17 February 2015

Swatches & Review & Nailart - 2 Dance Legend Steel shades

Hi loves! Another Dance Legend Tuesday, and I'm combining it with some nailart as well ^^. I'm focusing on the Dance Legend Steel collection, it consists of 12 shades in total. Two of them will be shown here!

Dance Legend Steel 855 Yatahan

Dance Legend Steel 863 Excalibur


Curious to see the complete looks?

Dance Legend Steel 855 Yatahan
Dance Legend Steel 855 Yatahan
Dance Legend Steel 855 Yatahan
Dance Legend Steel 855 Yatahan is a silvery blueish shade, very cool toned! I used it to stamp over Dance Legend Gel-Effect 1045 using a plate from Born Pretty Store. It's the Full Flower Design Y010 plate - it worked perfectly! Even though the Dance Legend shade is thin, I was able to transfer the image nicely and completely. It's a full design plate which means you can pick any part you like and use it on your nails. There's blue backing on both the front and backside, so if you leave the backside on it won't cut your fingers.

Yatahan needed 3 coats for opacity. Basically both shades have identical formulas: they're thin, easy to apply and dry fast. Do take your time to let the coats dry in between or you'll experience difficulty in getting them opaque. The brushstrokes aren't bad at all and the finish is quite like a chrome one instead of just metallic.

Dance Legend Steel 863 Excalibur

Dance Legend Steel 863 Excalibur

Dance Legend Steel 863 Excalibur


Dance Legend Steel 863 Excalibur is a warm, taupe like shade with strong pink hues. It looks totally different when stamped! The design I used comes from the Mixed Arabesque Plate BP-l002, a plate with 2 large square full designs. Again, you can just pick a spot you like and use that to stamp! This plate also performed well, no issues in picking up the fine lines at all. The metal is glued to a larger plastic plate so no sharp edges or anything. The plate itself is the same size as a MoYou London plate, the plastic backing is slightly larger.

Excalibur was exactly the same in formula as Yatahan. 3 thin coats, smooth chrome like finish.

Overall conclusion
You might have noticed I basically didn't tell you anything about the Dance Legend shades besides the facts about formula and such.. well, that's because I don't really care for them unfortunately. Metallics usually are more opaque, and that's what I expected. Imagine my surprise when I needed 3 coats for opacity! While the effect is cute, I won't use them for stamping anymore either - I like my designs a bit more bold. 

The Born Pretty Store plates are really nice - both have a full design which makes the opportunities to use them endless, and the quality was good. Nicely etched images, no sharp edges and no scratches or dents!

Do you have any experience with the Dance Legend Steel polishes? And what do you think of them? Tell me in the comments!
Dance Legend is sold through their own webshop. Dance Legend Steel shades come in 6.5 ml. bottles and retail for $8. Shipping worldwide is $10 and free if you order over 10 bottles.

There are also a few retailers listed on their website if you prefer shopping with a more local webshop. Hypnotic Polish is one of them and is based in The Netherlands. You can also find Dance Legend on Facebook and Instagram.

Born Pretty Store is a large online shop with a great assortment of nail art goodies, nail polish and other beauty products. They ship worldwide and for free too, so that's nice! Heck, you can even take 10% off regular priced items using my coupon TRL91.

Dance Legend Steel 855 Yatahan
Dance Legend Steel 863 Excalibur

52 comments :

  1. I was surprised to read that you needed three coats and then I got to the part where you said that's why you didn't like the formula! Well no wonder! Usually a metallic polish barely needs two coats, so this is quite unusual. At least the colors are pretty!

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  2. It's a shame they're not you're sort of thing because they gave such a pretty effect to the stamping.

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  3. I also don't really like metallics other than some special ones. The second nail art is lovely though!

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  4. So perfect for stamping! Maybe I should get my hands on some dance legend polishes lol

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  5. Jennifer Channell17 February, 2015 23:14

    That sick you didn't care for them that much. I personally wouldn't either if I had to use so many coats. Your stamping looks beautiful though!!

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  6. These polishes are beautiful and your stamping is A+!

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  7. Color Me So Crazy18 February, 2015 00:53

    That stinks about the opacity because these are pretty but metallics scare me. It seems like they are hit or miss with coverage. At least they stamp decent?!?

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  8. The stamping that you did here is beautiful! Both looks are gorgeous!

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  9. The Dalai Lama's Nails18 February, 2015 01:58

    too bad about the opacity - that is annoying! they look really pretty, though!

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  10. boo!! I've been wanting to try dance legend polishes but 3 coats for a metallic idk, but I want to try their tinted top coats, the neon yellow is calling my name, but these do look pretty and I love the stamping :)

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  11. I'm not crazy about these polishes on their own, but I love the stamping you've done with them!

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  12. I was kind of eyeing these as possible stamping polishes but I already got warned they were quite thin... I'm glad I didn't get them anyway, even though the colors are nice :)

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  13. It stinks that you didn't care much for them but there's more than enough polishes on the market that would be easier to work with. I do like the final looks you achieved though.

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  14. Oh my gosh I love what you did with the second one. Beautiful!

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  15. Victoria - manicurator18 February, 2015 18:11

    Too bad you didn't love them..I think they look amazing and love the stamping looks with them <3

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  16. I understand your disappointment, three coats is not done for such polishes. But for more subtle stamping like this they are perfect, I think you did a great job, it's super pretty!!!

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  17. Your delicate stamping is EVERYTHING!!!

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  18. My goodness your stamping is gorgeous. It is hard to work with when you are stamping and need to do several coats to get a great look but you have accomplished it to perfection.

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  19. I don't have any experience with Dance Legend, but Yatahan is gorgeous and I LOVE the stamping you did over it!

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  20. It came back in my top lists of 2014 as well :D thanks!

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  21. Thank you Ashlee! I wore OPI LAMB again a while back - I always find myself petting my nails when I do.

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  22. Thank you! It's so much fun to look back and compare :).

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  23. Yup, it was really disappointing to me! Though brushstrokes are barely there, which might have to something with the thinner consistency. So that's a win ;-).

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  24. Thank you Simona! Usually metallic are just for stamping!

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  25. Thanks Cheyenne! I can recommend almost everything from Dance Legend :).

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  26. Thanks Emily ♥ you are always so kind.

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  27. Right? I really like putting these posts together :). Thanks Kelli!

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  28. Thanks Vic! I might use the lighter combo again, the delicate finish is nice, but most of the times I just like a bolder look.

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  29. Thanks Jennifer, I'm glad the stamping turned out okay or I would have been really mad ;-).

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  30. They stamp kinda okay, though most metallic have way more impact than these.

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  31. Thanks Jessica! I have 2 of the tinted topcoats to review, I hope to do those somewhere in the next few weeks! While I recommend almost everything from Dance Legend, these metallics aren't part of that :(.

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  32. Thanks Victoria! I guess I just expected something else - it's annoying when your expectations aren't met!

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  33. Thanks so much Lothwen! Based on all the sweet comments I think I'll hold on to them a bit longer and maybe do a few more subtle looks :).

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  34. Nope, just for stamping I definitely wouldn't recommend them!

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  35. Thanks Kerry! If I use them again, stamping is the only way!

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  36. Thank you! I wasn't unhappy with the stamping results, though it's more delicate than what I usually go for :).

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  37. Jennifer Channell03 March, 2015 18:26

    I just noticed I put *sick* instead of *sucks* lol Sorry about that I totally meant sucks. Haha

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