Monday, May 25, 2015
Light Elegance P+ Glitter Gel
Hello Loves. I have a few of the Light Elegance P+ Glitter Gels to show you today. I've wanted to try these for a while now but never got around to ordering any. So when a friend offered to loan me her bottles to swatch, I jumped all over it. Thanks Joanna!
Ok, so the Light Elegance P+ Glitter Gels are from the Light Elegance Soak Off line. Light Elegance products are professional products and are a little difficult to find for those without a license. I have a few of their hard gels, but this is my first experience with their soak off products. They offer a large range of colors in addition to the glitters, but I haven't had a chance to try their non-glitter finishes yet either. Ready to see a few of the glitters and hear my thoughts?
First up is a really fun, confetti inspired glitter topper called Sprinkles. She consists of a slightly pink jelly base that is loaded with multi-color iridescent glitter in varying sizes. It's like a birthday cake on your nails.
Sprinkles is very densely glittered. The result is an extremely thick polish that can be difficult to apply. I found that wiping the majority of the gel off of the brush, then applying a glob in the center of the nail and dabbing it into place over the nail. I did this for two coats in these swatches. I did find that if the gel ended up too thick on the nail, it didn't cure properly in my weaker lamps (the Harmony 18G cured it without issue but the smaller lamps had trouble unless it was very thin).
Since the amount of glitter freaked out my camera a little, I decided to try for a few macros of these. This is Sprinkles up close and personal.
The next polish I have to show you is Ice Breaker. This one is a clear base that is loaded with blue and purple glitters.
Since the glitters are smaller in Ice Breaker than in Sprinkles, it was a little easier to apply. I did find that I had to dab and spread, but it was much easier to keep the coats thin and avoid curing issues. These swatches are two coats. I personally feel that the end result is well worth the effort. :)
Here's the Macro shot of Ice Breaker. You can see the purple glitters a little better here.
Lagoon is similar to Ice Breaker in terms of glitter size, but it consists of teal and green holographic glitters with a scattering of dark blue glitter. Of course, my camera failed to capture the teal as well as it could have. The greens are more obvious in person. This is two coats.
Application of Lagoon is much like Ice Breaker. It was easier than Sprinkles but still requires a little effort to keep the layers thin and prevent curing issues.
I can't help but love the teal and blue combo. Especially in this macro shot.
Finally, Gumdrop is another iridescent glitter combo. The jelly base is pink and the glitters are various sizes shades of pink and purple. I love this one in concept, but in application I'm just not feeling it.
Gumdrop was the most difficult to apply of the four. The larger glitters wanted to cling to each other and were very difficult to separate. Getting it thin enough was also a beast.
Gumdrop is definitely best used as one thin coat with glitter placement over a solid base.
What do you think of these Light Elegance P+ Glitter Gels? I personally love the first three, despite the tricky application. While they could be replicated with loose glitter, I feel that having the glitter suspended in the base gives the glitter depth that you just don't get with loose glitter scrubbed into the tacky layer. If you're interested, you can find these and others on the Light Elegance Website here.
Thank you again, Joanna, for the loaners!
*The Polishes Featured in this post were borrowed from a readers who purchased them herself. All links in this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.