Dance Legend Linda is a stunning turquoise nail polish from the new Binary Summer 2017 collection. A unique shimmering duochrome effect adds extra depth and shine to the colour and makes Linda stand out from the crowd of turquoise polishes currently on the market. This multi-dimensional vibrant colour is perfect for an eye-catching statement manicure. For that reason, I wouldn’t say it’s the best nail colour to wear in the office (unless it’s SoNailicious HQ) but it’s perfect for the weekend or a vacation.
Being a cool colour, Linda is fine for both winter and summer. So whether your skiing or swimming on a tropical beach your nails will shine bright like a diamond.
Ok, it’s probably quite obvious I’m smitten by this colour, not every nail colour gets featured on SoNailicious and even less join the SoNailicious Boutique line up ;)
Now let the photos do the talking and for technical details, read the full review below
Formula: Dance Legend Linda has the new generation patented Binary formula which is a very long-lasting (almost like gel) and very glossy. It’s 3-free and cruelty free. The polish is semi sheer. To achieve a fully opaque coverage you’d need 3-4 layers. Alternatively, you can wear it over a similar creme nail polish, i.e. 1-2 coat of turquoise creme + 2 coats of Dance Legend Linda. On the photos I’m wearing 2 thin coats of Linda over 2 thin coats Australis Aqua.
Application: It was relatively easy to apply, the brush is just a regular Dance Legend brush. The nail polish is a bit runny (maybe because it’s semi sheer?). Nonetheless it yields in a perfectly smooth coverage without any streaks or brush lines, which is great.
Finish/Colour: Dance Legend Linda is a vibrant turquoise nail polish with a shimmering duochrome effect shifting from emerald to purple. However, unlike in the usual duochromes Linda‘s colour shifts are not overriding the base colour, it still remains turquoise while the shimmer changes the colour. It’s hard to describe and even harder to photograph, you just have to see it… There’s a bit of a shift showing up on the photo of the entire collection swatch photo below.
Nail Art: Due to semi sheer formula Linda would be perfect for any kind of gradient nail art. However, this nail polish is full on and I personally prefer to wear it on it’s own.
Wearability: Very long-lasting, it lasted 10 days with a top coat.
Extra Notes: Dance Legend suggests to wear Binary nail polishes (like Linda) with a Binary top coat. However, I find any other good top coat works just fine.
Overall Impression: Once again, Dance Legend proves their status of special effect polish pioneers. Dance Legend Linda is a one of a kind shimmering duochrome turquoise and in my humble opinion, it’s a must have nail colour for every nail polish connoisseur.
“Linda, Linda… morning, noon and night I find Linda’s always on my mind”
Are you as smitten with Dance Legend Linda?
– Maria, xx