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Essie Gel Setter Top Coat Review

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat Review
Overall rating from 3 reviews so far:
5.0/5
Would use it again?
5.0/5
Did it do what it said it would?
5.0/5
Would recommend it to a friend?
5.0/5

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat Review

jet-setters need solid, go-getter shine that works as hard as they do. essie gel•setter™ tops any of your favorite essie colors with all the cushy, rock-hard shine of a gel, in a foolproof formula for at home manis and pedis.

 

Availability Farmers, Department stores and selected pharmacies

Website www.essie.com



RRP: $24.99

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Essie Gel Setter Top Coat Review

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat Review

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
23rd October, 2018
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The best!

Love this top coat, it's the best. Although... I feel like I've said that about Seche Vite... but this one is easy to buy in New Zealand so it's even better than Seche Vite!

It's got quite a thick texture which spreads really easily on the nail and is almost self-leveling so you don't need to worry about brush marks in the top coat.

The brush itself is wide with a rounded end so you can do the whole nail in 2-3 strokes.

The top coat gives a really shiny hard finish just like gel nails, although of course it doesn't last as long as a real gel manicure. I find it lasts a good 4-5 days if I'm careful but as soon as my nails start chipping or if I pick at them I take them off anyway. Any longer than that and I get bored with the colour too.

This comes off easily too when it's time to remove, and that alone makes it much better than a real gel manicure in my eyes. I want to be able to change my nails up regularly without damaging the surface of them or being stuck with the same colour for too long. So Gel Setter gives me the look of gels without the commitment!

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
8th June, 2016
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My favourite top coat!

I am one of those girls who always apply a base coat, 2 coats of colour, then a top coat when doing my nails. Some of my friends think it's too much work but I think it's worth the time and effort, and it keeps my nails look good for longer.

To me, a good top coat should protect nail colour from chipping and provide a good shine. I have found great base coats, but I couldn't say the same with top coats... until I discovered Essie's Gel Setter Top Coat.

I wasn't sure how well it would work so I waited till there was a good sale on at Farmers before I first bought the Gel Setter. To my pleasant surprise, it far surpassed my expectations.

Most top coats, despite promising shine, tend to fade and become dull over time. Gel Setter does fade a little as it's extremely glossy and shiny at initial application, but still keeps my nails looking shiny even after a week or two.

If you like the look of gel manicures but worry about the effects on your nails, I would say fake it with the Gel Setter! It doesn't have the same power as a gel manicure but it's pretty close to the real thing without worrying about damaging your nails, especially if you have weak nails.

Tips: Apply a good base coat underneath your nail polish colour before applying the Gel Setter for best results.

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