In the video you’ll see what is in the Polygel Trial Kit, including:
- Natural Clear Polygel
- Slip Solution
- Tube Key
- Multi-purpose tool (which is also the Prohesion Stir Stick & Cleaner)
In the video you’ll see what is in the Polygel Trial Kit, including:
As we enter the final weeks of summer 2017, I felt some neon pink nails were in order. This is Gelish Me, Myself-ie and I, from the Selfie collection, with some hand-painted nail art. Some nails are topped with All That Glitters Is Gold from the original Gelish Trends collection. I used black and white acrylic paints, a striping brush and a dotting tool to paint the design. This design was done on enhancements (tips) done with Gelish Dip, and not only do they look pretty good but they’re holding up very well!
Check out how beautifully all the colors work together in this collection:
Here’s a photo of my entire Gelish Mini Selfie collection. I rarely buy the mini sizes any more, but decided to purchased them in the smaller size for this collection because neons don’t see a lot of use from my current clients.
This summer I’m loving the corals and pinks in this collection. What about you? What’s your favorite Selfie color?
I applied and cured two coats of Orange Cream Dream first, then added a third coat but did not cure. In the corner of the nail I laid down two lines of My Yacht, My Rules. In between the lines I put the blue or purple color, and marbled the lines using a liner brush. Then I cured for 60 seconds, since the polish was 2+ coats thick in the corner. Finally, I topped it off with Gelish top coat. Easy-peasy!
Have you tried marbling gel?
This design was done with 2 coats of Bashful topped with one coat of A Moment of Magic, both by Gelish.
Then, in white stamping polish from Born Pretty, I stamped a design from the Morgan Taylor Designer Plate 3720201-2. I used the scraper and the clear stamper that came in the Designer Plates Flirty Florals kit. As you can see, the stamper transferred the design beautifully. The design on the plate easily provided full coverage on these long nails.
When the stamped design was dry, I added dots in the centers of the larger flowers using Tinsel by China Glaze. Though I stamped these nails, I used Gelish Top It Off as I would for any gel polish manicure. It works very well for sealing stamped designs like this!
These two lovely pinks are from the Gelish Beauty and the Beast Collection. The lighter pink is Plumette with Excitement, and the darker is Be Our Guest. I love these colors! They pair together well, and application was so smooth. If you have clients that like Gelish Pink Smoothie, I highly recommend you purchase Plumette with Excitement, as anyone who liked one will probably like the other. Plumette… is a a bit lighter, but a similar shade of pink.
The glitter is actually Born Pretty silver chrome powder. I haven’t yet achieved the look I want with this powder, which is pretty frustrating. But here it looks very good with these two lovely pink polishes. I hand-painted the white designs on top using acrylic paint.
Have you used any colors from the Beauty and the Beast collection? Which ones are your favorite?
Note that I purchased the above-pictured system with my own money. I am not compensated in any way to provide a review of the Gelish dip products. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. Thank you to my awesome photographer for the photos.
The system starts with 5 bottles of product, which are:
The other component to the system is the powder.
I purchased the “Clear As Day” powder because I intend to use my Gelish nail polish on top of it. However, you can buy the powder in over 30 Gelish shades currently, and I’m sure more are forthcoming. Note that I did not purchase buy any of the colored powders, so I am only reviewing the clear powder in this post.
Before I begin offering this service to others I did a set on myself, and here are the results:
They came out beautifully! I left them just like this for a few days because I was so in love with them just like this (which is odd for me because I am rarely without polish).
The application was easy and fairly quick. The results are a light yet strong overlay! I can’t say enough good things about the application process. As I mentioned earlier, I did not need to use any additional top coat after applying two coats of the Gelish Dip Top Coat. It was shiny and beautiful and smoothed the entire surface of the nail.
There are just a few things to keep in mind when applying a set of these.
So, the initial verdict on the Gelish Dip system – is it worth it? Yes! You get a lot of product for the price, application is easy and looks great, and the wear time seems good so far. This is a product from a trusted brand in the nail industry, so you know they’ve done the R&D when creating this system. I think clients will love this product.
In my next post I’ll be discussing the wear time for the Gelish Dip system, as well as my results in using it with Gelish Gel Polish.
This is Gelish Flirt In A Skating Skirt on the fingers and Lace ‘Em Up on the toes, from the Gelish Winter collection called The Great Ice-Scape. I thought the two colors went really well together!
Applying Gelish, and getting it to stay, on short nails can be a challenge sometimes. So here are my tips for a successful Gelish manicure on short nails – inspired by my own nails, which are currently the shortest they have been in a long while.
These are the strategies that have worked for me. Do you have any? Leave them in the comments below!
This will be the third and final installment in my series on organizing nail supplies, but the subject of this post is more centered around troubleshooting.
As I mentioned in my previous post, it’s really very important to keep your supplies out of the UV light. This is true particularly for gel polish since IT WILL cure in the bottle over time. While you might have stored your regular polish on a rack on the wall, that shouldn’t be your go-to storage space for Gelish.
But let’s say you go to use a bottle of Gelish and, for whatever reason, it’s become thick and globby. What can you do to rescue it? Here are some troubleshooting ideas, based on my experience.
What problems have you had with organizing or storing gel polish? Comment below!
As usual, I loved this Gelish collection when I bought it, and love it even more now that I’ve experimented with the colors. Just a beautiful collection, and it holds up even past the holidays… I can totally see a client requesting this color for Valentine’s Day.
Happy new year!
This is Gelish Let’s Get Frosty over Nailite’s UV gel polish called Sand (which I believe is a retired color). I used ASP Form-a-Nail nail forms to add a protective layer to my natural nails using Nailite’s Sand, then applied 3 coats of Let’s Get Frosty. (Note that Let’s Get Frosty is more silver than you see in the photo above; applying it over the colored gel altered the final shade a bit.)
The photo was taken after about a week, so you can see how well these held up. I was really happy with these; I kept them on for about a week and a half, and the only reason I re-did them is that I wanted to have time to do a new set before I go back to work in the new year.
I love my Gelish! What about you? Are you wearing any colors from the Gelish winter or Holiday collections?