Live Swatching the Gelish Rocketman Full Collection

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Watch me swatch!

My swatch video for the Rocketman collection is ready for you to see all these cool new colors on the Smoke & Mirrors YouTube channel.

These are some gorgeous, vibrant summer colors – all ready to party (or brunch or BBQ or whatever)!

As you can see, I went with the Gelish Mini versions this time, since I’m no longer in the salon.  I know the bottles look small, but I truly believe these are a great option for home users.

The only color I couldn’t find at my local Sally Beauty was Glow Like a Star, so I picked that up at CosmoProf.  I really wish I could have found the smaller bottle.  Buying these at my local Sally Beauty has become hit or miss lately. In case yours is the same way, I’ve included links for online options. This is how I should’ve bought them! It would have been easier and faster, honestly.

Be sure to leave a comment on the video to let me know which colors you’ll be picking up. Happy shopping!

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Gelish Summer 2019 Collection Just Announced

Gelish and Morgan Taylor are once again collaborating with a movie studio, this time for Rocketman, “the story of Elton John’s rise to fame”.

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Image from NTS via Gelish

This collection features 6 shades and a glitter overlay. It should be available May 1st, and the movie releases to theaters on May 31.

What do you think? Will you be buying this collection?

I have to be honest… this is the first time I’m not super excited about a new Gelish collection.  The colors seem pretty, with a couple unique shades. But I’m not a huge Elton John fan, or a fan of anything 80’s really.  We’ll see if these end up in my collection or not!  Maybe I’ll just get some Gelish minis of these…

Gelish Spring 2019 Collection Sneak Peek!

The latest edition of Nail Magazine has just come out, and it includes a brochure with a sneak peek of the Gelish Spring 2019 collection, called The Color of Petals. This collection includes some lovely pastels and nudes, as well as a dusty coral and purple.

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Image from Nailsmag.com

Spring collections are usually released in early February March, so we have a few weeks to plan out which colors to buy. Which will you add to your salon offerings?

Everyday Nail Art #2: Magnetic Nail Art

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The magnetic polish trend is a few years old but seems to have made a revival recently, since the “cat eye” look became popular. Here’s my take on it for fall! I used Gelish Magneto Electric Metal Lover on the middle and ring fingers, with Wanna Share a Tent? from the Fall 2018 African Safari collection on the others.

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As you can see, I used the starburst magnet, from Gelish. These magnets are hard to find for sale now, since they were released so many years ago, but you can use another brand of magnets

(here’s the one used for a NailPro Magazine demo last year) or magnetic polish to achieve the same look. I’ve even seen nail artists use the side of a normal round or rectangular magnets to create the cat eye look.

Gelish Forever Fabulous swatches!!

video thumbnail swatches MMFFSwatches for the full Gelish Holiday 2018 Marilyn Monroe Forever Fabulous collection, done in real-time, are now available to see on the Smoke & Mirrors YouTube channel. All twelve colors!
The colors include:

  • Batting My Lashes – deep mahogany crème
  • Wish Upon a Starlet – red shimmer
  • I Prefer Millionaires – copper plum pearl
  • Ice or No Dice – gold glitter
  • A Kiss from Marilyn – bright red crème
  • She’s a Natural – soft nude crème
  • The Camera Loves Me – burgundy crème
  • Blue-Eyed Beauty – baby blue crème
  • Some Like It Red – bright red glitter
  • Diamonds Are My BFF – fine silver glitter
  • Hollywood’s Sweetheart – rosy pink crème
  • Wrapped In Satin – snowy blue shimmer

Please check out the swatch video and leave me a comment!

Unboxing the new Forever Fabulous Gelish Collection

My box with the new Holiday Gelish (and Morgan Taylor) collection arrived a few days early, and I’ve posted a video of the unboxing. My kit is salon-ready and came with a display, swatches, and all twelve colors.

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Preview the new Gelish Winter/Holiday collection for 2018

It’s official – Gelish is trying to bankrupt me. Look at all these fabulous new colors that I must have! The winter 2018 collection was teased in the just-released October 2018 edition of Nails Magazine, and it’s called Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe™.

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Image from October 2018 Nails Magazine

This upcoming collection has 12 colors that Gelish says “embody the spirit of all that is Marilyn Monroe. With classic shades reminiscent of her Old Hollywood beauty and exciting, vibrant tones that represent her iconic nature this color range is sure to leave a lasting impression just like Marilyn herself.”

The colors include:

  • Batting My Lashes – deep mahogany crème
  • Wish Upon a Starlet – red shimmer
  • I Prefer Millionaires – copper plum pearl
  • Ice or No Dice – gold glitter
  • A Kiss from Marilyn – bright red crème
  • She’s a Natural – soft nude crème
  • The Camera Loves Me – burgundy crème
  • Blue-Eyed Beauty – baby blue crème
  • Some Like It Red – bright red glitter
  • Diamonds Are My BFF – fine silver glitter
  • Hollywood’s Sweetheart – rosy pink crème
  • Wrapped In Satin – snowy blue shimmer

One thing I love about Gelish’s collections is how well-themed the polish colors in the collections are. The colors are carefully selected to complement each other, and this collection seems to be no exception.  While there are some beautiful winter reds here, we also have some neutrals and mauves for your most conservative clients.  Then there are some fun colors and bling polishes that we’ve come to know and love from Gelish.  Actually, those bright and unique polishes are the ones that usually get me the most attention! And who doesn’t love a good glitter polish to ring in the holiday season??

Think of the nail art we can create with these as our canvases!

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Since this is the winter/holiday, I expect it won’t be on shelves until early November.  Looks like it should be available at your local CosmoProf or through authorized re-sellers online.

Which colors do you think you’ll be buying?

Gelish African Safari live swatches!

Prefer to see swatches “live”? My Gelish Fall 2018 African Safari collection swatches, done in real-time, are available for viewing on the Smoke & Mirrors YouTube channel!S&M African Safari collection swatches

Please check out the swatch video and leave me a comment!

Gelish Fall 2018 Collection sneak peak!

Gelish and Gelish Mini just released a sneak peak video of their new collection for fall 2018, called African Safari.  Check out their respective Facebook pages for that vid.

And take a look at this exciting collection! With six new dark shades, Gelish says “Brilliant pearls of sapphire, pewter and garnet complement saturated crèmes.”

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The colors are:

  • Are You Lion To Me?
  • Off The Grid
  • No Cell? Oh Well!
  • Wanna Share A Tent?
  • No Sudden Mauves
  • Neutral By Nature

I haven’t found these for sale locally yet, of course, but maybe next month. I can’t wait to get my hands on that mauve!

Make a Splash Live Swatches!

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Prefer to see swatches live? My Gelish Summer 2018 Make a Splash collection swatches are available for viewing on the Smoke & Mirrors YouTube channel!

Please check them out and leave me a comment!