Essie Gel Couture

Hi guys! Do you remember my post about the Essie advent calendar? Since I got doublets of a few polishes and one empty door Essie was going to send me some new polishes. What I got was three full size bottles and two Gel Couture polishes. Unfortunately I already have the shades that I got, which were Bachelorette bash, Allure and Russian roulette. However I haven’t tried the Gel Couture polishes so that was a nice surprise!


The Gel Couture polishes are supposed to last on the nails for up to 12 days if you use them with the Gel Couture top coat. Both the bottle and the brush are twisted, and even though the bottles are pretty and unique I don’t really like them, just because they are so much harder to pose with for swatch photos. The polishes have the same wide rounded brush that Essie’s have in Europe, which makes the application really easy.



img_4607Essie – Stitch by stitch

Stitch by stitch is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats. The formula is really good and it’s super easy to apply.



img_4813Essie – Model clicks

Model clicks is a dark burgundy creme polish that covers in two coats. The formula is a bit runnier than Stitch by stitch but it’s still pretty easy to apply.

I can’t say wether or not these polishes last longer than regular polish, because I don’t wear polish that long. The longest I go without changing polish is about four to five days, and that is really long for me since I usually change polish every or every other day.

Have you tried any of Essie’s Gel Couture polishes?

Essie Rosa bandet 2016

En av tre drabbas av cancer och en av nio drabbas av bröstcancer, men alla påverkas.

Att oktober är en rosa månad kan väl knappast något ha missat vid det här laget. Många företag skänker under oktober en del av vinsten på sålda produkter till Cancerfondens rosa bandet-kampanj och Essie är ett av dem.

Essie har i år tagit fram en rosa kollektion som består av sex av deras bästsäljande rosa lack, där 10 kr från varje sålt lack under oktober månad går till Cancerfonden. Årets rosa kollektion består av Allure, Romper room, Sugar daddy, Pink diamond, Status symbol och Bachelorette bash. En nyhet för i år är Gel setter 3D pop tint som släpps i limiterad upplaga. Det är precis som namnet antyder en färgad variant av topplacket Gel setter.


“Gör en rosa handling för alla kvinnor” – Essie


This year’s pink collection from Essie consists of six of their bestselling pink polishes, AllureRomper roomSugar daddyPink diamondStatus symbol and Bachelorette bash together with the new limited edition Gel setter 3D pop tint.


img_8872Essie – Allure

Allure is a sheer white polish with pink tones, here I’m wearing three coats. This shade was released in 2002 and it is a very popular wedding shade. For instance Kate Middleton is rumored to have worn this shade on her wedding day.


img_8876Essie -Romper room

Romper room is a light pink creme polish that covers in three coats. This shade was released in 2014.


img_8880Essie -Sugar daddy

Sugar daddy is a very, very sheer light pink polish, here I’m wearing three coats. Personally it’s way too sheer for my taste, but I think it could work as the base for a french manicure. This shade was released in 2004.


img_8884Essie -Pink diamond

Pink diamond is a light pink frosty polish that covers in three coats. I not a big fan of this color and formula together, it gives me “grandma” vibes. This shade was released in 2004.


img_8888Essie -Status symbol

Status symbol is a bright pink creme polish that covers in two coats. This shade was released in 2009.


img_8892Essie -Bachelorette bash

Bachelorette bash is a bright fuchsia creme polish that covers in two coats. This shade was released in 2006.


I was actually surprised of how much I liked Allure! My least favorites from this collection are Sugar daddy and Pink diamond, are they really two of Essie’s bestselling pink polishes?


I made some nail art with a few of the polishes from this collection and my inspiration was this year’s pink ribbon, designed by the Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. I used Romper room, Pink diamond and Status symbol.