Hello Loves! I have swatches and a review of the Bundle Monster Speed Gel Bliss Collection for you today. The BMC Speed Gels are one step gel polishes that do not require a separate base or top coat. The Bliss Collection is made up of 6 gorgeous, shimmering holiday themed colors that are LED compatible.
The BMC Speed Gels impressed me right off the bat with application. While not as thick as some of the regular Bundle Monster Gel Polishes, the coverage is awesome! Four of the six polishes in this collection can easily be worn as one coat. The other two are nice two coaters. They apply smoothly and self level nicely. Those with glitter are easy to apply without the glitter trying to creep down the nail. Like I said, I'm impressed. I will say that even though they offer one coat coverage in most cases, I prefer two or more anyway for added strength.
The first polish I have to show you is called Frozen. Frozen is a royal blue jelly base that is loaded with blue micro glitter. This one flashes teal in some lights, but I was unable to capture it. Frozen offers one coat coverage.
Jingle Bell Rock is an orange toned red jelly base with red and holographic micro glitter. The shimmer is stunning! Jingle Bell Rock needs two coats for opacity.
Mistletoe Kisses is one of my favorites from this collection. The emerald green base is full of greenish teal shimmer. The result is a shifty finish. This one is also a true one coater.
Polar Express is a rusty gold jelly base that is loaded with golden shimmer. I love the orange tone of this golden polish. Polar Express is opaque in one coat.
Sparkling Raspberry is a purple jelly base that is loaded with purple shimmer. This one has a bit of a plum tone and is opaque in one coat.
Finally, Sugar Plum Princess is a purple base with blue shimmer that gives it a deep blurple appearance. I did find that this one needs two coats for full opacity.
I told you about application in the beginning of the post, so let's talk for a second about wear. I didn't get to do a full wear test with this one because of school, but I was able to test it for 8 days. Please excuse my messy application. I was feeling a little ill when I applied the polish for this test. I applied two coats of Frozen. After 8 days, the shine still looks pretty good. There are a few scuffs where I hit my nails with my file, but the rest of the finish looks the same as when I applied it.
I did note a good bit of tip wear though. No chips, but the tips are definitely wearing away in spots. This could be a result of the abuse from class, but I can't say for sure. I shortened my nails on this hand so they wouldn't get in the way of my file as much, but I did still hit them some. For example, I know the side of the index nail is from my file. But I don't think I hit the others.
Of course, Removal is always a large factor in my reviews. So let's talk about the removal. One Step Gels tend to have strange removals in my experience. They don't like to flake off of the nail but instead disintegrate and turn powdery. This one is no different. I buffed the top coat slightly, the wrapped each nail. After 10 minutes, the 2nd coat started to bubble and the first started to disintegrate. I was able to push most of the gel off of my nails at this point, but had to soak another 10 minutes to get the majority of the rest. I ended up with a few small spots that didn't release during soak off due to damage on my nail plate, but I was able to buff those out.
So there you go. Application is quite dreamy with these gels. They are nicely opaque in 1-2 coats. Wear is average and removal is as expected for a one step gel. I'll definitely wear them again, though I'll probably use a base coat if I still have damage to deal with and I'll add a separate top coat for extra protection until I learn to use a file without filing my own nails.
If you're interested in the BMC Speed Gels, you can purchase them on Bundle Monster's website or through Amazon here. Note, the Amazon link defaults to Frozen but the others are available as purchase options. ;)
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