Gelish Ooh La La Collection

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I picked up the new Gelish Ooh La La collection a few days ago.  This is a Limited Edition collection that can only be purchased at CosmoProf stores. CosmoProf is running a Paris-themed special boutique with offerings from several brands.  You can read more about it here. The Gelish collection consists of three unique colors(…)

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LeChat Perfect Match Oasis Collection Swatches

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The Oasis Collection from LeChat Perfect Match consists of six bold colors with tropical hues for Summer.  All six shades have a cream finish, and they’re all amazing colors to wear to the beach or pool.  I’m loving the brights and neons this season! All of the swatches that I prepared show three coats of(…)

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Characteristics of Authentic Gelish Labels

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I recently received a batch of Gelish bottles that I purchased and my immediate thought was… “Are these authentic?!” My bottles didn’t have the signature Harmony wording down the side that I’m used to seeing. I also received a few questions from readers asking the same thing, so I reached out to my contact at(…)

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Gelish Hello Pretty Gradient Nails with Uber Chic Stamping

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This is what I’ve worn on my nails all week and I’m loving them. I used three of the colors from the new Gelish Hello Pretty collection to create a horizontal gradient on my nails and then added some glitter and a stamped design. The three Gelish colors that I used are Anime-zing Color!, Tokyo(…)

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How to Prep Natural Nails for Gel Polish Application

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Let’s talk a little about proper preparation of natural nails prior to gel polish application.  I receive a lot of questions and complaints from readers about premature chipping and peeling, and many times this is caused by improper nail prep.  For proper gel polish adhesion it’s important that the nail plate is dehydrated and free(…)

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Revel Nail Spring 2015 Collection

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Revel Nail recently launched their new Spring 2015 gel polish collection consisting of 20 colors named after major cities across the globe! Many of the colors in this collection have a clear base, so they are mostly jellies, crellies, glitters and a few creams. Because it’s such a large collection, my swatches will be posted(…)

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Leadlighting with Messy Mansion Stamping Plate & Revel Gel Polish

Leadlighting with Messy Mansion Stamping Plate & Revel Gel Polish 6

This is my first time attempting the leadlighting technique, and I love how it turned out. Leadlighting is when you apply a sheer color over a stamp to add color and dimension.  The best part for me is that this was almost all done with gel polish except for the stamped image. Revel Nail recently(…)

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