ESSIE TOP COAT - NO CHIPS AHEAD
Just not worth the money. Doesnt prevent nailpolish from chipping off at all. For me its not that tacky as everyone said, but its overall just very shitty. Wished I had read these reviews before buying it.
Terrible, terrible top coat. It will literally take hours to dry. I waited about an hour and lightly pressed onto the nail to see if it was dry and it smudged. It gave a little bit of shine but who who has time to just sit there and not do anything while it dries?Do not buy. I am so glad I was able to return it and get my money back.
The good thing about this is that it actually works. This extends the life of my polish to at least three days without chipping, no matter what I'm doing with my hands. I could be washing my hair, doing dishes, gardening... my polish won't chip. The bad thing about this is that it takes two digit number of hours to dry. Literally. God forbid I apply this sometimes in the afternoon, I'll wake up with sheet marks on my nails the next morning.So if you're going to use this, make sure to apply it sometimes in the morning, be careful with your hands for the next three to four hours (yeah I know) and if you manage to that you'll be super happy with your polish for the next three days. Or get a Shellac.
This is a terrible topcoat. It makes the polish underneath bubble and look terrible. I have no idea if it actually keeps the chips away, as every time I have used it, I have had to redo my nails.
So this will be a sort of contradicting positive review but here it goes. This top coat makes whatever polish you use take forever to dry. I often wake up with sheet/hair marks after I use it. Why 5 lippies then? It is the only top coat I've ever used that the polish will stay on my nails without chips for at least 5 days. With all others I get chips in the first 24hrs. Because of the long dry time I've tried to find something else, but nothing else makes the polish last for me (and I've tried so many of the "good" ones). So until I find something that dries fast and provide chip free wear, this will be my HG top coat.