The Shiniest Gel Top Coat Ever?! Pink Gellac Ultra Shine, Base2 & Color Comparisons
Hi Everyone! I now have the Pink Gellac gel base & top coats in stock at the Chickettes Boutique! These products have some characteristics that make them stand out from the crowd, so I thought it would be worth a post to highlight the differences.
Base2 Growth Treatment Formula
Pink Gellac’s new gel base coat called Base2, is a vitamin-infused base! Base2 ensures optimum adhesion of your gel polish for long-lasting results. This base coat contains vitamin E, B5 and calcium to stimulate the growth of your natural nails. Base2 also prevents discoloration and staining of your nails. Buy it here!
Ultra Shine Top Coat
Pink Gellac Ultra Shine top coat is hands down the shiniest gel top coat I have ever seen or used. It’s a no-wipe top coat, which means there is no tacky residue to clean off at the end of your manicure. Ultra Shine cures to a perfect high-gloss shine in 60 seconds in an LED lamp, or 120 seconds with a UV lamp. It does take a little longer to cure than your average top coat, but the shine is well worth the extra few seconds of time. (Edit: The recommended curing time is based on a 36 watt lamp, so lower powered lamps will take longer to cure completely. Curing times could be as much as 120 seconds depending on the wattage of your lamp.)
I had to demonstrate the shine of this top coat so that you can see what I’m talking about. I prepared some swatch sticks with a black base, and topped each off with some of the various top coat brands that I have on hand. The photo below shows them all side-by-side after wiping the tacky layer off of the ones that required it. In this picture I didn’t wipe the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine or the Bio Seaweed Gel No-Wipe top coat since they don’t require it. You can see that the two no-wipe top coats are visibly shinier than the rest.
But most people moisturize after doing their gel manicure, so it’s possible that you might moisturize and wipe them off anyway, right? So after taking the photo above I actually did wipe the two no-wipe top coats with alcohol just to be fair. Here is a comparison of the two no-wipe top coats after doing this. They’re both extremely shiny, but Pink Gellac Ultra Shine still wins. At the bottom of the swatch sticks you can even see the reflection of my head and camera when you zoom in real close.
Gelish TIO has always been my go-to top coat until I started using Pink Gellac, so I had to do a side-by-side comparison of these as well. Gelish is pretty darn shiny, but the Ultra Shine is even shinier!
The ONLY potential downside that I can think of to a no-wipe top coat is that you can’t burnish glitter or pigment powders into it since it doesn’t have a tacky layer. But you can still add your glitter or pigments to the color layer, and then use the no-wipe top coat over it. If you want the best shine, this is it! Buy it here!
Ultra Shine PEARL Top Coat
I also have the new Pink Gellac Ultra Shine PEARL top coat in stock! This top coat has all of the same great qualities as the regular Ultra Shine, but it also adds a pearl shimmer effect to any color that you use it over. Now you can turn any cream shade into a pearl, just by adding this top coat. Buy it here!
(The base colors in the examples above are Pink Gellac #133 Fuschia Red and #118 Lavender Purple. I don’t have these colors, but they can be found at www.pinkgellac.nl)
Some of you have asked me how Pink Gellac Velvet Purple and Emerald Green compare to some of the other colors in my collection, so I took a few comparison pictures for you. Below is a shot of the purples – you can click on this image to view it in a larger format. Velvet Purple has a slightly bluer tone than most of the dark Gelish purples, and it has some depth with the blue and purple flecks.
Here is Pink Gellac Emerald Green next to some similar shades. Emerald Green has more of a frosty metallic finish than the others. It’s a teal-leaning green, but isn’t quite as dark as Race You to the Bottom.
Pink Gellac is a high-quality European brand of soak-off gel polish. These products can be purchased exclusively in the US & Canada at the Chickettes Boutique. Purchase the base & top coats together in a set and save! And get free shipping within the US on all orders over $65! Global shipping is also available.