Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend: Gamayun & Binary top coat

Howdy! I recently showed you Bogeyman from the Anna Gorelova Winter collection, but the collection has a lot more beauties and I received another one, called Gamayun or Гамаюн. I also received the Binary top coat and have already shared some about it in previous posts, but let's see how it handles a textured polish!

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova 15 Gamayun



Dance Legend Anna Gorelova 15 Gamayun

Gamayun is a beautiful, champagne colored texture that leans a bit rose, and it's a holographic too! The holo effect is quite subtle and fine on the nail, although I haven't seen it in sunlight yet. This was 3 thin coats, but you can get away with 2 thicker as well.

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova 15 Gamayun

All polishes from this collection come with a big ring in the same polish. Unfortunatly I had to flash to show some of the holo effect, but I guess this gives an idea of the fine effect anyway :)

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova 15 Gamayun
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I've used the Binary top coat for pretty much all my recent manicures, from glitters to nail art, it handles it all very well. But I've been using Seche Vite for many years now, and I think it's hard to compete with that! I've tried others but usually quickly end up going back to using SV... but Binary actually stood its ground. To compare the 2:

• Binary is thinner than SV and with that, you get a thinner endresult (great for nailart with several layers) as well as a smooth application. So far it hasn't thickened at all, while with SV I do need to use nail polish thinner after a little while.
• Both dry fast, I haven't checked them side by side, but I don't think they differ much, else I assume I would've noticed it. So yes, Binary dries fast enough for me to keep using it.
• Binary comes in a 15ml bottle, SV in a 14ml. I do prefer the SV bottle, because the Binary bottle is a little bit higher and I feel like I have to fish for polish a tad bit more. And I definitely prefer the clear glass bottle that SV has, if there's anything I use a lot it's top coat, and I'd rather see in advance when I need to restock!
• Binary can easier drag little streakes in nail art than SV (also when applying it floating), but it's nothing dramatic - else I wouldn't have used it for my nail arts. And on the other side, I haven't had a single case of shrinkage with Binary. It's one of the biggest issues that SV gives at times, and I usually prevent that with wrapping my tips with top coat. But I know that isn't the solution for everyone, and Binary doesn't need that little extra effort, which is nice.
• Binary might be thinner, but has no problem creating a smooth surface! It just needed 2 coats for a smooth and shinyyyyy result on this textured polish :)

So in short: I've been using it a lot recently, and I will keep doing so, I enjoy having both of them! I think it's a great top coat, it definitely gets the Oooh, Shinies! stamp of approval =)

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova 15 Gamayun with Binary top coat

Dance Legend Gamayun with Binary top coat.

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova 15 Gamayun with Binary top coat
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What's your favorite top coat, and are you still liking the textured look? Thanks for looking and have a lovely evening!


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