Nothing says spring/summer like a bright manicure. I recently picked up Essence Vibrant Purple from their Gel Polish lineup and I couldn’t resist getting it onto my nails right away. It’s a beautiful orchid purpley-pink shade that reminds me of a field of flowers. I’ve used a few of the Essence Gel Polish shades over the past couple of years and I’m constantly impressed by their wear time. They are also great for summer pedicures as well! Not to mention they are at an amazing price point. Who can say no to nail polish that is under $5 per bottle AND wears well?
Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat
Essence The Gel Nail Polish in Vibrant Purple (2 coats)
Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat
As expected the consistency of Essence Vibrant Purple was smooth and not too thin. I got a very clean application which didn’t require any clean up. It dried a bit faster than I remembered but I’d still give it time to fully dry. Standard nail polish generally takes 24 hours to completely dry, even if it feels like it has ‘set’ a few hours later. I had considered doing some easy nail art on top of this but Essence Vibrant Purple is so pretty that I wanted to wear it for the first time on it’s own. It doesn’t really need anything extra!
What do you have on your nails today? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you all have been enjoying a lovely Victoria Day Weekend if you’re in Canada like myself. We have had absolutely beautiful weather the past two days! I’ve gotten so many hikes in! I just never want it to end.