Gelish MINI Street Beat summer 2016 collection {review + swatches + giveaway}

Spring has barely sprung, yet here I am, dreaming of summer. Today I’m sharing the latest from Gelish MINI- their summer 2016 collection called Street Beat. This gorgeous collection features 6 bright, bold, eye-catching colors and are inspired by street art and hip hop. These are some vivid hues, and every shade is trendy from the runway to the streets. 
In true Gelish form, these luscious gel polishes apply like a dream and I had no streaking. However, I did find them to all be a bit translucent, so all colors needed an extra 1-2 coats (and even then, I had some visible nail lines showing after curing- especially the yellow and green). Let’s take a closer look at them! 
Con-tour The Streets is a light, pinky-lilac creme with no shimmer. I wish it had more purple in it. It’s more of a pale bubblegum pink to me. 

Give Me A Break-Dance is a pearlescent teal with a silvery finish. It’s really pretty…I only wish it had better coverage. The picture below was with 4 coats of color. 

B-Girl Style is one of my favorites (you know I’m a sucker for a good pink!) It’s a neon pink pearl with just the teeniest bit of shimmer. I love it! It’s going to be a good one for summer toes, for sure!

Hip Hot Coral is a hot coral pearl with a warm, shimmery finish. This one reminds me of a tangerine, as it’s a more orangey-coral. 


Street Cred-ible is a orange/yellow creme with no shimmer. This color didn’t have great coverage and required 5 coats of color to get decent coverage. 

Tag, You’re It is another one of my favorites from this collection. It’s a fuchsia pink pearl with a frosty finish. So gorgeous! 

The Gelish MINI Street Beat collection will be available at Sally Beauty Supply for a limited time starting in May. You can also find the full-sized bottles on Amazon, which I’ve linked to individually above. 


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Never tried gel nails? I’ve got a ton of tutorials for you! My DIY Gel Nails post is a great place to start. I walk you through the entire process, step by step, and I include a lot of pictures and I’m a stickler for detail. It’s a long one…but I promise: read the tutorial from start to finish and you’ll end up with an amazing gel manicure. Once you’ve got that down you can move on to some of my other tutorials and you’ll soon be a pro.


This post contains affiliate links. I was given these products free of charge from Gelish MINI for reviewing purposes. All opinions are, as always, my own.