Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Different Dimension - Celebration, Family, Tradition, Rejoice and Ghost of Jupiter

Whoopsie, it seems that nearly two weeks has gone by since I was last here. My how time flies as you get older!  Nothing really new with me I guess.  My surgery wound still hasn't totally come together yet, but it's almost there. I'm doing a bit of hobbling around, but the doctors don't want me walking too much yet until the second surgery to remove the pins and plates. Apparently the plates can snap if you walk on them too much, and that is definitely something I want to avoid.

In other news, it's hot down under.  Like the heat wave from hell coming this week.  It was only 36 today (98F), but will be 41 (106F) tomorrow and Sunday. I like the summer and hot weather in general, but anything hotter than 34 (93F) is plenty hot enough for me thank you very much.

Today I have some swatches of polishes I got in December.  I saw some lovely swatches of the Different Dimension Homespun holidays collection and there were a few standouts for me. I'm such a sucker for metallic holo finishes, so I bought all four of those from the collection.  I also grabbed Ghost of Jupiter because the swatches I saw were just amazing.

That red to green iridescent glitter is all the rage at the moment in indie polishes, and damn it, it sure does look pretty. As I wasn't doing nail art as much in December cause of my foot, I actually wore each of these shades for several days (and the gold one for at least a week) so I can report that wear was very good.

Celebration - this one is a hard colour to describe. It's a dusty grayed out mauve, taupe kind of shade. It also has shimmer, flakes and a nice strong holo. Application was nice and smooth and it was opaque at two thin coats.  This is two coats.





Family - Argh, I just adore this. Hello cool toned, metallic holo, gold polish.  This is the sort of shade I want to be wearing when I die!  Strong holo flame and an intense metallic reflection from the gold flakes and shimmer. Great polish.





Rejoice - If you prefer silver tones over gold, then Rejoice is for you, as it's the silver sister to Family. Again the formula was great and it was opaque in two thin coats.  It too has a strong holo flame and a very reflective finish.





Tradition - Is it nude, is it pink. is it rose gold? I feel like it's all those things.  It's definitely the warmest of the four metallic shades and the pink sheen with appeal to all those pink lovers out there. Again, strong holo flame, excellent metallic finish and two easy coats for full coverage.





I didn't get the other two polishes in the Homespun Holiday's collection, there was a red holo and a green holo, they both looked nice, but not unique enough to join my 3000+ stash.

Ghost of Jupiter - Amazing swatch photos suckered me in to buy this polish. I do really love it, but it doesn't look as amazing on me as the swatch photo I saw, particularly that first photo in the DD store for this polish. Doesn't that suck when that happens! This was full coverage after three coasts for me, but it was pretty chunky with all the glitter and did dry rather rough. I needed about three layers of top coat to get it smooth, and as a result my polish felt (and looked) pretty thick.







I know there aren't as many blog readers these days, but thanks for stopping by my corner of the interwebs today.

10 comments:

  1. I felt the same way with these Different Dimension polishes! I purchased Ghosts of Jupiter, Unicorn and Rejoice and they were all underwhelming for me! The swatch photos on their site were very different from what it looked like in person!

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    1. I saw the swatches on IG of all the ones with the red/green glitters and nearly bought them all. But I'm glad I didn't. I do really love the metallic finish ones though, I just don't know how they made them look so magical in the photos.

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  2. Ok question. I don't remember if you own Fame and Juliette from ILNP (but I feel like, given the finishes and colors you likely do), if so, how do Family and Tradition stack up? I really don't NEED more holo metallic polishes but I need to convince myself that I already own basically the same things....

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    1. Hi Eva - I habe Fame but not Juliette. I'll do a comparison of it for you and post a pic, but from looking at the bottles the metallic flakes in Fame are larger and more sparse, whereas on Family the base has a more solid gold appearance. For these two polishes, they are quite different and I'm happy I have both.

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  3. Good to see you & your nails when you can, but making sure you're mending back together is most important. ;) These are gorgeous, and bonus for the extra wear time!

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  4. Thank you. The last two mani's I've worn I haven't even photographed and I feel like it's such a waste wearing a great polish and then not being able to blog about it. Once I'm able to walk better I'll be outside taking more mani pics.

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  5. GoJ might have been a pain to apply, but your photos are beautiful!

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  6. Hope you are healing and feeling well. Thanks for posting swatches. I've been really trying to decide whether to get a couple of the DD Intergalactic collection, including that one. I enjoyed hearing your honest opinion. Here's a question for you - do you know of a clear topper that just has that red-green glitter? Because I already own polishes that look like the bases for the ones I want.

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    1. Thanks Amy. I don't know of any polishes that just have that red-green glitter, but I know Hayley from Emily de Molly has that glitter in every size. Why don't you ask her if she would do a simple custom for you?

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  7. I just wanted to say that I do read blogs, and yours is one of my faves :)

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