Summer Gel Polish Manicures

I wear gel nail polish most of the time in the summer. It’s so durable, and this summer it’s really helped me strengthen my nails. I thought I’d share a few of my most recent manis with you! I’d love to hear what polishes you are loving this summer!

Gelish You Glare, I Glow is my favorite bright purple gel nail polish. This is the only purple gel polish that I have that doesn’t fade at least a little. It stays vibrant for 2 weeks, if you actually wear polish for that long! The Summer 2013 collection, All About the Glow, is my favorite Gelish collection to date. I love brights, and every polish in that release is fantastic, color and formula wise. The eyeshadow I’m holding is Prestige Total Intensity Color Rush in “The Chase.” This is a gorgeous blue based purple with micro glitter. I have been using it as eyeliner, just smudged on my upper lash line. These shadows are SUPER long lasting and great for summer!


Red Carpet Manicure Sapphire and Ice was part of the Holiday 2013 duos, and is no longer available. I really love this deep blue shimmer, but the formula is a bit of a pain. There is major shrinkage, and I had to cure my nails two at a time. It also doesn’t have the opaque coverage that I hoped for. Aside from that, it’s really pretty, so I will use it occasionally.

Gelish Gossip Girl was one of my first gel polishes, and it remains one of my all time favorites to this day! This true hot pink creme formula is so easy to work with and smooth. There’s no fading and I’ve had the same bottle for over 2 years.

Red Carpet Manicure Hamptons & Greek Isles sneak peek!!

I have some pics of the two new Red Carpet Manicure summer collections! The jewel toned “Weekend in the Hamptons” is available now at most ULTA stores.

RCM Weekend in the Hamptons

Red Carpet Manicure “Weekend in the Hamptons”

Sunset Over Sag Harbor – deep purple sheen/shimmer
Socialite Status – fuchsia creme
Country Club Chic – royal blue sheen
Day Party Diva – poppy red creme
Mimosas by the Pool – orange coral creme
High Society – teal creme

Next we have “Postcards from the Greek Isles” with rich Mediterranean Sea inspired shades. The word on the street is the Greek Isles collection will be at ULTA after September 1st. I am loving these shades!

RCM Greek Isles

Red Carpet Manicure – Postcards from the Greek Isles

Aphrodite’s Allure – denim blue creme
Santorini Martini – sea green creme
Seacloud Cruise – sheer baby blue
Sands of Crete – translucent iridescent white
Paradiso Blue – periwinkle blue creme
Meet Me in Mykonos – teal-navy blue creme

I’d love to hear what you think of these colors! Will you be picking up anything from the new RCM collections? I will get swatches of these as soon as I get my grabby paws on them!!

xo Amber

Mani Monday NOTD – Gelish “You Glare, I Glow” with Milani glitter accent

Happy Mani Monday!! Today I am wearing Gelish “You Glare, I Glow” from the summer All About the Glow collection. I LOVE all the neons in this collection! See my previous swatches here, modeled by my daughter:
Gelish All About the Glow

I used Milani’s Twinkle glitter polish for the diagonal stripe accent. What’s on your nails this week? I can’t believe it’s July already!! I’m looking forward to a week of family fun stuff with hubby and the kids! Any plans for this summer?

Come link up with us at Glitter and Gloss, and show off those gorgeous nails!


Gelish "You Glare, I Glow"

Gelish “You Glare, I Glow” with Milani “Twinkle” Glitter

Gelish blurred, for more glitter!

Gelish blurred, for more glitter!

Gelish – All About the Glow Summer Collection

Gelish has a bright and fun new summer collection that’s just been released! It’s called “All About the Glow” and is available at Sally Beauty Supply. This collection really appeals to me, as I favor bright bold hues for my gel manis! Here’s a little more info, and I will have some swatches up soon, so stay tuned!


Included in the Gelish mini All About the Glow Summer collection are the following colors:

I’m Brighter Than You – Vivid Coral

Make You Blink Pink – Light Pink

Radiance Is My Middle Name – Vibrant Teal

Sometimes A Girl’s Gotta Glow – Brilliant Lime Green

You Glare, I Glow – Electric Purple

Brights Have More Fun – Hot Pink

Have you seen, or tried any of the new Gelish All about the Glow collection? I know I won’t be limiting these to summer use! I love bright, cheerful and bold colors on my nails year round!