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Colour in the spotlight – seal the deal

Name: Seal The Deal

Collection & UK launch date: Urban Cowgirl, 4th August 2015 (singles 29th August 2015)

Description & personal opinion: a dark burgundy which nail harmony portrays to have pink and purple flecks in. It does have them but id say when it’s on you notice more orange, gold and red flecks. Unless in a very specific light, wasn’t that often. That being said I had lots of compliments about this colour and it is beautiful. It reminds me of embers burning out from a bonfire.

Matching nail polish: yes seal the deal by Morgan Taylor.

Viscosity: shimmer

Application: I would say a 3 coaster for a good application but you could get away with 2. Other then that nice to apply and a good consistency. Don’t make the costs to thin with this one.

Seal the deal - Application

Lighting variance: (indoors, LED, outdoors)

Seal the deal - Lighting

Sparkles & trends: as this is a trend I didn’t do sparkles or glitter over the top.

Longevity: no problems

Fading: none

Seal the deal - Fading

Removal: no problems

Similar colours: to me I think it’s the step between berry merry holidays and whose cider you on, so if you already have these you could probably spend your money elsewhere. However personally I love this colour as it has the different colour flecks in it.

Seal the deal - comparisons

Artwork:

Seal the deal - Art 2

Seal the deal - Art 1

My verdict: nice colour and application, I’m glad I brought it.

Next week: meet the king.

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Colour in the spotlight – chain reaction

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Name: Chain Reaction

Collection & UK launch date: Urban Cowgirl, 4th August 2015 (singles 29th August 2015)

Description & personal opinion: this is a pewter silver so a nice mid silver with a frost finish.

Matching nail polish: yes Morgan Taylor chain reaction

Viscosity: a thicker frost

Application: great, you can almost get away with one coat, obviously I wouldn’t recommend this. As it’s a frostish finish try keeping your strokes straight when applying.

Chain Reaction - Application

Lighting variance: (indoors, LEF, outdoors)

Chain Reaction - Lighting

Sparkles & trends: as this is a trend I didn’t do sparkles or glitter over the top.

Longevity: no problems

Fading: none

Chain Reaction - Fading

Removal: no problems – quite quick as you don’t need many coats.

Similar colours: there are lots of Gelish silvers available, especially bringing out 3 in as many collections. This one is a good middle ground.

Chain Reaction - Comparisons

Artwork:

Chain Reaction - Art 1

Chain Reaction - Art 2

The snake skin effect will not work with this dense colour, obviously you can use it as the base though.

My verdict: this colour has fantastic application even in one coat, so makes it ideal for art work. I have to confess although not a colour I would wear every day, I did catch myself driving and thinking ‘oooh what an awesome colour’. So if you are looking for a silver that’s value for money and to use for art this is the one for you.

Next week: seal the deal

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Colour in the spotlight – texas me later

 

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Name: Texas me later

Collection & UK launch date: Urban Cowgirl, 4th August 2015 (singles 29th August 2015)

Description & personal opinion: A coppery medium to dark pink with a frost finish, this isn’t really a colour I would chose but has been a popular choice on more mature clients.

Matching nail polish: Yes, Morgan Taylor – Texas me later.

Viscosity: smooth and fluid so easy to apply.

Application: An easy two coats,  this is a frost finish though so make sure all strokes are straight to give a neat finish.

Texas Me Later - Application

Lighting variance: (indoors, led, outdoors)

Texas Me Later - Lighting

Sparkles & Trends: I love my jewels keep me warm and all that glitters is gold with this colour.

Texas Me Later - Trends

Longevity: no problems

Fading: I do think this faded slightly and lost some of its initial pink rose tints and went to the more coppery side (sorry for the blurry picture).

Texas Me Later - Fading

Removal: easy

Similar colours: there currently aren’t any similar colours to this in the Gelish collection. The closest non Gelish is Sally Hansen raisin the bar.

Texas Me Later - Similar

Artwork:

Texas Me Later - Art 2

Texas Me Later - Art 1

Texas Me Later - Art 3

My verdict: although this colour really isn’t one I would personally chose it’s a nice colour and popular with more mature clients so is worth the investment especially as it applies so nicely in two coats

Next week: chain reaction

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Colour in the spotlight – Plum tuckered out

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Name: plum and tuckered out

Collection & UK launch date: Urban Cowgirl, 4th August 2015 (singles 29th August 2015)

Description & personal opinion: a dark purple crème. Inside this colour can look almost black but outside you can see it’s true plum colour.

