I love this product until the bottle reaches the middle. I explain: When you buy it, and this is my opinion, it's perfect as a base and awsome as a top coat. My nails doesn't look yellow when I remove polish (including dark colors) and my polish looks shinny and lasts me the 7 days of the week. The problems begin when you reach the middle of the bottle, you start to get bubbles on your nails. Even if you use it only as a base coat, the bubbles will show trought your polish. This is a terrible thing. The product just dries too fast on the bottle. I think OPI should make either a smaller bottle for this product (since you will never use the whole bottle because of what I stated before) and of course, reduce its price, or review the formula.
Okay so I've had this for a while (like almost a year) and I'm always trying to use it in combination with different top coats and even different nail polishes, but this is just full of EPIC FAIL. >:[
When you use it as a top coat and brush it over the nail polish, it smears the nail polish down with the brush. (Definitely ruins an attempt at a french manicure.)
But this chips and just PEELS OFF like crazy whenever I take a shower, swim in the pool, or even just wash my hands. I've tried this so many times, and its just crap. Please don't waste your money, this is a horrible product.
I just used it 5-6 times because for some reason IT DRIED OUT IN THE BOTTLE!!!!...I don't know how that happened, I always cleaned residue and closed the cap firmly (to the point I had a hard time opening it the next time).
It left my nails dried out and brittle..... Horrible, just horrible product.....And so pricey, I almost cry everytime I think for the same amount of money I could go for a professional manicure treatment.....
i got this nailpolish in my cosmo kit for school, and i was really excited about it. i've been trying it for like a week, and EVERY SINGLE TIME is bubbles like CRAZY! it's horrible. HORRIBLE. i've wasted SO much nailpolish trying to figure out why it was bubbling cause i was sure it wasn't some OPI nailpolish. DO NOT TRY/BUY THIS. IT'S A WASTE OF YOUR TIME AND MONEY.
I have absolutely no good comments to say about this. This is my first OPI purchase and I thought I would start from this and then slowly buy other colours. This cost me £10 which is such a rip off considering the bad quality. It didn't dry to a smooth surface and started chipping within 2-3 days. I had to repurchase Sally Hansen's Double Duty Top and Base coat which costs less and works way better than this does.
I've always been wowed by OPI colours... but after this experience I don't know if I will even buy any of their colours! How could they get base/top coats wrong?
What makes it worse is that I can't throw this away as it was expensive!!!
dry fast & nice texture when apply as base coat, but somehow don't work the same for top coat despite its purpose. Do not have the glossy finish that is expected for top coat, and the bubbles it create quite disappointing... And the mild gloss finish only last for 1 day or 2. My fren comment that y didnt i apply top coat....
horrible product, takes forever for my polish to dry. Bubbles every time! and it's streaky. Just and overall terrible product for $15CAD, not worth a cent.
I love me some opi, with that being said... let me say that unfortunately.... this is "JUNK!".... IT JUST "BUBBLES" TREMENDOUSLY, NO MATTER WHAT I FREAKING DO!!! Drying waiting etc. whateva!! I JUST CRIED! NAILS RUINED EVERYTIME!!! EITHER AS A BASE or TOP coat..IT BUBBLED INSANELY as well as bubbled streaks. Also, STREAKS MY POLISH as a top coat, WHY? I paid enough for this junk to work...it really is nuts! DO NOT BUY! :(
As a base coat, this works okay I guess, but it majorly sucks as a top coat. Not only does it not keep my nails from chipping and leave a dull, rather than shiny, finish on my nails, but it also makes my nailpolish bubble. No matter how long I wait for my nailpolish to dry before applying Start to Finish, my nailpolish still bubbles, which is extremely annoying. I'm going to just use this as a base coat in the future.
It's far better as base than topcoat. I like how it dried, but it kind of left a dull finish on my polish. It doesn't look nearly as shiny as the China Glaze topcoat. It didn't make my polish streak like other topcoats do. I guess my search for a H.G. topcoat continues.