For summer 2016 Gelish has once again released a special, smaller collection, in conjunction with Morgan Taylor and other brands sold only at CosmoProf. (This collection is therefore only sold to professionals and only comes in the full size bottles.) The theme this year is “Nautical Chic.” About a month ago, when we first found out about this collection, I posted the ad… and now I have all four colors in my hands! I was able to find them all in stock at my local Cosmoprof. I have photos of the swatches from my nail wheel, since I am still wearing spring colors from the Kung Fu Panda 3 collection on my nails.
Catch My Drift, which looked like a royal blue shade in the ads actually looks more purple in real life. It’s gorgeous! I like it much better in person than I thought I would when I saw it in print.
Girls Love Buoys is a vivid pink/purple color; I would call it magenta. This will probably be a hot color for summer 2016.
My Yacht, My Rules is probably the most unique of the colors in this collection. Though it reminds me of My Secret Santa, it is not a glitter but is iridescent. This is the color I’m probably most excited about. I think it will make for some really cool French manicures.
Wish Upon a Starboard is your standard red for this collection. There are so many Gelish reds now that likely it’s only a shade or two from being just like the others. However, it’s a great summer red and worth having at the salon for clients who aren’t brave enough to deviate from the safety of a standard red color.
As usual for Gelish products, the colors applied nicely in two thin coats. I had no curing issues, as you can see, even with the darker colors. What do you think? Will you buy any or all of this collection?