Hey dolls! I haven't started a blog post like that in a while, but I couldn't resist because I am so flippin' excited about what I'm about to show you. How many of you ladies out there are excited for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie? The one with Emma Watson as Belle? (ahhhhh she's perfect! I just love her!) I've been dying to see it since it was first announced like two years ago because I've got a soon-to-be 9-year-old daughter who used to be (and kind of still is) a huge Disney Princess fan. What a sweet little movie date it's going to make for her and
In correlation with the new movie, Gelish MINI and Morgan Taylor are launching their enchanting spring Beauty and the Beast 2017 collection, and it's absolutely stunning! This is so exciting because whether you're a gel polish fan or if you tend to stick to regular nail polish you can still rock this lovely collection. Everyone knows I'm obsessed with gel polish and I knew Gelish MINI wouldn't let me down. Remember the spring 2015 collection for the live-action Cinderella movie? Those were gorgeous. So when the lovely people at Gelish MINI and Morgan Taylor sent me a little box full of goodies I did a little happy dance! Look at these beauties.
Romance lights the way...
This collection is filled with dreamy shades in red pears and pink and baby blue cremes. Whimsical is a good way to describe it...anyone who wears these will feel like the Belle of the ball. The CEO and Founder of Gelish and Morgan Taylor says "It's extremely wonderful to collaborate with Disney again and create this collection for the movie. We wanted to be honorable guests of this beloved and classic story by developing colors that reflect the beauty that comes from within."
Let's take a closer peek at these swoon-worthy shades, shall we?
From left to right, adorn yourself in these enchanted shades:
- The Last Petal- Red Pearl
- Be Our Guest- Pink Creme
- Plumette With Excitement- Pale Pink Creme
- Days In The Sun- Yellow
- Gaston And On And On- Baby Blue Creme
- Potts Of Tea- Alabaster
- Enchanted Patina- Specialty Patina Overlay (Morgan Taylor exclusive only)
I have to say that when I started swatching these colors on the nail sticks, I may have squealed with joy just a little bit. I thought they looked pretty in the bottles, but that didn't really do them justice. I used the Gelish MINI gel polish to do my swatching and I was quite pleased with the consistency and coverage they provided. Sometimes the lighter gel colors tend to be a little opaque and streaky but that wasn't the case with these at all. Days In The Sun (yellow) and Potts of Tea (alabaster) were probably my two favorites because of their iridescent, pearly hues, but both of them required an extra two coats to give really good coverage and not look see-through. This wasn't a huge deal to me because they are simply gorgeous- Days In The Sun reminded me of Belle's golden yellow ballgown she wore in the movie, and Potts Of Tea perfectly matched the color of Mrs. Potts! You just have to see this collection in person. It's stunning!
I can't wait to actually try this collection on my own nails! I seriously just did my nails the day before these beauties made their way to my house, so I haven't had a chance to actually try them on yet. I can't even decide which one I'd wear first. When I make a decision I'll be sure to share some pictures with you all. Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook (I post a lot of sneak peeks and behind the scenes stuff, so I know some of you already caught my live unboxing I shared on my Instagram story last week!)
I'm hoping to do a full review with more swatches of all the colors later to come here on the blog, and I may or may not be planning a fun little giveaway...so check back for that.
The Beauty and the Beast 2017 collection from Gelish MINI and Morgan Taylor will be available for a limited time beginning February 2017. Gelish will be available for $12.99 at Sally Beauty. Morgan Taylor will be available for $9.00 at MorganTaylorLacquer.com.
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I was given these products free of charge from Gelish MINI and Morgan Taylor for reviewing purposes. All opinions are, as always, my own.