Essence True Love Nail Polish - A NOTD And ReviewFriday, November 27, 2015
Today I have a NOTD and review of the Essence gel nail polish in the shade True Love (number 10), I recently bought a few items from Essence (see my Essence haul post here) and this polish was one of the items I bought.
True Love is a deep red shade which I thought would be perfect for this time of year and the coming months, I love reds in the autumn/winter time and I also love the gel effect polishes. I really like the brushes on the Essence gel polishes they have a nice wide brush making application effortless.
I applied 2 coats of True Love allowing each coat to dry fully in between, it applied with ease and dried well too it isn't fast drying but didn't take ages either.
Two coats without top coat
The photograph above was taken before I applied my top coat, as you can see the polish has a lovely shine to it, please excuse my cuticles they were snipped a little too much I think, ouch! The polish had a lovely opaque finish after 2 coats, I applied the Orly Glosser top coat as my top coat of choice.
Two coats with top coat
In the above photograph I have applied my top coat, my nails were a beautiful deep red shade with a lovely glossy finish, I really love the colour.
Overall I loved the polish, it applied really well and was a breeze to apply with the nice wide brush and was opaque after 2 coats which is brilliant, the polish without top coat has a really nice glossy finish to it, I wouldn't say it looks like I've had a gel manicure but it is a nice glossy finish, I always use a top coat and used my Orly Glosser over the True Love, the polish wore well and lasted 4 days without chipping which for the price of the polish I think is brilliant, it's the same wear time as I would get using a Barry M polish with the Orly Glosser over the top.
I think True Love is a lovely polish in a beautiful shade and priced at just £1.60 it's an affordable shade for the coming months, it would also look stunning with a glitter top coat and provide a beautiful shade for over Christmas, I'm definitely going to check out some more shades from the Essence gel nail polish range, I hope they are all as good as this one.
If you would like to purchase the Essence gel polish in the shade True Love you can find it on the Wilko website here for £1.60 and if you would like to purchase the Orly Glosser top coat you can find it on the Nail Polish direct website here for £13.80.
Thank you for reading, much love as always