Swatch Sunday – @MadamGlam Soak-Off Gel Polish in Glittery Emerald

September 20, 2020

Last weekend, I asked you what green shade of @madam_glam Soak-Off Gel Polish you wanted to see first. You voted and Glittery Emerald won, so here’s the swatch!

What’s on my nails:

🔘 @gelishprofessional pH Bond (I purchased it in a kit, along with the Soak-Off Gel Polish Foundation and Top It Off – $28.95 –

🔘 Base coat: @madam_glam Base Coat Gel ($19.95)

🔘 Color: @madam_glam Soak-Off Gel Polish in Glittery Emerald ($19.95 –

🔘 Top coat (left hand): @madam_glam Top Coat Gel ($19.95)

🔘 Top coat (right hand): @madam_glam Velvet Matte Top Coat ($19.95)

🔘 UV LED lamp: @sunuvstore 48W UV LED Light Lamp Nail Dryer for Gel Polish with Auto Sensor Professional Nail Art Tools (Black) (normally $49.99, but on sale for $37.99 –

My verdict?

This color is one of the most beautiful shades I’ve ever had on my fingernails. As soon as I swiped on the first coat, I fell in love! I could have, if I had been in a hurry, gotten away with only one (1) coat, but I wanted it to be as glittery and opaque as possible, so I went with two (2). When it comes to wear, this picture was taken almost exactly one (1) week after initial application and, as you can tell, there are no signs of wear (ignore the places I had to pick it off of my skin and some came off the nail because my application techniques are not flawless yet). As you can also see in other photos, I tested out the @madam_glam Velvet Matte Top Coat. While it definitely mattified and lasted just as long as the high shine top coat, I will never put a matte top coat on this color again – it dulls what I love so much about it! However, I am very happy I bought the matte top coat because I basically just doubled my number of nail polishes by having a product that drastically changes the finish.

If you do gel manicures at home, what products do you swear by?

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