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Kiss Color Gel Sweet Galaxy

Today I have a glitter gradient with gel polish.  I used Kiss Color Gel Sweet for the base, and Galaxy as the glitter.

Kiss Galaxy

Sweet was impossible to capture in pictures.  It is more green and a little brighter than this in person.  Depending on the lighting, it goes between a light kelly green and more of a teal color.

Kiss Galaxy 4

Galaxy was a little disappointing, only because I expected it to be a full coverage silver glitter.  The tips are 3 coats or Galaxy, and they are not even close to opaque.  However, it is still a very nice silver glitter and worked very well for this gradient.

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And here’s one of Sweet on it’s own. Sweet applied great and the quality is a lot better than I expected from Kiss.  I used 3 thin coats for full coverage.

Kiss Sweet

I got these from Meijer for $9.99 each, and they are .3 oz bottles, which is typical for gel polish.

Sensationail Purple Orchid

I just recently joined the word of at-home gel manicures.  Polish never lasts more than a day or two on me, and although I like to change color often, I do not like chips.  I have been considering a gel starter kit for a while now, but didn’t like the 2 week commitment to the same color.  While browsing Meijer one day, I found the Sally Hansen Insta Gel Strips starter kit on clearance for $13.99, and decided it was time to take the plunge.  So far, I am loving gel polish, even though the mini-one-finger light is a pain to use for a full manicure.

One of the first gel polishes I bought is Sensationail’s Purple Orchid.

IMG_0007Purple Orchid is a deep purple with subtle purple and blue micro-glitter.  The polish applied easily, although it did not have as much shine as other gel polishes I’ve tried.

 

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This close-up shows the purple and blue micro-glitter.

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Overall,  I really enjoy this polish.  It is a perfect purple, and showed no signs of wear during the week that I wore it.   What are your favorite gel colors?