Dance Legend as a brand is actually fairly new to me. For anyone not familiar, they are a professional Russian nail polish brand that has been making polish since 2000. They offer a very extensive product line and all of their polishes are Big3Free. They do ship internationally, but it’s probably easier to order from one of their stockists closer to your home. I first became interested in them when reading blog posts about their Top Sahara, a top coat that turned the your base polish textured. My thermal obsession was preceded by a texture obsession and I thought “how cool would that be if ALL my polishes could be textured!” I was waiting patiently for it to be available at Llarowe and came across the Termo Shine polishes while poking around in the meantime. I thought they were just so unique because of the glitter. I purchased 182 first and loved it so much I went back for 180, which I am just as pleased with. So let’s look at them in the order I received them.
|Here is 2 coats of 182 and HK Girl topcoat.|
Termo Shine 182 is a jelly polish loaded with fine gold glitter and larger hex shaped gold glitter. It is a deep pink when warm and a dark purple when cold. The first time I wore it I learned just how much glitter was in the polish when I tried to remove it. This time I decided I would try it over OPI’s new Glitter Off Base Coat and it worked great. The formula is on the thick side because of all the glitter and things got a little gooey and the polish dragged when I applied the 2nd coat the first time I wore it. So this time I applied 1 coat of the polish over the base coat, waited for the color to change, touched it up where the glitter was sparse and finished with a coat of HK Girl topcoat. As you can see from the 3rd photo, the polish becomes fully opaque with the 2nd coat. But I think it looked interesting and wearable either way.
Termo Shine 180 uses the same jelly formula and is loaded with silver micro glitter and larger square silver glitter. The polish is a silvery grey when warm and black when cold. I used OPI’s Glitter Off Base Coat again with this polish. I used the same method of applying 1 coat, waiting for the color change and touching it up where it was sparse. If you look really close you can see VNL in a few spots that I didn’t see in real life but the camera surely captured it. I’m sure it would have been fully opaque in 2 coats just like 182. So I will try that next time, allowing more time in between coats to try to avoid the gooey pulling.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these polishes! Are you a fan of thermal polishes too? Do you like the addition of the glitter? Do you think it was too much to add the nail art?
Personally I am a bit sad that there are only 2 other shades of this polish available and they both have red in them. Don’t get me wrong, I love red and have a drawer filled with red polish. I just never seem to wear it.