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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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Best affordable nail polish

Nice, thick and colourful!

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Great product

Absolutely love the wide shade range

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Long Lasting Nail Polish

I usually use this polish for my toenails and I love the pigment, it dries quickly and very easy to apply.

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Essence Nail Polish

This is one of the best nail polish i have ever purchased .it paints on without any brush lines and it dries quick and also stays on your nails for a long time .

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Essence nail gel

Affordable. Easy application. Dries quick enough

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Affordable and effective!

I love the Essence brand! The nail polish is affordable and it comes in all the awesome colours. I love the different colour ranges during Summer and Winter.

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Best Affordable Nail Polishes

I have used these for years, for the price you pay I absolutely adore Essence Cosmetics nail polishes - they also release so many wonderful shade options.

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Love!

I have no issue with these. I absolutely love Essence The gel Nail polishes, a great selection of colors, the brush is great, the size of the bottle is great too - so you never have to deal with sticky polishes (if you switch between colors) its affordable - whats not to love?
TIP: with a great base and top coat, its last longer :)

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Great variety at a very low price!

Such a variety of colors, and at such a bargain.!

I always purchase atleast 3 different colors at a time.

I will definitely continue to repurchase this item from Essence.

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Essence Nail Polish

Affordable, great variety of colours, and long lasting. My favorite part would have to be their brush applicator.

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Essence nail polish

I wasn't part of this trial but I've been buying the Essence nail polishes for years now. I've always loved the fact that they are always up to trend with the colours. I love the brush and I love that you don't have to apply more than 2 coates for the colour to pop. It is really affordable and easily available.

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Essence nail polish

I dont have the time to always go and get my nail done at a salon due to being a mom however my Friday nights are usually spent at home pampering myself once my son goes to bed, when i do the only brand of nail polish i use is ESSENCE. The pricing is most definitely affordable which is a huge relief because who has the money to be constantly getting your nails done? The brush is wide for full coverage and the application is of a nice and silky smooth texture, I love how the polish seems to even itself out over the nail surface. In comparison to most nail polishes i have found Essence to be long lasting, being a mom i find myself most of the time with my hands in water and due to that you end up with nails that are chipped within the first day of application however with Essence this is not the case at all. I have found that my nails can last for two weeks sometimes which for me is an absolute dream. I am eagerly waiting in anticipation for the launch of the new range as I'm dying here with bare nails as there seems to be no stock until the new range launches.

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Affordable Gel Nail polish

This nail polish is not only cheap but also comes in a wide range of colours is affordable for a gel nail polish compare to the other brands.Takes a little long to dry but the end result are the best.

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Essence gel nail polish

I absolutely love the Essence gel nail polish !!! Sometimes I have to attend public events and i don't have the time to sit in at a salon to have a manicure done, just go with ugly nails ????

My answer is hell No, I simply use the Essence gel nail polish and it looks shiny, healthy and EXPENSIVE ? ALL IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME.

P.S. I LOVE THE FACT THAT IT DOES DAMAGE YOUR NAILS AS IT HAS A VERY SOFT , GELISH BASE.

P.S. P.S. MY favorite colors in the Essence range is definitely the purple & pink

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FAVOURITE

Affordable and long lasting. Also a wide range of colours which can suit any mood. Defiantly worth the buy. I have changed brands ever since i started using it. Highly recommended.

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4.2
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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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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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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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