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?
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!
As the pandemic stretches on, we all occasionally need some good news and events to get excited about. For me, that is the change in season and the new nail colors that come with it! So I was happy to see some news in the last couple days about the upcoming Gelish collection for Winter/Holiday 2020, called Shake up the Magic!
It’s still early, so not much information is available on this collection. I was able to find good information at BeautyandHairdressing.co.uk (collections are typically released earlier in the UK than in the US) and the Cosmoprof website. This collection appears to have 12 colors, including some darker shades, nudes, shimmers and a a couple glitter toppers. So far I have only seen the full size and mini Gelish collections for sale with 6 of these 12 colors, so we might have to wait a little longer to find out if all 12 will be available for purchase in the Gelish gel polish.
Due to a temporary health condition I’ve not been doing my own nails lately, and haven’t had a client in a very long time due to the pandemic. But none of this has dampened my enthusiasm for all things nails and my excitement at seeing new collections being released. What about you? Have you been using more or less nail products in the last few months?
After a little research, I was able to find some information about the new Gelish® Fall 2020 collection! It will be called Disney Villains, and is now trickling out for purchase online. Hopefully we’ll get more fanfare over the collection’s release next month, but I think some of the announcements that would usually come out have been diminshed again due to the pandemic.
From Gelish – “Gelish and Morgan Taylor are going wicked this Fall and introducing the Disney Villains collection. Disney Villains have lived in the shadows of heroes far too long. What haunts them is that they’re more than just evil, but the world has yet to see them come out of the shadows. The collection brings to life some of your favorite infamous villains with deep shades to bring out your naughty and edgier side and rich jewel tone finishes to enchant.”
Fashion Above All – metallic silver for Cruella De Vil
You’re in My World Now – vampy plum for Dr. Facilier
Just One Bite – metallic red for The Evil Queen
Make ‘Em Squirm – metallic purple for Ursula
Smoke The Competition – dark gray for Hades
Mistress of Mayhem – jewel-tone green metallic for Maleficient
I love how Gelish and Disney included villains from a spectrum of great Disney films through the years – from the classics like Snow White, released in 1937, to the contemporary films like Malificient. Which one is your favorite?
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!