Last Thursday I ordered my Gelish DIP system, and it arrived in the mail yesterday.
I’m so excited that Gelish has developed this system. As I mentioned in a previous post, the dip method is how I first “dipped” my figurative toes into the pond acrylic enhancements. Dipping was popular in the 90’s and I’m really happy to see this technique come back around. Stay tuned for a full review!
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?
To celebrate Halloween and Dia de Muertos Gelish is releasing Glow In The Dark gel polish.
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!
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.
I haven’t used any of these colors myself yet (still feels to early) but I’m loving the swatches of the new Gelish Street Beat collection for summer 2016! All these colors are unique to the Gelish line. What do you think? Will you buy any or all of these colors?
For summer 2016 Gelish has once again released a special, smaller collection, in conjunction with Morgan Taylor and other brands sold only at CosmoProf. (This collection is therefore only sold to professionals and only comes in the full size bottles.) The theme this year is “Nautical Chic.” About a month ago, when we first found out about this collection, I posted the ad… and now I have all four colors in my hands! I was able to find them all in stock at my local Cosmoprof. I have photos of the swatches from my nail wheel, since I am still wearing spring colors from the Kung Fu Panda 3 collection on my nails.
Catch My Drift, which looked like a royal blue shade in the ads actually looks more purple in real life. It’s gorgeous! I like it much better in person than I thought I would when I saw it in print.
Girls Love Buoys is a vivid pink/purple color; I would call it magenta. This will probably be a hot color for summer 2016.
My Yacht, My Rules is probably the most unique of the colors in this collection. Though it reminds me of My Secret Santa, it is not a glitter but is iridescent. This is the color I’m probably most excited about. I think it will make for some really cool French manicures.
Wish Upon a Starboard is your standard red for this collection. There are so many Gelish reds now that likely it’s only a shade or two from being just like the others. However, it’s a great summer red and worth having at the salon for clients who aren’t brave enough to deviate from the safety of a standard red color.
As usual for Gelish products, the colors applied nicely in two thin coats. I had no curing issues, as you can see, even with the darker colors. What do you think? Will you buy any or all of this collection?
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.