Rhythm and Blues

S&M 4 March 2016

This is 2 coats of Gelish Rhythm and Blues from the After Hours collection. On four nails I stamped 3/4 of the width of the nail with Born Pretty plate BP-07 and Konad white stamping polish, then added a line of dots in Gelish Arctic Freeze.

S&M 4 March 2016 B

Gelish After Hours Collection…

The Gelish After Hours collection is gorgeous!  I just finished swatching mine and, if you love glitter, there are some stunners in this collection for you. Why, oh why, Hand and Nail Harmony, would you only sell this in the UK?


So glad we have a little thing called the World Wide Web!! I was able to pick these up on eBay finally.



S&M 13 February 2016

This is Gelish Firecracker, from the Red Matters Collection.  I used Cashmere Kind of Gal and Fashion Week Chic from the House of Gelish Collection and Chain Reaction from the Urban Cowgirl Collection to hand paint the swirls and dots.

Gelish List Updated

A bit of housekeeping news here:  My list of Gelish colors and SKU#s is updated with the Spring 2016 Botanical Awakenings Collection.


You’ll see that it also has information for the Winter 2015 UK-Only After Hours Collection, since I bought this collection online and needed to update the list for my use.   1

Check back in over the next few months for designs in both these collections PLUS the Kung Fu Panda Collection!

So hot!

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This is Gelish I’m So Hot from the Red Matters Collection, stamped with Born Pretty Plate BP-L002.  I double stamped this design – first with black paint, then matched up the lines as much as possible to stamp in silver.

New Gelish Spring 2016 collection

Gelish recently released a sneak preview of the Spring 2016 collection, called “Botanical Awakenings,” on YouTube.com. Take a look at the video!


Silver carve

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For this design I painted all my nails, except the middle fingers, with Gelish Tinsel My Fancy from the holiday 2015 Red Matters collection.  I painted the middle fingers with two coats of Gelish Black Shadow and cured each coat thoroughly.  Then, I painted the middle of these nail with a thick coat of Tinsel My Fancy and carved the design into it using a small dotting tool.  When I was happy with the design, I cured it.

Winter Watercolor

S&M 6 December 2015 A

The chill in the air inspired me to do some winter-themed nail art this week.

S&M 6 December 2015 B This is Gelish Medieval Madness topped with 2 coats of My Secret Santa, from the Gifted With Style holiday trends collection. I created watercolor decals using FingerPaints Artistic Azure, It’s Azure Thing!, and Fall-ing for You, and stamped with Bundle Monster Plates BM-14 and BM-319 and Konad plate k20.


Gelish Kung Fu Panda 3 Collection

Update: you can see the ads for the Kung Fu Panda 3 Collection in the December 2015 issue of Nails magazine or Nail Art Gallery Magazine.

Though Gelish hasn’t put out a press release about this yet, we know that they’re introducing a new collection in anticipation of Kung Fu Panda 3’s theatrical release.


The collection, which consists of 6 new colors, is now available online or at your local Cosmoprof or Sally Beauty.  If it’s not in stock, it should be soon.  I was able to find it online a couple weeks ago at Nail Tech Supply, and put in my order at Cosmprof a few days ago (hooray for Black Friday sales!).

The colors and names are inspired by the movie characters, of course. They are:

  • It’s Gonna Be Mei
  • Kung Fu-chsia
  • Tigress Knows Best
  • Warriors Don’t Wine
  • Extra Plum Sauce (For the Minis this is called Total Panda-monium)
  • Po-riwinklecolours20kung20fu20panda202

I’m really excited about the lavender color Po-riwinkle. This looks like a color that is unique within the Gelish lineup. And it is about time they gave us a light purple polish!!  The other colors look like they’ll  be cute but may be close to other colors we have already seen.

Are you going to buy this collection? Which colors are you excited about?

Simple nail art using a glitter topper

S&M 15 Nov 2015

This is Gelish A Mint of Spring, topped in various sections of each nail with Getting Gritty with It.  Super easy nail art, but eye-catching!