Welcome to the first post in our exciting new series! We're thrilled to introduce you to six stunning gel polish colors inspired by the heart and soul of New York City. At Stellar Gel, we believe your nails should tell a story, and what better tale than the vibrant, dynamic life of the beloved NYC?

As someone who fell in love with New York the moment I first got there, I can tell you, this city has a way of getting under your skin – in the best possible way. Whether it's the smell of roasted chestnuts in winter, the sight of yellow cabs zooming by, or the endless noise that somehow becomes music to your ears, there's always something happening in NYC. Each color in this collection is a love letter to a city that never fails to inspire me. From the towering skyscrapers and iconic landmarks to the lush parks and dazzling nightlife, these shades capture the essence of what makes New York City so extraordinary. So, we thought, why not bottle these magical moments in our gel polish collection?

And as Alicia Keys sings in "Empire State of Mind":

"In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, There's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York."

1. Concrete Jungle

This sleek, modern grey captures the essence of NYC's iconic skyline. Concrete Jungle is perfect for anyone who loves the city's sophisticated, urban vibe. It’s a versatile shade that complements any look, from day to night. Think of it as the perfect companion for your morning coffee run at a hipster café in Brooklyn or a chic evening out in Manhattan. It's like having the city at your fingertips – literally!

2. Empire State of Mind

Inspired by the majestic Empire State Building, this deep blue-grey color embodies elegance and ambition. Empire State of Mind is for those who want to make a bold statement, reflecting the city’s towering achievements. Let's face it, this shade will have you feeling on top of the world – or at least like you're enjoying the view from the 86th floor.

3. Big Apple

Celebrate New York with Big Apple, a classic red that’s as bold and vibrant as the city itself. This timeless shade is perfect for making a confident and stylish impression, just like the bustling streets of NYC. Whether you're hailing a cab or just trying to beat the subway rush, Big Apple is the perfect color to keep you looking effortlessly cool.

"These streets will make you feel brand new, Big lights will inspire you, let's hear it for New York, New York, New York."

4. Lady Liberty

Inspired by the iconic monument, Lady Liberty is a color that embodies freedom and hope with its calm, commanding green, reminiscent of the patina of grand statues and the spirit of enduring grace. It's like a gentle reminder that no matter where you are, your nails can always give a little nod to that grand dame holding her torch high in the harbor.

5. City Lights

Bring the magic of New York’s nightlife to your nails with City Lights. This dazzling glitter polish captures the excitement and energy of the city after dark, perfect for festive occasions and nights out. Whether you're dancing under the disco ball or just enjoying a late-night pizza slice, City Lights will keep you sparkling all night long.

6. Tavern on the Green

Inspired by the iconic Central Park restaurant, this lush green evokes the beauty and tranquility of the park. Tavern on the Green is perfect for a chic, nature-inspired look that’s both elegant and calming. Picture yourself having a leisurely brunch surrounded by the serene beauty of Central Park – now you can have that zen feeling every day with this gorgeous shade.

Watch me swatch the colors: 

Each color in this collection is carefully crafted to capture a unique aspect of New York City’s character. Whether you’re drawn to the modern elegance of Concrete Jungle or the serene beauty of Tavern on the Green, there’s a shade here that speaks to your inner New Yorker!

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Stay tuned for our upcoming posts, where we'll explore each color in detail. We'll provide tips on styling, pairing ideas, the history behind each shade, and share stories from fellow nail techs in the industry.