Showing posts with label Different Dimension. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Different Dimension. Show all posts

06 October 2013

Different Dimension Fall 2013 Collection, Swatches and Review!

Hi everyone! First off, an apology to you and Different Dimension, I meant to post this a few days ago, but behind the scenes things have been stressful here. I'm hoping it will ease up by next week. The Fall 2013 collection came out at the same time as the Halloween collection, and it consists of four great holos, two glitter toppers, and two crellies with glitter. Some of these are currently available, but if you are not able to get your hands on them, be patient. Different Dimension is good about keeping their Etsy store stocked, and these are also available at several distributors.

Different Dimension Chocolate, Cranfairy, Dueling Unicorns, and Lucid Dreams

Different Dimension Lucky, Mystified, Nessie's Revenge, and Scarlet & Grey Remix

There's a lot of photos to go through, mainly because these are so gorgeous that it was hard to limit myself. So I'll offer my thoughts at the very end. One thing to note is the bottle size - I received minis in my press kit, but judging from the Different Dimension Etsy store, I think these are only available as full size polishes.

Chocolate is a brown linear holo. The holo effect is not as strong as the others, but still very noticeable. The formula was great and I had no issues with this - it went on very smooth and evenly. 3 coats.

Different Dimension Chocolate

Different Dimension Chocolate

Different Dimension Chocolate

Cranfairy is a raspberry-coloured jelly with pink and magenta small square and hex glitter. While this looks gorgeous in the bottle, I found that it was difficult to apply. The consistency is a bit thick and lumpy, and as you can see from my photos it's hard to get a nice, smooth, even application. If you get this one, I recommend layering one coat over a matching polish, or adding thinner, which should make the application easier. This was 3 coats.

Different Dimension Cranfairy

Different Dimension Cranfairy

Dueling Unicorns is a vivid warm-toned purple linear holo. It has a strong holo effect and it's a gorgeous polish - I can see this being flattering on a lot of skin tones. Application wise, it was a bit streaky and patchy with first and second coat, but evened out with the third. 3 coats.

Different Dimension Dueling Unicorns

Different Dimension Dueling Unicorns

Different Dimension Dueling Unicorns

Lucid Dreams is an off-white crelly with small gold iridescent and holographic glitter in hexes and squares. I really love off-white polishes, and I love the gold glitter in this. Consistency was a bit lumpy, but slightly better than Cranfairy. I recommend layering one coat over a matching base polish and/or adding a few drops of thinner. Otherwise it has good coverage for an off-white polish. 3 coats.

Different Dimension Lucid Dreams

Different Dimension Lucid Dreams

Different Dimension Lucid Dreams

Lucky is a magenta linear holo. It has a strong holo effect and the colour is so gorgeous and sexy. The formula was good, although it wanted to pull away from tips - that seemed to fix itself on the third coat. 3 coats.

Different Dimension Lucky

Different Dimension Lucky

Different Dimension Lucky

Mystified is a clear-based glitter topper with pink matte circles and hexes, lavender hexes, and copper hexes. The application was great and I had no trouble getting enough glitter out. I love purple and brown colour combinations and this one is pretty. According to Missi, this would look good over neutrals or purples. This was 1 coat over Girly Bits Well Isn't That Special.

Different Dimension Mystified

Different Dimension Mystified

Nessie's Revenge is a grass-green linear holo. Like the others, this has a strong holo effect and is a gorgeous, flattering colour. The formula was excellent - perfect consistency, completely even and self-leveling, and no patchiness. This was 3 coats.

Different Dimension Nessie's Revenge

Different Dimension Nessie's Revenge

Different Dimension Nessie's Revenge

Scarlet & Grey Remix is a clear-based glitter topper with matte grey, matte white and metallic red glitter in small hexes, squares, and circles. Missi describes this as being for her (football?) team the Buckeyes, but I'm not a sports fan and can still appreciate the colours. The formula was excellent and I had no trouble getting enough glitter on the nail. This was 1 coat over Girly Bits D!ck In A Box.

Different Dimension Scarlet & Grey Remix

Different Dimension Scarlet & Grey Remix

Overall, I feel like this collection has a good variety, and I like that the names are often cute or witty. The holos are definitely the stand out of the collection, but I also think they are the least unique of the polishes. We've been seeing a lot of indies come out with holos lately - I'm guessing due to the demand for these polishes - and I feel like we've seen these colours before. That doesn't mean that they are not worth your money. The formula on these holos is excellent, and the holo effect on each one is strong. Also they are a good value - with full bottles running at $11, they are cheaper than many other holos on the market.

