For this design I used a the “smoosh” technique, which is perfect for my Clear Jelly Stamper (CJS). It makes for a quick but eye-catching design! It’s also a great way to use up some older polishes from your stash… Here are the colors of Gelish I used:
black – Black Shadow
red – Don’t Toy With My Heart
gray – Fashion Week Chic
nude/neutral – Taupe Model
I did one coat of Taupe Model as the base, cured it, then applied small drops of all the colors in various spots on the nails. Next, I used the clear stamper to smoosh the drops around so they blended a little, but not so much that the colors became “muddy”. Finally, I cured the design for 1 minute.
Once the smooshing was done I thought it was a little boring so I stamped on top using a floral design. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out ClearJellyStamper.com for some great stamping plates that work well with their stamping polish. If you’d like to place an order with CJS, use my coupon code Smoke&Mirrors for 10% off! Here’s the link to go to the Clear Jelly Stamper site with the discount code for your order!
It’s August, which means the fall polish collections are hitting the market! For Fall 2021, Gelish gives us the No Boundaries collection. “This gorgeous color collection features six new seasonally themed crème shades. The No Boundaries color range is rich, sultry, and exactly what is needed to transport you to a world of adventure!”
Fans of fall colors and creme gel polishes – this is the collection for you!
The colors are:
Laying Low – Rich Navy Blue Crème
Uncharted Territory – Garnet Crème
Afternoon Escape – Burnt Orange Crème
Catch Me If You Can – Pumpkin Crème
Keep ‘Em Guessing – Taupe Crème
Totally Trailblazing – Hot Chocolate Crème
Let people know in the comments: Will you be buying any of the colors in this collection? Which ones do you have your eyes on? I’m looking at Keep ‘Em Guessing to be my fav!
It’s not new, but it could be new for you! Have you tried nail stamping? I love this technique for creating flawless nail art time and time again.
And there are so many designs to choose from! With all the combinations of colors and stamp plates the possibilities are endless.
Now that spring has arrived, I’m ready for floral nail art! For this design I’ve used Clear Jelly Stamper plate CJS 66, which is one of the CJS small plates. They also have large plates, as well as any other stamping supplies you could possibly want to get started with stamping.
If you’re ready to give nail art stamping at home a try, CJS is the way to go. As a licensed nail tech, I have tried many products for this technique over the years so I could offer art like this to my clients, and they were all a waste of money compared to CJS. This company INVENTED the clear jelly stamper, and other companies stole their intellectual property. It’s really sad that this happens, but it does.
Please be sure you are getting the real deal! If you’d like to place an order with CJS, use my coupon code Smoke&Mirrors for 10% off! Here’s the link to go to the Clear Jelly Stamper site with the discount code for your order.
The color palette does seem fresh and clean, and the polish names follow this theme. The colors in this collection are:
Be Free – rosy mauve cream
Dancin’ in the Sunlight – pearl shimmer
In the Clouds – light blue cream
Keep it Simple – soft pink cream
No Limits – iridescent glitter effect
Take Time & Unwind – cinnamon red cream
This collection is available from authorized online retailers. The colors can be purchased as Gelish and Gelish Mini gel polish, Morgan Taylor traditional polish, and Xpress Dip. Unfortunately I have not been able to find the entire mini collection available for purchase (only individual polishes), so I have not swatched this collection yet. I hope to find it soon so I can get my hands on these fantastic colors!
What do you think? Which colors from the Out In the Open collection will you be adding to your stash?
Are you like me, wanting to find some new Gelish colors but not sure where to buy them? Due to a temporary health condition I’m not shopping in brick and mortar beauty store locations, so I’ve had to research where to buy Gelish online. The decision to purchase is your own, I am simply providing information that I hope you will find useful. All these links go to a place where you can buy genuine Gelish… no knockoffs here!
This appears to be the official page to buy Mini Gelish, run by Hand & Nail Harmony or an affililate. You can also find minis on Amazon.com, though not as soon after they are released. This was suggested to me by Gelish in response to a question I posted on their Instagram. I have found that the seller “VMExpress” is selling Gelish minis, and have bought several of my collections from them this year.
In my previous post I noted that Hand and Nail Harmony (HNH) had created 12 winter 2020 colors, assuming that all of them would be available as Gelish gel polish. However, I’ve received emails from distributors that seem to indicate only six of those 12 colors will be available as gel polish. Here are the colors available as Gelish (in full size and mini):
Be My Sugarplum – plum shade
Bare & Toasty – nude beige creme
Don’t Snow-Flake On Me – pale lilac metallic with chunky glitter
Fa-La-Love That Color! – dark gray creme, almost black
Stilettos In The Snow – ruby red creme
Liquid Frost – silver metallic with chunky glitter
It appears that the other six colors will be manufactured as Morgan Taylor Lacquer only, at least in the U.S. While this is disappointing, it is likely a business decision. The cosmetics and beauty industry as been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as many salons are operating at a limited capacity and consumers are spending less on non-essentials like cosmetics. For a large manufacturer like HNH it may not be profitable or even possible to manufacture all 12 colors. It’s a shame, but I am grateful for what we are getting, even with the distribution issues, and look forward to better in 2021. Until then, continue supporting the brands you love when you can!