Have you heard of Bio Seaweed Gel Unity Polishes? They are not your typical faux gel polishes, these can be cured with a LED or UV lamp but can also cure in direct sunlight for those who want true long-wear without the added cost of a lamp. Their latest release of summery colours in their Carnival Collection in collaboration with Kandi Yamz included Tea Cups and with a name like that for a baby purple shade, how could I resist?
Unity polishes are healthier gel polishes, you do not need to buff your nail to death before using them, they are 5-Free and do not dehydrate or stain the nail. Apart from the fact I typically change my polish every second day because I want a new look, the damage done by wearing certain gel polishes for weeks at a time is one of the reasons I went back to regular polishes.
Tea Cups from the Bio Seaweed Gel Carnival Collection is a bright baby purple. Lots of white but not so much that it looks chalky. You may remember from the Canadian collection that some of the colours were different from the online images or bottle swatches but Tea Cups is almost a perfect match to the purple swatch shown on the bottle. It has a fairly thick formula and nice brush that is wide without being so wide that it is hard to get near the cuticle.
Bio Seaweed Gel Unity Polish – Tea Cups Swatches
Bio Seaweed Gel 271 Tea Cups Swatch – Natural Light (2 coats)
Bio Seaweed Gel 271 Tea Cups Swatch – Shade (3 coats)
While it does not show as clearly in the image, there was a little patchy-ness with two coats in brighter light so I added a third coat. Two thicker coats may have worked as well, but the cure time in natural light was about 5 minutes even with bright sun so I went for thin coats that would cure quickly. My LED lamp has a 45 second timer and coats cured perfectly using the automatic setting on the lamp. Since I rarely wear a single colour, I added some nail art using Mundo de Unas Fantasy & Born Pretty’s Illusion Plate on top of Tea Cups. The darker purple in the stamping polish brings out the purple tones in Tea Cups which can appear whiter in bright light.
Bio Seaweed Gel Carnival Collection
The Carnival Collection includes eight shades perfect for summer. From a bright Lemonade yellow that will leave you looking cool and summery, blues and purple shades to match every mood and outfit and beautiful reds. They regularly retail for $18 Canadian. A bit more than some other gel polishes but these are not the miniature bottles you get from some brands.
You can also pick up the entire collection for less or wait until they are the colour of the week an on sale! Follow Bio Seaweed Gel on social media using @BioSeaweedGel to find out which shade is on sale each week. Until September 30th you can save $10 on any order using promo code SUMMER16CARNIVAL.