Hi everyone it’s Mani-Monday! Essie Nail Polish has released their Gel Couture Nail Polishes that promises to provide up to two weeks of color and shine. Unlike salon gel manicures there is no lamp requirement to dry, is far easy to remove, and less damaging to natural nails.
I applied color number 10 Sheer Fantasy today and I am beyond impressed with how it turned out. I used three coats, four total, including the clear gel polish. I cannot stop staring at the mani I gave myself this morning. Sheer Fantasy is a beautifully chic, sheer pink that works well with kisses from the sun (tanned skin). The polish dried quite nicely (without air bubbles) and does feel thicker than the average polish, but not as thick as a salon gel manicure. I do think it has the gel finish, which I love!
Above are photos in direct sunlight from this morning.
First Impressions: I enjoy the gel-like finish and shine. I used the Essie Clear Gel Top coat to finish. The brush in these nail polishes are wider and appear to be tapered. The brush applies the thicker make of these polishes easily and hugs the crevices of the nail bed perfectly. So far I am very impressed and loving the polish more than I anticipated. I will update this post in two weeks in regards to wear time and longevity.
Each gel couture polish retails for about $12. You can visit Ulta Beauty here for to check out the other 41 colors and more details. Amazon has a deal for two here if you are interested. I have gotten some great feedback from my Instagram in regards to this post. If you have tried these polishes I would love to read your thoughts as well.
Much love, Gigi
Thank you Essie Polish for these products to review and share with my readers.
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