Gelish: Matadora Collection
I can’t express how much I love a dark nail in Fall. Especially since my Summer nails are always bright and neon, the change is refreshing! Fall has been in full swung, with Winter right around the corner. Which means my nail selection will mostly (if not entirely) be dark shades until Spring.
Gelish released a Spain inspired Fall collection called, Matadora. This collection features 6 new shades: a shimmery navy, dark plum, oxblood red, bright red, mauve, and a metallic white.
My favorite color in this collection is the dark plum, ‘Danced in Sang-ria‘. I applied 3 coats for full coverage and this baby was almost looking black (see feature photo). I LOVE IT. I’ve also been loving the oxblood red called, ‘All Tango’d Up‘. Unlike the other red in the collection, this one is deeper and richer- truly beautiful! The brighter red is called ‘Don’t Break My Corazon‘ and it’s a twist on the Classic Red that we all know and love. It’s a verrryy sexy color- oh baby!
The navy shade called, ‘Olé My Way‘, has a shimmer finish. Even though I prefer my colors to have a matte finish, I went ahead and rocked this color for 2.5 weeks and quite liked it! I actually didn’t notice the shimmer too much on this color because it’s a darker shade. Great choice for the navy lovers.
Now let’s get into the neutrals. I love the color ‘Mauve Your Feet‘, it’s a beautiful mauve with a matte finish (oh yaaa!). It breaks up the vibrant shades in this collection when your nails are craving a more subtle look.
Lastly, the metallic white called, ‘I’m Drawing A Blanco‘ reminds me of pearls. It’s soft, delicate, and looks great not only as a full nail, but as a french mani too. This could be a good color choice for any Fall/Winter brides- very romantic!
For the last 8 years I have always worn gel polish vs regular polish on my nails for a couple of reasons. 1. My nails are weak and need the gel for strength. 2. Being a nail tech, means I use nail polish remover all day long and I would hate for my polish to be ruined daily. But for those of you who prefer regular polish, Gelish’s sister brand, Morgan Taylor has the same Matadora collection made just for you!
Which color is your favorite?
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Great post thanks for sharing My nails are just like yours i have never used gel nail polish . After readying you’re post i think i might just buy some and try it out 😉 After you move to L.A will you open a Nail shop up there ?
Yay!! Gel polish is my absolute faaaav. I’m obsessed! In regards to opening up a nail salon in LA…who knows! We will see I guess =)
Omg I love this post! Your nails are ALWAYS so fleeky💕💕💕💕💕 thank you for sharing!
Chia! Quick nail question! Do you have any tricks to help gel nail polish last longer? I do my own gel nails at home, and sometimes they only last about a week. I’m not sure if I am doing something wrong, or if it is the brand of polish I use. When I use Gelish polish it lasts about 2 weeks, but when I use the DND brand, it only lasts a week or even a few days.
Great post btw, definitely wanna try these colors!
Thank you for your message. If you are doing your nails at home with gel products and your nails aren’t lasting, chances are you might not be prepping them as well as they should be. We, professionals, have all the fancy electric files and different bits to ensure the nails are prepped properly to last 3+ weeks. Keep in mind everyone’s nails are different and will all last differently. It’s hard for me to really know why your nails are doing that because I can’t see how you are doing them!
Try taking a bit more time in pushing back the cuticles, lightly buffing the nail plate, use acetone to wipe the nail, and proceed with applying your base coat. Be sure to apply THIN coats when using gel products.
Good luck! I hope they start to last longer for you =)! Remember: prep is everything, the polish application is the easy part.