"Turn up your boom box this summer, it's time to start feelin' the beat on the street! Introducing Gelish and Morgan Taylor's bold and eye-catching array of bright colors for the summer 2016- the Street Beat collection. The collection includes six new shades: from a striking coral, to a powerful pink pearl, and a fierce teal, to a wild style yellow-orange creme.
"We were inspired by the artistic expression of street art and hip hop for this collection," says CEO and founder of Gelish and Morgan Taylor, Danny Haile. "Each bright shade resonates with inspiration and expressiveness. From energetic, upbeat pinks to a must-have pastel lilac, every shade is trendy from the runway to the streets." according to the official press release.
The Street Beats Summer 2016 collection includes:
B-girl Style: a neon bubble gum pink creme. [neon pink pearl]
Street Cred-ible: a bright nacho cheese orange creme. Took 3 coats for full opacity. [orange/yellow creme]
Cou-tour the Streets: a light pink creme with slight lilac undertones. [lilac creme]
Tag, You're It: a bold neon magenta shimmer. [fuchsia pink pearl]
Give me a Break-dance: a more green leaning teal with slight shimmer running through it. Took 3 coats for full opacity. [teal pearl]
Hip Hot Coral: a bright coral/pink hybrid shimmer. Took 3 coats for full opacity. [hot coral pearl]
(all swatches shown here are 2 coats of the Gelish Minis, unless stated otherwise, cured for 30 seconds each in an LED lamp, and are taken outdoors in natural light).
What I love and enjoyed most about this collection is how fun, bold, and bright the colors all are. What I didn't love about this collection is the lack of pigmentation. As gorgeous as the colors are, half of them required 3 coats in order to become fully opaque. The main downside to three coats is the time required for application. If your clients aren't in a hurry, or if you don't have clients booked up back-to-back than it shouldn't be an issue.
My personal favorites include: Give me a Breal-dance, Tag, You're it, and Street Cred-ible.
The Street Beat Collection from Gelish MINI and Morgan Taylor will be available for a limited time in May 2016. Gelish MINI is available at Sally Beauty Supply stores and http://sallybeautysupply.com/ for $13.99 per bottle and Morgan Taylor is available at https://www.morgantaylorlacquer.com/ for $9 per bottle.