Friday, October 4, 2013



I got the Gelish Matte Top It Off AND one of the new Trends colors, Life of the Party!!
I went by Sally's tonight and, lo and behold, they had the Trends and Matte polishes!! They didn't have any of the display bottles out, but I asked them and they pulled them out from behind the counter. Even better? They're having a deal: buy 2 Gelish mini polishes, get a free Top It Off mini, which is PERFECT cuz I'm almost out!!

So, I kinda got overwhelmed in the store and geeked out so hard I gave myself a headache. I think the girl behind the counter was slightly amused, but because I was geeking out I didn't think to ask her to have a look at ALL the colors in-person. I just looked at the display pictures of the polish colors and picked one. I'm definitely going back this weekend for more colors. MOAR.

In the meantime, here are a couple swatches for comparison!
Gelish Matte Top It Off Swatch. 1. Black Shadow; 2. Black Shadow & Gelish Matte Top It Off; 3. Black Shadow & Orly Matte Top Coat
1. (2 coats) Black Shadow, (1 coat) Top It Off
2. (2 coats) Black Shadow, (1 coat) Gelish Matte Top It Off
3. (2 coats) Black Shadow, (2 coats) Orly Matte Top Coat
Gelish Trends Life Of The Party Swatch. 4. Red-Y And Waiting & Life Of The Party; 5. Life Of The Party; 6. Tumberline Violet
4. (2 coats) Red-Y And Waiting, (2 coats) Life Of The Party
5. (3 coats) Life Of The Party
6. (3 coats) Tumberline Violet

I personally LOVE the Gelish Matte Top It Off. The Orly Matte has a bit of a cloudy quality to it compared to the Gelish Matte. Also, the matte effect isn't apparent until you cure and wipe with Cleanser. And Life of the Party has a nice, thick consistency and is LOADED with glitter. Love!! I can't wait to pick up more!!

Check out more Trends and Matte Top It Off swatches over here!


  1. Hi! Found your blog via Chickettes! I absolutely LOVE the Gelish matte swatches! I had no plans to grab it, but it's so pretty! I think it will look gorgeous over all the shades from the Under her Spell collection. I need to get my butt to Sally's, stat! Have you seen the blue/green glitter topper?? NEED. NOW.
    And that kind of excitement is totally geek-out worthy!!:)
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, the Matte TIO is AWESOME. I've posted a new entry with an entirely matte manicure and more Trends swatches, if you'd like to check it out! I agree about the Under Her Spell collection - those colors were MADE to be matte. Definitely get your butt to Sally's this month - they're offering a free regular Top It Off with the purchase of any 2 Gelish polishes (I've picked up 2 free TIOs this month! ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!