One of the hardest things about buying gel polish is deciding what color to buy. Obviously it’s hard because I want All the Colors! But, it’s also really hard because you have no idea what the color will really look like until it’s on your nail. This is mostly because gel polish bottles are opaque so the UV rays from the sun can’t cure them while inside the bottle. One thing that makes gel polish purchasing easier is online pictures of gel nail polish colors. Yeah, for the internet! Anyway, I have 4 exciting IBD just gel swatches today to help you with your gel polish purchasing. They are awesome!
This color is a pure black. I did 2 coats and it was pretty much opaque, but since I can be OCD about the definition of opaque, I did a third very thin coat to make sure it was completely opaque. You can see that there was some wrinkling along the sides of a few nails. I think if I had flash cured each nail for 5-10 seconds before painting the next nail there would have been no wrinkling. I didn’t notice the problem until it was too late this time though. 🙁
I love this color so much! This color took 3 full coats to be completely opaque. I love that this pink has a yellow undertone because anything with a yellow undertone usually looks horrid next to my skin, but pink is a magical color that always looks good on me. This color is certainly proof of that. The shimmer is very subtle and hardly noticeable unless you look right up close, but it really takes this color to the next level. Compared to the other pinks in this post, this color looks kind of orange-ish, but I promise in real life, it’s a bright pink. This is the ultimate summer pink in my mind. I love it!
This is a bright neon pink and it is just gorgeous! I did one coat of white nail polish on my ring finger and pinky so you could see that white makes the neon pop. I did one coat of white, then 2 coats of Ingenue on my ring finger and pinky and they look so bright and neon! It’s awesome!! On the pointer and middle finger I did 3 full coats of Ingenue, then a 4th thin coat because I’m OCD about opacity. Without the 4th coat the difference between the fingers with one coat of white and the ones without was really obvious. With the 4th coat of Ingenue, the difference isn’t as pronounced, but you can still see that the ring finger and pinky really pop. This color is awesome and also perfect for summer!
Another pink and this one is also gorgeous. It’s a watermelon colored cream and it’s just a bit brighter in real life. I wore this color for my Disneyland manicure and unfortunately it faded a lot. But, since I was outside all day in the bright hot sun, it may be fine in regular day to day life. I haven’t worn it again since then, so I’ll report back next time I wear it about the fading. Despite the fading issues though, this color is just beautiful! It’s great for summer, but I also think it would be great for spring and even the transition into fall. I would wear this in the winter too because I’m a pink all year round kind of gal, but that’s just me. 🙂
I love these IBD Just Gel polish colors. The pinks are so pretty and the black is perfect for nail art. If you flash cure, it should work great by itself too. I hope you enjoyed these swatches. See more swatches in my Swatch Gallery. I bet you can’t guess what my favorite color is. 🙂
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