Of the holos my favourite is Dueling Unicorns, closely followed by Lucky. My favourite glitter topper is Mystified, and my favourite crelly is Lucid Dreams.

I'm curious, have you gotten any of the new polishes from Different Dimension? Which ones are your favourite?

Different Dimension is available on Etsy, and through Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures, Edgy Polish, and Ledoux Nuage. Follow Different Dimensions on Facebook and Instagram (@missibarry) to keep up with updates.

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

26 September 2013

Different Dimension, Silenced the Lambs - Halloween 2013 Collection

Hi everyone! Are you ready for some new Different Dimension polishes!? Ever since I saw the first swatches online of the Different Dimension Fall and Halloween collections, I've been really excited about these polishes. So you can imagine how giddy I was to open up my blogger package from Missi, the maker, and see these in person. If you've passed over these new collections, I encourage you to take a second look. I have the Halloween collection for you tonight, and I hope to have the Fall 2013 collection up next week.

Different Dimension, Silenced the Lambs - Halloween 2013 Collection

As you may guess from the title, the Halloween collection is inspired by the film Silence of the Lambs. Fun fact: Silence of the Lambs was originally released on Valentine's Day (creepy!) and nowhere near Halloween. :)

Good Evening Clarice is a pale mint linear holo polish that also glows in the dark. The holo is subtle but still noticeable and adds a nice effect to the polish - in most lights it will look shimmery. Formula-wise it goes on very smooth and evenly, however, I found even after three coats I still had some patches where the coverage was less than I hoped.

Different Dimension Good Evening Clarice

Different Dimension Good Evening Clarice

Different Dimension Good Evening Clarice

As for the glow-in-the-dark properties, the instructions state that you can layer this over white for a stronger effect, however, I found it was pretty strong on its own. It's stronger if you charge it first, but you only need to do so for about 30 seconds.

Different Dimension Good Evening Clarice

Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming? is a clear-based glitter topper with a holographic shimmer, and a mixture of black, white, orange, gold and yellow glitter in stars, circles, squares and hexes. Missi describes this as looking like a "deconstructed monarch butterfly" and I rather like that description. The application was great and there was no problem getting out the larger glitters. This was 2 coats over Girly Bits Giggity Giggity Goo.

Different Dimension Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?

Different Dimension Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?

Different Dimension Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?

I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And a Nice Chianti (longest polish name ever!) is another glitter topper. This one is also clear-based with green, chartreuse, purple, lavender, pink, gold and black glitter in hexes, circles and stars. I love the colours on this one, and the application was great. This was 1 coat over Essie Full Steam Ahead, but I've also seen it paired with Good Evening Clarice and I really love that combination.

Different Dimension I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

Different Dimension I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin is a black jelly-based polish with gold and orange microglitter. This is described as a texture polish, but I didn't experience any texture with this, so I wore it as a regular polish with top coat. While it looks a bit dull in the lightbox photos, it really comes alive in regular light, and especially direct light (the sun would have the same effect). The application was great - it goes on smooth and evenly, and has a perfect consistency. This was 2 coats.

Different Dimension It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin

Different Dimension It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin

Different Dimension It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin

I've mentioned this before, but I'm not really one for Halloween polishes. Yet, these make me change my mind. Have The Lambs... is so shimmery and Good Evening Clarice is such a unique colour and polish. The other ones are also great. Overall, I think this is a very strong collection.

What do you think of these? Are you in the mood for Halloween polishes yet?

Different Dimension is available on Etsy, and through Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures, Edgy Polish, and Ledoux Nuage. Follow Different Dimensions on Facebook and Instagram (@missibarry) to keep up with updates.

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

21 May 2013

Different Dimension Echoes Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! For all Canadians out there, I hope you had a good Victoria Day! If you're not from Canada, basically Victoria Day is the day when Canadians across the land shed their Victorian morals and propriety by drinking copious amounts of alcohol! And we get a day off of work and school to do it! Yeah! Unfortunately tomorrow it's back to work. :(

Last week I received the new Echoes collection to swatch and review. All six polishes are awesome so I had to get them on the blog right away! Different Dimension was one of the first indie brands I bought last summer when I started collecting, and the polishes and collections that creator Missi Barry has since come out with continue to be excellent. So I was very excited when I was contacted to review this brand.

Different Dimension Echoes Collection

This collection is inspired by the music of Pink Floyd, and even if you aren't familiar with his music, some of the names should be familiar. I enjoyed seeing how Missi used the music as a starting point. This collection is also fun because it incorporates two current popular trends in indie polish - circle glitter and neon glitter. I love both, so every polish in this collection was a winner for me.

