Get that bold, shiny, long-lasting color over your existing essie favorites with the essie gel setter top coat, mimicking the benefits of a gel polish without the waiting time/gel curing time under LED or UVB lights. Now it’s easier than ever to transfer your favorite hues automatically for that coveted gel appeal. It includes something called Acrylates Copolymer, a new development that creates the thickness, shine, and anti-chip benefits that are immediately apparent upon application. It will retail for $10, and becomes available May 19th online at essie.com
I feel that I’m always a good candidate to test of the long-wear capabilities of a new polish, as I have a special skill of destroying a manicure faster than anyone I know. The new butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, a 10-in-1 formula, has everything you’d expect from a long wearing polish, and more, as it not only boasts up to 10 days worth of wear and chip-resistance, but it provides easy, opaque color, a gel-like cushion finish and shine, fade-resistance, protection, smoothness, strengthens, brightens, and, perhaps most importantly, is 7 Free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, DBP, toluene, xylene and ethyl tosylamide.
The patented Shock Resisting Polymer Technology is the key element resulting in the shine and long wear properties, which proved to be incredibly resilient, as four days in, when my manicures are usually 100% toast, my digits were still looking fresh as a daisy, practically as if I’d just applied the polish! It was just short of a miracle, and I couldn’t believe it had endured the abuse that my hands take so well. The 14-shade lineup is available online at butter LONDON, and fine retailers nationwide, such as Nordstrom, for $18 each.