Weekly Mani: Gelish You Glare, I Glow with stamp

Hi everyone,

If you’ve been a subscriber for long you know that I did not have many nice things to say about Gelish’s You Glare, I Glow. I initially bought a mini bottle at Sally’s of this gorgeous neon purple. When I did a mani with it, I experienced one of the worst applications of any gel polish I own. The formula was a thick sticky, goopy mess, it would drag across the nail because of how sticky it was and as a result was streaky and difficult to get even coats. It was a completely frustrating experience that has made me hesitate purchasing any more Gelish. I have tried to find a dupe for this color because I love it so much but no luck so far.

So I decided to buy the full size bottle thinking the formula might be better than the mini. I should have know better. The only thing that was different was even though it was still sort of sticky it leveled a lot better and was not as streaky…I can see the stickiness increasing the older the polish becomes. I adore this color, it’s such a shame that the formula sucks. So how about a few pics…




You Glare I glow with stamp

Products Used

Base color: Gelish You Glare, I Glow
Stamping color: Sally Hansen Pronto Purple
Stamp: CiCi & SiSi set 1


2 comments on “Weekly Mani: Gelish You Glare, I Glow with stamp

  1. Melissa

    I agree, this formula is not good. I have not had this problem with other Gelish colors. Have you found a regular polish that comes close to this color? I haven’t yet but I want one. It’s rich and vibrant. For now I suffer thru the application….

    1. Kim

      I haven’t found one yet but I’m always on the lookout and will let you know if I find one :)