One thing that I love the most is a good nail polish. I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with nail polish. For some reason, I just feel so much better when my nails look good. I used to go and get my nails done at a salon almost every 2 to 3 weeks, but this quickly became a very expensive habit! I decided that I would try to do my nails on my own to save some money. I do have the UV light and shellac polishes that I use pretty regularly, but the reason that I want to introduce this Essie polish to you is because you don’t even need to use a UV light to get a beautiful shellac-looking manicure!
This nail polish is Essie’s Gel Couture polish. I picked this up at target and decided to give it a try. I instantly fell in love! The color that I chose is called “zip me up”. It is a beautiful light mint green color (one of my favorite colors right now). The pack that I got came with both the nail polish and top coat (about $18). This was an awesome deal! However, you can purchase a variety of different colors individually (about $11 each).
This is a two-step process. You simply apply the nail color (I had to do two coats). Then, once the nail color is basically dry, you apply the top coat and you are done. It is so easy! Essie designed the brushes differently with these polishes as well. These polishes have a curve-hugging brush that makes it even easier to apply.
Once it dries, it looks just like a gel manicure that you would get done at a salon! It’s also great because you don’t need a UV lamp, as you would with shellac polish. This cuts down on both time and money (as you don’t need to purchase a UV light). The removal process is simple as well, with no soaking involved.
If you are looking for a simple way to get a beautiful gel manicure at home, I definitely recommend that you give these Essie Gel Couture polishes a try! Let me know what you think of them. Are there any colors that you have tried and loved??