Mani Monday: Essie Gel Couture ‘Pre Show Jitters’

Essie, Manicure Monday

Essie Pre Show Jitters

And I’m back at it again with another Manicure Monday post, only this time I’m writing about a polish from Essie’s Gel Couture line! Essie launched their Gel Couture line last year in either April or May with 42 colors and a top coat!  I’ve been loving off white, beige, and nude polishes during the summer! 

Pre Show Jitters is, of course, a white polish, with a very light and subtle touch of pink. If you’ve got a tan going on, this nail polish will look poppin’ on your hands/feet. In addition, it goes with literally every outfit which is a total plus.

Moving on to the formula, I really like it. I love that it tends to last a lot longer on my nails than the regular Essie polish. It’s definitely on par with getting a professional manicure done. The application is much, much easier with the gel couture formula, however, I had to do 2 coats of polish and then added the top coat. The polish applies very smoothly and while being opaque, plus I love the brush! It makes it SO much easier to apply the polish and to sum it all up, it dries fairly quickly.

Overall, I think this is a pretty great alternative to a gel manicure. I personally own 3 colors from the Gel Couture line, but I’m definitely open to purchasing more because I love that they’re long lasting. If you’re looking to branch out and try something new, definitely pick one of the gel couture polishes and see for yourself.

What are your favorite polishes? I would love to hear your thoughts — feel free to leave any questions or comments down below.

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PROS: long-wearing, smooth finish, great for everyday wear!

CONS: 1-2 coats for good opacity

PRICE: $11.50

AVAILABILITY:  Target

RATING: 4.8/5

FTC: This nail polish was purchased by me.  This post is not sponsored in any way, but Essie, if you come across this, feel free to reach out and hook your girl up! 🙂 I am not obligated to write this review, nor do I get paid to do so. I speak the truth and nothing but the truth. Thank you for reading and until next time.

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