Berry Nails Aren't Just For Christmas.

Essie’s Gel Couture nail polish range
Ok, so the shade doesn’t exactly scream Spring/Summer, but hear me out? Obviously I am committed to my SensatioNail Gel Nail Starter Kit, there’s no question there, but I was desperate one night for a pamper, and I was literally crawling the aisles of Boots looking for a cheaper, quicker alternative to amazing nails.

I spent last weekend (Friday – Monday) looking after Phoebe so I had packed the bare minimum when it came to beauty products, rookie mistake, I didn’t even pack moisturiser! So, when it came to Sunday I was crying out for skincare saviours, hence being overly spendy in Boots.. Possible haul post coming soon?


I then spied Essie’s Gel Couture nail polish range on offer. I think it was buy one get one half price and I thought; PERFECT! I have always been a fan of Essie polishes, and the range of shades were much better than any other brand I had seen.

I painted my nails on Sunday night, it is now Wednesday and they are still pretty perfect considering I didn’t do much to prep them beforehand, because, ya know, your gal was a bit of a squirrel brain. I have also not really taken care of my hands, like, I have done cleaning, dishes, etc. with no rubber gloves, and yes, my hands in general are suffering slightly from dry skin, but my nails remain relatively unmarked.

One thing I can’t stand is chippage. Nothing makes me feel less put together than less than perfect nails.

The shade I went for was called Spiked With Style, and obviously I bought the Top Coat too. I honestly believe this colour is perfect for all year round, especially for work, events, that kind of stuff.

Essie’s Gel Couture nail polish range
It was really quick and easy to apply too. I had read that no base coat was required, but please correct me if I'm wrong! I was even pretty confident that I could still do small jobs around the house just after they had dried.

I have sometimes found with some nail polishes that they bubble whilst drying, and I was pleasantly surprised that this nail polish didn't. Have you tried out the gel range from Essie? What did you think? Please tell me I wasn't the only one completely drawn in by the chic packaging!