Essence The Gel Nail Polish in "Rock My World!" Reveiw

Friday, February 26, 2016
Aaaand we've got another PR sample from my Gen Beauty cocktail swag bag. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am not being monetarily compensated for featuring this product. You know the drill by now.

I've been a fan of Essence nail polishes since 2007. No joke. I've been through a packaging change, and now a reformulation since the regular polishes have been replaced by this "The Gel" polish. "Rock My World!" is a dark, stormy blue/green based grey.

Application was pretty easy since these polishes feature that wide, domed brush that covers a lot of ground with just one or two swipes. This was opaque in two coats and set pretty quickly. The formula wasn't runny, but I did notice it getting a little goopy on the second coat, but it seemed to sort itself out, leaving a uniform surface with a very impressive shine.

Without a base or top coat, this polish lasted about two days without chipping. After a week they looked pretty worse for wear, but again, this is the product by itself. With proper prep, I can see this lasting much longer, but it'll also do quite nicely in a pinch when you need a cheap, quick manicure and you can't spare the time for a base and top coat.

TL;DR Section

Price: $1.99 

Size: 0.27 of. oz/8 mL

Availability: Ulta, Fred Meyer, Target

  • Dried pretty fast for a cheap polish
  • Nice, opaque coverage
  • High shine finish

  • Chips about two days when used alone

Cruelty free: Yep!

Final Verdict: Short-ish wear time when used alone a side, I don't think you can go wrong with this polish for only $1.99. Various polishes from this line have been staples in my collection at one point or another for the past 9 years, and this new formula has definitely secured that fact. At such a low price point it'll be easy to stock up and try out new shades from the line.


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