Monday, June 22, 2015

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Dance Legend Hammering Collection

I've gotta admit, Dance Legend is right up there leading the way with amazing new finishes for all us polish addicts to try out. For example, take these polishes from the recent Hammering Collection. The collection gives us a new finish in nail polish, a hammered metallic appearance. I love the hammered finish, and in fact we painted all our balcony balustrades using a charcoal hammered paint, so this was definitely a finish I wanted to try out.

There are six shades in this collection and tonight I have two of the shades to show you.  

Applying the polish is really quite odd to look at. As soon as the brush is out of the bottle you can see it moving and separating into the hammered finish, although this doesn't effect the application at all. 

You get the best hammered finish using just one coat, but because the polish pulls and moves together to form the hammered look, you can end up with hollow pitting. If these were just regular polishes they would be nice one coaters.  Because of the hollow bits I applied two coats.  At two coats the hammered effect isn't as strong as when it's only one coat, but it is rather pretty and very interesting.

I did find that adding top coat seemed to smooth out the hammering a little, however that may be because I was using Seche Vite top coat and that is best used when the base polish is not completely dry.  Perhaps if your nails were mostly dry before applying top coat then the hammered finish would stay stronger.

04 As you wish - this is two coats with no top coat.

02 Creep - this is two coats with no top coat.

What do you think about the hammered metallic finish?  I actually quite like it, particularly in the macro shots.

Dance Legend  polishes are available from the Dance Legend website. International shipping is only $10 for up to 10 polishes, but if it's more than 10 polishes then shipping is free!  The website also has details of other international stockists.

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Polishes provided for consideration.


  1. These look really interesting. I love that blue <3

  2. Oooh, love your macros of these!

  3. I'm not sure of this finish. It sure is interesting! :-)

  4. I like the colours but I'm not sure that I could get used to the finish :)

  5. That is SO COOL!!! :)
    I think I would LOVE this finish :)
    It would be amazing as accents etc :)

  6. I love the hammered finish!

    What about putting on a coat of a very similarly colored regular polish, and then putting one heavy coat of the hammered finish over that? Then you get coverage but without compromising the texture.

  7. Dance Legend never ceases to amaze me!


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