Essence Peel Off Basecoat Review

I saw this new essence nail art peel off base coat at the grocery store for $3-5 (can’t remember exactly). I thought it would be an interesting experiment.

The concept is that you apply a generous coat of this and let it completely dry. Then, you do your manicure as usual (not using another basecoat of course).

It smells kind of like white out! It goes on white and then you know it’s dry when it’s clear. It takes up to 10 minutes. I didn’t time it, but it felt a lot faster than that.


After a few minutes of drying time. You wait until it’s totally clear so as you can see in this photo, I need to wait a few more minutes.

Then, I did my manicure with L’Oreal New Money and L’Oreal Sweet Nothings.
I had the mani on for a few hours and decided to peel off and see what happened.

It came off easily! I just picked at the edge and it started peeling right up.

Easy-peasy! Look at that! Right off in one fell swoop!

I picked off my other nails…

When applying, you’ll want to be careful to get it everywhere you’re going to get polish. In this thumb photo, you can still see green at my cuticle. I didn’t get the peel off basecoat all the way down but I put polish down there. I little polish remover took care of that, though!

My opinion is that this basecoat is revolutionary to us nail painting junkies! Really, the only thing that keeps me from doing my nails more than once a day is that polish remover dries out my cuticles and skin so much. Well… with this, you won’t need to buy remover ever again! Ok. Maybe a little if you have a little incident like I did on my thumb. :)  But even with that, I will surely be re-purchasing this product again and again!

As a final test, I wanted to see how it would do on glitter polish. Glitter is infamous for it’s troublesome removal. Well, scrub no more! It peels right off!

This is a must-have in any polish lovers arsenal of tools!

Drugstore Nail Haul! aka…Best Day Ever!

If you have great attention to detail, you will have noticed that this is my second post today that is FULL of polish!!! After I got this haul at the grocery store, I came home to discover that the mailman had delivered my May 2013 Julep Maven Upgrade box! To see pics of that, click here.

Back row: Essence Nail Stickers, Essence Dotting Tool, Essence French Tip Guides.
Front row: Revlon Whimsical, Maybelline Blue Blowout, Maybelline Styled Out, L’Oreal Sweet Nothings, Essence Peel Off Base Coat, L’Real New Money, Wet n Wild Bijou Blue, Wet n Wild Night Prowl, Wet n Wild Caribbean Frost, Essence That’s What I Mint!, Essence Off to Miami!

I am very intrigued by this base coat. The idea is that you will be able to peel the polish off later, I guess without needed polish remover. For $3, I thought it was worth the experiment!

It’s raining nail polish in my house today!!! :) :) :)