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Hello lovelies,

 

Let's take a break from nail art, I still have some reviewing commitments ;) This time I want to show you 4 out of 6 shades from the Dance Legend Hammering collection.

 

Hammering is a special effect collection and each polish has a strange pattern described as the look of hammered metal. The effect shows shortly after applying the polish and shows best in just one coat. Each polish applied easily and was well pigmented so most were looking good in one coat.

 

Let's have a look at my four picks...

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

Creep - pale blue metallic shade with special finish. One coat, no top coat. The effect seems to be the strongest in one coat and it shows nicely in Creep.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

Constant Reminder - minty green metallic shade. I've applied two coats and no top coat. The effect was still quite strong with this one.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

All Or Nothing - gold metallic shade with green undertones. I'm wearing two coats and no top coat. The usual pattern I expected didn't appear in the first coat so I've applied second just in case I did it wrong. It didn't work with this colour at all, there are larger specks that create slightly textured finish but that's about it.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

 

As You Wish - berry pink metallic shade. Some swatches from other bloggers show it lighter and more pink but mine was quite dark colour. I'm wearing two coats and no top coat again. The polish was almost opaque in the first coat but I applied two in the end. This one dried very fast so I had to work fast to avoid patching. The pattern with this one wasn't very strong either but I could see the effect a bit.

Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Hammering Collection Shades - Review & Swatches

 

So there you go, another unique collection from Dance Legend! I'm still a little bit torn between loving and hating the effect, I guess it's just something very unusual to have on my nails. I used to have a kid bicycle that had the same finish and colour as Constant Reminder and I remembered it straight away. Interesting...

 

All the polishes in the collection are very well pigmented and will mostly be fully opaque in the first coat. They are also sold in the 'mini' bottles and each holds 6,5ml of polish. Hammering collection is available at Dance Legend website and other international retailers.

 

What do you think of this effect? Let me know in the comments. Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

By now you probably have seen the new Barry M Sunset polishes swatched and reviewed on many other blogs so I want to show you the colours in nail art. For today's manicure I have picked Barry M You Drive Me Navy and The Way You Make Me Teal and combined them into a vertical gradient. That would never be enough for me so I've stamped a floral filigree design using Barry M Gold Foil, Creative Stamper and Pueen Lace Blossom stamping plate.

 

Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review

 

 

In this second part of the post I want to take a closer look at the Pueen Lace Blossom stamping plate. It is the second big plate that Pueen has released (the first one was the Fireworks Festival) and it's full of florals, lace but also some geometric patterns and for some reason, a Christmas tree(!). There are so many patterns that I adore, especially the florals and lace and the places where flowers meet the geometric patterns! The plate is well made and I've tested almost every inch of it and all patterns worked well and are nicely etched. The only place that I had to try stamp twice was a delicate lace but in the end it worked fine. The first thing I always do with new plates is to remove the (blue) protective foil. Never forget to remove it otherwise your plate won't work.

 

"This plate measures 7"x9.5" (18x24cm) with sanded edges and backing for easy, comfortable handling and a protective nylon screen. This image plate is made from high grade stainless steel and backing to prevent scratching during storage."

 

Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review
Blue Vertical Gradient Nail Art & Pueen Lace Blossom Plate Review

 

 

Another great plate from Pueen that I will enjoy using in the future :) It is currently available on their website for $18.99.

 

If you'd like to see another Barry M Sunset shade swatched and in nail art, check out this post.

 

I hope you've enjoyed this post and let me know your thoughts in the comments! Have a lovely day. Lucie x

 

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