Gelish Cinderella Collection Swatches & Color Comparisons
Each of the color swatches below shows three coats of color on my natural nails. My nails are short again due to another break (I’m still blaming the cold weather). The formula of the colors was a little inconsistent. Most of them applied a little streaky, which is why I ended up using three coats to get full coverage. Each of the Trends glitter toppers are shown with two coats over my natural nails.
Party at the Palace is a minty teal blue with a beautiful shimmer finish. This color starts off very sheer, but it builds up to opacity. You can see that after three coats I still have a little visible nail line. Party at the Palace is available in a Two-of-a-Kind set with a matching Morgan Taylor shade.
During my fade test this color actually changed a little. With exposure to natural sunlight the color turned slightly more yellow/green. It was hard to capture in a photo, but in person you can visibly see the difference. The photo below shows a freshly painted swatch stick on the left, and one that was exposed to sunlight on the right.
My Carriage Awaits is a peachy coral shade with a subtle shimmer. This is a pretty unique color in the Gelish line.
Here it is next to some other light & medium pink shades. Unfortunately many of my swatch sticks are old and most are now faded, so the comparison photo below isn’t a very accurate depiction of the colors when they are first applied. The light pinks definitely have a fading issue.
Ella of a Girl also fades to a lighter shade of pink with exposure to the sunlight as you can see in the photo below. The swatch stick on the left is freshly painted, and the stick on the right was exposed to the sunlight.
Watch Your Step, Sister! is a dark pink cream that leans a bit coral. I’m really crazy about this color for spring and summer. This color is available in a Two-of-a-Kind set with a matching Morgan Taylor shade.
If the Slipper Fits is a silvery blue shimmer polish with holographic glitter. This is a very unique shade to the Gelish line. The base is pretty sheer, but it also builds up to opacity though you can still see some VNL after three coats.
I didn’t have anything to compare this color to, but I wanted to show it next to some silvers so that you can really see the blue tones. When I had it on alone it looked very silvery, but when you put it next to greys and silvers it most definitely has a blue-ish hue.
Live Like There’s No Midnight is dark blue with a shimmer finish. It’s really lovely and sparkly.
That concludes the six colors, and next at the three TRENDS! The Trends can be purchased in a three piece set or separately.
Stepsisters Rule! is a dark pink Gelish Trends glitter topper mix that has some holographic glitters. I think this one is really nice when worn on it’s own like this. In general, I like how most of the Trends toppers look over a natural nail vs over a color.
I applied one coat of Stepsisters Rule! over white, black, and the two pink shades from this collection… Ella of a Girl and Watch Your Step, Sister. I didn’t realize that my black base only had one coat and is a little streaky until I was editing photos.
I’ll Make it Fit is a Gelish Trends glitter topper with a multicolor glitter mix. These glitters seem to take on some jewel tones. This is also really pretty when worn alone.
A Moment of Magic is the third Gelish Trends glitter topper. This one has a golden/yellow-tinted base and has yellow, white and a few pink glitter hexes in it in addition to some gold microglitter. The base looks very yellow in the bottle, but seems to lighten after curing. Again, I like how this color looks on it’s own without a base color underneath.
In the photo below, I applied A Moment of Magic over white and black. I don’t care for this shade over dark colors at all, but it might look nice applied over a yellow or gold base. I was exhausted by the time I got to this swatch and didn’t make the effort to pull out other colors to try it over. These swatch posts take a LONG time! LOL
Whew, that was a long post! Don’t expect anything else from me this week! Just kidding (or am I?)! LOL
So, which colors from this collection are your favorites?