Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Different Dimension Absolute Zero

Like Retrograde, Absolute Zero was released at the beginning of this month by Ohio-based indie polish maker Different Dimension as part of this year's cosmological collection for fall, Cosmologically Speaking Part 2 (Deuxième Partie -- Regarde ça! French!), a series of complex linear holographic polishes with added shimmers, flakies and microglitters.

Absolute Zero is so poignantly beautiful it actually gave me the shivers as I was applying it. Missi describes the color as a nude/champagne, and so it is, but exquisite nuancing from the finely milled holographic pigment pushes it to a whole other level. It's kind of like if you took some lightened sandy shades of semi-metallic ecru, chamois and khaki, mixed those with palest blush tones in apricot and shell pink and silvery rose, threw in some crepuscular hues of violet and grey and then added crushed mother-of-pearl. It's a delicate luminous buff veiled in palest gold and gently shaded by ephemeral nacreous pinks, aquas and violets, with tiny glistening golden flakes and minute twinkling ultraholographic microglitters sprinkled throughout. Absolutely breathtaking. It reminds me of Princess Grace of Monaco. Direct sun elicits a blazing fully prismatic flare bounded by a slender floating rainbow of sparkling colors while a lick of semi-metallic pale coppery gold gleams from beneath.

Application was dreamy. The consistency of Absolute Zero is fluid, light and smooth with a creamy glide over the nail and excellent self-leveling properties. Well-behaved and user friendly in every way, it is easily manipulated with Different Dimension's flattened, somewhat bushy brush. Pigmentation is buildable. The opacity is wearable at two coats with the assistance of the polish's reflective semi-metallic properties, but I like it best at three thin coats for most fully opaque coverage. Cleanup is easy and straightforward with a tiny bit of stickiness on the part of the microglitters. Absolute Zero dries naturally in very good time to a smooth, glowing finish. Topcoat seems to soften the semi-metallic reflectivity just a bit, subtly shifting emphasis to the holographic effects. 

Photos show three thin coats of Absolutely Zero over Pretty Serious Rock On treatment and Pretty Serious All Your Base basecoat with a topcoat of Seche Vite.


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero


Different Dimension Absolute Zero

After the opulent splendor of Retrograde, I confess having felt a little reserve towards my bottle of Absolute Zero at the outset. Then I applied it. Foolish mortal! If Retrograde has the kind of beauty that makes you want to run through the streets waving your arms and shouting, Absolute Zero is one that you deliver carefully on a gilded tray in hushed silence.

Purchase Absolute Zero or any of the many fabulous polishes in Different Dimension's big cartel shop before the end of the month and use discount code CPNA2015 for 30% off your total. The code expires on 31 August. 

love,
Liz

6 comments:

  1. What a quiet-seeming beauty. I have so many neons I had planned to wear this summer but found myself drawn to neutral cremes and holos instead. I especially love champagne with touches of other colors in it holos. This polish - this polish, I could wear all the time, year round.

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    1. Me too, Lara! If you like your neutrals, definitely seek out some neutral holos -- they aren't as common as the brighter colors but they're out there. Absolute Zero is such a wonderful polish! I highly recommend it!

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  2. Wow- such breathtaking pictures and description. Shivers, indeed! I went straight to Different Dimension after seeing this and Absolute Zero is on its way to me this very minute- can't wait!! Thank you SO MUCH for the heads up on the sale!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh goodie! So glad you were able to take advantage of that significant discount! You will love this, Marisa. As the poet said, it is "a thing of beauty...."

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    2. My Absolute Zero arrived today... IN LOVE.

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