Happy Saturday lovelies! I’m sorry I’ve been m.i.a. for a week (wow it’s been that long?). It’s been a little crazy with work and I’ve also been busy planning some really exciting top secret things for the blog. Don’t worry though because I haven’t forgotten about you and I’m working on a number of stories so stay tuned!

There’s been a number of launches over the last few weeks so I have a lot to catch up on and share with you. I’m also so excited for the OMD3 nailart challenge which is coming next month!

I had a really fun girls weekend in NYC last weekend, so I wanted to show you the neon nailart I sported while away, and at the same time tell you about another awesome innovation by essie – essie gel setter top coat!

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essie gel setter topcoat is intended to give the same rock hard shine you get with gel nails, but in a foolproof formula that doesn’t require a light! It can be used on any nail polish and truly has a beautiful shine (my crazy neon nails actually take away from the shine a little).

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For my neon nails I used three nail lacquers from American Apparel (neon coral, neon pink and and neon yellow). I used a snail vinyl’s space age nail vinyls over a dry white base (essie private weekend from the new summer collection), and sponged on the neon polish with a makeup sponge.essie gel setter, neon nails, essie, snail vinyls, neon nails, american apparel nail polish, american apparel neon, neon nail art, cool nails, nail art
I filmed a quick tutorial on instagram HERE.

essie gel setter topcoat is fantastic. It dries really quickly but isn’t as thick as many fast-drying top coats tend to be (i.e. seche vite). Definitely a great topcoat for nailart too, as it doesn’t smudge the artwork. Finally, one of my biggest pet peeves with fast drying topcoats is shrinkage and I didn’t receive any with essie gel setter. In terms of wear time, I actually wore this manicure for 6 days without any chipping so I am definitely impressed.

essie gel setter will be available at drugstores and other beauty destinations across Canada as of July 1st and suggested retail price is $11.99 CAD.

Until next time,

nail that accent


***please note: some items in this post were purchased by me, and others were provided for honest review ***

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  1. leah vari

    What cool summer colors! Love the art too! I am excited to try this especially since it’s minus the shrinking! Thanks for sharing n glad ur back!

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