gel swatches

Need not Fear, Essie Gel is here!!

Need not Fear, Essie Gel is here!! 0

At long last Essie has come out with a line of LED gel polishes to match their incredibly popular lacquer line. Presently, there are 36 colors in the line, but I can almost guarantee there will be many more in the near future.

No longer will customers come into your salon and say “Give me a gel manicure that looks like “Mint Candy Apple.” And then you have to go struggle to find something that closely resembles it.  Problem is finally solved.

I’ve italicized the nail polish equivalent for each gel shade mentioned below.

Dance Class: a pale semi- sheer beige nude. (Ballet Slippers)

Members Only: a shimmering pink beige. (Tea & Crumpets)

Well Collected: a creamy rose. (Eternal Optimist)

Net Worth: a bright aqua turquoise. (Where’s my Chauffeur)

Break a Sweat: a shimmering deep purple. (Sexy Divide)

Decadent & Devine: a shimmering deep dark chocolate brown.(Decadent Diva)

Life Partner: a deep dark burgundy. (Sole Mate)

Leather on Top: jet black. (Licorice)

All swatches shown here were 2 coats, cured each in an LED light for 30 seconds.

For more information on essie, check them out here: http://www.essie.com/

Gelish gel polish Swatches

Gelish gel polish Swatches 0

I recently tried some of the gre

at Gelish gel polish colors by Hand & Nail Harmony.

Carnival Hangover: a warm fuchsia.

Shake it till you Samba: a bright neon pink watermelon shade.

Gossip Girl: a dark fuchsia.

Strut your Stuff: a deep dark rich chocolate brown.

Hot Rod Red: a true pure perfect red shade.

Sweet Dream: a milky white sheer shade.  Would be great for french manicures, or for clients who want a white washed look.

Simple Sheer: an incredibly sheer, virtually clear shade.  There is a subtle light pink tinge to this essentially sheer clear shade.  Makes the nail appear a healthy and with a slight rosy pink glow.  Is ideal for clients who prefer a natural nail look.

Each swatch shown here is 2 coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED light.

For more information on Gelish, please check them out at :http://gelish.com/

Artistic Colour Gloss Winter 2013 Collection

Artistic Colour Gloss Winter 2013 Collection 0

I recently had the privilege of trying out the latest Artistic Colour Gloss Winter 2013 Collection of micro fine glitter/shimmer gel polishes from Artistic Nail Design.  The colors in this 4 piece collection are all wonderful, and would be great to offer your clients.

Sinful: a shimmering cranberry holiday red.

Loyal: a shimmering denim blue shade.

Envied: a shimmering solid green shade.  Out of the 4 colors in this collection this was the only shade that was slightly problematic for me.  This shade did not apply as smoothly as the other shades did, and I had some issued with improper curing and shrinkage.  Perhaps I just got a faulty bottle.  Nonetheless, I am still a big fan of the color, and find it very pretty.

Desired: a shimmering purple magenta shade.

Each swatch shown here is 2 coats, cured for 30 seconds each in an LED lamp.

For more information on Artistic Nail Design or the other products they offer, check them out at: http://www.artisticnaildesign.com/

nsi Polish Pro LED/UV Gel Polish Fall 2013 Collection Swatches

nsi Polish Pro LED/UV Gel Polish Fall 2013 Collection Swatches 0

I recently had the privlidge of trying out the latest Fall 2013 collection of gel polishes from nsi.  I must say I was very pleased with the color offerings this season.  Also, 4 out of 6 colors in this collection are what I call “1 Coat Wonders”– by this I mean with one polish coat, the color is entirely opaque and perfect, this saves not only time in performing a manicure, but it also saves $$$ because you save on product amount used!!

Over the Knee: a multi-shimmer glistening metallic gunmetal with blue undertones. A “1 Coat Wonder” !

Dramatic Rush: a deep dark sultry burgundy red.

Restrained Glamour: a cosmic metallic purple/silver. A “1 Coat Wonder”!

Wear it Proud: the Perfect fall/ autumn orange.  Reminds me of all the wonderful Fall Holidays. A “1 Coat Wonder”!

Studded Stiletto: also a cosmic metallic silver/brown. A “1 Coat Wonder”!

Feminine Chic: a metallic pink with a shiny purple reflection.

All swatches shown here are 2 coats of color, each cured for 30 seconds in an LED lamp.

For more information on nsi Polish Pro, check out: http://www.nsinails.com/products/polish-pro-light-cured-gel-polish.html

Cuccio Colour Veneer Gel Holiday 2013 Sparkles

Cuccio Colour Veneer Gel Holiday 2013 Sparkles 0

Russian Oppulence: a metallic warm shiny gold. 2 coats

Hong Kong Harbor: a metallic shiny silver. 2 coats

Manhattan Mayhem: a fine glitter red. Required 3 coats for full opacity. My personal favorite of this collection!

To purchase, you can find this Holiday sparklers at: http://cuccio.com/index.php