Date: October 27th, 2013

Layering with Dance Legend 923 Green Mamba, Essence Gold Topper and CND Crimson Sparkle

Layering Dance Legend 923 Green Mamba Rich Black Essence Metal Glam Gold Topper CND Crimson Sparkle swatch

Oh nail polish layerings how I missed you! β™₯

Today I was in the mood for a sparkly layering and I still had yet to try the gorgeous Dance Legend Green Mamba 923 from the Rich Black collection and the Essence Gold Topper from the Metal Glam collection. Dance Legend Green Mamba is a black jelly with beautiful green/blue flakies which have the same size as the gold flakes from Essence Gold Topper so I needed a third nail polish on top to add smaller sparkles. Because I love how the red/gold iridescent glass flecks in CND Crimson Sparkle look combined with green I picked this sadly discontinued effect top coat. Thank you Shellac!

Layering Dance Legend 923 Green Mamba Rich Black Essence Metal Glam Gold Topper CND Crimson Sparkle swatch

The Gold Topper is a bit tricky to work with because the gold flakes are so stiff. Even after two coats of top coat some are still peeking a tiny bit through the top coat. At least the shredded yellow gold looks very pretty in combination with the stunning Dance Legend Green Mamba. I have such a soft spot for flakies. β™₯

Layering Dance Legend 923 Green Mamba Rich Black Essence Metal Glam Gold Topper CND Crimson Sparkle swatch

Aren’t the green/blue flakies of Dance Legend Green Mamba gorgeous? And the beautiful sparkles of CND Crimson Sparkle on top? Seeing the potential of the CND effects liks Crimson Sparkle makes me sad that they are all discontinued. Ok Shellac is successful, Vinylux maybe someday too but it would have been nice if CND would have kept their regular nail polishes because personally I couldn’t care less about Shellac, Vinylux and any gel nail polish in general.

In indirect lighting
Layering Dance Legend 923 Green Mamba Rich Black Essence Metal Glam Gold Topper CND Crimson Sparkle swatch
POST FAQ
Availability Dance Legend
You can purchase Dance Legend nail polishes directly from Russia on dance-legend.com. The shipping from Russia can take a while though especially since the customs in Russia take quite some time. There are also international online stores that sell Dance Legend like for example llarowe.com or Ninja Polish for example. The Dance Legend homepage also lists more international partners.
Coats used
Zoya – Raven: one
Dance Legend – Green Mamba 923 (Rich Black collection): two
Essence – Gold Topper (Metal Glam collection): one
CND – Crimson Sparkle (sadly discontinued): one
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte
Top Coat: Essence – Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer Fast Dry (sadly discontinued)
Green Mamba was sent to me by Dance Legend for review consideration.

I should do layerings more often again. :) The only downside is that you not just need to pick one nail polish to wear but two, three or four. πŸ˜€

As a black base under Dance Legend Green Mamba I used Zoya Raven because I wasn’t sure how opaque Green Mamba would be. A layering can be coat heavy so I wanted to avoid having too many layers of the base. I would have picked American Apparel Hassid though but my favorite black creme is nowhere to be found. :(

Dance Legend have been such a nice surprise this year. They have such a huge variety of nail polishes and what I love about them the most is that they make entire collections out of one nail polish finish which is done by established salon brands too but not that often and not with every finish. I can’t wait to try the Mist Way nail polishes for example which is an entire collection of flakies similar to Illamasqua’s Raindrops.
The shipping sadly takes a while from Russia and especially the clearing from the Russian customs takes quite some time but for such gorgeous nail polishes I don’t mind waiting.

Have you done any layering lately and if yes which nail polishes did you use?

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

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12 thoughts on “Layering with Dance Legend 923 Green Mamba, Essence Gold Topper and CND Crimson Sparkle

  1. Arathael on said:

    Thanks for info about Dance Legend (Mist Way), just checked out their site…Shining Rainbow #6 is so pretty, as well as the Mist Ways…I did get a bottle of Aquagenetic from llarowe, so hard to find aqua base in USA!




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