While I love *having* painted nails, I find the process a little annoying for several reason:
But when my mom got me a few bottles of Essie Gel Couture polish for my birthday, I fell in love. I decided to do a little ~experiment~ to see how
it would take for the poli tohip…
(This color is adorably called Gala-Vanting, and it’s my absolute favorite.)
…and my nails didn’t chip *at all* until EIGHT(!!) days after I’d painted them.
Even after that, it wasn’t until the 10th day that my manicure really capped out.
As if eight days of beautiful nails weren’t enough, I’ve found that it also dries so much faster than other polishes I’ve tried.
Aka I can go back to eating chips in like five minutes.
And the application is so smooth that my nails always look like I just walked out of the salon.
This may be because of the polish’s swirl-stem brush. (I’m not quite sure of the science here, but whatever it is, I love it.)
Though it probably doesn’t last as long as a gel manicure, I’d much rather just use the line’s fancy top coat than spend 10 minutes waiting for my nails to bake under a radiation lamp.
Plus, my nails feel sturdy as hell and the color doesn’t fade!