Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gelish "Urban Cowgirl" Fall 2015 Collection {first thoughts}

Happy fall!
Today I'm sharing the latest and greatest color collection from Gelish for the fall season of 2015. "Urban Cowgirl" is a fun, feminine, and a little bit rugged, for the rodeo woman with a city style. This collection comes in six stunning shades, from a rustic nude, to a refined deep dark plum, to a foxy frosted red, and is a mix of both a modern yet classic color palette. I found that most of the colors in this sophisticated collection were pretty unique to the entire Gelish line, which is always a bonus. 


Here's the roundup for the Urban Cowgirl collection:

Holy Cow Girl! This is a sage green with a subtle shimmer. Compared to other greens, this has more grey in it and is more muted. Awesome coverage! Only 2 coats were needed for this one. 

Tex'as Me Later is a coppery, pink frost with rose undertones. 3 coats are definitely needed with this one, and because of the frosty finish you can see brushstrokes. Make sure to finish with long, even strokes to maximize a smooth, even finish.

Plum Tuckered Out is a beautiful, deep, plum-purple cream. This one has great coverage and while it's dark, you can definitely still see the pop of plum in this shade.

Tan My Hide is a pale nude cream with just a hint of subtle shimmer. While it's a super pale, nude color it actually has just the slightest hint of pink to it. As with a lot of whites and nudes, this one tends to get a bit streaky, so 3 coats is a must.

From Rodeo to Rodeo Drive is a luscious taupe cream with purple undertones, and has a pearlescent shimmer. This is definitely a unique color to the Gelish line, and I had a hard time classifying it as either grey, taupe, or purple- it's all of the above! 

Pumps or Cowboy Boots? This one is a black/brown cream, and almost looks a little reddish when I first looked at the bottle because of the warm undertones. It's similar to the consistency of Plum Tuckered Out, and while these are both dark shades, they are not the same. Pumps or Cowboy Boots is much darker and isn't purple at all. 


Side note: I have swatched all of these colors on my nail sticks, but I have not yet had a chance to swatch them all on myself (like I normally do). This process is very time consuming and has to be done during the day so that I can photograph the colors in the daylight and not compromise their tones or the quality of the pictures with dim, indoor lighting. Unfortunately, moving + a very active 14 month old has kept me from having much nail time during the day. I'm currently wearing From Rodeo to Rodeo Drive and Tan My Hide, and hope to try more of these! Urban Cowgirl does wear very well- which is exactly what I would anticipate from all Gelish colors. It's been over a week, and  as always, I have no chips or peeling. Gelish for the win!

The Fall 2015 Urban Cowgirl collection is available now for a limited time at Sally Beauty Supply and retail for $12.99 each (don't forget to sign up for their beauty card & save $$$ on every purchase though! It's so worth the extra $5 and the card is good for 1 year). You can also find a few of the full sized bottles for the same price on Amazon. {affiliate link}


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.


These products were sent to me, free of charge, by Gelish, for reviewing purposes. This is not a paid or sponsored advertisement. All opinions are, as always, my own :)

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