Matching nail polish: Yes, Morgan Taylor plum and tuckered out, UK release 1st September 2015

Viscosity: smooth and creamy, not to thick and not to thin. Gelish nailed this one.

Application: awesome! Perfect in two coats, as it’s a highly pigmented colour you need to keep to thin coats to avoid any wrinkling. But I confess I was a little heavy handed withy thumb nail and still ended up wrinkle free. So a great application with no sliding or shrinkage.

Plum tuckered out - application

Lighting variance: (indoors, led and outdoors)

Plum tuckered out - lighting

Sparkles & trends:

Plum tuckered out - trends

Longevity: no problems to report.

Fading: none

Removal: easy

Similar colours: Gelish diva is very similar, but again I don’t currently have this colour

Artwork:

Plum tuckered out - art1

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Plum tuckered out - art3

Plum tuckered out - art2

My verdict: an awesome colour for the autumn and winter? which looks stunning in the sunshine and with 2 coats and a perfect consistency and coverage when applying, it’s a great colour to have even if you have similar as its application is awesome.

Next week: Texas me later

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Colour in the spotlight – Pumps or cowboy boots

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Name: Pumps or cowboy boots

Collection & UK launch date: Urban Cowgirl, 4th August 2015 (singles 29th August 2015)

Description & personal opinion: a black brown crème colour. It has red tones as you can see from the first layer.

Matching nail polish: Yes, Morgan Taylor pumps or cowboy boots UK release 1st September 2015

Viscosity: a nice smooth application.

Application: This is a really highly pigmented colour and therefore thin layers and dry brushing are a must. I did find in slid a bit during application.

Pumps or cowgirl boots - application

Lighting variance: indoors, led and outdoors

Pumps or cowgirl boots - lightring

Sparkles & Trends:

Pumps or cowgirl boots - trends

Longevity: no problems

Fading: none

Pumps or cowgirl boots - fading

Removal: really easy, lifts off nicely.

Similar colours: Gelish love me like a vamp and black cherry berry are very very similar. It’s only in bright sunshine you see the brown tone as opposed to the red tone of the similar colours. As well as black shadow when lighting is not great.

Artwork:

Pumps or cowgirl boots - art 2

Pumps or cowgirl boots - art 3

Pumps or cowgirl boots - art 1

My verdict: I once again love this colour and as I do not own either if the two mentioned above it’s a good colour for me.

Next week: plum tuckered out

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Colour in the spotlight – from rodeo to Rodeo Drive

Name: From Rodeo to Rodeo Drive

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Collection & UK launch date: Urban Cowgirl, 4th August 2015 (singles 29th August 2015)

Description & personal opinion: this is a Crème taupe. Personally I think it’s more grey with tones of purple and taupe. It has a beautiful subtle silver shimmer to it.

Matching nail polish: No, alas this particular colour has been replaced by Morgan Taylor with a touch of sass, a dark red crème, UK release 1st September 2015.

Viscosity: crème base so can run quite thick in the cold, I didn’t have any issues with this though.

Application: 2/3 coats with no shrinkage or running. As this is a crème colour, if you are in a cold salon you might wish to warm the bottle before application to keep the polish thin for easy application. You can do this by standing it on a warm wheat bag, placing in a bowl of warm water or any other method you prefer.

Rodeo Drive - Application

Lighting variance:

Rodeo Drive - Lighting

Sparkles & Trends:

Rodeo Drive - T&S

Top: lots of dots, escargo to Paris, June bride, grand jewels

Bottom: am I making you Gelish? Vegas nights, izzy whizzy and rough round the edges.

Longevity: no problems

Fading: I didn’t notice any fading, that being said I think in all 3 lights it looks lighter.

Rodeo Drive - Fading

Removal: 8 minutes of soak off and no problem.

Similar colours: I don’t have a similar colour to this in my Gelish collection. I really couldn’t find a similar colour to this one any where so no comparison to show.

Artwork: all the colours used are from the Urban Cowgirl collection and the glitters are from the nail space.

