Could I be any slower in posting about this Winter collection from Dance Legend? I could just pretend that I was saving it for our Australian Winter, which feels like it hit with a vengeance over the last few days. It was -5 here in Canberra last night. What's with that, it's only mid May! Anyway, don't let me bore you with weather conversation, lets get to the polishes.
The Anna Gorelova Winter collection is the second collaboration collection done between Russian brand Dance Legend and Ukrainian blogger Anna Gorelova. I previously showed swatches of four polishes from the Summer collection. This time I'm very excited to share with you swatches of all 12 shades. This post is very picture heavy, but it's totally worth it.
The first thing I have to mention about this amazing collection is that every single polish comes with a large circular cabochon ring painted in the appropriate colour. Other than the rings, the collection has a mix of different finishes, from scattered holos, textured, duo chromes, micro and chunky glitters, shimmers, mattes and flakies. That's pretty impressive isn't it.
Snow Maiden - created to look like glistening snow in the sun. This is a white crelly with lots of larger scattered holographic flakies like the ones found in the WOW prisms. This is three coats with Seche Vite top coat.
Wood Goblin - a stunning green to purple glass fleck duochrome. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
Gamayun - Ok, now this is something I've never seen. It's a neutral pinky beige shade that looks like a strong linear holo in the bottle, but then it's a textured polish. Naturally this means that the linear holo appears doesn't show on the nail, but instead you get this incredible mix of micro colours all over the nail in a velvety looking finish. So unique. Notice how linear holo the ring looks.
It's work noting that I did apply top coat to this to see if it would make it a linear holo, but no, the same speckled multicoloured finish remains even with 4 layers of top coat to make it totally smooth. This is two thin coats, no top coat.
Sage - The inspiration behind this one was the night sky, and it's been captured perfectly. The base is black with a blue shimmer and silver holographic mini glitters. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
Jack Frost - The base is icy blue and it has pink and blue shimmer as well as the larger scattered holograpic particles. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
Finist - A cool toned richly pigmented red with a fine golden shimmer. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
Sirin - A metallic shimmer with scattered holo particles. The holo isn't as dense as the WOW prisims, it's more like the Dance Legend Galaxy polishes. At different angles the polish can appear more green or blue. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
Bogeyman - A blacked matte base with red and green shimmer and light gold flakes. This is two coats with no top coat, but I also tried it with Seche Vite, and those photos are below too.
Kolyada - The second textured polish in the collection, this one has fine silver base with small red, blue and green glitters. This is two thin coats with no top coat.
Keeper - a pale sage green with a reddish-golden shimmer and gold flakies. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
Lada - A soft pastel pink with a crelly finish. Plenty of gold shimmer as well as some scattered holo flakies and gold flakes. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
Wraith - A black jelly base with the perfect opacity so as to achieve coverage at two coats but still shows all the glitter with perfect clarity. Contains lots of different sizes and shaped silver holo glitters. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
WOW right, what do you think? Im still strangely facintated by the linear holo textured polish. It seems all kinds of wrong to not show off that amazing holo finsh you see in the bottle, yet the textured look is so completly unique in my collection that I love it.
I really love this collection, there are so many standouts.
Dance Legend Anna Gorelova Winter polishes are $10.00USD and available at dance-legend.com. Dance Legend PR reps have advised that the Dance Legend shop will be back in May - it can't be long now! Llarowe also stocks Dance Legend polishes and ships internationally, although only has one of the Anna Gorelova Winter shades in stock.
Polishes provided for consideration.