Monday, November 7, 2016

Fall Brings Reminiscence, The Pink Gellac Fall Collection of Gel Polishes - Swatches And Review




If you were following any of my social media channels this past July, you might remember seeing my social media reports from Cosmoprof North America.  And you might remember one of the pictures I shared from my introduction to the brand of gel nail polish called Pink Gellac.  If you've ever applied or worn gel nail polish, you'll recognize that this polish looks amazing in it's finish.  I was utterly captivated by the even coverage and shine of this polish.



My friend Andrea of Chickettes, who is a nail blogger turned pro, was working at the booth doing manicures and she told me to come by.  She introduced Pink Gellac to the US and is an official retailer for the brand.  If you know Andrea's work, her professionalism and her experience, you would run to the booth on her recommendation as I did.

While there, I was gifted with a gel polish starter kit, ($79.95), so that I could try their system for gel nail polish.  It contains everything essential that you would need to complete your Pink Gellac mani!   Click on the pictures to see the pics larger.

swatches review starter kit

In My Kit:
15 ml manicure base
15 ml nail color in the color 156 Tropical
Ultra Shine, a 15 ml no wipe shiny topcoat
15 ml bottle of nail cleaner
The Pink Gellac LED lamp
1 orange wood stick
20 Luxury lint-free nail wipes
1 nail file
10 Remover Pockets.

Before I tell you my evaluation of the Pink Gellac system and polishes, I want to show you the Reminiscence Collection for Fal 2016.  Pink Gellac has released six color stories a year in their four year lifespan and I was very fortunate to receive these polishes to test for you.  I also received a 15 ml bottle of their primer with it.  The nail primer is optional to use before the base coat to help ensure and better application, but is not essential.

swatches manicure review



I have worn all of these polishes at least once and a couple of them several times, so please be patient while I show you a bazillion pictures.  It is my goal for you to have as much information as possible.  I've swatched the polishes on clear sticks below and they are, left to right: Warm Marsala, (which is showing slightly lighter than it is IRL), Burnt Amber, Chocolate Brown, Black Velvet, Luscious Red.


Warm Marsala is a beautiful browned plun with golden copper shimmer.  It could easily be my favorite of the set, if the others weren't just as pretty.  One thing I love about Pink Gellac is that they have a color spot on the top of the bottle that matches the color very, very well.

Warm Marsala swach, manicure

Burnt Amber is, in my opinion, the best true orange gel you'll ever find.  Pink Gellac polishes apply like a dream!!!  They are opaque, not runny and streaky like so many others.  Because of the pigments involved in orange, it can be streaky but not Burnt Amber.  It applies perfectly every time.  It was the perfect orange on my nails.

Burnt Amber

Chocolate Brown is a delicious candy bar brown creme.


Black Velvet fooled me.  I thought it was going to be a dark creme, but with application the shimmer within the darkened violet is more evident.  Gah!  So pretty.

Black Velvet swatch

Black Velvet, Luscious Red, swatch

The final polish in the collection is Luscious Red, and boy is it ever!!!!  It is a blood red that becomes a darker crimson with each coat.  It has delicious shine.

Luscious Red swatch, manicure

It's beautiful and it's the one I've worn the most to this point.  That says A LOT because I don't normally gravitate to red polish on my nails.  The next picture shows it in the house with no special lighting.  No flash.  It should be noted that in this particular manicure, I have one coat on my ring finger and two coats on the others to show you the difference you can achieve in depth, but also the opacity of a single coat of the polish.

Luscious Red, swatch, manicure

Luscious Red is perfect for an artsy picture.

Luscious Red, swatch, manicure

And it is true perfection when you're goofing in the car for an Instagram photo.

Luscious Red, swatch, manicure

It is the perfect classy red gel polish.  And like other Pink Gellac gel polishes, I find that it lives up to the 14 day claim with NO chipping, which is something I've never experienced before this brand.

Luscious Red,swatch, manicure

So let me give you my thoughts about the Pink Gellac three step system.  It's my opinon that Pink Gellac has raised the standard of gel nail polish in every way.  Here are the things that I love:

1)  Application is just three easy steps.
2)  The polish doesn't streak; each color is opaque
3)  The brush in the bottles is perfect for a professional application.  The width makes it so that I can do three easy strokes and cover my nail completely....with no streaking.
4)  They have different finishes of top coat:  Shiny, matte and satin
5)  The shiny is the shiniest beautiful finish that I've used.

gel light, LED light

6)  The light is large enough for me to comfortably rest my fingers and be able to lay my fingers flat without smooshing them up to fit them in, like I have to with some lights.


7)  I can get a great guestimate of what the color will look like on because of the matching color button on top of the bottle.
8)  There is a 14 day guaranteed trial period
9)  The polish wears for 14 days, with no chippping, and looks fresh every single day.
10)  Removal is really easy and it doesn't tear up my nail surface at all, as I've had happen with other brands I've used.  Seriously.  Really.  Truly.
11)  No matter how hard I try, there is not one single thing that I can come up with in that I don't like about it.

