Keep your manicure in tip-top shape with these five essie top coats.  Pick the top coat to best fit your needs. Explore a super shine or matte finish. Choose one to prevent chips, strengthen your nails, or even quick dry your mani in a snap.

Keep your manicure in tip-top shape with these five essie top coats. Pick the top coat to best fit your needs. Explore a super shine or matte finish. Choose one to prevent chips, strengthen your nails, or even quick dry your mani in a snap.

top coat 101 to keep your mani perfectly polished! Prevent chips with 'no chips ahead, add shine with 'call it even', and get a quick dry with 'good to go'! Looking for a matte finish? Check out 'matte about you'! What about long-lasting shine -- check out the essie 'gel setter' top coat! Pick the top coat to best fit your needs.

top coat 101 to keep your mani perfectly polished! Prevent chips with 'no chips ahead, add shine with 'call it even', and get a quick dry with 'good to go'! Looking for a matte finish? Check out 'matte about you'! What about long-lasting shine -- check out the essie 'gel setter' top coat! Pick the top coat to best fit your needs.

It's getting groovy with nail art featuring the essie winter 2016 collection. Get this look:  step 1: after a thin layer of essie base coat, apply two coats of dove gray nail polish 'go with the flowy'.  step 2: using a striping brush, create a heart-shaped “droplet” at the tip of the nail using metallic gold 'getting groovy'.  step 3: continue to add single droplets using peacock blue 'satin sister', 'getting groovy', and 'oh behave!' creating a fluid & natural shape. seal with essie top…

It's getting groovy with nail art featuring the essie winter 2016 collection. Get this look: step 1: after a thin layer of essie base coat, apply two coats of dove gray nail polish 'go with the flowy'. step 2: using a striping brush, create a heart-shaped “droplet” at the tip of the nail using metallic gold 'getting groovy'. step 3: continue to add single droplets using peacock blue 'satin sister', 'getting groovy', and 'oh behave!' creating a fluid & natural shape. seal with essie top…

Some of our favorite top coats. We can't DIY a manicure without them!

Some of our favorite top coats. We can't DIY a manicure without them!

Essie's Matte About You top coat over glitter.

My layering experiment with Essie Matte About You.

Essie's Matte About You top coat over glitter.

doll up your mani with this 'harajuku doll' take on a French tip  step 1: Apply thin layer of first base base coat. step 2: Using 'go go geisha', create an arc across the free edge of the nail.. step 3: Using 'kimono over', create a thinner arc on top. step 4: Use a large dotting tool to create a dot of 'udon know me' at the base of the nail. seal with essie top coat.

doll up your mani with this 'harajuku doll' take on a French tip step 1: Apply thin layer of first base base coat. step 2: Using 'go go geisha', create an arc across the free edge of the nail.. step 3: Using 'kimono over', create a thinner arc on top. step 4: Use a large dotting tool to create a dot of 'udon know me' at the base of the nail. seal with essie top coat.

Take your mani to a winter wonderland. Start off with apricot cuticle oil. Then an essie base coat, followed by 2 coats of ‘virgin snow’. Use a striping brush with ‘peak show’ and create 2 evenly spaced semi- circles. Next, create a vertical line starting at the center and finish close to the tip. Then, a shorter line on each side of the first line. Add a dot of ‘peak show’ at the end of each line. With a detail brush, create dashes along the lines. Now shine with an essie top coat and…

Take your mani to a winter wonderland. Start off with apricot cuticle oil. Then an essie base coat, followed by 2 coats of ‘virgin snow’. Use a striping brush with ‘peak show’ and create 2 evenly spaced semi- circles. Next, create a vertical line starting at the center and finish close to the tip. Then, a shorter line on each side of the first line. Add a dot of ‘peak show’ at the end of each line. With a detail brush, create dashes along the lines. Now shine with an essie top coat and…

Step away from the traditional with this geometric earth-toned nail art.    Get the look: Start with two coats of ‘lapiz of luxury’ down the middle of each nail and let dry. Next, swipe ‘russian roulette’ from side to side creating a triangle at the cuticle. Finish it off with a french tip with ‘go overboard’ and seal all colors with an essie top coat.

Step away from the traditional with this geometric earth-toned nail art. Get the look: Start with two coats of ‘lapiz of luxury’ down the middle of each nail and let dry. Next, swipe ‘russian roulette’ from side to side creating a triangle at the cuticle. Finish it off with a french tip with ‘go overboard’ and seal all colors with an essie top coat.

Paint the town fabulous this Valentine's Day with a red and pink manicure you'll heart as much as we do. Get this look: First apply two coats of 'too too hot' and let dry. With a striping brush dipped in 'fishnet stockings', paint the outline of a heart (start drawing a 'v' followed by two curves). Repeat drawing hearts with 'romper room' and overlap the hearts. Lock in the hearts with an essie top coat to make sure you seal in a kiss on Valentine's Day.

Paint the town fabulous this Valentine's Day with a red and pink manicure you'll heart as much as we do. Get this look: First apply two coats of 'too too hot' and let dry. With a striping brush dipped in 'fishnet stockings', paint the outline of a heart (start drawing a 'v' followed by two curves). Repeat drawing hearts with 'romper room' and overlap the hearts. Lock in the hearts with an essie top coat to make sure you seal in a kiss on Valentine's Day.

Love is in the air with this sweetheart french manicure. This gradient of pale pink to hot pink polish will make for some sweet nail art. Get the look: First apply two coats of ‘tying the knotie’ across your entire nail and let dry. Followed by ‘brides no grooms’ in a curved shape on both sides of the tip. Next, add a thin border of ‘ballet slippers’ above each of the two curved shapes using a striping brush. Seal all colors with an essie top coat and a kiss. A perfect look for Valentine's…

Love is in the air with this sweetheart french manicure. This gradient of pale pink to hot pink polish will make for some sweet nail art. Get the look: First apply two coats of ‘tying the knotie’ across your entire nail and let dry. Followed by ‘brides no grooms’ in a curved shape on both sides of the tip. Next, add a thin border of ‘ballet slippers’ above each of the two curved shapes using a striping brush. Seal all colors with an essie top coat and a kiss. A perfect look for Valentine's…

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