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:

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Be Our Guest be-our-guest

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Gaston and On and On gaston-and-on2520and2520on

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!

Glow in the Dark Gelish

To celebrate Halloween and Dia de Muertos Gelish is releasing Glow In The Dark gel polish.

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Am I the only one who’s been hoping for some glow in the dark Gelish for years?!?! FINALLY!  This would have been awesome back in the day when I did spinning classes. haha!

I haven’t found this for sale anywhere yet, but I assume Cosmoprof will have it in the next couple weeks. If you find it, please let me know where!

Wish Upon a Starboard

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This color is Wish Upon a Starboard from Gelish’s A Very Nautical Girl collection, which was released in May. I did this set then didn’t get around to taking a photo of it for about a week and a half.  But I wanted to show you how smooth and shiny it still is after over a week.  The color held up so well that I would have left it on if it weren’t for the growth at the cuticle area.  If you are in the market for a tomato red polish, I highly recommend trying to get your hands on this one!

The lines for the French-style nails were hand-drawn with Chain Reaction, from last fall’s Urban Cowgirl collection.

Sweetheart Squadron Swatches

Here are the swatches of the Fall 2016 Gelish collection, Sweetheart Squadron.  Introduced in my post last month, these beautiful colors were released around August 1st and I finally got mine ordered.  When they arrived I was stunned by how pretty the peach and coral polishes are in real life.  I don’t know if you can tell in the photo, but Put a Wing on It has some subtle shimmer to it.

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They’re all perfect fall shades, but I feel like Perfect Landing and Put a Wing on it will make great polishes for that transition time between summer and fall… where you’re not really ready to give up your summer polishes but fall is already in the air…

What do you think? Will you buy the entire collection?

Give me a Break-dance

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This polish is from Gelish’s summer collection, Street Beat, and it is called Give Me a Break-dance.  For some unknown reason I thought adding glitter would be a good idea, so I sprinkled a little of Paradise (by Recollections brand) on top of three coats.  In the end I was unhappy because this polish, like others from the collection, has a really pretty shimmer to it, and all I did was mask it.

The stamp is from Born Pretty Store, XL rectangular plate BP-L003, and I stamped with white Konad stamping polish. This plate works really well, especially for the price. Highly recommended it!

I’m getting some Born Pretty store brand stamping polish soon, so stay tuned for a review of that.