Essie Gel Couture

Essie nail polish has launched a new gel nail polish line – Gel Couture. I first saw this in July’s Ulta advertisement I received in the mail. Last weekend, I went to my usual Ulta looking for the new polish. My Ulta didn’t have the new line in. So, I then went to another Ulta and found the polish.

Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands. I love the colors and the quality is fantastic. Last summer I was obsessed with a few Essie colors.


The bottle is different from the normal square Essie polish. These also have a different, in my opinion better, brush than their regular polish. This is a two step system and you apply the color first and then the top coat – the white bottle on the left. I picked up three colors first, but have since found the line at Target and picked up a light mint color. Target also had sets where you get the top coat and a color together in one package versus buying them all separately.


The red color is called Flashed. It is a brighter, more orange red. One could call it a poppy red. They also have a dark red in the line, but I liked this one more.


Next, the coral color is called On The List. I haven’t used this one yet, but was instantly drawn to the color.


Lastly, the lavender is Dress Call. I painted this on my nails first and it is by far my favorite color I picked up. I love this color on my finger nails.

I struggle with nail polish chipping within a day or two. I got a solid five days before any of the tips of my nails began wearing and slightly chipping. It would definitely last longer on someone who doesn’t struggle with nail polish chipping immediately. The Gel Couture line is supposed to last up to 14 days on your nails. I know for certain I will never get 14 days of wear out of my nails, but I can hope.

Have you seen the Essie Gel Couture yet? Have you tried it? If so, let me know. What are your favorite colors out of the range?


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