Monday, 5 May 2014


As mentioned in a previous small boots haul I purchased the Essie Professional Routine Mini set. This gorgeous set holds three 15ml bottles of polish, a base coat, polish and a top coat. This set is to create a simple sophisticated nail for any occasion.

I havent used Essie before or even used in it an salon so was excited to see what the well deserved hype was about.

In the set you get Essie's First Base Base Coat, which on the company website is described as a rubber adhesive bond polish that sets to the nail surface to protect colour and create a smooth canvas for application. I love a base coat, it really protects the nail and helps application for sure, not a gimmick at all.  I like to think of a base coat as a primer for the nails!

The main colour polish you receive to create your professional look is Mademoiselle, this is one of Essie's award winning bestseller polishes. A beautiful nude pink, I applied three layers to create a more full effect of colour but even the first application was beautiful, just a nice sweep to create a gloss effect. I can see why this is a popular colour, as well as a popular brand.

The brushes are of preference too, I like a rounder fuller brush as I have thin hands, fingers and nails so I can normally get away with one big sweep over the nail to cover the whole nail.

I applied three layers and waited until just dry to apply the Good to Go Top Coat, this again is described as a fast acting drying agent, sets the nail colour and gives a brilliant shine. By that it does, I cant stop looking at my nails, they are so so shiny! I love shiny nails, it really screams professional look and the salon style.

Full size bottles of Essie are £8 yet for the quality are totally worth it and a huge range of colours to try too! I don't think I'll create a whole collection out of them but for occasion I am most willing to buy more colours!

Any recommendations? 

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