Tuesday 5 June 2018

Gelish - Make A Splash: Review + Swatches

Hey everyone! I had such a mare trying to get this post up. I managed to get my review done soon after I received them, and as I went to plug my memory card in, the whole thing wiped! I've no idea why. After a lot of panicking from me, and help from my boyfriend, I actually managed to receive the photos, hours before I was due to go on holiday. So I thought therefore I'd write the post on holiday, but then Blogger wouldn't work on my phone! 

We're finally here... so here is the gorgeous and fun Gelish Make A Splash Collection. I love how bright these gels are, the perfect summer shades! There's also a Cellophane Coat included with the collection, which is described as an 'iridescent overlay' and just adds a bit of shimmer, scroll down to have a look. 

Look at the cute pool floats the collection came with! 

First up is Feeling Swim-sical.* This is a beautiful pool blue, it was quite jelly-like and may even work for a pond manicure at a push. If you don't mind some transparency 3 coats would be enough, this is 4 coats, and it still was not fully opaque. I assumed this would be more of a blue than it was, I found it to be quite jade coloured but I really liked that. 

Flamingo Float* is a great shimmery neon pink, I absolutely love how bright this is, I'd have worn it on my toes for my holiday but because I was going to a wedding it wouldn't have matched my dress. This was 3 coats but you could possibly get away with two. I don't think you'd need to add the cellophane topcoat to this as it's already sparkly enough! 

Limónade In The Shade* is a super neon green. I found this to be very thin and I think it would work best layered over white, but once I'd got the opacity I really loved how it looked. This was 5 coats. 

One Piece or Two?* is a neon purple creme. My camera doesn't do this justice, it's more neon than the photos suggest. This was 3 coats, I thought I could get away with 2 but once I'd done 3 it was clear that it looked better. 

You've Got Tan-gerine Lines* is a bright orange creme, another great summer shade. This was 3 easy coats. 

Flip Flops & Tube Tops* is described as a 'fuchsia shimmer' which I think sums it up well. This is such a fun shade, and again would be the perfect shade for my toes (is it just me who loves bright shades on my toes, especially in summer?). This was 4 coats, could perhaps have got away with 3 but there was still a visible nail line. 

And last but not least is the wonderful Cellophane Coat*, this really transforms the polish I think. I wanted to try it over something slightly different than just darks or pinks so I put it over Limónade In The Shade* and I love that it still works. This was just one easy coat. 

What do you think? Have you picked up the collection yet?

Let me know in the comments!


*Some of the products in this post were provided to me for review, but all opinions are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way 

1 comment:

  1. OMG! These colors are so happy. Beautiful swatches, Alice.


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