Essie Gel Couture Polish Nail Art & Giveaway

by Lisa Heath
Essie Gel Couture Polish Nail Art & Giveaway

This conversation was Sponsored
by Rite Aid on behalf of Essie

Essie has added a new formula to their lineup! The Essie Gel Couture Polish, and I have 3 shades, a little nail art and a giveaway for my readers!

Essie Gel Couture Polish Nail Art & Giveaway

What is Essie’s Gel Couture Polish? It’s a 2 step system for luxurious wear for up to 14 days. You get a professional gel-like manicure without a UV lamp or harsh removal.

The 2 step system is easy.

Step 1 – Color

Step 2 – Top Coat

and done.

What about the base coat? Easy – the base coat is basically built into the color itself, which eliminates that step. They have 42 shades to choose from as well, which are available now at RIte Aid!

The bottles are a fun, modern, twisty bottle. The brush is a fabulous wide brush.


These are my favorite brushes to use. The stem of the brush also twists a bit.

The top coat is also a quick dry, which I wasn’t expecting! I wore Fairy Tailor on my right hand (which is my dominate hand, so it got a good workout!) and I went chip free for a week and a half. Not quite 14 days, but my job is a lot of paper shuffling, so I was impressed with the wear. For vacation and such – I can see it lasting a really nice amount of time.

Let’s take a look at swatches, the nail art I did, then get on with the giveaway

Fairy Tailor

Fairy Tailor

Fairy Tailor is a sheer nude pink. I used 2 coats and top coat for this photo.

Rock The Runway

Rock The Runway

Rock The Runway is a vibrant scarlet red. I used 2 coats and top coat for this photo.



Gala-vanting is a vampy maroon red. I used 2 coats and top coat for this photo.

I decided to do a quick nail art look using all 3 of the Essie Gel Couture shades I received.


I used Fairy Tailor as a base, then sponged on Rock The Runway and Gala-vanting as a gradient on my pinkie and index finges and I used some heart nail vinyls to gradient again.


Essie and Rite Aid were kind enough to offer 5 of my readers a little kit to try the Essie Gel Couture polishes for themselves! Each of the 5 winners will receive 1 Essie Gel Couture Polish and the Essie Gel Couture Top Coat. The color the winners receive will be completely random, but will be one of the 3 colors shown in this post

Must be 18 years or older to enter. Must be a US resident or have a US shipping address to enter. Rite Aid will distribute prizes. Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery.

I cannot wait to pick up more of these shades. Application was flawless, the top coat was nice, shiny and quick drying and with 42 shades to choose from – I’ll be in heaven!

Make sure to check out your local Rite Aid to snag some of these gorgeous shades.

*This conversation was Sponsored by Rite Aid on behalf of Essie. All opinions and thoughts are my own. I received the samples shown to facilitate this post*

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Francine Brandow June 26, 2016 - 2:22 pm

I can’t wait to pick one of these up, if only for the bottle shape alone haha

Holly June 26, 2016 - 2:48 pm

I like the vampy one, Gala-vanting – and it has a great name, too.

Nephie June 26, 2016 - 3:09 pm

An easy gel polish that actually gets good wear time? I may actually try these!

Deborah W. June 26, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Gala-Vanting is my favorite, I love dark red polishes. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Erin Ortiz June 26, 2016 - 3:17 pm

Gala-vanting looks nice and vampy for Fall!

Maddy June 26, 2016 - 3:33 pm

I like the sheer pink, Fairy Tailor. It has a soft touch.

Heather G June 26, 2016 - 3:36 pm

Looks To Thrill, Touch Up and Take Me To Thread are a few of my favorite shades in the Gel Couture line.

Polished Hippy June 26, 2016 - 5:43 pm

Gala-vanting is right up my alley!

Colleen Boudreau June 26, 2016 - 6:07 pm


Natalie June 26, 2016 - 8:04 pm

I love Gala-vanting!

Tina June 26, 2016 - 10:16 pm

I love all three of them! But Gala-Vanting might be my favorite.

Sara P. June 27, 2016 - 7:21 am

Gala-vanting looks like a really nice deep red!

Katie C June 27, 2016 - 11:49 am

I really like the shade Gala-vanting!

Julie June 28, 2016 - 1:57 am

I like GALA-VANTING. It’s so vampy and pretty.

Kristin Goodson June 28, 2016 - 4:48 am

I’m loving the fairy tailor. This is a great spring or summer shade.

Angela Kinder June 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

Fairy Taylor is so pretty! And it can go with so many different nail art ideas!

Rivka June 28, 2016 - 7:25 am

Loving Fairy Taylor! It’s pretty and versatile.

Crystal Sell June 28, 2016 - 8:41 am

I really love the soft shade of Fairy Taylor! I can see myself wearing this color all summer long!

Susan Christy June 28, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Dress Call is my favorite.

Viktoria June 29, 2016 - 12:15 am

A huge thank you for testing the wear time! That’s a very important piece of information for me with this collection.

Cassandra June 29, 2016 - 9:41 am

So many lovely shades–I’m liking the Essie Dress Call right now.

Mercedes Kim June 29, 2016 - 3:44 pm

I am dying to try Essie gel couture collection.
Pinks, reds, and blues are my favorite shades..

Gail Mohrbacker June 30, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Gala-vanting is my favorite of the three.

Eden Chambers July 1, 2016 - 11:23 am

I love haute to trot! So cute! <3

annie marie July 1, 2016 - 11:25 am

Essie Haute to Trot <3 xoxo <3 actually in love. Essie polishes are lovely :) * excite * :D

amanda whitley July 2, 2016 - 10:45 am

i am loving rock the runway

Alexandria Brady July 2, 2016 - 2:54 pm

Fairy Tailor is my fave~


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