February 22, 2014

Dance Legend Lumos Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Hope you're having a nice weekend so far! Today I have the Lumos Collection from Dance Legend to share with you! I shared a photo of these on my Instagram a couple weeks back and it seemed like everyone was excited about them so I put them first on my swatch list for all the Dance Legend stuff I have. All of the Lumos Collection polishes have lights in the cap that you can turn off and on, I love a good gimmick like that haha! Also, I'm fairly certain all of the polish names are Harry Potter-centric, I wasn't aware of that at first but about half way through swatching I texted Kirsten from Glitta Gloves a photo of one of the labels being like "lol this sounds like a Harry Potter name" and she was like "it is..."  :P 

The Lumos Collection is a mixture of glitter and flakie top coats along with 3 dark base colors that work great for layering the other polishes over. Check out all the swatches after the jump!




Before I get into the swatches I thought I'd give you guys a look at the light, you can see what it looks like lit up in my Instagram photo here. The top of the cap has a button in the middle that you just push down to turn the light on/off



Cruciatus is a dark vampy red creme. The formula was great, it was a good consistency and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.  s



Nox is a black creme. The formula was great, it was the perfect consistency and opacity. I used 1 coat for the photos below. You might have noticed this polish mentioned several times over the last week or so, I've been using it a ton for layering! 



Obliviate is a dark blue creme. This is walking the line between looking black all the time but in bright lighting, like out in the sun, you can tell it's blue. The formula was again really nice, I was pretty impressed with all 3 of the cremes! I used 2 coats for the photos below. 



Accio  is light lilac, red and white glitter in a clear base with a slightly duochromatic shimmer. This looked good in pretty much every lighting, I really enjoyed the slight shift in the shimmer in loweing light. The formula was good, it wasn't this and the glitter payoff was good. I used 1 coat over Cruciatus for the photos below.




Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade

Alohomora is red/orange/green/gold flakies in a pink tinted base. I'm not sure how much the pinkish base would show over a light base but over a dark base you can't see it at all. The formula was good, the flakie payoff was great, and it was easy to apply. I used 1 coat over Nox for the photos below.


Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade


Lighting: Shade


Avada Kedavra is blue/green flakies in a slightly teal tinted base. The formula was good, the flakie payoff was great and the consistency was good. I used 1 coat over Nox for the photos below.



Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade

Expelliarmus is iridescent hex glitter in a clear base. This is the one I texted Kirsten about haha! The formula was ok, I found it to be a bit heavy on the base so even though it was easy to get a lot of glitter out it was a bit tricky to get it all to stay on the nail. I used 2 coats over Nox for the photos below.


Lighting: Shade


Imperio is a coppery gold fleck like glitter in a pink tinted base. This one is interesting, it's not really glitter but it's not flakies...it's like a hybrid of those. The formula was good, it was a touch thick but very easy to apply. I used 1 coat over Nox for the photos below.



Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade

Incendio is light and dark pink and yellow hex glitter mixed with small pink bar glitter and a slight shimmer. There is a ton going on in this one! The formula was a little thick but easy to work with and apply. The glitter payoff was fantastic. I used 1 coat over Nox for the photos below.


Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade

Legilimens is various sizes of iridescent and holographic glitter in a slightly pink tinted base. This is similar to Expelliarmus but I think the mix of glitter is more interesting and the formula was easier to work with. I used 1 coat over Nox for the photos below.


Expelliarmus

Expelliarmus

Orlando is green/gold/orange and blue/green flakies in a  slightly purple tinted base. This is my favorite of the collection, I love the mix of flakies and it's seriously gorgeous over a dark base...flakies like this remind me why I fell in love with these kinds of polishes! The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the flakie payoff was great! I used 1 coat over Obliviate for the photos below.



Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade

Ulmen Artus is blue flakies and shard glitter in a clear base. This is about 50/50 shades.flakies. Some of the shard pieces did have a tendency to stick up off the nail but it wasn't too major. I used 1 coat over Nox for the photos below.


Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade

Dance Legend is available at http://www.dance-legend.com/en/, you can still find their polishes at several etailers like Llarowe. For a full list of Dance Legend etailers all over the world check out the Dance Legend website I linked above.

15 comments:

  1. Avada Kedavra and Orlando are so stunning! Love your swatches :)

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  2. The polishes look nice although I am going crazy laughing about the names !!!! C'mon really Harry Potter and nail paints !!? But I love ur swatches :)

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  3. Haha, both Mary and I are reading the Harry Potter series (again) right now! Great collection and love the names :) Alohomora looks like a dupe for Essie's Shine of the Times?

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  4. This is totally appropriate today as I'm off to the Harry Potter: The Experience today (it's a display of movie props and other things). My favorites are Alohomora and Avada Kedavra.

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  5. orlando is anazing but whybdid they go back to using comic sans???

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  6. i love Harry potter and all of these polishes! lol

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  7. As a Harry Potter geek, I love these! Also, I love flakies on black!

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  8. Those glitters and those flakies are something I NEED in my life. For real. This whole collection is gorgeous!

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  9. They are on my wishlist for such a long time now! Beautiful swatches as always! Was shipping a pain? I understand that this russian polish is really hard to get :)

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  10. It figures that the only one that isn't an actual spell name is so amazing! As someone who lives in Orlando I wish the place were as awesome as the polish :P I love the whole collection, it's really cool to see a bigger indie companies doing Harry Potter polishes. I think they could have done a bit better job matching spell names to polish colors but that's just the overly picky potter fanatic in me ;)

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  11. Beautiful swatches!

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  12. Cruciatusis totally my fav! It looks delightful!

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  13. Dannielle SommersMarch 18, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    Love ulman

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  14. Beautiful photos! Thank you! When I ordered mine from Russia, I went back and forth as to which to get (or get them all). I finally settled on mainly the flakies. I was so anxious to get them - took almost 2 months! These are gorgeous polishes.

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