Hello Loves! As promised, I have more Gelaze by China Glaze swatches to show you today from my Sally Beauty haul. As a reminder, Gelaze is BOGO at Sally Beauty Supply for the entire month of March, so if you’re thinking about trying it now is the time!
First up, Gelaze Awakening. This beauty is everything I wanted IBD Just Gel Road to Paris to be but wasn’t. It is a bit on the sheer side but has a gorgeous rose base with a golden shimmer. Soft and subtle but shifty too. You can see the shift in the difference between my index nail and pinkie nail.
Lubu Heels is an awesome black jelly base with red shimmer. I love it! It’s dark and vampy but with a flirty pop. This one was a tad difficult to apply. It wanted to shrink no matter what I did, so I ended up having to flash cure the first layer. (Note: All of the Gelaze polishes will shrink if the gel is warm. It likes to be cool – even cold. If you have problems with shrinking or pooling, pop the bottle in the freezer for 3-5 minutes and you’ll notice a world of difference in the application.)
Long Kiss is a classic shimmery dark red. It looks almost metallic in certain light. I think most gel polish lines have a red in a similar shade and finish. I know I have several from different brands, yet I still ended up bringing this one home. I think it’s safe to say I really like this color!
Re-Fresh Mint is a soft, pastel green cream. It is very much a mint shade and reminds me of the mint chocolate chip ice cream I loved as a child. Sadly it is not the best color for my skin tone, but that’s never stopped me from wearing a color before.
Finally, you know I couldn’t resist picking up Fairy Dust. This scattered holographic topper is very similar to Gelish Vegas Nights, but it seems a little more sparkly to me and I believe the particles may be a tad smaller as well. It’s a gorgeous topper! As usual, I have swatched it here as three coats over a nude nail to show that the base is clear.
I then layered it as one coat of Re-Fresh Mint. Note that Re-Fresh Mint looks a bit darker in this picture than it actually is. I killed one of my lights and soft focused the picture a tad to capture the sparkle.
I have one more Gelaze in my current stash, but no pictures of it yet. Flip Flop Fantasy has become my new nemesis. Such a gorgeous, neon orange leaning coral, but my camera is not cooperating in capturing it! Cameras really don't like to capture neons shades. A quick Google image search shows me that I am not alone, but I’m not ready to give up yet. I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. ;)
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