YES PLEASE! We've all seen the "at home" gel nail kits at the local drugstore that come with a small UV light, multiple steps or just look like a hot mess. Well, a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the new Essie Gel Setter top coat. Not only am I a big Essie fan but I also love a good long lasting mani and for someone with nails that grow faster than weeds- this can quickly break the bank. I decided to give it a try and must say- I am hooked! My typical gel manicure lasts max a week and an half, because, like I said, I must produce some ungodly amount of biotin naturally, and adding this wondrous little clear coat to my at-home mani gives me the same long wear! Granted, I have a nail polish collection large enough to paint a whole football team without repeating a color, but hey, at $8 a pop for a nail polish it's still cheaper than a professional mani, so what the hell!
I recommend throwing on a base coat (Gelous and Seche are my faves), 2-3 layers of your favorite color polish and top it off with this awesome gel top coat. Be careful to not overload the top coat to avoid micro bubbles. It dries fairly quickly and leaves your nails with a hardened, ultra glossy finish.
Happy at home manis!