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Review: Essie Gel Couture

It is really important for me to have my nails great all the time, so I'm really picky when it come to nail polishes.

When I started to do gel, there where two things I didn't like at all: the UV lamp and the state my nails were when I took off the gel.

After a bad experience with gel nails, during summer, I decided to let my nails grow by themselves and then do them at home since it was August and I'm never in my hometown - either I'm in Belle or at Algarve. So I started to do my nails by myself.


However, I didn't like it at all because, after a day or two, they were already chipping off. Because of that, I did some research on long-lasting nail polishes and I found about Essie Gel Couture - since then, Essie is the only brand I use.


The color I bought first was "Fairy Tailor" (the third one in the picture) and the Top Coat (last one) which is REALLY necessary. I wasn't impressed with the Fairy Tailor, and even though I have two of them at home since the color is beautiful, it is kinda difficult to paint with it - it is a bit milky.

Despite being difficult to use, it lasted like a week and a half. So I bought the "Style in Excess" - still one of my favorites (first one in the picture).


I found out that, with Essie, the darker the color, the easier to paint. Later that summer I got a bright red called "Rock The Runway" and it is probably one of the best ones. It's kind of difficult to say which one is better - they're all great except for the pink one. My sister has another one pink "Sew Me" and that one works way better!!


Today I got the "Bubbles Only" (second one in the picture) and I love it, hopefully it will last around two weeks like the others do.


On one hand, the thing about them, is that they really look gel-like during the 2 weeks. They don't loose their shiny look, normally they don't get scratched. They also dry really quick. That's what I love about them.

On the other hand, they are expensive. The colored ones cost 14€ and the top coat 15€.

Comparing to getting your nails done outside, it is cheaper and worth it.

So, despite the price, I still recommend them because I think they have a good price-quality.


Although, if you're looking for a cheaper (10€ instead of 14€) option, I found out that the normal Essie nail polishes along with the Gel Couture Top Coat work just as fine! I have two, a nude one called "Sand Tropez" and a black one called "Licorice". The black one is one of my go-to's!


The price depends on the store. I'll leave the links down below for the Essie website and amazon.es.

I normally buy them in El Corte Inglês so the prices I wrote above are from ECI.


Basically that's it, if you want a nail polish that is easy to apply and lasts a long time without losing quality then I really recommend Essie Gel Couture (at least the top coat!).


MY TOP 5 ESSIE NAIL POLISHES

  1. Style in Excess

  2. Licorice

  3. Sew Me

  4. Sand Tropez

  5. Bubbles Only


Check out the links below, and amazon is a little bit cheaper!!

See ya!


Top Coat: https://www.essie.com/base-and-top-coats/top-coats/gel-couture-top-coat / https://www.amazon.es/Essie-Couture-Laca-U%C3%B1as-Tono/dp/B01HBE1614/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=essie%2Bgel%2Bcouture&qid=1586362244&sr=8-1-spons&smid=AKXNR9MTP0Y39&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTkVGTk5QODhPSTEwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjgxNzU0MTZORE9RQ1lXMEEyJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4Mzc1NzEzUURJNTNaVElFWlI3JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1

Fairy Tailor: https://www.essie.com/nail-polish/longwear/sheers/fairy-tailor / https://www.amazon.es/Essie-Couture-Laca-U%C3%B1as-Tono/dp/B01GJ4MXNC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=essie%2Bgel%2Bcouture&qid=1586362244&sr=8-1-spons&smid=AKXNR9MTP0Y39&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTkVGTk5QODhPSTEwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjgxNzU0MTZORE9RQ1lXMEEyJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4Mzc1NzEzUURJNTNaVElFWlI3JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1


Style in Excess: https://www.essie.com/nail-polish/longwear/purples/style-in-excess


Rock The Runway: https://www.essie.com/nail-polish/longwear/reds/rock-the-runway / https://www.amazon.es/Essie-Couture-Laca-U%C3%B1as-Tono/dp/B01GJ4N4DK/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=essie%2Bgel%2Bcouture&qid=1586362311&sr=8-2-spons&smid=AKXNR9MTP0Y39&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUDFIWE9VTUtETzVIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTcyNjAyM1I4R1hDNFUxQVFCTCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODM3NTcxM1FESTUzWlRJRVpSNyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1


Sew Me: https://www.essie.com/nail-polish/longwear/nudes/sew-me / https://www.amazon.es/Essie-Gel-Couture-Vernis-Ongles/dp/B01KSCUH6Q/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=essie+gel+couture+sew+me&qid=1586362371&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=AKXNR9MTP0Y39&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExNjBHRFA0OTFaRzJJJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTM2NzQzM0Q5RUMxWkRRNUtERiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODc5MDc5M01NNlJPNDZBQTVJSCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=


Bubbles Only: https://www.essie.com/nail-polish/longwear/reds/bubbles-only / https://www.amazon.es/Essie-Couture-Laca-U%C3%B1as-Tono/dp/B01GJ4N7OG/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=essie%2Bgel%2Bcouture&qid=1586362311&sr=8-2-spons&smid=AKXNR9MTP0Y39&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUDFIWE9VTUtETzVIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTcyNjAyM1I4R1hDNFUxQVFCTCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODM3NTcxM1FESTUzWlRJRVpSNyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1


Sand Tropez: https://www.essie.com/nail-polish/enamel/nudes/sand-tropez / https://www.amazon.es/Essie-Colors-Esmalte-745-Sand-Tropez/dp/B004TI3BKK/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=sand+tropez+essie&qid=1586362601&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=AKXNR9MTP0Y39&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFLNzdBSkM4V0lVVVUmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA1NTU1MDlRWUtFQlBMNVBSN1cmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDU1NDQ0NzFCR1o3UTlXWkoxQ0Emd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl


Licorice: https://www.essie.com/nail-polish/enamel/grays/licorice


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