– Essence for long presence –


Chipped nail polish – the worst look ever. Sometimes you just cannot avoid it. I had some nail polishes that I spent some money on and expected them to be better then the cheap ones. They still chipped or at least the tips of the nail rubbed off the same day.  Ohhh, the things that I would do for a regular polish to stay on for a long time…

I have tried quite a few brands of nail polish, however never came across something as good as this and for such a great price. Essence cosmetics is an affordable Germany based brand of makeup. There are a few things of their range that I like, but these ‘Gel nail polishes’ are the best. They really stay for quite a long time (3-4 days when you are not careful – doing dishes and all). And I know, because my nails are really the excellent test for any nail polish. They are fragile and brittle, therefore sometimes not only polish comes of (Weah ! ). And I don’t even do all the steps they recommend, like the base coat or the top coat.

The brand offers quite a good range of colours, I just own a few of them. With two coats you can get a really amazing coverage of the uneven nail texture. Also, the drying time is impressive, usually it takes just a few minutes to already have pretty hard surface so you can already touch something. I know because I am never patient enough to wait very long – queen of smudgy nail polish .

The colours I have (from the left):

01 – Absolute pure (clear)

36 – Dare it nude (very neutral nude)

40 – Play with my mint (an amazing dupe foe Essie’s ‘Apple mint candy’ for less than half price)

37 – Serendipity (dusty grayish lilac)

48 – My love diary (red with brown undertones)



I am happy with all of the colours, which actually never happens with any other brand because they never look as well on the nails as in the package. Essence ‘Gel nails polishes’ are only 1,55 Eur per piece here in Europe and I am definitely getting more of them!

In Germany you can get them in any DM or Rossmann shops. In other countries I am sure you can get it in any high street drugstore/cosmetic store. And of course you can find it in a lot of online shops.

Tip: You should be aware that the brand offers different kinds of polishes, I have tried a few of them, like the’Effect polish’ or ‘I love trends’ nail polish they did not last as long as the ‘Gel nails’ polishes.

Happy colouring! Thanks for reading.


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