Hi guys! It’s time for another Mani Monday! I recently posted about the Essence Gel Nail Polish when I did my last Drugstore Haul. I couldn’t wait and I had to immediately apply the whole system to my nails. I chose Play With My Mint as it’s a cute minty green shade, a colour that aside from purple, I’m instantly drawn to. This polish claims to last “60% longer” but I’m not sure what the comparison is to… other gel polishes? Regular nail polishes? Anyways, with how inexpensive these were, and the “gel” concept, I was hooked.
Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat
Essence The Gel Nail Polish in “Play With My Mint” (2 coats)
Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat
Application was very smooth and the consistency was not too thick and not too thin. Dry time left something to be desired, but I am used to fast drying top coats. Once the nail polish set though, it felt completely dry. Normally nail polish takes 24 hours to truly dry properly and while I’m sure this is similar, it felt more dry than normal once it “set”. If that makes any sense… I’ve had this on my nails for about 5 days now and the only chips I have are my own fault from using my nails to peel off stickers and such. Other than that, my nails still look flawless. When I take this off, I’ll try to remember to post an update on Instagram! Even as of now, my nails never look this good after 5 days, so I’m impressed. I’ll definitely pick up more of these!
What do you have on your nails today? Let me know in the comments down below!
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