Gelish Urban Cowgirl Collection Swatches
In this post you will see my swatch photos and a description of each color. In an effort to keep this post from being extremely long and photo-heavy I will create a separate post in a couple of days that shows comparisons to existing shades on swatch sticks, so be sure to watch for that! Most of the colors in this collection are very unique to the Gelish line, which I’m excited about.
Tan My Hide is a pale nude cream with a subtle shimmer. This might be the lightest neutral shade from Gelish yet. It’s a very pale tan shade that leans slightly pink. This color applied a tad bit streaky and I found that three coats were needed for even coverage.
Tex’as Me Later is a dark, rosy pink with a frost finish. As with most frosts, this color does show brushstrokes so long base-to-tip strokes are recommended for an even finish. I experienced some shrinkage with this color and found it to be a little thin. I applied three coats for optimal coverage.
Holy Cow Girl! is sage green with a subtle shimmer. This is one of those colors that appears green to the eye, but when compared with my swatch sticks it actually leans much more grey than green. This color is a two-coater!
Chain Reaction is a gorgeous pewter metallic with a frosty finish. This color will also show some brushstrokes, but the application was flawless. It covered from edge to edge with no shrinking and was almost completely opaque with just one coat! This swatch shows two coats for good measure.
From Rodeo to Rodeo Drive is a purple-leaning taupe with a slight pearlescent shimmer. This is such a difficult color to classify as I see shades of grey, purple and taupe all in one. It’s definitely unique to the Gelish line and is a stunning shade for Fall! This is two coats.
Plum Tuckered Out is a dark purple cream. I was amazed at how evenly this color applied, and at the viscosity. It was thick enough to provide full coverage with just two coats! There are many dark purple shades in the Gelish line and I personally have a hard time distinguishing them from one another. This shade does lean a little more plum than most of the others if you look closely.
Seal the Deal is a super dark burgundy with a pink-ish purple shimmer. I feel that my photo doesn’t do this color justice! It’s a lovely rich color that’s perfect for the season. This is also a two-coater!
Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is described as a black/brown cream. Before reading the description of this color I actually thought it was more burgundy-leaning than brown. It definitely has some reddish tones to me, and almost matches my Black Cherry Berry exactly. My bottle of Black Cherry Berry is very very dark like this, though I’ve seen other swatches where it’s a lighter shade of burgundy… I’m not sure why that is to be honest.
As far as consistency goes, this color is Plum Tuckered Out’s twin. It also was nice and thick and provided full, even coverage in two coats. One note of warning though is that both of these colors needs to be applied very thinly because they wrinkle easily. My middle nail wrinkled pretty bad, but after applying the top coat it wasn’t noticeable.
And just a fair warning that this will probably be the last time you see my almond-shaped nails for a while. I chopped them all off and am starting over with my square shape again. :) I do love the look of the almond shape and am glad I tried it. My nails were actually the longest they’ve ever been when I took these photos! I just feel they’re harder to maintain, and I’m afraid I might poke an eye out with them. Back to “square” one. ;)