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Essence The Gel Nail Polish

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Dischem , Clicks, Spree for R22

A high-shine gel-look manicure in the comfort of your home. Part of the Essence The Gel range, which also includes a base and top coat.

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Essence Gel Nailpolish No 36 Shade
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Love this aquamarine shade and I added some Essence nail caviar to it
From "The Darks" collection, shade no.58 "need your love"
This shade is called "Over the rainbow"
Shade no.44 On Air
Dare it nude
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The gel nail polish
40 Color My Mint
26 Brazil Jungle

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ESSENTIAL BY ESSENCE

This nail polish is my go to nail polish because it is affordable and accessible you can literally find it at Pick n Pay , Clicks and Dischem .

It is also very suitable for a young lady on a budget from Highschool to University even the working class , the color range is fitting for all days .
DEFS WOULD GIVE IT A THUMBS UP !

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Essence

Besides the reasonable price, I love their diverse colours. the unique greens and blues. It dries quickly. Loved it

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Quality has changed

I love the colours and the feel of this nail polish and have been using it since it was first launched. Unfortunately lately the quality seems to have changed and it chips very quickly even on my toenail. I would recommend for special occasions but don't be surprised if doesn't last very long.

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Gel Love!

The Gel Finish makes your nails look so fresh even days after application, I highly recommend this product ladies.

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Best Nail Polish That Doesn't empty your pockets

Love how it gives you that gel finish like you just had an expensive pedicure

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Affordable nail polish

Affordable and quite a long lasting formula also doesn't chip easily.

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Essen-tial

It is the only brand of nail polish I have been using for several years. I haven't been disappointed by it. Super cool and affordable.

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Gel lovers

This cutex was the worst that I have ever used. With in two days it had chipped and it started fading. I won't be buying it again.

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Best faux gel on the market!

This gel polish is the reason I don't have to make weekly trips to Sorbet anymore! The best formula and brush ever compared to any other drug store brand. Highly recommend.

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Essence Gel Nail Polish

I have tried many different gel nail polishes, and Essence the Gel Nail Polish is by far the best I've tried, they are also very cost effective, so no matter what your budget is, it is still affordable, they have amazing colours, and you can mix and match according to seasons or according to your outfit. Essence is definitely my go to brand for Gel Nail Polish.

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Essential

Very affordable long lasting nail polish. My all time buy. Love it.

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Not worth the hype

Beauties:):)
Even though i had almost every color under the sun, i was so disappointed with the quality of this product. I love Essence,don't get me wrong but this is a fail!
I would prep my nails,then prime it before applying my 2 coats, just so that it would chip the next day, of not sooner.
I would recommend it for a quick fix, buy not longer than a day

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Essence Gel nail polish

I've been using the nail polish for a few years and I absolutely love the quality as well as the affordable costs. The colour range is quite vast and one can always find a colour that is in this season

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4.3
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Every colour under the sun

I love the Essence gel nail polish! They have every colour you could possibly think of! Only downsize is that it does not last as long but for the price one cannot compare!

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GottaHaveEm

This is my "gotta have" nail polish when im in last minute panic. Does the job, looks great and the colors are on trend!

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essence

essence is my favorite product in the world, i love this nail polish

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Affordable but not reliable

I was very disappointed in this product. It’s affordable and gives amazing colour results. But it doesn’t last for me. It begins to peel and chip a few hours after application- that’s with the base and top coat.
It’s great if you need a quick fix but not something I’d recommend for long term.

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Love! Love! Love!

This gets an absolute thumbs up from me! Essence the Gel has an amazing range of gorgeous colours and the polishes last a long time (provided that you use a good quality top coat) I've stopped going for manicures and do my own nails at home. This range is a thick consistency, self leveling nail polish, so even if you (like me) don't have the steadiest of hands, it still looks great! The best way to get the perfect self done manicure, I've found, is to apply a base coat, 3 coats of the nail polish and then a good quality top coat - it will last you a solid 3 weeks! I love changing it up every week or 2 so it helps that these polishes are really cheap and its easy to build collection of different colours. All in all, this a super product and I highly recommend it!

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Essence gel polish

Hey lovies had any of ya'll tried out this essence gel polish yet?  If not you should definitely give it a try. I have been wearing this for a months now and I love it. I never had a gel polish before because of the fact that's it's so expensive and I'm such a cheap queen. But these babies are only R29.99 at clicks very affordable very good quality I must say. No peeling or shipping, mine last for up to 2weeks max which is good cause then I feel like a need a diff colour. Am I the only one or do you guys get bored with the same nail colour too. I need to get more nude colours I'm a sucker for nudes and then more bright colours for my toes. I like how happy my toes look in a summer sandle with a pop of colour.

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Affordable quality

I love the variety of colours, especially the shades of pink. I think they're excellent value for money for those who don't want to or can't find time to get to a nail salon. It's easy to apply even if you are not a DIY enthusiasist in this context. I also like the shape of the bottles.

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4.2
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The essence of Essence gel nail polish

Makes for quite a statement without breaking the bank .Easy application and cleanup for my sometimes messy self .

