Gelish Hello Pretty! Summer 2015 Collection Swatches
Each swatch is shown with three coats of color. I found the formula of these to be on the thin side and they applied a bit patchy, so I used three coats for full coverage. Some of these colors caused my camera to freak out a little, so please be sure to read the corresponding notes.
Gelish Do You Harajuku? is a minty pastel green with a subtle shimmer.
Here is a comparison picture that shows Do You Harajuku? next to some other pale greens and teals. Do You Harajuku? is lighter than Gelish Kiss Me I’m a Prince and is more of a pure green than teal. I added some yellow-leaning greens on the left side to show that it’s not yellow either. It’s a nice unique shade.
Gelish Look at You, Pink-achu! is a bubble gum pink cream. My camera may have made this one appear slightly brighter than it is.
I would consider this color to be a medium pink that’s on the bright and cheery side, but isn’t so bright it’s neon. Below is a picture of Look at You Pink-achu mixed in with some other medium pinks. I have a really hard time comparing my pink swatch sticks because many of them have faded over time. Many of the Gelish pinks are faders, but I haven’t had time to test any of these colors for fading yet since I just got them and rushed to get swatches done. I will report back if I find any issues. (Update 5/17/15: I’m happy to report that I didn’t find any fading issues with this color, or any other color in the collection!)
From left to right: Gelish Ella of a Girl, LeChat Cotton Candy, OPI Suzy Shops & Island Hops, ibd Funny Bone, Gelish Look at You Pink-achu!, LeChat Paradise (from the new Oasis collection), Gelish Make You Blink Pink, and Gelish Sugar ‘n Spice.
Gelish Anime-zing Color! is a gorgeous blurple cream. My camera really freaks out when I try to photograph blue-leaning purples and it always makes them look more blue than they are. I tried color correcting this photo so that it has more purple tones, but I can’t guarantee the accuracy at all. It’s not quite that glow-y. The comp photo below may be a closer match.
I put this color next to some blues and purples to try to show how it compares. You can see that it’s somewhere right in the middle… a perfect blurple. I love these shades, I just wish my camera did too. Gelish doesn’t have any other shades that are quite like this one. LeChat Sweet Iris is probably the closest match that I own.
From left to right: LeChat Frozen Cold Spell (mood), Gelish You Glare I Glow, LeChat Sweet Iris, Gelish Anime-zing Color, LeChat Into the Deep (new Oasis collection), Gelish Mali-Blu Me Away, Shellac Purple Purple.
Gelish Tokyo a Go Go is a pink-leaning purple cream… another awesome shade.
Tokyo a Go Go is nice and bright compared to other similar colors in my stash. I was hoping to compare it to Carnival Hangover, but I can’t find my swatch stick or my bottle. TruGel just launched a color called Hypnotic that’s pretty similar in shade in their Neon Daze collection (swatches coming soon).
Gelish Pop-arazzi Pose is a bright red-leaning neon pink cream.
Below is a comparison photo that shows Gelish Pop-arazzi next to some other red-leaning Gelish pinks. It’s not obvious from this photo, but Pop-arazzi is a little brighter than most of these other shades. It’s a great beach-going color.
Gelish Manga-round With Me is a coral-leaning neon pink cream. My photo may glow a little more than real life, but this color is definitely bright!
From left to right: Gelish Rockin’ the Reef, Gelish I’m Brighter Than You, LeChat Sunkissed (from the new Oasis collection), Gelish Manga-Round With Me, LeChat Rose Glow, TruGel Beach Club Babe (from the new Neon Daze collection), Gelish Brights Have More Fun, and Gelish Shake it Til You Samba.
I found most of these colors available on Amazon.com in the duo sets (linked to above). You can also purchase the color individually from Esther’s Nail Center, and if you buy all six from this site you can get a free Gelish travel case.
Which colors are your favorites?