Pink Gellac says on their website that this is the gel polish of the future.  Well, the future is here and now.  Pink Gellac has set the bar high with a new industry standard.  The look and the wear are incredible.  It just doesn't chip on me at all.  The polishes are rich and non-streaky.  With other gels I've used, after I gel top coated, I would continue with shiny top coats to ensure max wear and shine.  All I use with Pink Gellac is one quick coat of the no-wipe top coat.

I'm so impressed with this brand, their polish and their light.  You have to try it!!  You can purchase Pink Gellac online at Chickettes.com, as well as Amazon.   By the way, Andrea has AWESOME swatches of every color on her site to help you choose a new favorite.

You can also find helpful hints and instruction on the Pink Gellac website.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.  Give this leader in gel polish a try and let me know what you think.  I think you'll be impressed with how easy it is to apply and how beautifully it wears.

My thanks for Chickettes for telling me about this brand, and to Pink Gellac for sending me samples to share with you.  I have never ever had a more professional looking and wearing gel manicure either at home or at a salon.

I'm still wearing Luscious Red.....what's on your nails?

42 comments:

  1. Oh wow what some absolutely beautiful colours, I think my favourite has to Black Velvet, that delicious deep purple is just gorgeous.

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    1. It's really pretty with the unexpected shimmer.

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  2. All the colors are so gorgeous! I love that black velvet too :D

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  3. Awesome colors. I've got to share this with my GF, she's constantly complaining about not being able to find a god polish.

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    1. This is really great gel polish. The whole system is good

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  4. I love every single one of these colors but probably my favorite is the purple. I don't typically paint my nails, but when I do I love to do colors that are different.

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    1. Me too!! The more creative a color is, the better.

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  5. I love all the colors! The Warm Marsala is my favorite thought :). A friend would love the orange. Her favorite color! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I wish my pictures of my manicure with Warm Marsala and Burnt Amber had turned out. I didn't know how blurry they were until I was in Luscious Red for the second time.

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  6. Oh wow theses are great colors! I would love to do this at home myself instead of paying the salon!

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    1. I love it!!!! I've only had gel mani's twice at the salon and both were bad. They frayed and peeled and only lasted 3-5 days, which is rediculous. Ruined my nails too.

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  7. Woah that Luscious Red color is so bright, I love it! I definitely need to step my nail game up. I think it's been five months since my last visit to a salon.

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  8. These are some beautiful colors, I love Fall polish shades!

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    1. Me too!!! So rich and beautiful! I'm loving all the Browns this year

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  9. I love fall nail colors. These are all awesome colors and I'd have a hard time deciding which ones to go with!

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  10. There are so many gorgeous colors! I think I'd have a hard time picking out just a few. Your nails look great!

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  11. Your nails are gorgeous. I love that burnt orange color. It's a really nice shade to wear on your nails for fall.

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  12. Black Velvet is really beautiful, that's the kind of shade I love to wear. I'm glad to hear it's easy to remove.

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  13. I am really interested to read this article and I would deinitely go for the purple - its gorgeous !

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  14. I love the burnt amber. All of the colors are beautiful. I love nail polish, I switch mine up weekly.

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  15. These are amazing looking colors!!! I love trying out new nail polishes it's fun to find new colors to try out.

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  16. What pretty colors! I wish I could put stuff on my nails. It's too distracting for me.

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  17. Gorgeous colors. Wow, it really stays chip free for 14 days? I need to look into these.

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  18. I've tried gell nail kits before they are so nice! I love the deep colors.

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  19. The black velvet colour is absolutely divine! I am in love!

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  20. Great color choices, I love to polish my nails. I'm still trying to find the perfect gel polish brand. I need to try this one next.

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  21. Sounds amazing! I need to do my own mani and pedicure! I'll try this product

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  22. I've heard of these types of nails, was great to read more about it. my mom is such a nail fanatic. she'd love all of this

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  23. I haven't heard of this brand before. My favorite color is the Black Velvet. Love how it looks with shimmer. Perfect color for fall!

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  24. Just beautiful! It's been a while my nails have been pampered, I love how these looks!

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  25. Glad you love the products, they all seem great, I love the colors! I've never tried gel polish before!

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  26. I've never tried gel polish but I've been wanting to for the longest time. I am loving the items that you have here!

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  27. How cool! I love all of the colors!

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  28. Oh my your nails are gorgeous!!! I can't keep my nails done since I like to bite on them, but these are beautiful!! And I love all the colors, so bright too!

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  29. The Luscious Red color is gorgeous! I never wear nail polish because it always chips within a day. This sounds like something I need to try!

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  30. Oh my gosh, I need Black Velvet! I'm a sucker for dark shimmery purples. I remember reading about this brand on Andrea's blog, but haven't ever tried it. I love how the color is on the cap, and its such a true swatch. That's so helpful with gel polish!

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  31. I'm going into day 20 and just got one little chip today, day 19. Amazing. It's on the side of one thumb where I bashed it and everything else still looks perfect.

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