step 1 - gel couture color

pre-show jitters

first look

pre-show jitters

alabaster white


don’t freak out – chill out. alabaster white smoothes everything over with a touch of cool.

step 2 - gel couture top coat

don't forget
the topcoat

lock in instant gel-like
shine on all gel couture
shades with specially
formulated top coat.

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step 1: lust-worthy couture color
step 2: gel-like shine

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pre-show jitters is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gel manicure alternative I received thru Pinchme to try this product and am so glad I was able to! I usually don't bother with manicures because they just don't last long enough for me to find value. This is a great AND long lasting alternative to a professional manicure. It wasn't until almost 2 weeks that you could really start to see the wear on the nails, which is a great success in my opinion. Application was easy and fairly quick, which I also appreciate. It was a little more difficult to remove, but nothing frustrating or detracting from the product's great qualities.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great alternative to a gel manicure and less expensive too. My daughter and I love to do mother daughter nail painting. This nail polish is easy to put on. I felt like it took around the same time to dry as other nail polishes. There is a color coat and a top coat. It does not chip easily which is great! I received compliments on the color several times. I was able to keep this polish on for two weeks without having to switch. I would recommend this product to other people just for that. Excellent product!
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never going back to the salon Just purchased "Pre-show Jitters." It has an ever-so-slight touch of pink which I adore, and is opaque. Have been searching for this dream color in a polish for years. The brush makes application a snap. Bye-bye gel manicures at the salon, hello Essie Gel couture!
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the smooth finish & longer lasting polish! I received this from PINCHMe to test out. I love that this is easy to apply and has a smooth finish on it. My nails dried pretty fast! I am hard on my hands and over a week later I barely have chips on the nails. It comes off really easily with nail polish remover and doesn't mess up my nails like traditional gels do from the salon.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Goes on easy. Dries quickly and beautifully. I got this polish from Pinch Me to try and review. It's not a color I would purchase but looking beyond that to the actual product, I would buy Essie in a heart beat. The polish went on smoothly, dried quickly and lasted longer than I expected. Even on my toes - which spend most of their time in work shoes - the polish held up.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shine! Normally, I don’t wear very dark nail polish, but the gloss on the Essie nail polish was so great that my nails sparkled! These polishes cover well and are easy to apply, Both the base coat and top coat dried fast. I highly recommend Essie nail polish!
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes my tan pop! I've wanted this color since it came out and recently decided to go ahead and buy it. I've tried other white essie nail polishes, and this is my favorite because it has a pink cream tint to it. Looks very good with tan skin, and goes with every outfit.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long lasting shine! I received a free sample from Pinch Me and have to admit I was a bit nervous using but I absolutely loved it! It seems to last forever without needing any touching up and the shine is incredible!
Date published: 2016-11-07
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