Jade to Measure & Flashed by Essie Gel Couture – Christmas Manis

Happy Friday pretty polishers!! It’s the first day of December!!!! I know everyone says it over and over but this year has flown and I feel like November in particular flew by. Well only 31 days left of this year so let’s make the best of it. Today I’m starting off my Christmas Manis with these two lovely polishes from the Essie Gel Couture line.


I adore essie Gel Couture polishes. The brush is amazing, formulas are buttery smooth, and I actually think the bottles are super cool. I’ve done a few other reviews on the gel couture polishes here. Let’s take a look at these two beauties which are perfect to wear during the holiday season!



This is an amazing hot bright orange/red creme. So juicy!!! I knew the second I saw this polish I would want it on my nails. Applies like a dream, buttery and smooth.

It was opaque in 2 coats. It’s almost a crelly because it has that squishy look to it. Ahhhh I’m in love with this beauty for Christmas, Valentine’s, any time during the year because it’s such a gorgeous red. This beauty is originally from the 2016 gel couture launch collection. I had not picked it up until now but I’m so glad I did!

I did some Christmas nail art with this polish! I used the MoYou London Festive Collection 03 plate and the green polish is a stamping polish from Twinkled T.

Which do you prefer, the Glossy or Matte version of this mani? I like the Matte more.


This is a jewel toned green metallic. Simply stunning! It’s a little watery on the first coat, but covers nicely in two. It’s also a bit brushstrokey which is normal for metallics, so use quick straight strokes when applying. After top coat it does self level.

The shimmer in here is just gorgeous! This beauty is from the Holiday 2017 Gel Couture collection.

I also did some Christmas nail art using this polish! Again I used the MoYou London Festive Collection 03 plate and for the snowflakes I used White by Sally Hansen x Crayola.

I added a little bit of silver shimmer polish to the middle nail to see how it would look but I actually liked it more without the silver so I left it at that. I used DS Radiance by OPI for the silver polish.


Essie Cosmetics is owned by L’Oréal. The brand has over 250 shades in the permanent collection, plus releases four seasonal color collections and two specialty collections every year. Essie is 3 FREE and sold in drug stores, salons, and beauty supply stores world wide.

essie’s gel couture line benefits include luxurious wear for up to 14 days, easy 2-step system, no lamp needed and easy removal. They retail for $11.50 USD each and are sold at big retailers like Target, ULTA, and CVS.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! More holiday manis to come as well as holiday collections and holiday all around! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.