Pink Gellac by Chickettes Holiday Sparkle Collection
I’ve been holding onto a little secret for a while, and today I finally get to share the details with all of you! I’m excited to announce that I have entered into a collaboration with Pink Gellac, a high quality European gel polish company based in Amsterdam. Together we bring you the Pink Gellac by Chickettes Holiday Sparkle Collection! I curated this collection by hand-selecting six colors that I thought would be perfect for the approaching holiday season! A limited quantity of these colors have been produced with the Chickettes logo on the bottles, and they will be sold exclusively through the new Chickettes Boutique!
I have been working with Pink Gellac for a little over six months and swatched their entire line of colors, which can be seen on their website. I was really impressed with the quality of their polishes, and was thrilled when they asked if I would be interested in collaborating with them on this special collection. The six colors in the Holiday Sparkle Collection are existing colors from the Pink Gellac gel polish line which consists of 48 shades and a handful of special effects gel polishes.
Emerald Green is a teal-leaning shimmery emerald. I really wanted to include a green in my holiday collection, and I fell in LOVE with this color when I swatched it. This isn’t exactly a traditional green, but it certainly shimmers and dazzles!
Emerald Green needs to be shaken well or it can go on a little frosty and show brush stroke lines. When well mixed the shimmer gets more evenly dispersed creating a metallic-like finish. It’s opaque in two coats.
And what holiday collection is complete without a red?! Ok, so Passion Pink isn’t exactly red, but it has a dark reddish pink base and a subtle pink shimmer. This shade is also opaque in just two coats!
Velvet Purple is a very unique shade. It has a blackened purple base and very subtle purple and blue shimmer that resembles crushed purple velvet. I love dark blues and purples in the winter months. This color is also opaque in two coats!
Magic Pearl is a pearly white with a golden shimmer. This color reminds me of freshly fallen, glistening snow. Not that I’m ready for snow, mind you, but alas it will be upon some of us soon. Magic Pearl is a little more sheer than some of the other colors and I personally prefer to apply three coats. If you don’t mind a little visible nail line, two coats would do the trick.
These next two polishes are fun, festive and flashy! Add some sparkle to your nails with these silver and gold glitter polishes!
Fabulous Silver is is a dense silver micro glitter in a clear base that builds up to opaque coverage in 2-3 coats. The base is thicker than your average gel polish and the glitter is very dense, which makes it wear better as a stand alone polish than as a topper. It’s perfect for accent nails!
Luxury Gold is a dense gold micro glitter in a clear base that builds up to opaque coverage in 2-3 coats. Like Fabulous Silver, the base is also a thicker consistency and the glitter is very dense. I love the luxurious feel of this gold. It’s not too yellow, and it’s also not bronzy. I recently did some nail art using Luxury Gold as an accent, which you can see here.
Here is a demonstration of how the two glitter polishes build up to opacity. They both have great coverage with just two coats, but a third coat really takes it home!
Application, Wear & Removal
I love the quality of these polishes so much that I put my name on the bottle! I think that kind of speaks for itself. I’m not going to conduct a full review of Pink Gellac since I’m selling the polishes, but Michelle at Manic Talons is conducting a wear test and writing a full unbiased review based on her findings. Keep an eye out for that in the coming days.
(Edit 10/20/14: Read Michelle at Manic Talon’s review here.)
In my personal experience, these polishes have a great formula and are very easy to apply. They last 2+ weeks without any signs of wear. The removal time is average, with a 10-13 minute soak-off using the Pink Gellac base and top coats. The glitter polishes do take longer to remove, which can be expected of any glitter polish in a clear base.
I always tell you that you can mix and match brands, and you can absolutely use your favorite base and top coats with these colors. In the very near future, I will also be offering Pink Gellac base and top coats which each have some unique characteristics. I should have those within 1-2 weeks, and will post about them when they become available.
Where to Buy
The Pink Gellac by Chickettes Holiday Sparkle Collection and individual colors are available for sale exclusively online at the Chickettes Boutique, which is now open for business! There are currently limited quantities in stock. You will be able to place a back-order in the event that a color sells out as there are more on the way!
FREE SHIPPING is offered on orders of $65 or more within the U.S.!
The Chickettes Boutique offers global shipping. If you’re in Europe or other parts of the world, these colors are also available for purchase through the Pink Gellac website, though they won’t have the Chickettes logo on the label.
I hope you all love these colors as much as I do! It’s such an exciting time and a bit other-worldly to see my logo on the bottles. I welcome feedback and photos from anyone that purchases these colors. Please tag me on social media if you post pictures of your nails, or feel free to post photos directly to my Facebook page.