We all love that gel like shine on our nails that we get when visiting our professional manicurist for our no chip gel manicure. Oh how we wish we could achieve that look at home. Well maybe there is a way. Essie has recently come out with a two step system that claims to give an instant gel like shine with up to 14 days of wear. No UV nail lamp is needed.
Well this is great! Even though I have a UV light at home, I still like the idea of being able to quickly polish my nails and not have to wait to cure under a lamp, so I had to give Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish a try.
I picked up seven of the Essie Gel Couture colors to get give them a try. You will also need the Gel Couture top coat, so don’t forget that.
What did I thing of it?
I must say I was impressed with the look of the polish and the way it glided on so smoothly. The unique contoured shape of the applicator brush was also a plus. The brush is wide at the base and contours in toward the tip, allowing for a more precise application. Essie calls it the swirl-stem nail polish brush.
I would give the staying power of the polish an 8 out of 10. Although I didn’t get 14 days of wear out of my manicure, it did last me over a week without chipping and then I only had minor chips after that. This was a plus in my book.
Essie Gel Couture comes in 54 shades and currently retails for $11.50.
Overall I love the new Gel Couture collection and can’t wait to grab more colors in this nail lacquer.
Check out the video below for step by step application instructions.
How to apply Essie Gel Couture