Heavy hitter: Essie Treat, Love & Colour collection

I have the worst nails.

I’ve always wanted beautiful, long nails. Unfortunately, with our dry, cold climate here in Winnipeg, the ability to have nails that don’t peel or break (at least for me), is very slim. In fact, I was just talking with my friend on how when we both visited warm climates, we both had long, beautiful nails that actually grew.

Well, if you have the same problem I do, then maybe try looking into Essie’s new collection of polishes, Treat, Love & Colour. Available in 32 shades, this collection of polishes promise stronger nails in just one week with 60 per cent less peeling and 35 per cent less breakage. The polish is infused with collagen and camellia extract to help nourish nails, and the line also advertises that it’s a one-step system, meaning that you don’t need a base or topcoat.

Essie Treat Love & Colour Collection

I received four shades from the collection, all beautiful pastels perfect for spring. Although I do like Essie polishes, the formula has never really been my favourite. The colour is nice, but I’ve always thought it was on a sheer side and the brush has never really done it for me. I do like the no-light gel formula, and with this new line it looks like they are upping their game.

The brush on these polishes are thicker and flatter than the typical Essie polish, which is great since it makes it easier to apply the colour faster.  All the shades, aside from Minimally Modest went on with two coats (Minimally Modest is on the sheer side, it called for four coats).  Like Essie recommends, I didn’t use a base or top coat and found that my nails looked shiny (but not as shiny as a top coat would make them look).

Essie Minimally Modest Essie Mauve-tivation Essie Glowing Strong Essie Daytime Dreamer

So far the colour has held up quite well, with some slight chipping on the tips (but that’s why my nails tend to peel so this is normal). Would I recommend this line?  Yes, I think it’s a fantastic product from Essie and I quite enjoy the colour range, the brush, and the wear on the polish. Check it out next time you’re in store to find a perfect shade for you.

Will you pick up any colour from the Essie Treat, Love & Colour collection?

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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