Swatches: Essie Gelcouture Natural Nail Polish

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Hey there nail enthusiasts!
After spending some more time working with Essie’s Gelcouture line of natural “gel-like” nail lacquers I wanted to share with you more of my thoughts on the polishes as well as a some closer looks at the colors I tested out.

One important detail i left out in my last post the removal process.

It’s so easy to apply and remove!  Although it says “Gel” in the name it’s a natural nail polish.  There’s actually no “gel” in the formula.
The only thing that makes it seem a bit like a gel polish is the 14-day wear and special glossy & strong protective top coat!

So, no need to worry, Essie Gelcouture nail polish is extremely easy to remove and Won’t damage or stain your nails. 

All of the Essie Gelcouture nail polishes remove easily with non-acetone nail polish remover.  Of course you can use acetone if you want, but there’s no need too.

Essie also recommends NO BASE COAT.  I tried out “Twill Seeker” and “First View” (both shown below) without a base coat and like Essie states… it does last longer than their regular nail polish when worn with their Essie Gelcouture Top Coat & no base coat.

I got an official 7 full days without chips from Twill Seeker, and that was after 5 full days of training in the gym, laying out at the pool and doing some yard work!  Sometimes i have a hard time getting through an entire workout without chips, but not with Essie Gelcouture!

I also had NO STAINING when i removed any of the colors!
So, all and all…. I would 100% recommend picking up a bottle of Essie Gelcouture and Essie Gelcouture Top Coat for you at home manicure!

Another thing I love about the polish is the wide rounded brush.  It makes nail polishing a cinch!  I haven’t had a bad experience yet!

I’m having a hard time going back to regular nail polish!

Here’s a closer look at “Twill Seeker” worn with 2 coats and no base coat.
A pretty creamy deep plum.


“First View”  Essie Gelcouture
A creamy pale blue.
Shown with 2 coats & 1 coat of Essie Gelcouture Top Coat
No streaks and opaque after the first coat!  LOVE IT!


Zip Me Up – Essie Gelcouture
A creamy satin mint green.
Shown with 2 coats & 1 coat of Essie Gelcouture Top Coat
This one is also nice but a bit of a thinner consistency then the rest of the colors.  So, unevenness may occur.  I would try this one on my toes next time.


(photo credits: Holly for
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