liz breygel beauty blogger nails of the day essence cosmetics review

Hi angels, how do you feel today? Remember my Essence Gel Nail Polish Haul where I showed you my top pics from the new Essence collection? Today I wanted to tell you more about my favorite shade from the entire haul - a lovely pastel mint shade `40 Play With My Mint`. It is a perfect spring color, but I love this nail polish so much and can’t stop wearing it on a daily basis, even though it is summertime.

liz breygel beauty blogger nails of the day essence cosmetics review

The Essence gel nail polish has a special quick-dry formula, it is thick and creamy like any other gel nail polish, but you don’t need to own a special lamp to `bake` it. It dries out very quickly to a gorgeous glossy finish. I love to apply an extra topcoat to make my manicure even more glossy and to last a little bit longer. 

liz breygel beauty blogger nails of the day essence cosmetics review

`Play With My Mint` is opaque from the very first application, but I prefer to have an extra coat just to make the color more intense. The application of this nail polish is very smooth and comfortable, it isn't streaky at all. Thanks to its wide brush it is possible to cover almost the entire nail plate at once. 

liz breygel beauty blogger nails of the day essence cosmetics review

On my nails, Essence Gel Nail Polish stays for 2 days without chipping and I was rather disappointed with this fact. Especially because Essence claims that these polishes are long-lasting. I think that a special base coat and a top coat that retails on their website will help improve the durability of the 'gel nail polish', but it still kind of sad. I don't like the fact that I need to own something more for a perfect manicure. But I'm still loving the entire Gel Nail Polish collection by Essence because the colors are simply adorable. And the pricing is amazing, these nail polishes retail for $2 each. What is your favorite nail polish at the moment?

Lots of love,
Liz