I'm soon to be on my third bottle! I love this topcoat, makes my polish stay for about at week or so. Lots of shine as well, and the broad brush makes it easy to apply. The downside is the price, but then I get away with very cheap polishes.
Edit: This summer i noticed that my sunscreen seamed to ruin my nailpolish, but when I stardet using an Essie-topcoat, my polish was fine. Will not buy Opi again, as I'd rather use sunscreen;)
I'm a fan of Seche Vite, so this doesn't cut it for me. In terms of top coat, it adds an extra layer of polish which can help avoid chipping, but if I were to just put another coat of color on, it would do the same thing. Doesn't add much shine, doesn't smooth out the color underneath. OPI could do better than this.
This is not a good TC. It does not prevent my nails from chipping. Only protects for a maximum of 3-4days. My polishes are soft under this TC. This just makes my nails look shiny and does not seal the polish at all.
I really thought this would be a great product, since OPI generally do quite high quality products. However, this top coat is awful - it is expensive, and the price isn't justified at all by the results. While it does appear to make a manicure last, it takes a long time to dry, and it's brush, and the polish, absorb the color from the polishes, resulting in the polish in bottle changing color. Will use up my current bottle (due to its absorbing color, it is relegated as only being used over red polishes), but since there are so many better top coats out there (including my HG, CND Super Shiney), I will not repurchase.
I didnt like this topcoat for a 2 reasons. One, it takes forever to dry. Two, its very thick and sticky..i really had high hopes for it since OPI is a good nail polish brand.
This really didn't do it for me. I don't know but I am more a fan of the stuff that the nail salons have in the brown bottle than this. The stuff in that bottle provides a mirror shine and a super quick drying time. I hate when I have worked so hard on achieving a certain look, waited for it to dry, gone to sleep and woken in the morning to find that I can see my finger prints in my nails. THIS. NEVER. DRIES! I would not purchase it again.
I have returned to sing this top coat's praises. It is the reason why I do not have to paint my nails as often anymore! SERIOUSLY! No chips in 5 whole days! And I have been going about my business as usual. This really seals polishes to your nail and alows for thorough drying. Drying time is seriously long, though. And not as shellac- shiny as with Sech Vite. However, the staying power is phenomenal. I will have this in my arsenal for the long haul.
makes my nail polish get bubbles once it dries :(.
this was terrible it makes your nail polish melt
i applied an OPI nail polish and then after it dried completly i used this and my polish peeled and melted in one piece
i like this as a clear nail polish but it peels after 2 days
I hate this top coat. As a top coat itself it works fine; it keeps my polish shiny and helps it to chip less. Sadly it doesn't dry fast, it dries in about two hours. Sorry OPI, I don't have time to wait for my top coat to dry. And I hate how they package this with everything! I did get it for free, and if I had spent money on it I would have been really angry. Don't buy this, try one of OPI's other top coats.
I love OPI polishes, so I was very disappointed when I tried their top coat. I too received this free (w/$17 or more OPI purchase at Ulta) and im so glad I didn't spend any money on it!
First of all, it takes forever to dry =( Second, my nailpolish chipped after 2 days (which it never did with my usual topcoat).
Then I decided to conduct a little experiment: I used 2 coats of polish, and on my left hand I put my usual Sally Hansen Salon 10day top coat, on my right I used OPI topcoat. The VERY NEXT DAY, I could already tell the difference: my Sally Hansen side kept my color shiny & vibrant, while my OPI side was completely flat & dull. To make sure I wasn't seeing things, I asked my husband (who is a typical guy that knows nothing about nails) if he noticed any difference between my two hands. He said, 'Yup, I see on one hand you kept it shiny and the other one is matte.'
Needless to say, that was my dealbreaker. Never going to repurchase this again.