The weekend I thought I was getting engaged (spoiler: I did!), I rocked an Essie Gel Couture nail art look, courtesy of the great Miss Pop. My fiancé proposed on a hike during an active weekend in Vermont. There were many reasons for my manicure to chip, but it stayed intact throughout the week. And as a true gel-lover (the Essie version is actually more like a longwear nail lacquer since there is no UV light used), I was impressed.
Lucky for me — because my wedding is in April, exactly when Essie is launching a new bridal Gel Couture collaboration with designer Monique Lhuillier. If you haven't heard of Monique Lhuillier, then google her ASAP! Get ready to swoon over her stunning wedding dresses and bridal accessories. Celebrities including Lauren Conrad and Carrie Underwood chose her gowns for their big days.
The six-shade range is just as dreamy as I'd hoped. Highlights include a perfect peony pink with just a hint of gold shimmer, a stunning rose gold metallic, and a gray-green shade that's unexpectedly cool for Spring. Each bottle costs $12 (perhaps the cheapest part of your bridal look!) and will be sold at essie.com.
Keep reading to see each of the beautiful shades!