Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Pink Gellac - First Impression & Swatches

*Press Sample*
Hello! Today I have a very long overdue post. The lovely people over at Pink Gellac were kind enough to send me a box of goodies to review. I wanted to wait until I had a good amount of time so that I could test everything thoroughly, and ended up leaving it far too long - sorry Pink Gellac! Apologies over, read on to have a look at everything they sent me, and for my full swatches.

Pink Gellac - First Impression & Swatches @acertainbeccaa

I was sent the full Pink Gellac gel polish starter kit. It includes: an LED lamp, a full size primer, base coat, and topcoat, one gel colour (182 'Dynamic Pink'), 10 remover sheets, 10 cleaner sheets, a nail file, and an orange woodstick. They also sent me three additional colours - 120 'Beautiful Black', 166 'Vintage Nude', and 109 'Lipstick Red'.

Pink Gellac - First Impression & Swatches @acertainbeccaa
Pink Gellac - First Impression & Swatches @acertainbeccaa

The kit also includes basic instructions for getting the perfect manicure. The base should be cured for 15 seconds, and the colours and topcoat for 60 seconds. The lamp is easily big enough to cure several nails at the same time. For my swatches I cured all four of my fingers at once.

Pink Gellac - First Impression & Swatches @acertainbeccaa

Onto my swatches! As with all gels, the formulas are slightly thicker than normal polish, though are smooth and easy to apply.

The colour supplied with all starter kits, 'Dynamic Pink', is a hot pink with a subtle shimmer. This has good coverage on the first coat, and covers completely with a second. Below is two coats with topcoat.

Pink Gellac 'Dynamic Pink' @acertainbeccaa
Pink Gellac 'Dynamic Pink' @acertainbeccaa

'Beautiful Black' is a black creme. This is slightly patchy on the first coat, so does need a second to even it out and deepen it fully. Below is two coats with topcoat.

Pink Gellac 'Beautiful Black' @acertainbeccaa
Pink Gellac 'Beautiful Black' @acertainbeccaa

'Vintage Nude' is a slightly dusty nude creme. This is a bit sheerer than the other colours, and did need a quick third coat to bring it fully opaque. Below is three coats with topcoat.

Pink Gellac 'Vintage Nude' @acertainbeccaa
Pink Gellac 'Vintage Nude' @acertainbeccaa

'Lipstick Red' is a warm, rich red creme. This covers really well on the first coat, though I did need a second to cover my nail line completely and deepen the colour. Below is two coats with topcoat.

Pink Gellac 'Lipstick Red' @acertainbeccaa
Pink Gellac 'Lipstick Red' @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I'm really impressed! I haven't tried too many gel polish brands, but these are the most opaque ones I've tried so far. I found them very easy to apply, and they have a gorgeous glossy finish. For those of you who change your polish often like me, they also worked perfectly with a peel off basecoat.

You can find Pink Gellac's starter kits on their website here, and a massive choice of colours here. Each polish retails for £13.50, though a large amount are currently discounted to £10.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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