Monday, 17 August 2015

Essence: The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat, Top Coat & Nail Polish ~ Review & Swatch

Good morning beauties,
How was your weekend? I hope that it was a peaceful one and that you are well rested for the week!

I must say that i only recently discovered this range and i must confess i love it. Their products are budget friendly and the quality of their products are amazing.  Their nail polish collection are huge.

Today i am going to review Essence The Gel Nail Polish products on my blog.  I have bought the Essence The Gel Nail Polish called "a Whisper in Spring" ,The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat & Top Coat.  This product works without the lamp, that'sin the past!  Now it's as simple as a Base Coat, colour and a Top Coat. 

This special nail polish formula provides nails with an amazing gel shine. The innovative colour technology offers intensive colour and perfect coverage, giving you an incredible finish.  I have tested this combination for a week. 

Let’s start with how to apply them.  First you apply the gel nail polish base coat on your nails and let it dry completely.  The consistency of the base coat is slightly thicker than normal and it takes some time to dry out completely and it gives matte like finish to your nails.  After base coat I have applied 2 coats of Essence The Gel Nail Polish a Whisper of Spring.  This is a simple but beautiful light purple colour and it's a lovely colour to wear in Spring that are on the way!  It dries quickly and you don’t have to wait longer in between 2 coats. The brush is very handy and glides evenly on nails. Once your nail polish is completely dry apply thin layer of top coat. The consistency is optimal. Neither too thin nor too thick. Base coat and top coat are easy to apply. Once you apply top coat on your nails, it adds lovely gloss to your nails. Even light purple gel nail polish has its own very good shine but adding thin layer of top coat seals your nail polish and prevents chipping on nails for more days.

 So now let’s see how long the nail polish really have stayed down. On third day I had two chips on my right hand nails as I do my work that involves a lot of typing, cooking, etc… with the right hand, but myleft hand nail polish was still there and no chipping on nails. Then on fifth day my left hand nail tips looked a little worn but they were not looking so bad and still my nails were glossy like the first day.

According to me 4-5 days wear is really good. If you are not doing any home work then I think it will last longer!  

I was very excited to try the Gel Lacquer of essence.  Mainly because you do not need LED lamp for the application.  The paint lasts quite longer and has a nice gel-look finish with a beautiful shine.  I am already looking forward to the other shades and am definitely going to try one or the other colours.

Have you tried any Essence The Gel Nail Polishes?  What do you think about Essence The Gel Nail Polish?  

Till next timne, 


  1. Nice review dear :)

  2. I wish it lasted a little longer on me... Although it lasts longer on me than regular Essence polishes. I love the top coat though... It's AMAZING !

    1. I'm glad that you loved the Top Coat. I must say the colours in this range are fab.

  3. I have yet to try the Essence Gel line - I'm a sucker for shiny topcoats in thick layers ;-) especially when I have to cover loose glitters or studs&stones! and you sound pretty convincing in your review, you know! Now I have to add another polish to my wishlist because of you ;-)

    1. Thank you, Cecilia! The Gel looks even great with glitters! Check this post out that I've done -

      What would you think of that mani?