Description essie is the USA'S nail salon expert since 1981 and delivers chip-free salon-quality nail colour in 100 ‘on-trend’ witty shades. The essie range also contains 11 care products including base top coats & treatments for the perfect professional manicure at-home. DBP Toluene and Formaldehyde free. Usage Instructions for the perfect manicure: start with a clean nail. choose the essie basecoat that suits your nail type and apply. do not underestimate the power of the base coat – it prevents dark polishes from staining the nail and can help fortify nails too. then apply two coats of essie polish waiting two minutes in between drying time. finish with the essie top coat of your choice.