This is an ineffective top coat . It does apply smoothly and easily but does not aid in drying my polish faster .
I actually kind of liked this Product. It made my nails look very shiny and glossy. And it's $2 like, let's get real. $2. You can't go wrong. On the other hand it only lasted 2 days. And my mani chipped super easily. If you need a clear nail polish for a dance completion or just for everyday. If go with this one.
I was really disappointed with this Essence product. I have a ton of their cosmetics and they are fun, affordable and pretty good for such a low price. The gel top coat isn't up to par, though. The bubbles drive me nuts! The brush isn't as nice as their usual polish brushes. Will not buy again. I'll stick to the ESsence Colour and Go/Nude Glam lines of nail polishes.
Worst top coat EVER. I have never tried such terrible product on my nails. This top coat makes you really wait for it. It gives you bubbles and never dries, though if you leave your nails to dry without a top coat for about 24 hours and then apply it the bubbles will not appear. But, the top coat will NEVER dry. even after a week I can place my nail over it or something hard and it just will get destroyed. I really expected more from Essence.
There is no dry time for this gel-look topcoat. It is non-existent. It just never dries. You think it does. You can sit with your perfectly manicured nails, apply this topcoat, they look great with a wonderful shine and wait and wait, and wait some more. Then about an hour later you think your nails are dry, but they really aren't. You can run ice-cold water over your nails, or put them in the freezer, do whatever you do to make sure their done. It doesn't matter. Wake up the next morning even if you had your hands in a sling and your manicure would be ruined somehow. Believe all the reviews below.
I put this on, waited over an hour and went out. My nails looked good. Within two hours, I noticed these little wrinkles on my manicure. I was horrified. All the work we put into our nails, and then it's ruined because of a topcoat? Do not bother trying this unless you want to see how long it will take to ruin your finished nails.
Obviously, I'm not repurchasing.
Wish i could rate it 0 stars. Shrinkage. The fact that it dries only to the touch but never hardens can ruin ur beautiful mani. And it bubbles. The shine isn't XXXL either. Buy sally hansens hard as nails cuz it's cheaper.
Took a long time to dry.... Has a nice shine but I'm used to NYC top coat and poshe. The dry time is just too much for me. Won't buy this again.
This caught my eye numerous times while on weekly grocery runs and finally curiosity coupled with the low cost prompted me to bring this top coat home. I usually use a fast drying top coat such as Poshe or Seche Vite so I am used to a shiny glassy self leveling finish that looks professional. This says XXXL shine and "gel-look". It seems to dry slowly but that is likely because I am so used to a fast dry topper. It does give a really nice shine. It does not have the gel look of depth though. I wouldn't say this is any different from a regular clear top coat. It looks the same as my Wet n Wild Wild shine top coat or my OPI top coat. It doesn't self level at all, but that isn't an issue for me. I'll use this up and it seems to work okay, but it is simply an ordinary top coat with some fancy adjectives to sell it.
Total waste of money and I wish I would of read the reviews on MUA before wasting $2. Like others I found this bubbled, never dried, and destroys the time and effort you place into giving yourself a manicure.
worst topcoat ever!!!!