Bummer Of The Week – Essie Gel Polish

Essie recently came out with a new line of nail polishes called the “Gel Couture“. This Essie gel polish line is made up of 41 shades and a clear top coat, which is supposed to give you a gel like manicure.


I have to start by saying that I’m not really a fan of Essie in general. Although the shade range is huge and beautiful, the polishes chip fast and easily.  I’ve tried more than a few and the result was always the same. Because gel manicure is supposed to last longer, I was actually excited for the new line.


I picked the shade “Fairy Taylor” and a clear top coat to test the water. Fairy Taylor is an almost sheer soft pink, Even at 3 layers, it’s still not opaque. The color is beautiful for an everyday, no fuss polish or if you’re not a fan of bold colors. At $11.50 a piece they’re a tad pricier than the original Essie polishes that retail for $9.dsc05914

The Fairy Taylor was really pretty on the nails, both chic and subtle. Unfortunately, within a day my manicure wasn’t as pristine. Instead of a small chip, the nail polish actually peels off, which in my opinion is way harder to conceal! Absolutely horrific.

Unfortunately, Essie has again failed to impress me with their new “Gel Couture” line. While initially nice, the results didn’t last.

Have you tried this new Essie line? Let me know your experience with it.





  1. October 8, 2016 / 12:09 am

    Nice post Tamara specially the presentation of the products.!

  2. Amy Loochtan
    October 8, 2016 / 6:56 am

    It def. isn’t as good as gel, but I do think it stays on better than regular nail polish!
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  3. October 8, 2016 / 10:26 am

    Great post! Thanks for the honest review. 🙂

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