Gelish MINI review & giveaway!

My friends at Gelish MINI have done it again. They have made me a very happy lady by sending me some more gel nail polish goodies to go with my ever-growing collection. I was so excited when the summer 2014 collection, Colors of Paradise, showed up at my doorstep the day before my birthday. Best present ever!
The Colors of Paradise collection features 6 exotic creme shades that are reminiscent of an island vacation. From left to right there’s Mali-Blu Me Away (bright cobalt blue creme), Lime All The Time (bright lime green creme), Pacific Sunset (bright pink creme), Rub Me The Sarong Way (bright turquoise creme), Rockin’ The Reef (bright coral creme), and Tahiti Hottie (bright purple creme). Aren’t they bright and fun?

Here they are swatched out.

I couldn’t wait to try a few of my new colors.
I decided to go with Pacific Sunset and Tahiti Hottie.
I seriously cannot get over how bright these are!
It’s no secret that I love Gelish MINI polishes. Here’s just a few reasons why:
  • Brush-in bottle, soak-off gel polish that lasts for up to three weeks with no chipping or peeling.
  • Made for easy, at-home use. Anyone can do gels!
  • Hypo-allergenic and “3 free”- no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.
  • Available in over 100 gorgeous shades, from holographic sparkles to irresistible neon hues and pure saturated colors.
  • Soaks off completely with easy ten-minute removal.
 Since I love Gelish MINI so much, we’ve teamed up for a giveaway!
Who’s ready?

One lucky reader is going to win a complete Gelish MINI set up, including an LED lamp, Basix kit, and three colored polishes from the Colors of Paradise collection (colors will be chosen at random).
Here’s a closer look at the Basix kit and the LED lamp:
  • MINI Pro:45 LED lamp– Designed to efficiently cure Gelish soak-off polish. It’s compact, ergonomic design uses three 2 watt LED bulbs that never need to be replaces and has a preset timer 45 second timer. Comes with an AC power cord adapter. The Gelish MINI Pro:45 LED curing light is available exclusively at Sally’s Beauty Supply and online at and retails for $74.95.
 The Basix kit includes everything you need to do your own gel manicure at home:
  • pH Bond– An essential dehydrator used prior to your base coat.
  • Foundation– The basecoat that creates a bond between the natural nail and gel products.
  • Top It Off– Top coat that seals your gel polish with a high shine that won’t chip or dull.
  • Nourish– Cuticle oil that rehydrates and restores essential oils in the skin & cuticles.
  • Nail Surface Cleanse– Specially formulated to work with Top It Off. Removes tacky layer.
  • Artificial Nail Remover– Removes your soak of gel polish in 10 minutes or less with conditioning additives that keep the skin from drying.
  • Mini wooden file– shapes nails.
  • Plastic pusher and Prep Pads– pushes back cuticles and removes shine from nail.
  • Orangewood stick– helps clean up gel polish around cuticle area.
The Gelish MINI Pro:45 LED lamp ($74.95), Basix kit ($39.95), and Gelish MINI soak-off gel polishes ($14.95 each)  are available exclusively at Sally’s Beauty Supply and online at
If you need some good gel nail tutorials, make sure to check out all of mine on the blog!

Embedding loose glitter in gel nails 

My DIY Gel Nail tutorial is my #1 blog post ever, and has been viewed over 240,000 times to date! I get comments and emails daily from people saying that the amount of detail in the blog post has helped them get beautiful looking gel nails or solved some of their gel nail problems. These comments and emails make me so happy, so please check out that blog post if you need help figuring out gel nails! And I use all of the Gelish MINI products featured in the kit above, so I can show you my own little tips and tricks for using them all.
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