get the perfect at home mani


just because you’re staying inside, doesn’t mean you can’t give your nails the attention they deserve. we’ve created your complete guide to the perfect at home essie manicure. get ready for impeccable, fun and pampered nails all from the comfort of your own home.

what you'll need

step 1: tools

gather the tools acetone or non-acetone remover, cotton balls or pads, small nail clippers, soft file, and buffer block

step 2: choose a base coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat.

weak nails: reach for strong start, a color adhesive and fortifier in one.

normal nails: reach for here to stay, a smooth base that ensures lengthy wear.

ridged nails: reach for smooth-e. it fills in ridges, and also contains ceramide, to hydrate and prevent moisture loss.

base coats

step 3: choose a color

choose a color from a range of our essie shades - from original, to longwear, quick dry and 1 step strength and color

colors

step 4: choose a top coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat. 

weak nails: reach for no chips ahead, its thinner consistency will bend with your nails to extend the life of your mani.

normal nails: reach for speed.setter for a fast dry, good to go for fast dry and shine in one, or matte about you for a matte effect.

ridged nails: reach for gel.setter or gel couture top coat, which are slightly thicker and smooth over nails with a glass like shine.

gel couture top coat must be used with any gel couture color.

top coats

the perfect mani step by step


step 1: tools

gather the tools acetone or non-acetone remover, cotton balls or pads, small nail clippers, soft file, and buffer block

step 2: choose a base coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat.

weak nails: reach for strong start, a color adhesive and fortifier in one.

normal nails: reach for here to stay, a smooth base that ensures lengthy wear.

ridged nails: reach for smooth-e. it fills in ridges, and also contains ceramide, to hydrate and prevent moisture loss.

base coats

step 3: choose a color

choose a color from a range of our essie shades - from original, to longwear, quick dry and 1 step strength and color

colors

step 4: choose a top coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat. 

weak nails: reach for no chips ahead, its thinner consistency will bend with your nails to extend the life of your mani.

normal nails: reach for speed.setter for a fast dry, good to go for fast dry and shine in one, or matte about you for a matte effect.

ridged nails: reach for gel.setter or gel couture top coat, which are slightly thicker and smooth over nails with a glass like shine.

gel couture top coat must be used with any gel couture color.

top coats

choosing the right color product

choosing a color


step 1: tools

gather the tools acetone or non-acetone remover, cotton balls or pads, small nail clippers, soft file, and buffer block

step 2: choose a base coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat.

weak nails: reach for strong start, a color adhesive and fortifier in one.

normal nails: reach for here to stay, a smooth base that ensures lengthy wear.

ridged nails: reach for smooth-e. it fills in ridges, and also contains ceramide, to hydrate and prevent moisture loss.

base coats

step 3: choose a color

choose a color from a range of our essie shades - from original, to longwear, quick dry and 1 step strength and color

colors

step 4: choose a top coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat. 

weak nails: reach for no chips ahead, its thinner consistency will bend with your nails to extend the life of your mani.

normal nails: reach for speed.setter for a fast dry, good to go for fast dry and shine in one, or matte about you for a matte effect.

ridged nails: reach for gel.setter or gel couture top coat, which are slightly thicker and smooth over nails with a glass like shine.

gel couture top coat must be used with any gel couture color.

top coats

how to videos


step 1: tools

gather the tools acetone or non-acetone remover, cotton balls or pads, small nail clippers, soft file, and buffer block

step 2: choose a base coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat.

weak nails: reach for strong start, a color adhesive and fortifier in one.

normal nails: reach for here to stay, a smooth base that ensures lengthy wear.

ridged nails: reach for smooth-e. it fills in ridges, and also contains ceramide, to hydrate and prevent moisture loss.

base coats

step 3: choose a color

choose a color from a range of our essie shades - from original, to longwear, quick dry and 1 step strength and color

colors

step 4: choose a top coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat. 

weak nails: reach for no chips ahead, its thinner consistency will bend with your nails to extend the life of your mani.

normal nails: reach for speed.setter for a fast dry, good to go for fast dry and shine in one, or matte about you for a matte effect.

ridged nails: reach for gel.setter or gel couture top coat, which are slightly thicker and smooth over nails with a glass like shine.

gel couture top coat must be used with any gel couture color.

top coats

nail art hacks


step 1: tools

gather the tools acetone or non-acetone remover, cotton balls or pads, small nail clippers, soft file, and buffer block

step 2: choose a base coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat.

weak nails: reach for strong start, a color adhesive and fortifier in one.

normal nails: reach for here to stay, a smooth base that ensures lengthy wear.

ridged nails: reach for smooth-e. it fills in ridges, and also contains ceramide, to hydrate and prevent moisture loss.

base coats

step 3: choose a color

choose a color from a range of our essie shades - from original, to longwear, quick dry and 1 step strength and color

colors

step 4: choose a top coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat. 

weak nails: reach for no chips ahead, its thinner consistency will bend with your nails to extend the life of your mani.

normal nails: reach for speed.setter for a fast dry, good to go for fast dry and shine in one, or matte about you for a matte effect.

ridged nails: reach for gel.setter or gel couture top coat, which are slightly thicker and smooth over nails with a glass like shine.

gel couture top coat must be used with any gel couture color.

top coats

nail art looks


step 1: tools

gather the tools acetone or non-acetone remover, cotton balls or pads, small nail clippers, soft file, and buffer block

step 2: choose a base coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat.

weak nails: reach for strong start, a color adhesive and fortifier in one.

normal nails: reach for here to stay, a smooth base that ensures lengthy wear.

ridged nails: reach for smooth-e. it fills in ridges, and also contains ceramide, to hydrate and prevent moisture loss.

base coats

step 3: choose a color

choose a color from a range of our essie shades - from original, to longwear, quick dry and 1 step strength and color

colors

step 4: choose a top coat

dry nails: reach for all-in-one which is a base AND top coat. 

weak nails: reach for no chips ahead, its thinner consistency will bend with your nails to extend the life of your mani.

normal nails: reach for speed.setter for a fast dry, good to go for fast dry and shine in one, or matte about you for a matte effect.

ridged nails: reach for gel.setter or gel couture top coat, which are slightly thicker and smooth over nails with a glass like shine.

gel couture top coat must be used with any gel couture color.

top coats