gel•setter™ top coat - nail care solutions

gel•setter™ color and shine

$10.00 MSRP

jet-setters need solid, go-getter shine that works as hard as they do. essie gel•setter™ tops any of your favorite essie colors with all the cushy, rock-hard shine of a gel, in a foolproof formula for at home manis and pedis. DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free

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gel•setter™ is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 297.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shine - Quick Dry Time I have had this product for almost three weeks now and love it! The shine is fabulous, and the dry time is amazing. My home manis can last 4 to 5 days with minimal wear and chipping. Considering I'm on a keyboard all day and have two six year old girls to take care of at home, that's pretty amazing in my book. I would say people who are complaining of it peeling off may not be prepping their nails correctly and/or putting on the top coat too soon while color lacquer is too wet. Make sure nails are free of oils and you've applied a good base coat prior to color. Let color dry for a few minutes before applying top coat and you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favourite top coat I love essie colours, but have been loyal to seche vite top coat for 15 years+. However gel setter has now knocked seche off the top spot and has become my favourite top coat. It doesn't dry quite as quickly as seche, but the other results are amazing:Super shine that lasts for daysYou can reapply over several days to refresh polish (and it looks freshly painted)It makes my polish last for over a week with no chips!!A trick I've been using if I do get kicks and chips after a few days is to lightly file down my nails with a soft nail file and repaint with gel setter. My nails look amazing and just done after this.Thanks essie for creating this amazing topcoat!
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed! I bought this product in a duo with ballet slippers. I was skeptical at first because I use my hands a lot every day and my nail polish will usually chip within a day or two. When I saw that this came out I was intrigued so I bought it! Needless to say I'm on day four and no chips yet! The only thing I have noticed is a little wear along the tips, but it is nothing that can be noticed. And just for reference, I cook everyday, wash dishes, and am a dental hygiene student, so my hands get a lot of work during the day. I was very impressed that this is holding up! I can't wait to try new colors!!
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! I had gone to get a professional mani/pedi before our vacation. Paid $70. It was horrible. I left the shellac on for a day and then took it off. Went to CVS to buy nail polish before our trip and saw this product. I used Essie base coat, 2 coats of Essie nail polish and then 2 coats of Essie gel setter. Let the nail polish dry for 5 minutes before applying the gel setter. It lasted 10 days! It would have lasted longer but my nails grow out so fast, it was time to redo them. It looks just like shellac. But much cheaper!!!
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. The first time I used this top coat, I did not pair it with Essie nail polish. It chipped the next day. The second time, I used all Essie products and I got 6 days of chip free, high shine color. I used two coats. I applied the initial coat to finish manicure and then a second coat the next day. I typically would have added a third coat by 4th or 5th day but decided to see how long it with last before it chipped. As a top coat, I feel that it is comparable to Good to Go. It just maintains a nice shine.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wheelchair User Approved! The mixed reviews about this stuff perplex me. This is a solid 5 star product for me. I am a wheelchair user. I literally walk with my hands, all day, every day. For miles. I never make it more than a day or two with my usual manicure routine (Stickey, 2 coats Essie or OPI, Seche Vite) before chips set in. I'm on day four with Chinchilly (brand new bottle) and Gel Setter. Not one chip, and believe me I've tried to chip it. I didn't even use a base coat because I'm out. This stuff is the real deal. Be patient when applying and re-apply every other day or two. I've no doubt that I will make it a week with Gel Setter. Fellow Ladies on Wheels you need this stuff in your life. It may just well be a holy grail nail product. Picture is of day four nails.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff After looking all over for Gel Setter, I finally found it in a combo kit with Watermelon. Ended up getting 2 deals instead of 1. First of all the top coat works like a charm, it's lasted at least a week for me each time. Secondly, I found a new favorite color. I usually gravitate toward the very pales or the very dark shades. On a whim I tried Watermelon, absolutely loved it. Along the way I'm getting some good hints about using the top coat. Hint 1. Give your color some time to dry before applyng the top coat. Hint 2. Do a wrap around on the tips of your nails to avoid chipping. Bottom line is I'm avoiding the time, expense, and potential damage to my nails and getting the high shine and long wear by doing my own manicures, Way to go!
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in love!! I love this top coat! I'm constantly on the hunt for a good top coat. I am a hair stylist and find that no matter how I manicure my nails, or what top coat I use they ALWAYS chip on the first day unless I have gel nails. I decided to try this on a whim and have been so impressed!! I can go 5 days with no chipped nails. That's AMAZING with working in a hair salon and constantly having your hands in water. I can't say enough good things about this top coat. I'm so happy I found it and it'll save me a lot of money with being able to get a gel like manicure at home!!
Date published: 2015-06-03
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