Sunday, July 6, 2014

Dance Legend Sahara Crystal ~ Amethyst



Dance Legend Sahara Crystal ~ Amethyst
Deep purple base with lighter purple glitters – textured polish

I have wanted this polish since I saw the first beautiful swatch of it. I don’t remember whose swatch I saw, but I do remember it was in one of the Facebook groups – and moments later it was sold out anywhere I looked. I have been looking for it since, and I am so happy that I finally managed to get my grubby little paws on it. I tried it on the day after – I wanted to see if this polish also was magical on my nails, or if the pictures had done this polish too much justice, if you know what I mean.

The formula is good and it is almost opaque after the first coat. Apply the thinnest coats you possibly can, that way the polish dries up the prettiest. And I might as well tell you right away: Yes, I do still love this polish, the magic is still there. But it’s also a total bitch to photograph! I did my best though, so let me show you what I’m talking about.

Two coats, no topcoat – this picture is taken in the sun:


The next pictures are taken in indoor lighting:


The purple glitters do everything for me!


Here’s one in some softer light, this is probably what the polish looks like the most of the time:


I did some two coloured “blobs” on it. I used Love, Angelina’s “Angelicious” (swatches here) and Glittering Elements’ “Ruby” (swatches here LINK). I topped it all with a layer of topcoat, and here’s my final mani:


The “blobs” didn’t quite turn out the way I expected them to – but I must admit that I like the polish even more with the topcoat on – it’s so typical me to buy a texture and then smooth it out with topcoat, hahaha!


So yes – Amethyst is a winner and I am more than happy to have enrolled her in my stash.
Have you slayed any lemmings yet – and did it live up to your expectations when you finally got it?


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Texture with glitter
Overall impression: Great texture and pretty with a topcoat on too. I love the glitters that makes the polish spectacular in my opinion!
Buy again: Oh yeah. 

14 comments:

  1. I have been thinking of buying this because of the rave about it - but haven't yet, because I never wear textured polishes - but pretty it is...
    I have slayed quite a few lemmings, many didn't live up to my sky high expectations - but fortunately many did, and even went beyond!

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    1. Lots of the pictures I've seen have made the polish look way prettier than it actually is. It's pretty, yes, but... yeah, you know what I mean.
      It's nice when the slayed lemmings live up to the high expectations, I love that :)

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  2. It reminds me about Zoya, Carter a bit.

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    1. A little bit yes, but Carter is brighter and doesn't contain the same darker base :)

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  3. the blobs actually kind of remind me of petals :) I never really top coat my textures because I feel like it doesn't work... it just ends up looking lumpy :/ guess I need thicker top coat/more coats? I like this one both ways!

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    1. I should have thought of petals when I mad this, that's a genious thought, thank you! :)
      One thick coat usually does the trick - or two thin ones. I don't mind a bit of bumpiness thought :)

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  4. I love the result, it's perfect to go to a party. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, that's great to hear :)

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  5. I love it! It went on my wishlist right away! :D

    I'm a sucker for textures, dark polishes and purple! This one is perfect for me :P

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    1. I was actually thinking about you when I applied it :)

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    2. hehe I guess I'n not good at hiding my preferences :P

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  6. Stunning polish. I've not tried any of the Sahara polishes. I do have the Sahara topper which I love :-)

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    1. I need to take a closer look at the Sahara topper for sure! :)

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