I love having my nails done but it definitely gets expensive! So, I've managed to get pretty good at doing it myself since every year for Christmas Chris always tucks a few Essie nail polishes in my stocking.
But before Christmas this year I wanted to try something a little different. I noticed at my local CVS that Essie came out with a gelcouture line that promises to have a gel like shine - with no uv lamp needed.
The kit was only about $18 - a lot less than a gel manicure at the local salon so I thought I would give it a try.
While it doesn't last as long as a gel manicure (usually 2 weeks), it does last longer than a regular manicure. My favorite thing about the gelcouture line - is the brush itself. It's wider than a typical nail polish brush which helps to cover the nail in less strokes - meaning less room for mistakes. I barely had to touch up my nails after applying.