SEVENTEEN Gel Colour Summer 2015 – Swatches & Review

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a good week 🙂  I’m still catching up on my ‘to blog’ pile, which includes four lovely SEVENTEEN Gel Colour nail polishes I was sent a little while back to review. SEVENTEEN have just brought out 15 new colours in their Gel Colour range this Spring/Summer. These are gel effect nail polishes, and they claim to last for up to 8 days.

I haven’t tried any of the SEVENTEEN Gel Colour polishes since last year so I’d forgotten how nice they actually are, so I was pleased to be able to try these again 🙂

Seventeen Gel Colour Summer 2015

Seventeen White Lady Gel Colour

White Lady

This is a gorgeous white creme. There’s something about it that is slightly off-white I think, which makes it really nice and flattering (even on my lobster hands!).

Application: I think this is genuinely the nicest white creme I’ve ever used – it’s not streaky, it applies perfectly and dries quickly to a lovely shine. It’s totally opaque in 2 coats.

Seventeen Summer Sling Gel Colour

Summer Sling

This is a bright lilac creme, slightly blue-leaning. I always love purple colours like this in the summer! So gorgeous.

Application: Again, lovely application – non-streaky, dries quickly to a lovely shine. Totally opaque in 2 coats.

Seventeen Mint Cooler Gel Colour

Mint Cooler

I think this is my favourite – a gorgeous pale mint creme. This is pretty flattering, even on my pink-toned skin. It makes me think of cucumbers for some reason!

Application: Perfect application once again in 2 coats. It’s non-streaky and dries quickly, to a lovely shine. No issues at all!

Seventeen Lemon Drop Gel Colour

Lemon Drop

This is an egg-yolk yellow creme. I quite like that this is different from the usual pale pastel yellows we see in spring and summer (which generally look terrible on me) – this one is slightly more flattering and quite unusual. I’m still not sure I’d wear it personally, but I think this is more likely to flatter more people. 🙂

Application: This is pretty much opaque in 2 coats (perhaps needs 3) – it can be a tiny bit streaky but it’s pretty much fine, given that it’s a yellow! I found this one to be a little thicker than the others, but nothing unmanageable.

Overall

These all have really nice application, and given the nice curved brush, it is super easy to keep it neat. I haven’t done a wear test to see if they will last 8 days so I will update this post as and when. I’m totally in love with the finish, it’s gorgeous! I wouldn’t say that these look like gel polishes per-say, but I still love how they look and would buy them all the same.

You can buy the SEVENTEEN Gel Colour Summer 2015 range from Boots for £3.99 each, which is the same price as the Barry M Gelly nail paints – which I personally feel these are on a par with, quality-wise. I definitely think you are getting great value for money as the formulas on all are really really good. And as always, Boots have plenty of deals on year-round so these are often on offer 🙂

My personal must-haves are White Lady and Mint Cooler – I will definitely be getting lots of wear from these this summer!! What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

  • The white is gorgeous! Really impressed with the yellow too, I needed a yellow polish and got the Rita Ora one and it wasn’t great at all.

    • Oh really? That’s odd, I found the Rita Ora one to be fine (although I do suspect nail polishes can be temperamental according to the weather and our weather lately has been crazy!) That’s a shame! xx

  • Mint cooler is gorgeous!
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