Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Surrounded by Studs

So, here we are at our second phase of testing: I have procured a bottle of a different shade to see if this one holds up much better.

Did it with work for me? Let’s find out!

So this is two coats of Surrounded by Studs, followed by the special Essie top coat.


And here is my hand two weeks later:



Oh my oh my……it does not last two weeks or even one week.

I will not be buying any more shades from Gel Couture. There just doesn’t seem to be any point to it.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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10 Responses to Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Surrounded by Studs

  1. Himanshi Sharma says:

    That shade is amazing though 😀

  2. Awww that’s too bad. 😦

  3. planetbeauties says:

    sad that it chips fast but the shade is great 😀

  4. That is a shame, I heard so much good stuff about it.

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