ibd Just Gel Polish – Social Lights Collection Swatches
Good morning and Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there and to the moms that are doing double duty! I have swatches of the new ibd Social Lights collection for you today. This collection has eight colors total; 6 creamy colors and 2 glitter toppers. Each of the color swatches show three coats of polish, while the glitter toppers are only two coats each. These colors all applied great, and I love the quality and affordability of the ibd brand.
This is Cashmere Cutie, a soft purple cream. This is the shade that I actually swatched last and chose to wear for a few days. I wore this one out in the sunlight yesterday and did notice that the polish looked a little splotchy – there were darker purple patches. You can kind of see some hints of this in my photos below as well. I’m not sure what’s causing that – it could be that my top coat was applied inconsistently or it could just be the color. It’s not really visible most of the time – I can’t see any splotches right now as I’m typing this. I just thought that was important to mention.
This color is very similar to Couture Glam Squad, and is more purple than Gelish It’s a Lilly.
Chic to Chic is a very pretty bright pink cream. I wanted to put this next to the purple shade so that you can see the difference between the two since Cashmere Cutie does have some pink-ish undertones to it. Chic to Chic is a unique pink in my collection. The closest color that I have to this is Gelish Sugar & Spice, which is a little darker.
Full Blu-um is a soft medium blue cream. This has been a popular shade this year, and I have a few colors that are very very similar; LeChat Rock Candy, Couture Milano, and TruGel Magic & Mischief. This shade is darker that Gelish My One Blue Love.
Polo Can U Go is a creamy lime green. This shade is similar to Gelish Lime All the Time, except it’s a little more muted.
Gala-vant is a bright, neon orange cream. My camera freaks out on colors like this so I can’t say that the photos are 100% color accurate. This shade is almost identical to Gelish I’m Brighter Than You and Gelaze Flip Flop Fantasy.
Dockside Diva is a tan/nude cream. I normally prefer bright colors and avoid neutrals like the plague, but I really like this color. It works well with my skin tone, and is perfect for when you need something professional. I recently used this color as a base in my Egyptian Hieroglyphics nail art.
Billion-heiress is a glitter topper that’s loaded with small pink glitters and holographic bar glitter. This is only two coats, but I had to give the bottle a really good shake and some additional shakes along the way to get this type of glitter coverage.
And finally this is Yacht-a Yacht-a Yacht-a, another glitter topper. This one has tiny silver micro-glitters in the clear base with multi-colored hex and bar glitters. I had to do some fishing to get the colorful glitters to come out of the bottle. I’m not really a huge fan of the bar glitters in this one, but it makes me think of a festive celebration.
Do you have any favorites out of this collection? My two favorites are Cashmere Cutie and Dockside Diva.
Oh, and I attempted to do a fade test on these when I first got them. Unfortunately I forgot that I put my swatch sticks in a window sill and I let them sit there for probably a month or longer. After that much exposure to summer sunlight, they will definitely fade! LOL Any ibd that I’ve ever tested previously has passed the fade test with flying colors, so it’s a pretty safe bet that these will fare well also.