The Best Long Lasting Nail Polish

After a lot of trials, and finding a lot of duds, I have found the best long-lasting nail polish. 

Essie Gel Couture

This nail polish is the real deal! After trying similar polishes from brands like Sally Hansen, OPI, China Glaze, and more, I am so happy with the results from Essie Gel Couture.

The two-step system includes the color and top coat. There is no base coat needed!

When using this polish, I have had perfect nails for almost a week and a half. Plus, none of the damage to my nails from regular gel manicures.

The brush on this polish is also really easy to use for at-home manicures. The curved shape allows for a steady hand.

I can always depend on Essie Gel Couture on my photoshoot days. The color always stands out!

Essie regularly comes out with new collections to add to their Gel Couture line. Lately, I have been using polishes from their limited edition Holiday 2017 Collection. My favorite out of the collection is Amethyst Noir.

You can purchase the full collection from Essie at Ulta.

Have you ever tried this nail polish before? I would love to hear your thoughts!

25 Comments

  1. Ophelia T wrote:

    These nail polish looks so pretty. I would love to try them. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 1.2.18
  2. They seem very nice. I would like to try them one day.

    Posted 1.3.18
  3. Kelsie wrote:

    I Love using Essie polish, but I don’t think I have tried their gel polishes just yet! These look so good on you!

    Posted 1.3.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      Thank you so much! Just look for the Gel Couture line!

      Posted 1.3.18
  4. Esse D wrote:

    First, to me… packaging is everything. I love the shape of these cute little bottles! The fact that you don’t need a top coat is even better!

    Posted 1.3.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      No base coat is needed 🙂

      Posted 1.3.18
  5. Perhaps I need to give Essie another shot!!! I have to use gel for the most part. Love the Essie colors though!

    xoxo,

    Berniedette | PetiteAndToned.com

    Posted 1.3.18
  6. Emily wrote:

    Does it take long to dry?

    Posted 1.8.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      Not at all! I believe the Essie top coat speeds things up.

      Posted 1.8.18
  7. Thanks for sharing this! I have tried so many different polishes over the years and it just seems that lately, they aren’t worth the money. Most of them chip and crack within a day or so and it is so disappointing. I will have to give this one a try!

    Posted 1.8.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      I totally felt the same way. I actually donated the rest of my polish collection to a friend since I only use this brand.

      Posted 1.9.18
  8. Nicole wrote:

    I’ll definitely be trying out gel couture! I cannot stand an unmanicured hand and I’ve pretty much given up on Home manicures because they don’t last. Hopefully this will change that!

    Posted 1.8.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      It was getting so expensive to keep up gel nails and then at-home manicures always chipped so fast. This polish really helps for at-home manicures.

      Posted 1.9.18
  9. Haven’t tried this polish before, will need to pick some up nest time I am in a drugstore!

    Posted 1.8.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      Indeed! Let me know which color you pick out 🙂

      Posted 1.9.18
  10. I thought I was the only one who had issues with nail polish not lasting at all. I have used essie before but not this long-lasting version!

    Posted 1.8.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      I feel like this polish is so different from the regular polish. It’s like magic since it stays on so well!

      Posted 1.9.18
  11. i read this as i stare at my horrible chipped nails, lol. i’ve heard great things about essie nail polish, i should pick it up next time i see it!

    Posted 1.8.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      I love that these are available at Target since I am always there 🙂

      Posted 1.9.18
  12. I am OBSESSED with anything and everything Essie. I’ll admit I was a bit slower to try to the gel couture collection, but I bought my first bottle a few weeks ago and its nothing short of perfect. These colors look fantastic on you! I can’t wait to try more.

    Best,

    Idora

    http://www.ajournalofstories.com

    Posted 1.8.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      Awww an Essie lover, too! Now I am Gel Couture not nothing 🙂

      Posted 1.9.18
  13. I’ve never tried Essie before, but I feel like I’d better give it a shot now. I also LOVE the dark colors. So bold and stunning. Thanks for sharing your recommendation.

    Posted 1.9.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      The best part is that it lasts! I was always picking lighter shades because it wouldn’t be noticeable when it chipped.

      Posted 1.9.18
  14. I love Essie! That rose gold colour is beautiful and I really love what they’ve done with the bottles. Really quirky!

    Posted 1.9.18
    • Lauren wrote:

      Yes! I love the shape of the bottle as well!

      Posted 1.9.18

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