Love how subtle the colours are within the vast range provided ,this is my go-to for castings as I can have my nails looking good without taking away too much from my modelling.

Lasts for some fair time (preferably 2 coats per nail ) and doesn't chip without giving you a warning at the nail-edge .

Budget-friendly beauty,me likes ??

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Surprising Quality For Affordable Nail Polish

I was very surprised at how long this nail polish stayed on for - especially considering its affordable price. It is available in a wide variety of colours and comes with a really nice, full brush which gives a great coverage. I love using this polish and have quite a collection of their colours!

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Lovely

Essence is widely available and has a wide colour range. It is very affordable but is amazing quality . The polish lasts for a reasonable amount of time before chipping.

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Essence, yes please ?

I love Essence nail polishes! They are super affordable and I usually purchased the gel top coat too, which makes it last longer and give the "gel" nails look. Gel nails diy! The brush is the best part, with such a wide brush it makes coverage quick and easy, I love the brand.

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Review: Essence Gel Nail Polish

I enjoy the range because it's affordable, however because of day to day activities, it tends to either fade or chip after 3 days, so would have to clean and re-do // do a new coat (if I'm lazy)) Love the wide variety of colors at my fingertips (excuse the pun)

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My fav

Essense is my absolute fav!! its affordable and the wide variety of colours is enough to make me want to try them all. I usually never paint my nails due to nail polish chipping and pealing off after the second day but after I tried Essence, I paint my nails every second week :D

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Essence gel nail polish

I love this is basically the only nail polish I buy... it looks good. You have to wait till it dries completely before applying the top coat. To prevent chipping nail polish last about 2 or 3 days when it starts chipping... prevent it by not washing alot of dishes. It is great product for the price

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The best in the game!

Ever since I got my hands on this product over 3 years ago, I've never looked back! This nail polish is amazing because it is thick and very well pigmented so you don't have to go over your nails with a thousand layers, and it lasts a decent amount of time on your nails. Another awesome thing about Essence nail polish is that they have soooooo many colours in their range, so they cater for everyone :)

Definitely do give it a try.

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Essence Gel nail polish

I don't know when last dis I go to the salon to do my nails. This has come as one of the most effective nail polishes I've used. I love it and it dries very fast.

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quality at an affordable price

i loved the fact that the nail police hangs on. it is water resistant (to some extent) and the colours are a dream because there are so many to choose from. and for those that are brave enough to follow how-to nail designs, the essence gel nail polish is a great way to go

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Essence gel nail polish

I'm a big fan of the great variety of colours that Essence offers in their gel nail polishes, there is always a stunning new colour to try and something that everyone will enjoy. I have bought a ton of the Essence gel nail polishes and will definitely continue. The polish itself does tend to chip easily without a top coat, I've had a few small chips one day after application if I skip the top coat. With a top coat, the polish lasts much longer, usually 4 to 5 days but likely to last longer on someone that isn't as clumsy as me. I have also noticed that the polish doesn't harden quickly in the bottle which I love. The polish does tend to thicken over time, but a few good shakes usually does the trick to blend it together again.

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my go-to nail polish

so affordable! the colour only lasts about 5 days, but it is quite durable as I wash my hands a lot. Love the colour range available. add the top coat & the colour will definitely last much longer.

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Essence

In love with essence make up and nail polishes. They have a wide variety of colors and provide great effectiveness to my nails

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Essence Nail-polish Review

Essence has a great range of nail polish colours, they are affordable and feminine, and they are cruelty free, the nail polish lasts long and is beautiful.

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Essence nail polish

This nail polish is super affordable and delivers a great result. I am very impress with the quality of this nail polish. I find the gel formula to be long lasting and does not chip easily. Oh and did I mention "I'm absolutely inlove with the beautiful colour range.

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Essence Nail Polish

Long lasting. One coat is enough for me! Very glossy. I love it!

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Quality Nail Polish at the fraction of the price

The Essence nail polish range allows me to express myself via vibrant colours regularly. Essence glides on easily and leaves a lasting, polished look whilst working overtime to keep my nails looking trendy and beautiful. Readily available at most outlets makes this my go to beauty hack.

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Essence nail polish for the win!

Quality gel product for a fraction of the price of other related products!

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essence gel nailpolish

this nail polish honestly had me all sorts of disappointments. it doesn't last at all, it started chipping literally the next day after application

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Essence Gel Nude Nailpolish

Essence gel nail polishes are beautifully pigmented with a wide range of fun colours. My favourite shade has to be the No. 36 ‘Dare It Nude’ shade because it’s a classy neutral colour that goes well with any outfit and is also perfectly acceptable in the workplace. The formula is thicker than average but still applies smoothly. One coat is more than enough if you choose a bold colour. However, pastel and neutral colours look better if you apply more than one coat. The downsides are that the nail polish takes very long to dry and chips easily. I would recommend using the gel nailpolish for special events rather than everyday. Given the price point, it’s possible to choose every colour your heart desires!

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