Things I Can’t Live Without #1: Essie 3-Way Glaze

IMG_5309I was just going to do a regular review of this product, but as I have been using it for a long time now, I thought instead of calling it a review, I’d start a little series about ‘things I can’t live without’ – i.e. products, clothing, objects, maybe even songs/tv shows (?) it would just be too traumatic to carry on without now that I’ve experienced life with them. These are things I know I’m going to keep buying again and again when they run out because they are just that good.

First up is Essie 3-Way Glaze. I’m already on my second bottle of this after using it for about six months or so! I love having my nails painted, and will typically paint them at least once a week. I used to paint them more often because my nails would always chip after one or two days. It would be so frustrating to paint my nails the day before an event or party, and before even arriving at said event, getting a chip. Or worse, the polish on one whole nail just peeling right off! Anyone else feeling my pain?

About 6 months or so ago I was reading The Small Things Blog (a fantastic blog for hair tutorials and makeup tips), and Kate, who writes the blog, did a home manicure tutorial. She used the 3-Way Glaze and really recommended it for having chip-free nails. I decided to give it a try and ordered it from (which seems to have the cheapest UK prices for Essie I’ve found so far)!

After trying the glaze, I was hooked. My nails didn’t chip for ages! They usually last at least five days without any chips after using it. It has 3 functions (hence the name): base, strengthener and top coat all in one product. I apply it before and after painting my nails and I absolutely love it. I definitely couldn’t live without it now. So if, like I did, you suffer from easily chipped nails, try this. You won’t regret it!



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