Essie Gel Couture

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Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish
If you're a regular here you'll know I've been loving Essie this year and have quickly made them my go to nail brand. So of course I just had to get my hands on the newest Essie range, Gel Couture - they've even got a swanky new bottle!
The new gel couture range has a sophisticated couture feel to it, the new angled bottles are elegant but with a twist (literally!). The collection consists of 25 brand new shades with up to 14 day wear thanks to the new two step system. First you apply two coats of one of the gorgeous new shades and then apply the all new gel couture top coat, to lock that shade in and give you the perfect gel looking manicure - quick and easy! 

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish Take Me To Thread, Touch Up and The It-Factor
Top to Bottom, 'Touch Up' - Warm pale pink nude, 'The It-Factor'- Hot pink, 'Take Me To Thread' - Warm taupe.
I couldn't wait to give these a go, even Simon was very impressed with the sleek new bottles, he loved them! I tried out a vibrant hot pink first, the it-factor. I found the formula perfectly smooth and just the right consistency. I was a bit worried it might be a bit thick and gloopy because of the gel finish, thankfully it's not gloppy in the slightest! The colour applies so opaque with no streaks insight, I'm very impressed! I'm also loving the tapered brush, I love the rounded corners it makes application so effortless. I immediately go off a range if the brush is wrong! The polish drys within a few minutes, ready for the top coat - I loving the all white bottle. Even the top coat isn't too thick and gloopy which does surprise me for a gel look nail. Again it's so easy to apply thanks to the tapered brush and smooth formula.  You're left with a beautiful, chic gel look manicure in as easy as two steps. The finish is super shiny and super glossy - so sophisticated! I was very interested to see if the 14 day claim was true and I know I would really be putting it the test in the job I do. My job is very manual, I'm using my hands constantly for so many different things, usually my nails are chipped within the first hour of work! Honestly I wasn't expecting much, because I don't think it's fair to judge the polish with my job. As I expected, my nails started to chip halfway through the week, but I wasn't topping up with the top coat like suggested! Don't let this put you off, I know for a fact if I had an office job or worked from home etc, my nails would still be perfect. Next time I'm going to top up every night and I know it will last longer. 

I'm super duper impressed with the gorgeous new Gel Couture polishes. I love the shades, formula and quality of these stylish new polishes. Although they chipped due to my work, these still last longer than the average polish and I would definitely recommend these to anyone. I can't wait to grow my collection.

Have you tried the new Gel Couture collection? What other shades do I need to pick up beauties?


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16 comments

  1. These polishes look gorgeous! I've been trying to find the perfect gel polishes for a while, so definitely want to give these a whirl! :) xxx

    Sarah / <a href="http://www.sarahsmilesxxx.co.uk>Sarah Smiles</a>

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  2. I'm really going to have to get my hands on these, I love essie polishes anyway but gel ones are even better! x

    Just Little Things

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  3. Love the packaging! And the shades are so beautiful, I need to try these!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. I know right it's so cute and different!
      xx

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  4. Okay I know not everyone is a fan of the new bottles, but I actually prefer them! I think they look so cool and make for an amazing photo! Touch Up caught my eye completely, although I'm not a fan of the formulas for Essie as I do think they chip, their colour ranges are too beautiful! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. I love all Essie packaging, I think they're a nice change :) Oh I love Touch up too! To be honest I haven't found a brand that doesn't chip, I think it's all about keeping up with your routine and applying a top coat every couple of days.
      xx

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  5. wow the packaging is gorgeous! I need to get some of these!! x

    |Georgia Megan|

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  6. I actually don't like the packaging of these, they look like they've melted!! The colour range is beautiful though, and I love Essie a lot so I want to try them. Formula sounds great.

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. That is pretty funny! I'm loving the formula, just use them and pop them away so you don't have to look at the melted bottles all the time haha!
      xx

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  7. These bottles are insane haha! Really want to try these x

    www.taintedblues.co.uk

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    1. I love them too! Treat yourself :)
      xx

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  8. Such different bottles. I'm kind of digging it! The colours look so glossy and sound amazing too - Essie is so good at what they do!
    Laura x FloraLooTwo

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    1. I know right, they're so unique! Oh I love the glossy super shiny finish!
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