Another Brick In the Wall is a clear-based glitter polish with tiny black and silver holo hex glitter, black and white rectangles, and neon pink small/medium squares and medium/large hexes. I layered one coat over Misa Lime Love. I adore this combination - neon pink and lime green are great together so this was insta-love for me. The glitter payoff was great, and I didn't have a problem getting the larger glitters out. It was also a breeze to apply.

Different Dimension Another Brick In the Wall

Different Dimension Another Brick In the Wall

Comfortably Numb is another fun glitter topper. It has a pink shimmer, satin yellow tiny hexes and small/medium squares and hexes, and neon pink small/medium hexes and squares. This is a very bright and bold colour combination, perfect for summer. I layered one coat over Misa Ripe Rashberry, but I'd love to see this over a cool-toned colour like blue or green. Application was perfect and again no problems getting enough glitter on the nail.

Different Dimension Comfortably Numb

Different Dimension Comfortably Numb

Hey You is a pale lavender crelly with lavender holo micro-glitter, tiny/small metallic purple hexes, purple neon hexes, and small metallic fuchsia circles. I noticed in the bottle that the small metallic purple hexes look like they are slightly curling, but it is not noticeable on the nail. I wore it on its own, but it would look great with one or two coats layered over a matching base polish. I used three coats here for full coverage, and the application was great.

Different Dimension Hey You

Different Dimension Hey You

Money struck me immediately as being a unique polish. It's a white crelly with small gold squares, neon green and yellow hexes in different sizes, small/large metallic blue circles, and large black and silver circles. It definitely evokes the theme "money"! I used three coats for these swatches and you can faintly see some of the nail line, so you might want to layer it over a base polish. Otherwise great formula and I had no issues getting enough glitter, including those large circles!

Different Dimension Money

Different Dimension Money

Time looks very similar to Another Brick In the Wall at first, but they are different enough to justify both! Time is also a clear-based glitter topper, and it has tiny silver holo glitter, small/medium matte grey hexes, and matte black squares, diamonds, stars and large circles. Then it also has these gorgeous holo pink stars and circles. This is one coat over Misa Great Grape. Application was great and I had no problem getting the larger glitter on the nail.

Different Dimension Time

Different Dimension Time

If you love sparkly, holo glitter, Wish You Were Here, is amazing! It has silver, fuchsia and blue glitter in a variety of shapes and sizes, including tiny/small hexes, small squares, and small/medium/large circles. Most of the silver glitter appears to be holographic, while the fuchsia and blue glitter is metallic but sometimes has a duochrome quality. This one is also clear-based and like the other glitter toppers there was great glitter payoff. I did have to shake it a bit in order to get the large circles out. This is one coat over Misa Blueberry Blast.

Different Dimension Wish You Were Here

Different Dimension Wish You Were Here

Different Dimension is available on Etsy, and through Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures, Edgy Polish, and Ledoux Nuage. Follow Different Dimensions on Facebook and Instagram (@missibarry) to keep up with updates.

What do you think of these? Do any stand out to you?

*Polishes provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

13 March 2013

Pastel Springtime Skittle Manicure

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've done any nail art. Last night I was really missing it, so I ended up doing this design. Of course I paid with lack of sleep but I love having something fun on my nails again. I mean something besides a straightforward polish.

Pastel springtime skittle mani

I've been looking at a lot of nail art on Instagram, but one of my most recent nail art crushes is @superflynails who runs Sparkle San Francisco, a nail art and tanning salon in (of course!) San Francisco. Some of her designs are simple, others are more complicated, but I love the aesthetic sensibility she brings to what she does. I wouldn't say that this design came from her, but I was looking at her nail art before I did this. The idea of doing little squares (middle finger) came from her, and so did the half and half with studs on my index finger.

Pastel springtime skittle mani

I started with a base of OPI My Vampire is Buff and You're Such a BudaPest. On my pinky I have KBShimmer Squared Away. On my ring finger I did a brushstroke design with Essie Nothing Else Metals, Penny Talk, and Blue Rhapsody (all from the Mirror Metallics collection). On my middle finger I painted little squares with You're Such a Budapest, Suzi's Hungary Again, and Can't Find My Czechbook. I added a bit of Different Dimension That is So Fetch! to the tip. On my thumb I have Squared Away but just as a gradient. The studs are from the Born Pretty Store.

Pastel springtime skittle mani

My other hand is pretty much the same, although I did not do the little square design. I very much love how this turned out, and I got a lot of complements on it today. :)

What do you think of this? Don't forget about my coupon code (MSL91) for 10% off your order from the Born Pretty Store.
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