Hello friends! Today I have some exciting products to share with you!
I have recently started to get involved with the world of gel polish. Today I have seven gel polish shades by Pink Gellac to share with you, which are available for purchase from Chickettes Boutique.
I'd like to start off by saying that I am not a licensed nail tech, and all information shared on this blog has been learned from researching gel polish, and the Pink Gellac brand.* For those who may not know, gel polish is a type of polish that only cures, or dries, with the use of a lamp that is especially made to cure gel products. This particular polish brand can be cured with either a UV lamp, or an LED lamp. I currently have the Gelish 18G LED lamp, and that is what I used for these swatches.
Pink Gellac is a European based, soak-off gel polish, set to last 14+ days without chipping or peeling. I received these polishes from Chickettes Boutique for review. I also received a primer, a base coat, and a top coat along with the polish shades, so I could try out their system. These products were great and helped the polish adhere very well. I did not wear the polishes for long, as I only wore them to swatch. I did, however, wear #152 Naked for two days and it did not budge. I will say that the top coat is pretty thick. It almost felt like a builder gel consistency, which I feel really protected the color. I had to really file that down before soaking it off, which I think is a wonderful thing, considering you want your gel manicure to last.
The polishes fully cured with the designated 60 seconds under my LED lamp. I had no issues with curing times.
I have not had too much experience with gel polish, but from all of the research I have done, and working with these polishes, the layers need to be applied very thinly to help the gel cure evenly. So I did see the first coat of each of these to be streaky. This did not mean I had any issues with applying, and the coats did cure evenly.
Now let's get into the beautiful colors :)
Pink Gellac: #145 Gipsy Blue
This is such a beautiful and bright, light turquoise blue. Required 3 coats for full opacity.
Pink Gellac: #157 Sky Blue
This was my favorite polish out of all of them! Look at that beautiful blue color. It totally reminds me of this year's pantone color of the year, Serenity. This is a medium pale blue with some slight purple undertones. Required 3 coats for full opacity.
Pink Gellac: #163 Rockstar Red
This is a bright classic red with some gold shimmery flecks throughout. The shimmer is big enough that you can really see it on the nail. Required 2 coats for full opacity. Click on photos to enlarge.
Pink Gellac: #159 Glamorous Peach
I love this color. This is a coral-y bright pink with what looks like the same gold, shimmery flecks as Rockstar Red, except a bit more pronounced. Such a gorgeous color. This formula was a bit thicker than all the other ones, but still very workable. Required 3 coats for full opacity. Click on photos to enlarge.
Pink Gellac: #152 Naked
Okay, this was another one of my favorites. This is a lavender shade with a grey or taupe undertone, and a gorgeous slight silver shimmer throughout. This is one of those colors that I think is appropriate for Spring, Fall, and Winter seasons. I think it could even be worn in the supper as a neutral for a sophisticated or fresh look, or a summer wedding. I really love this one. Required 3 coats for full opacity. Click on photos to enlarge.
Pink Gellac:: #132 Violet Purple
This polish is a grape tone of purple with some strong blue shimmer throughout. In the photos, the shimmer looks pronounced and streaky, but it does not show up like that on the nail. I expected this color to look different than it did, so I was a little disappointed, but it is still a beautiful color. On the website, the polish looks to have a much more red undertone to it. Required 3 coats for full opacity. Click on photos to enlarge.
Pink Gellac Effect: Gold Foil
Lastly, I have this gold metallic glitter topper. The glitter pieces are very reflective and quite big. I did not have any gritty edges with this glitter. Shown is one coat without top coat so you could see the finish on its own. Click on photos to enlarge.
I really hope you enjoyed this post! Please let me know what you think of the colors, or if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by!
*This blog was edited on 03/21/15. Italicized sentences added on this date.