Blue Gel Polish Swatches

I had planned to post my medium pink swatches today, but I desperately need a break from pink!  I’ll have the rest of my pink swatches for you within the week though.  So I’m shifting the focus to some true blues, meaning they don’t lean green/teal.  I also have several blue/green shades to share with you and will try to get to those within 1-2 weeks.

This is ibd Just Gel Polish Swag Bag, a bright medium blue with a cream finish.  I’m really digging the ibd brand polishes!  I’m asked frequently what I think of this brand… it’s affordable, the quality is great, it lasts just as long as the big name gel polishes (though I recommend using it with the Gelish base & top), and they have a good variety of colors.  What’s not to like?

ibd Just Gel Polish - Swag Bagibd Just Gel Polish - Swag BagThis is Fingerpaints Before I Believe It’s Blue, a pure glitter polish in a blue tinted sheer base.  I didn’t this glitter polish would provide full coverage, but it far exceeded my expectations.  I gave it a good shake before applying and it had great coverage in three coats.  This polish has a gorgeous sparkle and smooth finish.  Love it!

Fingerpaints Gel Polish - Before I Believe Its BlueFingerpaints Gel Polish - Before I Believe Its BlueAnd this is Couture Milano, a cool light blue with just a touch of shimmer.  I only have a few Coutures in my collection, but they also seem to be of really great quality.  Most of their colors are very highly pigmented and provide good coverage in two coats.  This one took three coats to look like this.

Couture Milano SwatchCouture Milano SwatchAnd here’s a bonus… this is ibd Gettin Twiggy With It.  I wanted to see what this glitter topper looked like so I applied it over ibd Swag Bag.  It has thin black and white bar glitter and kind of reminds me of salt & pepper beard clippings!  LOL  This might be a good topper to use for Movember mustache manis!

ibd Gettin Twiggy With It over Swag Bagibd Gettin Twiggy With It over Swag Bag

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4 Responses

  1. Jolien says:

    love the first one :)

  2. Red Simmons says:

    I love the blue colors, especially the “Before I Believe it’s Blue.” Maybe you could do a post comparing Gel brands? I have a beauty products review blog and I’ve just done a blog on Gelish.

  3. Miss kitty says:

    Thumbs up for IBD gels ladies. I get mine on eBay with matching RNP for some of them for feet.

  4. Sara says:

    Hi Andrea,

    I just got Swag Bag yesterday and I love it. Just looking at it makes me happy. :) How close is it to Gelish Ooba Ooba Blue? Is OOB in the same family but darker?