Whenever I go to the nail salon, I always wish I could get gel nails. I just think they look so wonderfully shiny, and the fact that they last past my regular two or three days. Unfortunately though, I don’t have nails which are strong enough to cope with the formulas, and the idea of soaking my nails in acetate just feels so wrong! Thankfully though, Essie have solved all of my problems with their new Gel Setter Top Coat.
Packaged in Essie’s signature bottle, the Gel Setter Top Coat promises to give the ‘rock-hard’ shine of a gel manicure without any of the nasty stuff. And I have to say, I’m impressed! I’ve been using it to top off my manicures for the past couple of weeks, and it’s become my go-to. After applying two coats of my colour of choice, I simply top my nails off with a light coat of the Gel Setter. The Top Coat has quite a thick consistency, but it’s dreamy to apply, and goes on super smoothly. Unlike other polishes which claim to have gel qualities, Essie’s new Gel Setter dries incredibly quickly and there isn’t a hint of bubbling once it starts to dry. Instead, I’m left with super-shiny nails which dry in record time! I’m not sure that Gel Setter improves my wear time for polishes – I average at two to three days per application, but the fact that my nails are so pretty and shiny more than makes up for it!