Hello lovelies!

Today I am happy to share with you some thoughts on another gem by dance Legend, the gorgeous Avada Kedavra.

Avada Kedavra is part of the Lumos collection of the Russian nail polish brand. It comes in a bottle equipped with a flashlight :) You can see how it looks with the flashlight on in direct sunshine as wel as in a dark room.

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

Formula and application

Avada Kedavra is actually small different sized flakes in a clear base. Depending on how light hits the flakes, they appear bluish or greenish.

Below I have two coats of Avada Kedavra on a black base. What can I say, I absolutely love how it looks! Flakes are easy to distribute evenly and lay flat on your nail once the formula is dry. It is easier to remove compared to glitter nail polishes and a bit harder than your regular creme.

Wear

How Avada Kedavra will wear depends on the base you will be layering it over. In my case I had it on for 3 days with no wear signs. Its clear base can serve as a top coat and wearing a top coat is optional with Avada Kedavra but I still recommend a layer of top coat if you want to wear it longer.

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

My verdict

I absolutely love Avada Kedavra, I think it is rather unique and it fits perfectly the Halloween theme :) It is such a shame Dance Legend nail polishes are so hard to find out of Russia…

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Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a review post. It will be all about Dance Legend Christmas Eve nail polish. It is part of their Rich Black collection, labelled number 919. It was really difficult to get a good photo of this nail polish beauty but anyway, enjoy some pics below.

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Dance Legend Christmas Eve nail polish review and swatches

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Dance Legend Christmas Eve nail polish review and swatches

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Dance Legend Christmas Eve nail polish review and swatches

Formula and application
Dance Legend Christmas Eve is a black jelly base packed with silver holographic glitter of different sizes. Formula is semi thick, goes a bit sheer with the first coat but achieves full coverage in two coats. Glitter is easy to distribute evenly and creates a deep three dimensional effect due to the different size of the holo particles.

Wear
With a top coat, Christmas Eve wears for 5 days and then starts to fade towards your nail upper edge. As almost any glitter nail polish out there, it is a pain to get this nail polish off. I strongly suggest to use the kitchen foil method to remove it without scrubbing.

My verdict
Dance Legend Christmas Eve is great for the glitter lovers as it leaves you with a flawlessly beautiful manicure. I love it, I think it is great for fall/winter season + occasions and for its retails price of $9 at Dance Legend web site, I am sure I will purchase it again if I finish the bottle.

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Hello loveliest!

I am excited to share with you today a textured nail polish collection from Zoya to anticipate this fall.

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Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection features 3 textured formulas in 3 stunning autumn shades

Zoya Noir: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.

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Zoya Noir Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya Arianna: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

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Zoya Arianna Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya Oswin: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

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Zoya Oswin Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya promise we would get beautiful 3D coverage by applying two or three thin coats. I love that you are not required to use a base or a top coat with textured formulas which saves time. Nail polishes from Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 are BIG5Free and formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

Zoya Noir, Zoya Arianna and Zoya Oswin will be available for pre-order at zoya.com on the 9th of September and will be shipped out on the 15th of September or sooner.

Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on Noir!

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Hello lovelies!

Today’s post will be a review of a super interesting formula by Dance Legend. This is Dance Legend Sunshine 195, which in reaction with light shifts its base color. Formula was very difficult to photograph as the second light hits it it gets darker…

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

When lighting is subtle Dance Legend Sunshine 195 is a milky off white shade with a slight pink hue. When hit bu direct sunlight, it turns into a vibrant dark purple shade.

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Formula and application
Dance Legend Sunshine 195 color shifting formula is packed with different sizes gold glitter. It adds an extra something to your color and looks as beautiful on the lightest as well as the darkest nail polish color.

This nail polish is easy to apply and build, the first layer leaving you with a rather see through color which gets fully opaque by adding a second coat.

Wear
Dance Legend Sunshine 195 wears great for two days without a top coat and up to four with a top layer added. Adding a top coat will not ruin its color shift qualities so it is up to your preference how to wear it. Glitter is a bit difficult to remove so you might want to soak your nails in nail polish remover for 10 seconds before you attempt to take the color off.

My verdict
I love the idea of having a pink nude manicure while at the office which, with no effort, transforms to a beautiful purple shade for your walk in the park after work hours. Both colors are very wearable and will not get you bored for having the same nail color for days :)

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Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a recent nude find I love. Meet Essie Mamba, a peachy nude nail polish which in my opinion is great for a yellow undertone complexion.

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Formula and application
Essie Mamba is an opaque creme. Formula is creamy, easy to distribute, does not streak and builds to even coverage in two coats. Essie Mamba nail polish is packed with the usual fat Essie brush which gives you full control and helps steady application.

Formula dries relatively fast and you can easily expect tw layers to be good to go in a total of 5 minutes.

Wear
This peachy nude wears for 4 days with your usual 2 coats of color + one layer of top coat approach. However, I prefer to apply three coats of color because it wears great literally until you decide to change it. Chips, if they appear, are not too obvious due to the nude origin of Essie Mamba and helps wear a day more.

My verdict
Easy to get hold of and complementing to the skin tone, Essie Mamba is one of my all time favorite nude shades. It is also a great quality formula so I am two thumbs up for this one!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

This is another post from my Stamping ABC post series! I have a chameleon color base with stamped peacock feather detail.

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish in Sully
First, I’d like by showing off my stunningly beautiful color base – this is Sulley by dance Legend, one of the 6 shades featured in the brand\s Chameleon nail polish collection. It is a multi chrome formula, changing shades between teal/aquatic and pink/purple depending on how light hits your nail surface.

For my swatches below I applied it over black and wore it for 3 days with no chips.

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish collection in Sulley swatches

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish collection in Sulley swatches

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish collection in Sulley swatches

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish collection in Sulley swatches

Peacock feather nail art stamp
I couldn’t stand to add peacock feather to this color as it kind of kept calling for them :) I used my MoYou London The Pro image plate for the feather detail and my Black stamping nail polish from Konad. I played with the design a bit and added a different feather part to each nail. I love how this one turned out. Add a top coat and enjoy!

Peacock feather nail art

Peacock feather nail art

Peacock feather nail art

Peacock feather nail art

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Hello nail art lovers!

I found that each time I lack inspiration for doing my nails, cute dots save the day! I have a light and dark blue dotty nail design for you today. I combined dots with the magnificent and shiny Essie No Place Like Chrome which you can see swatched below before you get a peek at the nail art :) I love it much for its maximum impact and true silver shine, I am also OK to pass by the fact that it tends to intensify nail bumps and lumps more than any other formula out there…

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

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Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Blue dots nail design tutorial
So here is my dotty nail art I promised to show you. It basically is large dots accompanied by smaller dots. To get it, paint some of your nails a silver color and some of them baby blue. The base colors I used are Essie No Place Like Chrome for my silver and Flormar 423 for my blue. I must admit I am surprised how well they go together.

Dot it!
After your base is set ad dry, add large dots diagonally to your nail base. Then, add small dots into your large ones. On some nails I added another diagonal line of smaller dots only. This creates a slightly different pattern and makes the design more interesting. If you think, however that this way your nail art will turn out too busy, you can choose one of the patterns.

For my larger dots used a pin head and for my small dots I used my BPS dotting tool.

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

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