Happy hump day, I hope you're all having a great week. I've managed to get a little on top of my swatch pile and today have a post that's been weeks in the making.
The lovely Andreea over at Madam Glam was kind enough to send me some gels to review and I couldn't have been more excited. They arrived back in Feb and since then I've been testing them out and I am so impressed.
Anyone who's anyone knows Madam Glam is the insta Gel queen. I always see her gorgeous polishes pop up on the feeds of the nail artists I follow and have been itching to try out her Cat Eye polishes. Thankfully she was kind enough to send a couple over and added in some stunning gel thermals too. On a side note how awesome is it that the top of the lids have the colour of the polish on them??
As well as the 4 colours, I was given a bottle of base and topcoat (both of which are incredible, apply smoothly and the topcoat is so shiny). I love that these bottles are so big, you always need a jumbo bottle of base coat and top coat.
Look Me In The Eye - $19.95
This blue cat eye polish is a stunner. The formula is super thick and hyper pigmented (which made application very easy, I hate runny gels). I only needed 2 coats and as soon as I used the magnet to create the cat eye effect I was in love. It creates the most amazing finish that needs to be seen to be believed. I couldn't stop staring at my nails, they looked like they had glass marbles on them, the cat eye gives it such a lovely 3D quality.
Conmigo Contigo - $19.95
A deep cherry red (which is actually a tad darker in real life) is another stunning cat eye gel. Again the formula is thick and 2 coats are perfect for full coverage an again I couldn't stop staring at my nails.
The lasting time on these polishes is fab, I wore one for a week and one for 10 days and both were perfectly shinny when I came to remove them. I only experienced a small amount of tip wear on my right hand (which usually gets trashed as it's my dominant hand).
Dive and Dream - $19.95
I've never tried a thermal gel before and loved this colour which surprised me as I don't normally go for greens. The colour changes from pale green when warm to a deep forest green when cold. I needed 2 coats for full coverage.
Award Winner - $19.95
This is a beauty of a polish, again it needs 2 coats (although I first thought it was a little sheer because it changes as soon as I applied it). When warm it looks like a clear sparkle filled polish, but when cold it changes to a lovely deep magenta pink.
Again these thermal gels have a great lasting time, although I didn't wear them longer than a few days, I did try Award Winner on a friend of mine and it lasted for 12 days before I redid them for her.
Overall I am highly impressed with these gels and already have a massive list of more I want to pick up including the matte gel topcoat, some from thesmoothie gel collectionand of course, all the other cat eye gels (they are without a doubt my favourite). If you're not a gel polish fan, they also sell lots of normal polish, as well as a huge variety of nail art accessories, the Madam Glam website is well worth a look.
If you pop over to the Madam Glam website you can get 40% off your first order and although these ship from America, they came really quickly and were packaged so well (in a fab padded box).
Let me know what you think of these gels? Are you team cat eye or team thermal?