Peach Swatches: ibd Sundance, Gelaze Peachy Keen & Gelaze Flip Flop Fantasy

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really excited for spring and summer colors. I love to wear bright, fun colors on my nails. I recently purchased a bunch of new gel polishes and have quite a few spring-y shades to share with you. I’m going to start swatching them in color groups.  Today’s swatches are the peach shades from my haul.  They all have a cream finish and each is shown with three coats of polish over two layers of acrygel.

First up is ibd Just Gel Polish Sundance.  Sundance is a light, pastel shade of peach.  This is the lightest peach shade that I own currently and I love how soft it looks.  This is a great spring color, and I love the quality and affordability of the ibd brand.

ibd Just Gel Polish - Sundance
ibd Just Gel Polish - SundanceThis is Gelaze Peachy Keen.  It’s a few shades darker than Sundance, and is another stunning color for spring and summer.  I am experiencing the shrink-back issues with Gelaze that many of you have also mentioned.  I address this issue by flash curing each nail in my lamp for a few seconds after applying the first coat.  This prevents the polish from moving and gives better coverage.  I’ve also heard that this polish applies better when it’s cool/cold, so that’s something to try too.

I did a wear test of Gelaze on my right hand for 10 days.  I applied it as suggested with no base coat and used the Gelaze top coat.  I didn’t have any chipping or peeling in the 10 days that I kept it on, though I didn’t think the soak-off was any faster than normal.  I’ve heard many people say that it’s not lasting on their nails.  If you’re having issues with it staying on you could always try it over a gel foundation like Gelish – that should help it last better, but it defeats the time-saving aspect of a baseless polish.

Gelaze Peachy KeenGelaze Peachy KeenAnd get ready for this one… put your shades on!  This is Gelaze Flip Flop Fantasy, a very bright shade of peach/orange.  I had a very hard time photographing this color because it’s so bright, so these photos may not be 100% color accurate.  It’s actually very close to Gelish I’m Brighter Than You, but is a touch less neon.  I wore this color for several days and couldn’t stop looking at it… it made me crave the beach!  This is a perfect color to wear to the beach and/or on summer vacation.

FYI – the Gelaze polishes are currently only sold at Sally Beauty Supply, and they have a Buy-One, Get-One sale on this brand for the entire month of March (2014).  I combined that deal with my Sally’s card discount a coupon and got them even cheaper!

Gelaze Flip Flop FantasyGelaze Flip Flop FantasyThis is a picture of all of my peach / coral / orange shades side by side so you can see how they compare.  This also isn’t 100% color accurate because the brightness of Flipflop Fantasy & I’m Brighter Than You really threw my camera for a loop, but you can at least get an idea of how the shades and finishes vary from one another.  You can view the individual swatches of the Gelish colors over on my Gelish gallery page.

Peach/Orange Gel Polish Swatches

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19 Responses

  1. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely love your blog! Thank you for showing all of the peach/orange shades together it is sooo helpful :)

  2. Lucy says:

    I have a question Andrea, IBD Just Gel Polishe when used just with Gelish Base -> IBD Color -> Gelish Top It Off, can it be removed as a Full Gelish manicure would be?

    Thank you.

  3. Kristina says:

    I can’t wait to see you post more of these colors! I tried the flying dragon and I agree with you, it doesn’t feel think on the nails, but seems like it’s going to wear extremely well. I find that gelish is easier to apply, and comes out more evenly than gelaze, but maybe my bottle was too warm when I was using it. I had to flash cure because I was having shrinkage issues. I’m still very happy with the product though, and the color is fantastic! I think I will especially like using these on my toes, because it is one less step and I hate painting my toes!

  4. Sara Nealious says:

    Thank you so much for these swatches. I use the Gelish Structure Gel on most of my manicures. Do you have any tips on how to use it with base and gel combo polishes?

    • Andrea says:

      Structure gel can be applied before or after your color gel, I always applied it before (after the foundation), but it’s up to you what your preference it.

  5. Suzanne C. says:

    Argh! The Gelaze is not working for me! I can do it on my left hand but on my right it is a mess as I am not as precise. I tried to flash cure with my UV light but it looks really bad. I put it in the fridge and it worked a little better but it is like spreading gum. I used tiny brush strokes as it wouldn’t spread with long ones… might see if I can return to Sally’s. I am going to stick with Gelish, Ink and IBD!

  6. London says:

    I had similar probs w/Gelaze Flip Flop.. Just left comment on the Flying Dragon page re. pooling etc. – maybe I shld. have left it over here since the bigger problems I had were with this color..

  7. Christina Borutski says:

    Hi Andrea,

    I too had trouble with the Flip Flop Fantasy! It just didn’t seem to cure properly for me. I left in under the LED light longer then normal and still I had issues. I used the Geliah nail strengthener underneath, could this be the problem? Love the color be not happy with the results. It seemed to pool and come off when I top coated.

  8. Lisa L says:

    I’m not sure I understand why flash curing would help with shrink back, rather than just curing it normally. Are you curing it for a few seconds and then doing something to it, and then curing it again? Or is it cure for a few seconds, then cure for the whole time?

    • Andrea says:

      I’m just curing for a few seconds while I paint the other nails and then I cure the whole hand for the full amount of time. If you get the polish in the light right away it stops it from pulling back from the edges.

  9. Anna says:

    I have been trying to decide between Gelish fairest of them all and Ink orange blossom. What is your opinion of orange blossom, is this thing?

  10. Anna says:

    ^^^^ Sorry…”is this thing” was actually suppose to read is it thin? I only have 3 Ink polishes and 2 of them are extremely thin polishes that require 4 coats if I want it opaque. I’m wondering how Orange Blossom applied for you. Thanks! :)

    • Andrea says:

      I don’t have Orange Blossom anymore and I don’t remember if it was thin or not. Most of my Inks are pretty thick and have good coverage in just 2 coats.

  11. Brianna says:

    I was extremely disappointed with ibd Sundance. I loved the price and the color, but it was so, SO STREAKY. I know most polishes are streaky on the first or second coat, but on the FIFTH coat it was still so streaky. I gave up and put sparkle over it.
    Any suggestions for making it less streaky?

    • Andrea says:

      Did you give it a good shake? I didn’t have streakiness with it.

      • Brianna says:

        Lots of good shakes. Put it in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. That helped a little.

    • M. says:

      I had this exact same problem. I shake it really well, but to no avail. I love the colour but it applies so streaky that it looks a mess.

  12. Brianna says:

    Any suggestions for a nice, non-neon coral color? I bought I’m brighter than you based off of the orange/peach/coral comparison picture you have. It turned out super orange neon. In the picture, it looked like it was more pink than orange in the picture, which is the color I’m going for…