Inspired by Fashion: Essie Gel Couture

25 Jul

Essie Gel Couture

If you’ve been curious about gel nails but not sure how to jump in, Essie has recently launched the Gel Couture collection.

I had a chance to try this two-step system, inspired by the world of couture fashion. The collection includes 42 long-wearing shades designed for pros and at home experts.

The glossy finish from Gel Couture doesn’t come from a UV lamp, but from the gel-like formula and quick-drying topcoat.

Just apply two coats of the nail polish to bare nails, then seal with one layer of the top coat. When it’s time to remove it, use your regular nail polish remover.

For improved color coverage, Essie has also introduced a curve hugging brush (called swirl-stem) which prevents the polish from dripping. The wider brush definitely helped me with a more precise application of a pastel mint shade called Zip Me Up.

The chic twisted bottle for this collection is designed to emulate the twirl of a gown on a runway.

You may not be able to afford a couture outfit, but you’ll probably want to pick up one of the neutral, pastel, bright, or deep shades in this stylish collection.

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

9 Responses to “Inspired by Fashion: Essie Gel Couture”

  1. Please Another Make up by lellaj1005 28/07/2016 at 6:57 am #

    Wowwww very nice this colour


    • Blushstopshere 28/07/2016 at 7:10 am #

      Yes, this mint green shade is a fun colour.

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  2. stashy 25/07/2016 at 3:26 pm #

    What a pretty colour! I’m trialing this system (I got the shade Pinned Up) to see how well it holds up. So far so good!

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    • Blushstopshere 25/07/2016 at 4:22 pm #

      I like the wider brush since my application technique can always use improvement.

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      • stashy 25/07/2016 at 4:53 pm #

        The brush is really nice on these. Just about the width of my pinky nail.

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  3. Felicia Gentile 25/07/2016 at 11:44 am #

    OOlaaalaa I wonder if I can find this in my local cvs or walgreen because this sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    Felicia Xo

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    • Blushstopshere 25/07/2016 at 11:57 am #

      CVS online has Essie Gel Couture so hopefully you can find it locally :).

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      • Felicia Gentile 25/07/2016 at 12:32 pm #

        Im going to try today to go look for it! Xo


      • Blushstopshere 25/07/2016 at 12:39 pm #

        Great! I think I’m going to try one of the neutral shades too.


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