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gel-like shine at-home

how to do gel-like nails at home


Some occasions call for quick nail polish changes or the ability to switch up your nail look. Sometimes you want to commit to a nail colour that shines on throughout the week.  Some nail polishes are available in a longwear formula which prolongs the wear of the nail colour.  essie, America’s nail expert since 1981, offers a luxurious range of longwear long lasting nail polish colours in their gel couture collection, an ever-expanding palette of nail polish shades and specially formulated top coat for instant gel-like shine at home.

essie gel couture is a super easy 2-step system, with a formula that lasts.  

The palette of longwear perfection is applied in just two easy steps:

STEP 1:  after cleansing nails with nail polish remover, apply one layer of the chic essie gel couture nail polish shade that suits your mood (no base coat required!). Add a second coat for more saturated colour. 

STEP 2:  apply the specially formulated, platinum grade finish gel couture top coat to your manicure. This seals in the nail colour and provides an instant gel-like shine.  

PRO TIP:  gel couture is formulated as a system.  It’s important to use the gel couture colour and top coat together for maximum results and a couture essie manicure you can covet.

Maybe you’re completely new to this DIY nail polish thing. But you’re working on it! And, goodness knows, essie loves a girl with ambition. Here’s the good news: with essie gel couture, you don’t have to be a master manicurist to create masterful, long lasting manicures. The design of the brush, the smooth application of the formula and the speedy, streamlined process all help make essie gel couture the easiest way to get the look of salon look and gel-like shine right in the comfort of your very own home. 

We did a ton of research and development to ensure that essie gel couture is easy to master. The simplicity of the system, the foolproof streak-free formula, and the precision brush help to make the process easy and surprisingly fun. 

What’s more – essie gel couture can be easily removed with acetone nail polish – making erasing mistakes no big deal. When you’re trying to build skills and confidence, it’s just the thing. Now all you need to do is give it a go! Just a little practice goes a long way. You can say the same about these lustworthy nail polish shades. 

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