Friday, May 19, 2017

Different Dimension Starfish Wishes

Starfish Wishes was released in July last year by Indiana-based indie polish maker Different Dimension as part of the Fun in the Sun collection for summer 2016. Described as a neon pink with holographic microglitter, the base color is a super bright, saturated medium rosy pink with a kiss of warmth to it to make it extra scrumptious, kind of like a sassy, neon version of brink pink. It's also chock-full of silver holographic microglitters to the point of being a full-coverage microglitterbomb, giving the polish a delicately speckled appearance. The opacity of the base keeps the effect of the glitters at more of a twinkle than a full-on sparkle, unless you're in the sun, which generates a field of bright, scattered prismatic sparks. But the color is definitely the star of this show!

Application was excellent. The consistency of Starfish Wishes is fluid, full-bodied and dense with microglitters, with a medium viscosity to which I added a tiny bit of polish thinner. Thinned, it had a surprisingly light, fluent glide over the nail that went on very evenly and was easy to work with. Pigmentation is very good. Two coats delivers completely even, opaque coverage. I added a third to ensure the non-appearance of my nail ridges for the photos, but it didn't change the look of the polish at all. Cleanup is best done as you go along while the polish is still wet because those microglitters stick like limpets. Starfish Wishes dries naturally in very good time to a flat, textured finish. For a glassy-smooth, glossy look I used my favorite glitter-smoothing combo of gel-effect plus quick-dry topcoats.

Photos show three coats of Starfish Wishes over √úNT peel-off basecoat finished with a layer of Pretty Serious Plump Up the Volume gel-effect topcoat followed by a layer of Seche Vite.


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes


Different Dimension Starfish Wishes

This rosy neon pink is fabulous! It doesn't have quite as much of that glow-in-the dark fluorescence as some neon pinks do, but it's got this precocious guava-esque juiciness to it that just sends me! The twinkling microglitters are the icing on the cake. Euphoric! 

love,
Liz

2 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous polish....with an amazing script to support it! Your honesty with things like, adding polish thinner, clean-up is best done as you go along....and you stated that you chose to use PoB this time.....THIS!! is why I enjoy your posts! Honesty! And the fact that you always tell us WHY... Bravo, Lady!!

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    1. I do my best! A long time ago I realized that truth and joy were the most important goals I could aspire to, and I try to infuse everything I do with that in mind. Including blogging!

      For a number of years in a previous life I was a restorative auto detailer and spent a great deal of my online time reading posts in auto detailing forums. It was always the little idosyncratic things that I learned the most from and loved best about what people wrote, tips and tricks and personal stuff.

      I know that when I'm enthusiastic about something, absorbing details like this is immensely satisfying. It feeds the enthusiasm. When I include this kind of thing in writing about polish, it keeps me eager!

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