Peach Swatches: ibd Sundance, Gelaze Peachy Keen & Gelaze Flip Flop Fantasy
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.
This 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.
And 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!
This 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.