Gelish Year of the Horse Collection & Winter Reds

I just picked up a few limited edition Gelish colors that I want to share with you.  I’m getting ready to leave for a ski vacation in Park City, Utah (yay!), so I don’t have time to prepare full swatches at the moment, but I wanted to at least show you what these colors look like on swatch sticks.  This will be my last post before I leave, but I have several new posts planned while I’m gone including guest posts from Michelle at Manic Talons & Kim at Ten Little Canvases.

January 31st kicks off the Year of the Horse, and Gelish put out this collection to commemorate the Chinese New Year.  This is a limited edition set that comes with two Gelish gel polishes and two Morgan Taylor regular nail lacquers.  Gelish Kick Off the New Year is an A-MAZING holographic glitter polish!  It has holographic micro glitter, hex glitter and bar glitter.  It may be the most sparkly Gelish polish yet.  I think this will be what I end up wearing for my vacation mani.  Gelish Red-Y For the Festival is a bright red cream with awesome coverage.  And the two Morgan Taylor colors are Good Luck Charm, a gold glitter polish and Pretty Woman, a bright red that matches the Gelish red in this set.


Here are the swatches that I made.  Click the image to view it larger.

gelish-year-of-horse-swatchAnd here are some comparison pictures.  Kick Off the New Year is very different from other glitter toppers.  A girl can never have too much glitter!


Here are comparisons of Red-Y For the Festival next to some of the other Gelish bright reds.  To be honest, it’s pretty hard to tell most of them apart.  The four bright, creamy reds all look the same to me.  Red-y For The Festival did seem to have the best coverage with just two coats though.

gelish-redy-for-the-festivaSo… I posted the 2013 Gelish Winter Reds about a month ago.  Someone pointed out to me that the official Gelish website actually had two more colors listed than what was shown in the collection photo.  Those colors were With His Red So Bright and Dancer, Prancer, Cranberry Vixen.  I looked and looked and FINALLY found them for sale last week and snatched them up quickly.  I’m not sure if these are limited edition colors or if they will become a part of their regular line, but they are listed on the list of Gelish colors on their site so they may be here to stay.

gelish-redsHere are what my swatches of these two colors look like… of course nothing like the color pops as usual.  With His Red So Bright is a very pretty glittery red and is unique from the other glittery reds.  But Dancer, Prancer, Cranberry Vixen looks purple to me and is way darker than the cranberry color I though it should be.

gelish-winter-redsHere is a comparison of With His Red So Bright next to some of the other Gelish glittery reds.

gelish-red-so-brightAnd this is a comparison of Dancer, Prancer, Cranberry Vixen next to some other colors.  I put it against purples and shades of cranberry/burgundy so that you can see how it compares.  I think it looks identical to All About Me.  This makes me wonder… did something get mixed up, or is this actually the color?  Hmm… strange.



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4 Responses

  1. Jo says:

    Loving new glitter gelish. Gutted about dancer, prancer it looked a lush colour and was on my wish list :-( oh well back to the red drawing board.
    Thanks for saving me from wasting money

  2. Jeanette says:

    Thanks for the swatches! Which is your favorite of the red glitters? I’m leaning a bit toward the Trends one? It’s nice seeing them all together. :-)

  3. Devon says:

    Thanks for swatching the two new Winter Reds. I bought them yesterday so it’s nice to know what I have to look forward to :) I agree with you, Dancer Prancer Cranberry Vixen is much darker than expected!

  4. Arlene says:

    If the Gelish Powers That Be can hear me, PLEASE keep Kicking Off the New Year in your line! Oh, the sparkly goodness!