for so long and I am happy I finally got a chance.

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

My Galaxy is actually a really lazy manicure as it is a few sponged white spots over Dance Legend Pulsar base color. Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish is part of their Galaxy color range and is a really amazing dark blue chameleon with super fine holo glitter added to it. Applied over a black base it gives you a beautiful starry night effect in only one coat.

This is how it looks over black in artificial light.

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Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

How excited was I when I found this color! You know I love the Galaxy nail design and I have shown you my first space nails and then done a tutorial on getting the perfect Galaxy nails. This is my third space nails design so far, I just cannot get enough :)

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Hello lovelies!

I am seriously into the blue with nail polish and I am saying this in the most positive aspect possible :) When it comes to nail color I am rediscovering blue shades and today I want to show you two stunning beauties from L.A. Girls 3D Effects Holograph nail polish collection.

Colors
L.A. Girls 3D Effects Holograph nail polish collection features a total of eight shades and it was extremely hard for me to pick only the two I am showing you in this post. I got Brilliant blue and Teal Dimension.

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Holograph Brilliant Blue is a royal blue base color with little holographic parts added to it.

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue swatch

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue swatch

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue swatch

L.A. Girls 3D Effects Holograph Teal Dimension is a teal base with holo particles added to it.

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension swatch

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension

Formula and application
These colors are very easy to work with and application does not require any special attention. For my photos I have two coats of color and then one layer of top coat. Your first coat may appear a bit sheer but base color will build up perfectly with the second layer. L.A. Girld 3D Effects Holograph nail polishes really have a beautiful three dimensional effect but they dry smooth and glossy.

Holo particles catch light beautifully leaving you with a full impact effect in both artificial and sunlight.

Wear
With two coats of color and one layer of top coat these wear perfectly for three day. I had some worries that these would stain nails as most blue shades do but L.A. Girls 3D Effects polishes leave your nail base in great shape.

My Verdict
With these polishes stunning holo effect, beautiful colors and perfect layer I will definitely be getting more colors from this range! I love them!

Hello nail art lovers!

I had a crave for some yellow recently and so I made up this fruity nail design featuring some cartoon bananas. I love how it turned out, had great fun wearing it no matter that my bananas illustration is far from perfect.

Banana nail decoration with Orly Lemonade

Nails gone bananas with Orly Lemonade nail art

Banana nail art with Orly Lemonade

Nails gone bananas with Orly Lemonade nail art

Banana nails with Orly Lemonade

Nails gone bananas with Orly Lemonade nail art

I am not great in detailed drawing so for this manicure I decorated two accent nails. My yellow base color is Orly Lemonade, a beautiful yellow crème I have had for some time now. I painted some of my nails yellow and some of them white. To get the cartoon bananas I blobbed a bit of yellow over my white base and then added a few black strokes with striping brush. Some of my bananas obviously have jalapeno relatives but still :)

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Hello lovelies!

So excited for this post today! I recently ordered a number of Dance Legend nail polishes and they were finally in the nail mail last week!

Dance Legend is a Russian professional nail lacquer brand with a huge range of colors, their effects nail polishes being most impressive. Unfortunately, they have poor distribution outside Russia so instead of consenting to the limited shade  availability in the few UK brand retailers, I got my package shipped directly from Russia :) I got some amazing formulas I will be showing you later but today I want to present my Dance Legend RIO collection nail polish.

Dance Legend RIO #5 nail polish

Dance Legend RIO #5 swatch

Dance Legend RIO #5 swatch

Dance Legend RIO #5 nail polish

Color
Dance Legend RIO nail polish collection is all about bright neon glitter. I got RIO #5 which is a clear base packed with three bright colors of glitter: green, pink and blue. Glitter of this formula has different size and shape in all three colors, so you get tiny dots, even larger hex and square shapes and star shaped parts. All this is a neon tropical party in a bottle, I love the RIO #5 approach to glitter!

I wore RIO #5 over white and really enjoyed this combination. I love how you can get a different effect depending on the base color you use and also depending on the colors you pear this polish with. I swatched it with different colors to give you some ideas how to pair it and never get bored.

Dance Legend RIO #5 over white and black

Dance Legend RIO #5 over white and black

Dance Legend RIO #5 swatch without stars

Dance Legend RIO #5 swatch without stars

Dance Legend RIO #5 with China Glaze in the rough

Dance Legend RIO #5 with China Glaze in the rough

Dance Legend RIO #5 with OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips

Dance Legend RIO #5 with OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips

Formula and application
RIO #5 clear base is densely packed with glitter and simply gives your neon shapes a way to stick to nails. Formula dries semi matte and if you want full shine effect I suggest adding a top coat. Base darkens a tiny bit, you can tell this when you use this color over white but I do not think it is visible to the casual eye :)

Glitter sticks to nails easily and I love how you can manipulate it for a neon full impact neon glitter nail to a less busy look depending on how much glitter you get on. I found the star shaped parts a bit tricky, their outmost ends tend to stick out and start clinging to your clothes and hair so I suggest to place the stars at the center of your nail where there is enough flat space for them to stick properly.

Wear
RIO #5 basically wears as long as your base color does.It is easy to remove and super fun to wear.

I wish Dance Legend nail polishes were available and easy to get in Europe and hope to see them around more soon.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!