Gelish Under Her Spell Collection Swatches & Review – Fall 2013
The formula of these polishes is similar to the most recent All About the Glow collection, and they all applied with ease. They have smooth, creamy finishes. I applied three coats of each color to achieve the desired opacity for these swatches.
The color that I think everyone is most interested in is My Nightly Craving, which is a unique greyish-pink-lavender shade. This is my favorite of the group… I wore it for several days and loved it! Someone else that I know also wore this color and she had to repair a nail after a few days and she noticed that the newly painted nail was brighter than the others. I checked my swatch stick and the color did indeed fade to a slightly browner tone. I didn’t notice this as I was wearing it, but just a heads up that the color changes a little over time.
This is Love Me Like a Vamp, which is accurately described as a black-violet shade. It’s a very dark, vampy shade of purple. While I like the color, I’m finding it difficult to tell all of the Gelish dark purples apart. I would love to see them release some more unique shades.
Here is a quick shot of my collection of Gelish purples. You can see that the dark ones look fairly similar. I would like to see a true purple with some shimmer or a nice shade of lilac (pretty please).
I’m No Stranger to Love is a very dark teal/green. This is another shade that’s so dark it’s almost black. I think it’s unique and one that I would definitely wear in the cooler months, although I was hoping this one would be a few shades lighter – less black, a little more teal.
A Touch of Sass is a creamy, dark burgundy red. In looking a my swatch pics it’s apparent that I must have applied thicker coats on my middle finger because it’s a bit darker than the others. That just goes to show that you can control the opacity and shade with the number of coats and the thickness. (Thin coats are recommended for better curing.)
Here is a picture of my Gelish reds, so that you can see how this shade compares to some of the others. All of the swatch sticks have 3 coats of color. I’ve seen some swatches of Black Cherry Berry that look similar to my Touch of Sass swatch, but my Cherry Berry is much darker.
Lust at First Sight is a creamy greyish mauve. This is a really great fall color. It’s dark and sultry, but not too dark.
Want to Cuddle? is described as a smokey, dark taupe. This is a unique shade of brown that I find very rich and warm. I never really considered myself a fan of browns, but I love this and will definitely wear it this fall.
So what do you think of the new fall collection? Which colors are your favorite?