Thursday, 14 February 2013

Essence Peel Off Base Coat & Better Then Gel Nails Top Coat

Happy Valentines Day Pretty Ladies!
Recently I've been trying out Essence Nail Art Peel Off Base Coat and Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer High Gloss. I wanted to share them with you as they've really impressed me! I love Essence polishes and as a cheaper brand I find that they're pretty good quality considering how purse-friendly they are. I won't forgive them for discontinuing my favourite Make it Golden glitter polish though!
Anyway, Enough blabbering, I'll get down to business! When I first saw the peel off base coat perching on the essence stand I had to stifle a shriek of joy, I love my glitter polishes but HATE taking them off! It always takes me ages and you can be guarenteed I'll end up picking most of it off out of sheer frustration anyway! Had I found the answer to my problems? Yes and No. It wasn't till I got home that I actually read the bottle, 10 MINUTES drying time!! :O I decieded I'd take one for the team and suffer through the 10 minutes so I could tell you all about it.
To be honest at first I thought that it was just bottled PVA glue and I was'nt impressed at all, however, I'd started it so I was going to finish it. I waited the 10 minutes, walking around like a zombie and when the base coat had turned from white to clear I applied my polish. I really wanted to put this to the test so I applied 2 coats of Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue and a coat of Essence Nail Art Topper in Mrs and Mr Glitter (which has lots of huge pieces of glitter) followed by  Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer High Gloss.
Today, after 4 good days of wear was the moment of truth! First off, I have to say that the top coat is AMAZING! I usually never get 4 days out of a manicure, I'm constantly cleaning and washing my hands and rooting around toy boxes etc so my nails would usually show some wear after a day or 2 regardless of what polish I use. I only had very slight wear just at the tips of some of my nails today which really does say a lot for this top coat! The shine off the top coat is dazzling and really does rival the shine of the gel nail. I can't recommend the top coat enough!
When it came to the 'peel off' part I was praying that it would work and it did!! Just like that my glitter polish was gone! No picking, No buffing, No swearing at my nails! :D If your a glitter polish junkie like myself then I would recommend you to try this out for yourself. It literally took me no more then 2 minutes to remove all the nail varnish and there was no residue what so ever left behind on my nails. It was well worth the 10 minutes drying time and I'll be using it under my glitter polishes from now on. I probably would'nt use it unless I was using a glitter polish though as the drying time is a bit extreme.
Have you tried either of these products out?


  1. Oooh the peel off one sounds really handy! I've never heard of it before but will have to keep an eye out for it


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