step 1 - gel couture color

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drop the gown

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step 2 - gel couture top coat

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drop the gown is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feels luxurious! I received a sample of Essie Gel Couture from PinchMe in the Caviar Bar shade. I followed the instructions for application, which was very easy to do. I only needed a small amount of the color to cover my nails and one coat of the topcoat. The Caviar Bar was very dark upon application--almost black--but after a while, I could see it turn more deep, navy blue. The feel of the polish on my nails was thick (but not goopy) and luxurious. I use my hands quite a bit for chores, etc., and Gel Couture did stay on longer with less chipping than other polishes I've used. It did not stay on the full two weeks as advertised, but I was still very pleased with how well it stood up!
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Above average but not the best This product was exceptional in a couple factors including pigmentation, brush type, and especially dry time which was less than a minute! The brush made it easy to paint the nail in 2-3 easy strokes, and I was able to get full color pigmentation with no patchy spots in just 2 coats. The top coat does dry gel-like, and it looks and feels like gel, but it began chipping after about 3 days. Granted that's longer than a lot of other polishes, but it wasn't the 14 days advertised. I recieved this product from pinchME in exchange for an honest review and all opinions are my own.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick fix for no chip mani! I received the 2 step gel couture free from to write a review. This product is is good, but comparable to other brands on the market. The color is vibrant, bold & lush. It glides on smoothly and not thick. It lasted on my fingers for about 9 days before it started to chip. In my line of work I constantly use my hands and wash them about 20-30 times a day. They held up to the constant washing and day to day routine. This product is good for a quick fix if you cannot make it to the salon or want to start doing your nails at home.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive wear! I was skeptical to say the least. Nail polish normally last no more than 3 days on my nails and then it's chipping. I applied two coats of Pinned Up and then the top coat. The formula of the polish was perfect to me. I also love the brush that was bigger than normal and rounded on the end. It made application so much easier. The top coat gave the finished look an incredible, almost wet look. The wear on this was great, not the 14 days that it claims, but a good 7 days for me before it started wearing on the tips of my nails. I really liked this polish a lot and will be trying other colors. I liked the color Pinned Up. It was the perfect nude for your nails. I do think it needed 3 coats rather than two. I did receive this polish for free from Pinch Me for my honest review.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long lasting I got a sample free through in exchange for my honest review. I have to admit I'm glad I did as this 2-step system really lasted for me. I'm super hard on my hands and nails and rarely get polish to last more than a few days. This one lasted just over a week which is amazing since I probably wash my hands 10-15 a day. Of course, the color was beautiful with amazing 1-coat coverage like all of Essie's polish. Just loved it. It's now my go-to.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I felt that this product was the perfect happy medium between regular polish and gels, without any of the downsides of the latter (damage to nails, skin cancer risk from UV light, annoying removal process, etc.). The color held up for about a week and a half. After two weeks, there were some chips, though not nearly as much as with a regular manicure.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! I received this nail polish as a sample through Pinchme. I loved it. I typically have trouble with polish staying on my fingernails but this polish lasted so much longer than others. It was really easy to apply, went on smoothly, and dried fast. I loved the color too. Will definitely buy this polish.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from long lasting PinchMe sent me a free sample, So I tried it out. Goes on easy, dried pretty quick. Even when I had to clip my nail the polish still held up. The color I got was not a color I would wear, but it looked nice anyways. I think it is a very good polish.
Date published: 2016-10-04
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