Inspired by vintage flowers and the 1960s “flower girl”, the highly anticipated Bio Seaweed Gel Vintage Garden Spring Collection has arrived.bio seaweed gel, vintage garden, bio seaweed gel vintage garden, gel polish, soak off gel, bio seaweed 3 step,

With 8 floral hues that take their name from different flowers, this collection is sure to leave you wanting more. Flowers are certainly a massive inspiration when it comes to spring nails, so Bio Seaweed Gel Vintage Garden Collection has helped you along the way and developed a beautiful spring colour palette.

All 8 polishes from the Bio Seaweed Gel Vintage Garden Collection are part of their 3-step Colour Gel Polish System, where the polish requires a base coat, 2 coats of the polish itself, and a top coat. All polishes must be cured under either a UV or LED lamp. Timing depends on the lamp you’re using and is indicated on the back of the nail polish bottle.

As with all Bio Seaweed Gel polishes, these are 5-free, which is a nice change to all the harsh chemicals that many polishes (especially gel polishes), generally contain. All colors are extremely easy and smooth to apply and have great self-levelling properties.

Carnation

I read that purple carnations symbolize capriciousness whereas dark red carnations represents deep love and affection. I think when we look at this purply/pink tone, once you get it on your nails, I doubt you’ll be changing it quickly – hence this hue is far from capricious. This colour is seriously to die for. It’s perfect.
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Cherry Blossom

Another beautiful flower that certainly reminds us of spring, the delicate Cherry Blossom flowers also have symbolic meaning, especially in the Japanese culture. Another favorite of mine in the Bio Seaweed Gel Vintage Garden Collection, this gorgeous pink will brighten the cloudiest of days.
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Greenhouse

A perfect, turquoise/green color (the color on the label is misleading), Greenhouse has a fabulous formula. Giving full coverage in two thin coats, I think this is going to be one of my go-to polishes for a long lasting manicure this spring/summer. It reminds me of essie turquoise and caicos in a gel formula.
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Hibiscus

Who doesn’t love a perfect fuchsia hue? Although hibiscus flowers grow in tropical climates, this polish brings the tropics directly to you (or at least to your fingertips). Too bright for your manicure? Why not try Hibiscus on your toes for that perfect pedi.

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Hydrangea

I’m lucky enough to have a beautiful white hydrangea bush in my backyard. The flowers themselves are so beautiful and soft. Hydrangeas also come in a soft blue shade which is the inspiration behind this perfect robin’s egg blue.
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Lily

Another beautiful spring bloom is the lily, a perennial flower that symbolizes chastity and virtue dating back to the 1580s. While lilies do come in different colours, this polish is more nude in colour with a pink undertone.
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Poison Ivy

While poisonous in nature, this Poison Ivy is far from needing any external treatment. Any green lovers out there? I think you’ve found your spring color.
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Sweet Pea

This enchanting and fragrant flower is extremely delicate and this polish is no different. A soft and subtle violet, Sweet Pea has a beautiful shimmer to it (unfortunately I couldn’t quite capture on camera). If you were to purchase one special polish from The Bio Seaweed Gel Vintage Garden Collection, put Sweet Pea at the top of your list.
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The Verdict?

All polishes were extremely easy to apply. All gave full opacity in 2 even coats and were brought to life with Bio Seaweed Gel’s no wipe top coat. To remove the polish, I buffed the shine off before soaking in acetone for 3-5 mins and gently removed excess polish with an orangewood stick (to avoid any scraping of the nail plate).

If you haven’t tried gel polish before, Bio Seaweed Gel is a great place to start. They sell mini,portable LED lamps (this is my favourite) and a variety of gel polishes that are extremely easy to use and remove (which is key when working with a gel polish). I managed to wear my Bio Seaweed Gel for 10 days before I couldn’t stand my regrowth and and had to reapply.

Until next time,

nail that accent

 


Bio Seaweed Gel has an excellent frequently asked questions page HERE.

Polishes are approximately $18.00 CAN and can be purchased online directly from The Bio Seaweed Gel website, or from a local distributor in Canada, US and internationally.


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