10 July 2015

Swatches & Review - Dance Legend Binary Alexandra, Natalia, Olga and Sofia

Hi loves! Today I have some swatches of various Dance Legend Binary shades. The Dance Legend Binary range is one directed at the trend of long(er) wearing polish with the use of a special topcoat that hardens in UV light, but doesn't need a special lamp. Unlike other brands, Dance Legend doesn't state it wears for at least 7 days (or any other period). Instead, they say that when using these polishes, they should remain on your tips 3 days longer than your usual combo.

Dance Legend Binary Alexandra

Dance Legend Binary Natalia

Dance Legend Binary Olga

Dance Legend Binary Sofia


Let's take a closer look!

Dance Legend Binary Alexandra

Dance Legend Binary Alexandra

Dance Legend Binary Alexandra is a medium blue, not really navy but not as cobalt as it shows in my pictures either. I actually took a daylight picture of this as well and it's much more true to color. Check the end of the post for the image!

The formula was very good, the pigmentation is great and it applied nicely in 2 coats. 

Dance Legend Binary Natalia

Dance Legend Binary Natalia


Dance Legend Binary Natalia is a dusty rose with a hidden shimmer. This felt a bit thicker and it didn't apply as nicely for me. It didn't really want to level it seemed! I used 2 coats for opacity.

Dance Legend Binary Olga

Dance Legend Binary Olga


Dance Legend Binary Olga is a dusty mint green with a hidden shimmer. Just like Natalia this felt a tad thicker and was a bit more difficult to get nice and even. Again 2 coats for opacity.

Dance Legend Binary Sofia

Dance Legend Binary Sofia


Dance Legend Binary Sofia is a bright red with an orange undertone. This is very in your face! I've worn this both as a mani as well as a pedi and it looked so nice against my skintone. Great formula, similar to Alexandra. 2 coats for opacity.

Overall conclusion
I have tried some of these shades for 2/3 days and must say I wasn't wowed by the wear time, but not disappointed either. Normally after 1 or 2 days I have tipwear, and with these I managed 2 full days without it. Unfortunately on day 3 the tipwear started and once that happens, I can't stand my mani anymore and it needs to go. I did use them with the Binary topcoat which comes in an opaque bottle so it doesn't cure already, but it also means you can't really tell how much is left. The topcoat is on the thick side (I like that for topcoat) but doesn't necessarily smooth out the polish.

My favorite shades are Alexandra and Sofia because of their smooth application. Also, the hidden shimmer in the other 2 annoyed me a bit. I want either no shimmer or full on shimmer, lol!

Have you tried the Dance Legend Binary range? If so, what do you think of it?
Dance Legend is sold through their own webshop, and ships internationally. Dance Legend Binary shades come in 15 ml. bottles and retail for $10.

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 - shipping worldwide!

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Dance Legend Binary Alexandra

10 comments :

  1. I've recently bought Yana but haven't tried it yet;
    what a pity my namesake (Victoria) is a really not my type of color, I don't like mauves at all.

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  2. Your swatches are gorgeous! Bummer they didn't wear as well as exspected

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  3. Nice colors! But I'm not too convinced by these longer wear no-lamp-uv-polishes. I don't think I've ever tried one that has a noticable longer wear time. If I use a good base and top coat I can wear a regular polish for a really long time. But still, I like the colors! Olga and Sofia looks like somethink I would spend my money on :)

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  4. These are really pretty shades but I'm glad their claim wasn't all out-there daring. Sofia is my favourite from the bunch, I love orange-y reds!

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  5. Wow, the most stunning swatches, as always Deborah <3 I love the colors, but too bad about the wear time. Hopefully they will try to improve it in the future :)

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  6. Color Me So Crazy10 July, 2015 23:34

    Binary Alexander is gorgeous! I love all of these colors! They are just gorgeous and so perfect except for that wear time but so pretty to look at.

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  7. I love Sofia! I like shimmer, but I had no idea that some of this range had any at all. I thought they were all cremes. Such a shame that a couple weren't good for application. The two I've tried I really loved. Definitely have Sofia on my radar though. Beautiful swatches!

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  8. These look like some nice polishes! I like that the brand doesn't promise some outrageously long wear time, and instead says it will only last a few days longer. Whether their claim is true or not, that's a different story. I'm like you and get tip wear within 1 to 2 days, and it's pretty lame haha.

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  9. Oh my! These are all gorgeous! beautiful swatches!!
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