It's Manicure Monday and that means it's time to look at another new nail polish. I've been hunting for an at home gel nail polish. See the other brands I tried here and here.
Next on my list of gel nail polish to try at home was the Essie Gel Setter that I picked up from Target. When I saw this on sale in the ad, I hurried to my local store to pick it up. A Gel Nail polish that can go on any Essie polish is just what I need. In fact, I wonder can I use it on any nail polish brand? We'll have to see.
In the mean time, I wanted to share my thoughts on Essie Private Weekend with the Essie Gel Setter Top Coat.
First, I will say that Essie Private Weekend was very streaky. It took me three coats to achieve the above look. I don't own a white nail polish so I was glad to add it to my nail polish arsenal.
Secondly, there's a slight glittery shimmer to this polish that you can't really see that makes it harder to get off, just a heads up.
Now on to the Gel Setter Top Coat. My nails began to chip the very next day which is how normal nail polish works for me. That was very disappointing! I had hoped it would last as long as the other gel nail polish brands I have been trying, but no such luck. After four days, it had chipped badly and began peeling off my actual nail! I had to take it off right away.
I like the idea that I can use this Gel Setter Top Coat over my Essie nail polishes and it may last longer, but I don't want it to damage my nails in the process. I do wonder if applying it over three coats made a difference or not? It shouldn't have, but I'm not sure.
I will try it again over a different color before I rule it out altogether.
Have you tried the new Essie Gel Setter Top Coat yet?