Botanical Awakenings Gelish Collection
Sigh, Gelish never ceases to amaze me, like foreal. For those of you just tuning into my blog, I am a licensed esthetician and I do a lot (and I mean a lot) of gel colored manicures. One of the brands I prefer to use is Gelish. I love the selection of colors, the easy application, the high shine, and more importantly the long lasting results. The new Gelish Spring 2016 Collection is called, Botanical Awakenings and they’ve hit the nail on the head, again. This collection features 6 new colors and I’m about to break ’em down for you little mamas!
Let’s start with Don’t Pansy Around, the most adorable pink a girl could ask for and I love, love, love the crème finish. It’s fun, bright, and damn right CUTE. This is a perfect color choice for those people wanting to kick the winter blues and pull out an adorable spring sundress! It makes me want to eat cotton candy and ice cream, yummy in my tummy!
This might sound funny, but if Don’t Pansy Around had an older more mature sister, it would be Warm Up the Car-Nation, which is another pink in the Botanical Awakenings collection. This is a warmer tone of pink with a frosty finish. In my opinion this would be a great transition color for those clients stuck in limbo between winter and spring. It can easily be worn on the toes or the nails while still complimenting your wardrobe.
What’s Your Poinsettia? is a red version of Warm-Up the Car-Nation. Very similar in finish with the frosty look and depth. I love this color for the name, too. If the name of a color is on point…settia (see what I did there? No, okay well I thought it was funny), it’s a huge addition to how I feel about the color overall. Does that make sense? If you’ve read my last Gelish post on the Kung Fu Panda collection, you know I’m obsessed with the names of colors. This shade captures the vibrancy of spring flowers poking their heads up from the ground ready to catch some sun and blossom for the season! Yay!
Rose-y Cheeks (the color I’m wearing in my feature photo) introduces us to the softer side of this collection. It’s a pretty pink with a subtle pearl finish and has enough pigment without being obnoxiously bright. It’s cute, feminine and reflects crazy amount of shine once it’s sealed with Gelish’s Top Coat. Taking it down a few notches on the lighter shade spectrum is, I Or-chid You Not. It’s a soft grey-purple, or mauve ,or taupe if you will. People have so many definitions of what a color is so some see lavender undertones, and some see taupe-y brown undertones. Either way, a color like this compliments any outfit and may appear greyer or more purple depending on what you have beside it. I love to pair this color with some fab silver jewelry. A few mini rings and bracelets make this color look flawless, honey!
The last color up on the block is the softest of the entire Botanical Awakenings collection, Prim-rose and Proper. It’s an off-white shade with a touch of pink and gives off elegant vibes. It screams femininity and beauty, just like a picture perfect botanical garden. The name of this color is so accurate in that you feel sophisticated and put together even when you’re rocking a hoodie and some leggings (which is me like always). Read my post about How to Make Your Mani Last for tips on how to keep your manicure looking Beyoncé fine for as long as you can.
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I’m wearing Rose-y Cheeks. What color will you pick for your next mani?
firstly love your blog Chia, its a nice “break” from my crazy work day!….. secondly the color i’d have to go with is Don’t Pansy Around so cute!!! although they’re making it tough to narrow it down, all the colors are perfect lol.
Thank you so much! Yes, Gelish always has amazing colours all the time. When I first get the collection I always want to do one finger in each colour because I love them all so much!
Thanks for reading Yara!
I was just wondering is there another gel polish? I know where I get my nails down they are huge on opi, but they use geisha too. Also how do you feel about gel pedicures? I’m not a huge fan because my regular polish pedicures last forever and I feel it would be harder to get off the toes.
All the typos lol is there another gel polish brand you like?* and gelish* sorry typos drive me crazy lol
I definitely would love to try “Rose-y Cheeks” & “I Or-chid You Not”! Both colors are out of my usual colors that I tend to go for and the spring season feels like a good time to try something new, haha
Btw, I love your work, Chia! Every time I see a new picture on IG of what you did for one of your clients I always think, “Why can’t my nail salon do that?” LOL. When and if you decide to move to LA and open up your own nail salon, I would be a regular customer and tell my friends all about you!!!!?
Chia, I’m a Canadian from Winnipeg and love the Cali life too. I love reading your blog and checking out your ig. When I’m stuck here in winterpeg I live vicariously through you! So thank you! I adore your nail colour and your nails in general. They are perfectly shaped. You should consider doing a video on how you file/shape your nails using the proper technique, for us less experienced.
Well heeeey neighbour!
Thank you so much, I appreciate the support so much.
That would be a great post! I’ll add it to my list.
Stay peachy Christina!
I’m sorry to bug you, I know you probably have a million other things to do other than respond to comments but I’m really needing your expertise on something. I try to always get a pedicure at least every two weeks but I always find myself getting the same damn reddish color every time! I’m afraid of dark colors on my feet because once upon a time ago some girl said “dark colors resemble foot fungi” and it’s always stuck with me. I wanted to know what colors do you find look best on feet? Please help! Thanks (:
WHAT?! That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard. I have literally done everything from bling bling glitter toes, to pure white, to neon yellow, to dusty rose pink, to cobalt blue, to black. Listen, when it comes to choices that are based off of what YOU like, don’t listen to anyone else!