I love a good gel manicure – especially when I’m traveling or before a special event but besides being a splurge they also really damage my nails (since I never take the time to properly remove them). After I get them I always swear “never again” but they are so convenient and I don’t have to worry about them chipping for weeks. I’ve tried a few at home gel polishes — until recently Revlon and Butter were my favorites, though they applied easily and lasted longer than my other polishes I wouldn’t really compare them to a salon level gel.
I just tried Essie’s Gel Couture line and am obsessed (if you watch my Instagram stories or Snapchat you’ll know!!) with these polishes! Not only do they apply easy and thick — they dry quickly and last a full WEEK! It’s a two-step process, color followed by a topcoat but you don’t need to use a lamp. I was curious how easy it would be to remove (since I didn’t use a basecoat) but – easier than any of my other polishes! Swiped all my polish off with two cotton balls in a matter of minutes. I’m hooked – my favorite color is ‘Spool Me Over’, I usually have trouble applying light colored polishes and pastels without streaking but this one looks like a salon gel.
This post isn’t sponsored — just wanted to share!