If you’re anything like me, you love products that help make your life easier and add to something you enjoy doing. Essie’s Gel•Setter does both for me. I love having my nails painted and I love being the one to paint them. Who am I kidding, I would love to be able to afford a shellac manicure every other week but we just don’t have the money and I don’t have the time to get away even if we did. If we ever win the lottery, I would definitely make sure I get a weekly manicure, that’s a promise! But because I’m my own manicurist, I love finding products that make the process easier and quicker. My husband (thanks to my hinting) got me Essie’s Gel•Setter top coat for Christmas and I was really surprised he found it (he says without helpfrom anyone at the store!). I have used it several times and I don’t think I will ever use another top coat. It goes on so smooth with no bubbles and so much shine! I’ve used a lot of different top coats in hopes of finding one that I really love but never managed to find until Essie’s Gel•Setter. I need my nail polish to stay on through all dishes I wash, the baths I give my toddler, showers (that I rarely get) and not to mention all of the hand washing and amount of Purell I use during the winter. Although it doesn’t say it’s a rapid dry top coat, it actuall dries really fast which is absolutely necessary with a toddler running around. As for the length of time it lasts without chipping, I must say it does not last 2 weeks, even when applying 2 coats. I really don’t think you’re going to find an at-home product that is going to last 2 weeks. You’re going to have to go to the salon for that. But I’m okay with a little over a week like my manicures have lasted. I get bored easily and by day 7-8, I’m itching to change my color. I give this product 2 thumbs up! You can find it at Walgreens and Target. At $10 a bottle, it’s well worth it and will last you months. Here are some links to purchase online:
Essie Gel•Setter from Amazon – $10
Essie Gel•Setter from Target – $9.99
Essie Gel•Setter from Kohls – $10
North Coast Beauty Supply carries Essie also and it’s significantly cheaper than the box stores!
Do you have to have a license to be able to shop there? I know some beauty supply stores you have to be a licensed cosmotologist to shop there.
No you don’t! I get all my nail polish there… Normally you can get Essie for under $6 a bottle. They pretty much have any nail item you could ever want.
That is awesome! Thank you for the heads up! I will have to go there soon.