Friday, March 4, 2016

Essie VoxBox Review (first base, gel setter, blanc, good as gold)

I received these products from the Influenster Essie VoxBox for testing and review purposes. Continue reading to find out what I think about the four Essie products that were sent to me.

I love this base coat. It makes my polishes last longer even if I don’t use a top coat. First Base is really fast drying and easy to apply so it’s a staple for me. I don’t have the smoothest nails but this does a great job providing a nice smooth canvas for my polish even though the consistency is quite thin. 

This is the first “gel” setting top coat I’ve tried but I am very impressed with it. The drying time was a lot faster than expected. Not only that, but I found that my nails didn’t chip as much as it does when I use other top coats (I went a good 4-5 days without chipped nails). I was pretty loyal to another top coat by another brand but after using this, I think I’m making the switch. The application gel-setter is a lot easier than the previous top coat (that isn’t even a “gel” top coat) because the formula isn’t as thick but still does the job. I’ve always been a big fan of Essie polishes so I am glad that they have now have an excellent top coat to match their polishes. 

I love that Essie Blanc is a true classic white shade (no yellow or pink undertones at all). The polish itself is quite opaque, but it goes on a tad streaky on my nails. I had to use at least two coats to get a nice even look. With that being said, this is one of the better white nail polishes I’ve tried in a long time (good quality white polishes are really hard to find). The brush is easy to work with, and with the right top coat, my manicure can last 3-4 days.  

I don't usually wear metallic nail polishes but I was so impressed with this beautiful "Good as Gold" shade from their mirror metallics collection. This goes on smoothly and is so opaque you could get away with just one coat. The finish is lovely as well. If you love metallic shades be sure to check out this gold metallic as well as the entire metallic collection - they have a gorgeous rose gold shade

I have always been a huge fan of Essie nail polishes and these products did not disappoint. The gel.setter top coat is a fairly new product so if you haven't checked it out yet, I highly recommend you do so.  Essie "Blanc" is the go-to white polish for me whether it is for a french manicure or for a simple white manicure to make my tan pop. Furthermore, you can create many chic nail art designs with "Blanc" and "Good as Good": think, white base with gold polka dots or tips? Or even a reverse french manicure - so glam. So if you are in the market for a good white nail polish check out "Blanc". I hope you found my reviews helpful. As always, all opinions are my own! Happy manicures, everyone! #essienailedit

XO Jenn

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