HAPPY MONDAY! And HAPPY KOKOIST x NAIL THOUGHTS VOLUME 5 COLOR LAUNCH! There are 12 new beautiful color gels launching today and I have lots of exciting info to share about them!


Before we get started:

If you're totally new to the Kokoist gel manicure system, check out this blog post to learn how the products work and how they pair together! Featuring my recommendations for starting out with Kokoist! 


I wrote an entire blog post with so much good info about these base gels: what they are, why you use them, how you use them, plus photos of all of the existing colors. Make sure to read that first to learn everything you need to know! 


ALSO, BE SURE TO USE MY AFFILIATE LINK & CODE KARA10 FOR 10% OFF ALL KOKOIST PRODUCTS! I *greatly* appreciate it! It costs you nothing, and it tells the brand that you came from me, which allows me to make content like this for you! 



If you're new to builder gel, or you need a little help, you have to check out my builder gel application courses. Plus, take 15% off either the Builder Gel Application course or the Gel Manicure 2.0 Masterclass: Builder Gel + E-File Basics course to celebrate the launch with code VOL5! This week only!

Quick facts about these color gels:

- They’re pure Japanese gel, made with cosmetic grade pigments, and the color payoff with just one coat is amazing. Read more about pure gel HERE

- There is NOT a base built in with these colors, so you DO need a separate base coat. I recommend Megastick Base, or Nail Thoughts Tinted Builder Bases or Platinum Filler Base!

- They come in 78 colors now!!!

- These gels DO NOT CHIP. And tbh they won’t lift either if you apply them perfectly (which I teach you how to do in my courses!) – Make sure to check out my builder gel application course for my exact method for applying these products!!  

Let’s get into the new colors! 

Before we get into it, check out my swatching video to see the how to colors look in real life! The photos don't do them justice!!!


Creamy neon yellow!

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Mobile Order

Pickleballer’s sheer sister! It’s a jelly neon yellow.

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Extra Matcha Plz

Jelly sheer deep green

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Iced Green Tea

Jelly sheer neon green!

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Add To Cart

Jelly green-leaning teal!

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Laundry Day

Jelly blue-leaning teal!

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Journal Entry

Jelly sheer kinda teal kinda sky blue. Definitely lighter than the above teals!

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What Time Is It?

Slightly sheer true blue!

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Comfort Show

Milky sheer lavender purple! This is No Yeah’s sheer sister and IT’S MY FAVE :) 

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Bed All Day

Pearly glowy lavender

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Off white polish with glowy pinky pearlescent finish!

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Dressed Up For What?

Glassy sheer (but SO pigmented) hot pink with chunky sparkles and glitter in it!

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This is another step that you absolutely can’t miss. Without a top coat, your gel will get dull and scratched. I only ever use one top coat from Kokoist and that’s because it’s literally the best ever!!! :D 

Ultra Glossy Non-Wipe Top Coat 

This top coat is SO shiny, it finishes your manicure amazingly, it lasts SO long and it never gets dull or loses it’s shine. It’s basically magic in a bottle! 

I also love how it’s non-wipe, so you cure it for 60 seconds, I like to wait a minute for it to cool down, and then I’ll gently touch my nails to make sure they’re not tacky anymore. If they’re not tacky, they’re totally cured, and if they are tacky, they need a little more time! It’s almost a fool-proof method! The best. 


Builder Gel Application Course

E-file Removal & Prep Course

Gel Masterclass 2.0 Course: Builder Gel & E-file Course

Gel Masterclass 1.0: Gel Manicure Foundations, Application & Removal

Gel Manicure Masterclass Bundle


Kokoist x Nail Thoughts Builder Gel Bases Review + Hybrid Gel and Pure Gel Explained! - My review & swatch photos of all of the builder base gels + MORE INFO!

Builder Gel + Base Gel EXPLAINED! - Did you know not all gel is created equal?

How I'm Growing My Nails With Gel - Explaining my favorite gel manicure process that has helped me grow my nails so long!

My Favorite Kokoist Products - A great place to start building your collection!

My Gel Manicure Starter Pack - Lights, prep items, etc!

Gel Polish 101 - Everything you want to know about gel manicures


My favorite builder base gels

My favorite gel colors

My favorite gel top coat

My favorite prep tools

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