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