Rodeo Drive - Art 1

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Rodeo Drive - Art 3

Rodeo Drive - Art 2

My verdict: a new colour with good application and so a good addition to your collection. Personally this is not a colour I would ever choose myself but actually I’ve quite enjoyed this colour, a lovely autumn shade.

Next week: pumps or cowboy boots

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Colour in the spotlight – Holy cowgirl

Name: Holy Cow Girl

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Collection & UK launch date: Urban Cowgirl, 4th August 2015 (singles 29th August 2015)

Description & personal opinion: this is a sage green crème with a beautiful subtle gold shimmer and grey tone, again it’s another brand new colour to Gelish and I love it for autumn.

Matching nail polish: yes, Morgan Taylor holy cow girl available in the UK 1st September 2015

Viscosity: crème base so can run quite thick in the cold.

Application: just 2 coats.

Holy Cowgirl - apllication

This applied like a dream, no shrinkage, wrinkling or running.

As this is a crème colour, if you are in a cold salon you might wish to warm the bottle before application to keep the polish thin for easy application. You can do this by standing on a warm wheat bag, placing in a bowl of warm water or any other method you prefer. 

Lighting variance:

Holy Cowgirl - lighting variance

Sparkles & trends:

Holy Cowgirl - Sparkles & Trends

Top: lots of dots, escargo to Paris, grand jewels, June bride,

Bottom: am I making you Gelish? Vegas nights, rough round the edges and izzy whizzy.

Longevity: this lasted really well. As you can see from the pictures I quite substantially broke my nails this week doing a big declutter and clean. Thankfully the Gelish held even with 2 coats and stayed strong even though my nails underneath had cracked.

Fading: none

Holy Cowgirl - Fading

Removal: easy removal on this one.

Similar colours: this is a really new colour for Gelish and I have struggled to find a similar gel polish. The nearest is possibly LeChat tranquility but this does not have the shimmer.

Artwork:

A dotty design using tan my hide, from rodeo to rodeo drive and pumps or cowboy boots

Holy Cowgirl - Art 1

My verdict: this colour is great, with 2 coats I was amazed at its strength and application. It’s a completely new colour from anything around and with its gold shimmer is just awesome for the colder months. You are definitely on to a winner with this one.

Next week: from rodeo to rodeo drive

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Colour in the spotlight – Tan My Hide

Name: Tan My Hide

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Collection & UK launch date: Urban Cowgirl, 4th August 2015 (singles 29th August 2015)

Description & personal opinion: A light tan with pink tones in a crème consistency and a subtle shimmer. Personally I group it with my pinks. (For pictures see lighting variance.)

Matching nail polish: Yes, Morgan Taylor Tan My Hide launches 1st September 2015

Viscosity: It’s a crème based colour so applies a little more thickly. Simply keep the layers thin and smooth to avoid any wrinkling by warming before application. If your salon is cool you could do this by standing the bottle on a warm wheat bag, placing it in a bowl of warm water or any other warming method you may prefer. I didn’t have any problems.

Application: Good application in 3 coats.

Tan my hide - applications

Lighting variance:

I think it’s clear to see why there has been so many differing opinions on what colour this is, but hoping this helps a lot of you out.

Tan my hide - light variance

Sparkles & Trends:

Tan my hide - sparkles & trends

Top: lots of dots, escargo to Paris, grand jewels, June bride,

Bottom: Vegas nights, am I making you Gelish? Rough round the edges and izzy whizzy.

Longevity: I had no issues with any lifting, chipping or cracking with this polish

Fading: I have read that this colour is a fader, personally I do not think it is. Here are my nails after a week in the 3 different lights and you can make the decision for yourself.

Tan my hide fading

Removal: I did struggle a little with the removal of this colour, so re-wrapped for 5 minutes and it came away fine.

Similar colours: I think this is a new colour for Gelish and a must have. Closest non Gelish match is IBD I’m no damsel.

Tan my hide - similar colours

Artwork: Liquid stones using “holy cow girl” and “plum tuckered out” with nail space glitters.

Tan my hide - liquid stones

Gold french glitter tip fade.

Tan my hide - glitter fade

My verdict: You need this colour, it applies nicely and is unlike any other colour. I love it :)

Next week: Holy cowgirl