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Hello Loves! I have four fun products to show you today by Pink Gellac. These are brought to you by Chickettes and I have had the opportunity to play with them for over a month now. I have the Ultra Shine Top Coat, Ultra Shine Pearl Top Coat, Effect Gold Foil and Effect Silver Foil for review. Wanna see them?
Let's start with the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Top Coat. I have used this one with almost every mani I have done since Andrea sent it to me to try. That right there tells you how much I like it, but let's talk about the details for a minute. The Ultra Shine Top Coat is a no-wipe top coat. That means it doesn't have a tacky layer to cleanse at the end of the mani. I absolutely LOVE no-wipe top coats. Not having to cleanse at the end saves one more step that is drying to my skin. The Ultra Shine Top Coat requires a 1 minute cure in LED, which is a little bit of a bummer, but it has amazing shine. The shine, in my opinion, is stronger than my regular gel top coats by leaps and bounds. What's more, it doesn't dull over time like some other no-wipe top coats will and it cures to a hard, protective finish. Let's take a look over a black base.
The reflections are amazing. You can see the shade around my lamp! With that said, there is one thing I should mention. The top coat is quite thick and tends to leave small gaps or pits when you first apply it. The more you try to fix them, the worse it gets. I quickly discovered that the trick is to apply it and leave it alone. The gel will level and fill in the gaps beautifully. Here's another shot. You can see the spiral in the actual bulb on the index and middle fingers in this one.
Finally, here's a closeup. Please disregard the noise in the photo and focus on the reflection. Beside the glare reflection from the light, you can actually see the distorted reflection of my camera and tripod! I have a lot of top coats in my arsenal, and none of them compare when it comes to shine - not even my beloved Couture top coat!
Moving on, the Ultra Shine Top Coat also comes in a shimmer version called Ultra Shine Pearl Top Coat. I have shown it to you in a few nail art pieces previously, but let's take a look over black. This one is also a no-wipe top coat and applies like the regular Ultra Shine Top Coat. The difference is the Ultra Shine Pearl Top Coat has a silver and scattered holographic shimmer. It performs beautifully over nail art to add that extra shimmer without obscuring even the most delicate designs.
The shine isn't quite as reflective as the regular Ultra Shine Top Coat since the shimmer breaks up the reflection, but the shine is still quite strong. In the picture below, you can still see the shade around my lamps on the index and middle nails.
Here's a closeup of the pearl. I soft focused this one just a tad to show the scattered holographic shimmer mixed in with the silver.
Next, I have the Effect Silver Foil topper. The Effects are not stand alone top coats, but rather they are glitter style toppers that can be applied between the final color coat and top coat layers. The Effect Silver Foil is, well, silver foil flakies in a clear base. The base is average consistency but it is loaded with the flakes. Application is nice for a flaky. I applied one stroke down the center of the nail and then used the brush to move the pieces around until I was happy with the coverage. Oh, and the flakes don't stick up like some of the flakies we have seen lately. *coughGelishcough* *coughFingerPaintsGelcough* I have swatched it here over a dark purple.
Here's a closeup that shows the flakes a bit better. Or maybe not...but look at that shine from the Ultra Shine Top Coat. lol By the way, the Effect Silver Foil would look awesome over a black base for a quick and easy New Years mani.
Finally, I have the Effect Gold Foil to show you too. This one is exactly like the Effect Silver Foil, just gold. So there isn't really much I can say that you haven't already heard. I swatched it here over Pink Gellac Lipstick Red. Lipstick Red is a classic red cream.
As I mentioned previously, these are available for purchase via the Chickettes Boutique or on Amazon. Chickettes is also having an awesome Black Friday sale with 20% off everything in the Boutique and free shipping on orders over $50. :)
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