Monday, 21 August 2017

Madam Glam Gelementary Review

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Hey there!  This evening have some swatches of Madam Glam's new product line, just in time for back to school.  This collection is called Gelementary, such a clever name but man does autocorrect hate it!  The collection consists of 18 no-lamp gel-like polish creme polishes.  That's right.  While Madam Glam is my go-to gel polish brand, this collection isn't a tradition, need-to-be-cured, gel polish line.  I received 7 of these 5-free, cruelty-free, vegan polishes to show you all today.  They apply really smoothly and dry super shiny.  They're designed  to be long wearing.  I assume the use of the Gelementary top coat and base coat would add to the longevity but I can't speak to that since I did not receive them with these samples.  If any of these strike your fancy (and they really should - who doesn't love a great creme polish?) you can use the code Claws30 to save 30% off your order!  Now let's get to the swatches...and some easy nail art that I did with these.


The application and removal of all these polishes was really easy.  My swatches all have a glossy top coat (HK Girl) added but you can see how glossy they are on their own in the final nail art photos.  I didn't add any top coat to the blobbicure and it's still super shiny.  They all have a perfectly creamy finish so these photos are more for color.  No fancy lights or anything - just my light box with artificial 5K bulbs.  


• 2 coats plus HK Girl top coat
• light lilac
• appeared slightly more pink on my nails in than the bottle

Madam Glam Arabella

Madam Glam Arabella


2 coats plus HK Girl top coat
• dark coral
•slightly more coral/orange-leaning in real life

Madam Glam Daydream

Madam Glam Forbidden Mini Skirt


• 2 coats plus HK Girl top coat
• white creme
• self levelling 
• not chalky
•great white for nail art base


Madam Glam Forbidden Mini Skirt


• 2 coats plus HK Girl top coat
• ever-so-slightly dusty navy blue
• good coverage at one coat
• slight skunk scent that comes with some blue polishes

Madam Glam Junior High

Madam Glam Junior High


• 2 coats plus HK Girl
• coral creme (like a lighter version of Daydream)
• seemed thin on first coat but fully opaque at two coats

Madam Glam Pom Poms

Madam Glam Pom Poms


• 2 coats plus HK Girl top coat
• mint green
• much more opaque than I expected from this color

Madam Glam Saved By The Bell

Madam Glam Saved By The Bell


• 1 coat plus HK Girl top coat
• yes, one coat!  
• medium grey creme

Madam Glam Souvenirs

Madam Glam Souvenirs

Stamper Marble

The first bit of nail art I did was a stamped marble look.  I used this tutorial from Marine Loves Nail Polish.  She's become one of my favourite YouTubers these days!  I used Forbidden Mini Skirt as the base and then Souvenirs, Forbidden Mini Skirt and Daydream in the marble.  I don't know why Daydream looks SO pink in this photo!



Blobbicure

I first saw this swirly style of blobbicure on @laqvid's Instagram page.  I used Junior High as the base and then did the blogs with Pom Poms, Arabella and Saved By the Bell.  This is the one that has no top coat so you can see how shiny these polishes dry on their own.  



I hope you liked these Gelementary swatches as much as I enjoyed playing with them.  I've already used some of them in nail art I've done since them so if you need some new nail art cremes for a good price, especially if you use my Claws30 code to save yourself 30%.  There's even more colors available so if you didn't fancy these ones, there's lots more to browse on the Madam Glam website.

$11.95/15 mL bottle
Available at Madam Glam

'Til next time...