EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches (Spring/Summer 2014)
The TruGel Ringleader collection is a set of 6 creamy pastel colors that all have circus-themed names. I love pastels and the colors are lovely, but they feel a little reminiscent of other collections that were put out this season. This was my first time using the TruGel brand and I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the polish applied. This is probably the first time in a while that I didn’t have to do any flash curing to get the colors to stay perfectly in place. There were absolutely NO pooling or shrink-back issues… they applied like a dream! I was also able to apply in nice thin, even layers with ease. These get an “A” for the formula and ease of use.
I have not tested the wear of these polishes. I can’t say with absolute certainty, but I believe this brand is from the same company that makes ibd Just Gel, so the quality should be very similar. TruGel is also very reasonably priced, so that’s another perk.
Freaky Fete is a gorgeous medium purple. This color is lighter than Gelaze Spontaneous, and darker than SensatioNail Heirloom Lilac.
Magic & Mischief is a light, pastel blue. It’s darker than Gelish My One Blue Love, but very similar to LeChat Rock Candy and Couture Milano (without the shimmer).
Tantalizing Trapeze is a bright, minty teal. This color is similar to Gelish Mint of Spring, but is even brighter and more vibrant. This is one of my favorite colors in the set… you know I’m a sucker for teal!
Hoop of Flames is a really pretty coral color. It’s brighter than Gelish Fairest of Them All, and is another one of my favorites from this collection. I’ve been wearing this color for a couple of days now and have received loads of compliments on it. It looks a little more orange-y in some lights.
Smoke & Mirrors is a pale, pastel yellow. The color is almost identical to ACG Flawless except it doesn’t have the shimmer finish. So if you’re looking for a pure cream pastel yellow, this is the one to go for.
Extraordinary Spectacle is a pastel pink. This shade is very similar to Gelish Pink Smoothie, and I think it applies much better! Pink Smoothie tends to apply unevenly and leaves bald spots… that was not a problem with Extraordinary Spectacle, so this may be the replacement you’ve been looking for.