Another new home manicure option: Essie Gel Setter Ultimate Wear & Shine Topcoat

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Aaaand there's another one. 

I recently tried and reviewed Sally Hansen's popular Miracle Gel at-home manicure system. Read that post here.

Now there is yet another product on the market claiming to replace the salon gel manicure: Essie Gel Setter Ultimate Wear & Shine Topcoat. The difference here is that you can use their gel top coat on any of the Essie colors you already own. This is fabulous news for me because I have been stockpiling Essie colors like the Apocalypse is upon us.

The application process is pretty straightforward: prep your nails with your favorite base coat, apply two coats of your fave Essie color, then top with the Gel Setter top coat and allow to dry thoroughly. It says "no lamp required," but I hold my nails under a lamp for a few minutes just for the hell of it. Easy peasy.

Here's a little video that lays it all out:

I shellacked my lady fingers with a color called "Cashmere Bathrobe." Here they are on day one:


I'll keep you posted as the days progress. Buy Essie Gel Setter at Target here for $9.99.