Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gelish "Hello Pretty!" Summer 2015 Collection {Review}

Hello, pretties!


Today I'm sharing the latest and greatest color collection from Gelish- the 2015 summer line called Hello Pretty! These gorgeous, bright, fun colors are inspired by Japanese street style and features pops of pink, adorably cute purples, and a little bit of fun for everyone. This playful collection is perfect for summer and I had a hard time deciding which one to wear first. My first reaction was "Oooh, pink! No wait, purple. Oooh! More pink!" I'm a sucker for bright colors, especially ones with cute, playful names like these.

The consistency of a few of these colors were a bit tricky. Some of them seemed thicker than the usual Gelish formulation that I'm used to, and I had some problems with them going on streaky and thick. The thicker ones also didn't seem to self-level as much as they normally do. Of course, part of it could have been due to the fact that I was trying to swatch all 6 colors during nap time, so I was rushing. Each color is shown with 3 coats of color, and I apologize for the short nails. I keep breaking the corner off my pointer fingernails, which is extremely annoying when it comes time to try on and photograph gel polish swatches.

Look At You, Pink-Achu! This is a creamy, bubblegum pink with no shimmer or sparkle. It's a very fun, neon-ish pink. You know how much I love a good "Barbie" pink! This one was one of the thicker formulations and you can kind of see on the middle finger where I had trouble with it streaking slightly.


Do You Harajuku? This is a lighter, shimmery, neon green with a beautiful creme formulation. It went on very smooth, but almost needed 4 coats for complete coverage.


Pop-Arazzi Pose. This is one of my favorites! This is a more reddish, rose red-pink creme with no shimmer or sparkle. It had great coverage and went on perfectly.


Manga-Round With Me. This one is a beautiful neon coral creme. I had no problems with the application of this one and it went on very smooth with pretty even coverage.


Anime-Zing Color! This one really is amazing. At first glance I thought it would be more blue, but it's actually a gorgeously bright neon purple creme. Again, great consistency and even coverage. This is definitely one of my favorites!

Tokyo A Go Go. This is another fun, neon pink color with a bit of purple in it. It's a creme with no shimmer or sparkle, but the formulation was a tad thick and I had a hard time getting it to go on evenly.


I am in love with this entire collection, but I think my top 3 favorites would have to be Pop-Arazzi Pose, Anime-Zing Color!, and Look At You, Pink-Achu! I'm currently rocking Pop-Arazzi Pose on my fingernails right now.

The Hello Pretty! summer collection will be available for a limited time at Sally's Beauty Supply for $13.99 each  (don't forget to sign up for their Beauty Club Card & save on every item!) 


*Giveaway is now closed*

Never tried gel nails? I've got a ton of tutorials for you! My DIY Gel Nails post is a great place to start. I walk you through the entire process, step by step, and I include a lot of pictures and I'm a stickler for detail. It's a long one...but I promise: read the tutorial from start to finish and you'll end up with an amazing gel manicure. Once you've got that down you can move on to some of my other tutorials and you'll soon be a pro.



I was given these products by the company for the purpose of a review. All opinions are, as always, my own!

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