Bundle Monster Ain’t No Basic B!tch Speed Gel Collection
Bundle Monster has a new gel polish collection out, called Ain’t No Basic B!tch.
They are “speed gels”, which is Bundle Monster’s term for one-step gel polish. They don’t need a base or top coat, just two coats of the gel polish itself, and you don’t need to wipe off the sticky layer either (because there isn’t one!)
These need 30-60 seconds in an LED lamp and darker colours may require a longer cure. I cured all these for 60 seconds per coat and didn’t have any problems.
Pink Wednesdays is a pale, bubblegum pink with a hint of blue shimmer. This was the first one from the collection that I tried and I followed the instructions exactly, applying just two coats. However, I think it could have done with three for better opacity.
So Fetch! is a blue jelly base with tiny gold flakies. It’s very sheer and needed four coats. I think it’s too sheer for use on its own and would be better layered over another polish. On my nail, the gold made the polish look more green than blue, and green isn’t a favourite of mine, so I’ll definitely wear this over a blue in future, because in the bottle and on the brush, it’s definitely a very lovely blue colour.
Can’t Sit Here
Can’t Sit Here is a bright pink with a blue shimmer. It’s gorgeous and is my joint favourite of the collection. I could have got away with two coats, but I did a third to make sure the coverage was perfect.
Cheeky is a jelly lime green with gold flakies. It’s the brother to So Fetch! Again, it’s very sheer and I’m not keen on green, but I found myself loving this. It’s the kind of colour that looks great on darker skin tones, or when we pale and pasties get a tan. I think it would make a wonderful polish for holiday. This is four coats.
Drama! has a purple jelly base with small silver, pink and purple hexagonal glitters, purple micro glitter and purple bar glitter. This is three coats. It’s a very pretty polish. I don’t usually like bar glitter, but in this, it’s very subtle.
You’re So Tragic!
You’re So Tragic! is black with silver, tiny green and pink glitters / flakies. It’s very opaque and two coats were enough for a perfect finish. It’s similar to Chanel Cosmic, Sally Hansen Midnight in NY or Zoya Storm. This is my other joint favourite.
The Bundle Monster Ain’t No Basic B!tch collection costs $29.99 for all six polishes, or you can buy them for $5.99 each. I’ve always been worried about buying polish from overseas, but Bundle Monster polishes always reach me without any unwarranted attention from Royal Mail.
These are great one-step gel polishes. There really is no need for top coat and there’s no inhibition layer, so no need to wipe after curing. I just rubbed in some cuticle oil and they were left beautifully shiny.
Because there’s no base or top coat required, these are really quick to put on. And they can also be quick to remove if you use them in conjunction with Bundle Monster’s new peelable base coat for gel polish, Gel-Off. But more about that in an upcoming post!
- Pink Wednesdays: two coats
- So Fetch!: four coats
- Can’t Sit Here: three coats
- Cheeky: four coats
- Drama!: three coats
- You’re So Tragic!: two coats
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The Bundle Monster Ain’t No Basic B!tch collection was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.