Monday, April 22, 2013

Swatch: DIFFERENTdimension Tubular

The polish in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

Today I'm wearing a limited edition polish from indie brand DIFFERENTdimension. Tubular is part of the 80s Baby collection, a set of six neon polishes with a scattered holographic shimmer.

Now, to be honest, I'm probably too pale to wear a color like this, but that doesn't usually stop me! 

Two coats DIFFERENTdimension Tubular. No top coat.

Can you tell I'm already thinking about summer? This is such a cheery shade of orange, and the holo shimmer adds just a bit of sparkle without getting into crazy giant rainbow territory (don't get me wrong, I love that too). My nail line is just barely visible with two coats, so three coats would definitely give full coverage.

This polish had a very nice formula, like other DIFFERENTdimension products I've tried. It did take a while to dry completely; several hours after I put it on, I mushed up my right thumbnail pretty badly.

The color of Tubular is actually kind of interesting--in the sunlight (or with my daylight bulb in the above photos) it's very bright and neon, but in indoor light it almost approaches a caramel color. I tried to take a pic of it indoors, but my lighting is so bad, and my phone camera hates it so much, that the color didn't quite come out correctly:

To my eye it looks more red-toned in real life.

It looks like Tubular is already sold out, but there are still three other colors in the collection available on Etsy ($10 for 15ml) so hurry up and grab one!

The polish in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.


  1. This is so pretty! Also another indie brand I wasn't aware of, so yay! Great pictures, you have such pretty nails :D

    I'm also guilty of wearing colors I'm too pale for. Who does my skin think it is, telling me what colors I can and can't wear?

    1. Thanks! Yeah, there have definitely been a few colors that just look hideous on I figure I can use them for nail art! ;-D