I'm having a lot of fun with gels lately. Not that it would ever substitute "regular polish", which was something that I was afraid of in the beginning, but it opens a whole new world of possibilities. The gel topcoat alone, was a life changer. I was able to get smooth nail art and chunky glitters.
This gel topcoat has sparse turquoise to blue flakies that are very magical. I was mostly trying to see if they would show up over a holo, and if the gel would not dull the holographic effect. I would say that the holographic flamed was a bit affected, although not faded completely. I need to do more experiments. The flakies did show up, since Ultra Violet is dark, but not as much as they would over cremes, which is something that I expected. I like these, but they are bumpy city, and very chunky. I buffed my nails somewhat, but quickly learned that you are not supposed to do that with gels. I cut others that were sticking out. Not too much fun, but the mani looked great for a couple of days.
Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter-A-Peel Basecoat
2 coats Bear Pawlish Ultra Violet
OPI DS Topcoat
2 coats Finger Paints Gel Polish Lunar Flare
China Glaze Gelaze Topcoat