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 Summer – Sweet Indulgence

Red Carpet Manicure is releasing six limited edition sweet summer shades in ULTA and on Red Carpet Manicure in June.
Shades Above:

Peach Chiffon – peach creme

Ravishing Raspberry – rich pink creme

Sorbet Soiree – rich turquoise creme

Kiwi-Lime-Affair – lime creme

Pineapple Premiere – sunny yellow creme

Wild Berry Diva – pink/purple creme

I have the Pineapple and Sorbet shades as well, so I will be swatching them soon for you! What do you think about this collection? Is there anything you’ll be picking up?
xo Amber

Red Carpet Manicure Almost Famous Nail Lacquer

I have finally found the gray polish I’ve been searching for! Not too light or dark, and with just a hint of mauve. I love it! The picture above is taken outside, the picture below is inside under a natural light bulb. What do you think? As much as I love it, I am itching to add some glitter or sparkle!


The swatches are two coats of color topped with the Red Carpet Shine On Top Coat. I love how opaque and easy the formula is. You can definitely get away with one coat on some of the colors I have. They are super shiny, even before the top coat. They seem quite durable as well. I’ve only had Almost Famous on for a day, but with most normal polish I have chips or tip wear at this point.

Do you have your eye on any of the Red Carpet Lacquers? I hope you are having a great weekend!
xo Amber

Red Carpet Manicure Lacquer

Red Carpet Manicure Nail Lacquer has a new line of non gel nail polishes. They come in a range of 52 shades, 18 of which match an existing Red Carpet Mani gel shade. The polish sells for $7.99 at ULTA, and does not require any special base or tops coats or LED curing. Included in the line is a Clingy Base Coat, and Shine On Top Coat. As you can see from the pictures below, the formula is super glossy, like gel polish. I love it! I’m still testing the wear time, so I won’t comment on that until a future post!

Red Carpet Manicure Strut Your Stuff

Red Carpet Manicure Style Watch

Clingy Base Coat, Shine On Top Coat

Standing Ovation, Glam Squad

Almost Famous, Broadway Babe, Strut Your Stuff

Style Watch, On Screen Kiss, 9 Inch Heels

I’m curious if you’ve tried these polishes yet? If not, do you see any colors you’d like to try?

xo Amber