May 26, 2016

Different Dimension Mythical & Magical Polishes [Swatch] & [Review]

Hey everyone!

Today I'm so happy to be able to share a few polishes from Different Dimension's upcoming Mythical & Magical collection with you! This eight piece set inspired by mythical and magical creatures will be available tomorrow, 5.27!

Today, I'll be showing you these five pretty shades:

L to R: Lochness Monster, Fairy, Dragon, Unicorn, Ponicorniphin

(If you're looking for more bottle shots, they are here.) Yum! 

Ready to get started?! Oh yes, I should mention that in all of these swatches, the accent (middle nail) is Unicorn! I just felt like it tied the whole set together somehow!

Speaking of Unicorn- Different Dimension- Unicorn:

Unicorn is a silver linear holo with pink-purple shimmer as well as purple microglitter. In dim light, when the holo isn't lighting up as much, this has a strong lavender cast that is just so lovely!

Artificial light, two coats:

The very appropriate unicorn water decal is from Nailed Kit, by the way!

Up close!

Formula: It's a little on the thicker side, but applies easily and is more pigmented than I anticipated! I'm very happy this was opaque in two coats, and overall very easy to use!

One thing is that I did wear this on my non-swatching hand, and experienced small chipping within 36 hours. I wore it with my normal combo of OPI- Original Nail Envy and Glisten & Glow- HK Girl on top. I am hard on my hands, and do use my nails as tools (*gasp*) sometimes, but I still think it's a formula more prone to chipping than most (at least on me).

Next, here is Different Dimension- Dragon:

Dragon is a described as a "taupe" linear holographic with added shimmers, but to me, this has grey undertones. It's either a very cool/grey taupe, or a very warm/ brown-toned grey. Either way, love!

And, like Unicorn, this also has a slight pink cast under the right lighting conditions.

Artificial light, two coats:


So good!

Formula: It's nice! Medium-thick consistency, and also super buildable. It goes on smoothly, dries down quickly, and is opaque in two coats. No complaints!

Now, here's a beautiful green, Different Dimension- Lochness Monster:

Lochness Monster is a creamy chartreuse linear holo with added shimmers. I think of chartreuse as being more yellow-based, but the base green color definitely leans to the blue side, in my opinion. The golden shimmer really warms it up though in different lighting. It's really interesting, and I have nothing like it! 

Artificial light, two coats:

(See how when the bottle is in shadow it looks a lot cooler?)


Formula: It's got a medium consistency that smooths over the nail easily, and builds to near-opacity (like 95%- good enough for me!) in two coats. Very nice!

Now, Different Dimension- Fairy:

Fairy is a pale lavender linear holo with color-shifting blue-purple shimmer.

Artificial light, two coats:

Up close:

Formula: It's very similar to Lochness Monster: medium texture, creamy, easy to apply. Definitely feels thicker during the second coat since it clings so well to the first.  Also dries down quickly. Opaque in two easy coats!

Finally, here's the specially-priced crelly of the collection, Different Dimension- Ponicorniphin:

Ponicorniphin is a white crelly base filled with a multitude of various colorful glitters as well as blue shimmer that sometimes looks like it's color-shifting blue-purple, but I'm not sure. And, I would say that this is actually off-white when you compare it to something that's literally white.

Artificial light, three coats:

Up close!

I love the shimmer running through this one too!

Formula:The crelly base is on the sheer side, but it does carry the glitters well without being too sticky or gooey. The glitters were easy to manipulate, and actually that's the wrong word because I basically just painted them down my nail like a normal polish. I used three thin coats for swatches.

Overall, I really think this is a lovely collection, and I like every single polish that I was able to try! I love the cohesion between these delicate pastel-ish holographics, as well as the addition of other types of shimmer in addition to the holo goodness. That keeps it interesting!

The formulas were great too, and I was especially impressed with the pigmentation and how buildable all of them were. It might not come as a shock but Dragon and Unicorn are easily my favorites! I think Unicorn, especially, is such a good cornerstone of the collection, and if you're a holo lover, you pretty much need it!

Different Dimension | $12 (Ponicorniphin- $5) | Available 5.27, 9PM EST

What do you think?
Which is your favorite here?

*Disclosure: polishes in this post were provided to me as press samples for honest review, and all opinions are my own.

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