An ode to Anna

Specifically, to Anna Gorelova. 

If you’re into nail polish, you definitely know who I am talking about. Anna Gorelova is an iconic Ukrainian nail blogger whose swatches are an example of unattainable (especially for me) perfection. 
A few years ago, she teamed up with the Russian brand Dance Legend to create her own line of nail polish. The day they sealed the deal was a blessed one, because so many beautiful creations have seen the light ever since. 

She had me at her first collection, I was won over by the uniqueness of colours and finishes. And now, four years later, every time she comes out with something new I’m still the first in line! I love her inspiration, her references to the Russian folklore, the fact that her choices are elegant and bold at the same time. I appreciate how she stays true to herself, but is not afraid to dare and experiment. 

A few days ago I decided to paint my nai… nubs with one of her older shades. 
Леший (I’ve seen it translated either as Silvan or Wood Goblin: it’s #14, anyway), from the 2014-2015 Winter collection, is an amazing green to purple duochrome that dries to a satin finish.
It’s G. O. R. G. E. O. U. S. 
My pics don’t do it justice, but I hope you get the idea.

Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend 14 Леший, two coats.
Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend 14 Леший, matte.
The colour shift in Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend 14 Леший.
AGbDL 14 Леший with a glossy top coat.

Now a fun fact. There are actually two versions of AGbDL 14 Леший, the more common one being the green/purple duochrome shown above. The other version is blue and happened by mistake, but ended up being appreciated and coveted by collectors (many thanks to Tanya for telling me the whole story!).

Guess what? I own both versions. Oh yes, ladies and gentleman: I’m a hoarder. Guilty as charged. Shame on me. But that means that I can show you the two shades side by side: isn’t it a life-changing opportunity that I give you? Eh eh eh… Enough silliness: let’s see the polish. I apologize for the poor quality of the photos!


Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend 14 Леший, blue version.

Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend 14 Леший, blue and green version side by side.

Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend 14 Леший, blue and green version.

Which version do I like better? I can’t decide. I guess I need to see the blue one on my nails before  

That’s all for now: see you next time!

Ilaria

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4 thoughts on “An ode to Anna

  1. Elena November 25, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    È meraviglioso ❤

    • my_apawcalypse November 25, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      Lo penso anche io! Grazie per aver letto il post!!! 😘😘😘

  2. zaya_nails November 25, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    Voglio vedere anche il blu adesso!!!

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