New Gelish collection swatches posted!

I’ve been crazy busy adulting lately, but have been slowly working to add all my collection swatches to the Gelish Collection swatches page. Check back soon for more!

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Gelish Fall 2017 Matadora Collection Swatches

Collection Matadora BThe Matadora collection is on store shelves, and the summer is winding down… My clients have already been requesting some fall colors, and I have these now to offer!

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If you prefer to see these colors in action, you can view my swatch video for this collection on the Smoke & Mirrors YouTube channel.  And, check out my updated Gelish Collections List page and the Gelish Collections Swatch photos page to see more about this and previous Gelish collections.

I’m looking forward to using Don’t Break My Corazón the most. What about you?

Well, hello, Gelish Holiday 2017 Collection!

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My September 2017 Nails Magazine arrived in the mail this week, and inside it is the NailStyle insert for Fall 2017… which has a sneak peek of the Little Miss Nutcracker Holiday 2017 Collection from Gelish! I was so excited to see color dots for these new shades, even though it’s still August and 80+ degrees at the Smoke and Mirrors Headquarters.

If you’re getting amped about the holidays, check out the new colors coming our way from Gelish:

  • 1110273You Crack Me Up – eye-catching green
  • 1110274Baby, It’s Cold Outside – deep, midnight navy blue
  • 1110275Plumthing Magical – royal purple
  • 1110276Don’t Toy with My Heart – bold, shimmery garnet red
  • 1110277Just Tutu Much – shimmery blonde gold
  • 1110278Dreaming of Gleaming – glistening silver metallic
  • 1110279Silver in my Stocking – silver special effect glitter, a part of the Trends lineup

They all look beautiful but I am loving that green color! I can’t wait to get my hands on these. What about you? Which ones do you like?

Images from beautypageinc.com

Gelish Matadora Collection for Fall 2017

Thanks to the Italian NailPro site and press samples provided to The Daily Nail, we get a sneak peak of the 2017 Fall Collection from Gelish! The collection is called Matadora, “inspired by the impressive landscapes of Spain and it’s vibrant traditions.”

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You can find swatches at The Daily Nail. The colors are:

  • All Tango’d Up – burgundy cream
  • Danced and Sang-ria – dark plum cream
  • Don’t Break My Corazon – warm red cream
  • I’m Drawing a Blanco – a glittery white
  • Mauve Your Feet – mauve cream
  • Olé My Way – shimmery dark blue

Gelish Beauty and the Beast Collection Swatches

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Here are my swatches of the Gelish spring collection for Beauty and the Beast. They are gorgeous in person, and the photos don’t do them justice!  I have a feeling that people are going to LOVE The Last Petal. These colors are unique within the Gelish lineup, though I think The Last Petal is close to some other reds.  The above swatch of Enchanted Patina is two coats, and you can see that this polish works on its own and as a topper.

What do you think? Which is your favorite?

Gelish Summer 2017 Collection: Selfie + Other Exciting News!

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Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE Gelish? This brand continues to amaze me. Check out the beautiful summer 2017 collection we have to look forward to! It’s called Selfie.

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I was flipping through the March edition of NailStyle, and insert in Nails Magazine and there it was! We’re not even into March yet and already talking about summer colors and I am so excited about that. Thanks, Gelish, for brightening my day!

In other Gelish news, the Gelish Official Facebook page posted a teaser of a new, as yet unnamed product:

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Lots of people are speculating that this is a gel removal product, but based on what I’m seeing from Creative Academy Ireland, it’s called Polygel and it’s a brand new gel system.  We’ll have to wait for the official U.S. unveiling at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago next month to find out what this is all about.

And the final piece of Gelish news is….

gelish-dip…a Gelish Dip system!?! I’m pretty pumped about this because I’ve been looking for a new dip system recently.  The acrylic dip method is the first enhancement method I started with 20 years ago. It’s very cool to see this method now modernized, and coming full circle.

Hand and Nail Harmony has not posted any information about this new system in the U.S., but you can check out a promo video posted by a nail tech in South Africa for a bit more information. And then we’ll wait for Gelish to give us more official news in the future… hopefully soon!

Gelish Collections List Updated!

I just updated the master list of Gelish polishes to include the Beauty and the Beast spring collection.

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Photo Credit: Esther’s Nail Center

And, stay tuned over the coming weeks for updates to that page – I’ll be linking all my collection photos and nail design photos to that page so you can not only reference a color name, item #, or release date, but also see the color sample or a nail design using that color.

Gelish Beauty and the Beast collection

ICYMI, Gelish (and Morgan Taylor) have once again teamed up with Disney to create a polish collection for their live action movie Beauty and the Beast coming out this March.  The colors, according to Gelish, “reflect the beauty that comes from within.”

The colors are:

The Last Petal the-last-petal

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Be Our Guest be-our-guest

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This collection also comes with a shimmer topper that Gelish is calling “patina”.

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You can add a coat over the collection’s other polishes to create more unique colors:

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Beautiful!  I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection. It should be available in February 2017.

Gelish Winter 2016/17 Collection

I woke up this morning to find several posts from Gelish and Gelish Mini  on their official Facebook pages about their new collection called The Great Ice-Scape.  I am so excited about this beautiful collection that I can hardly stand it!

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Gelish says the colors were “Inspired from the beautiful art of figure skating…” and they are (from left to right, above):

  • N-Ice Girls Rule
  • Figure 8s & Heartbreaks
  • Ice Queen Anyone?
  • Lace ‘Em Up
  • Flirt In A Skating Skirt
  • Hey, Twirl-Friend!

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I’ll be ordering this collection today. What about you?

Gelish Winter Collection 2016: Wrapped in Glamour

ICYMI The new Gelish collection for Winter/Holiday 201 has just been released and it’s beautiful!

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I have the whole collection on order, and can’t wait for them to arrive!  I might be more excited about these than I am the new fall colors I have waiting to be used.  The colors are:

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Check your local beauty supply store, because the collection should be in stock soon. For your reference, I’ve also updated my Gelish master list to show the new colors. Happy shopping!