I did not experience the bubbling that other reviewers complained about. I used it as a base and top coat expecting the 10 day no chipping that was promised. My manicure still chips within a couple of days. It does not live up to its promises.
I really like this top coat, especially in comparison to the "No Chip" one that Sally Hansen makes. I can go without painting my toes for well over a week or two. The only time it leaves bubble streaks, as some previews reviews mentioned, is when it's old and needs to be replaced.
Seriously, DO NOT USE THIS. Ever.
I've only ever used it as a top coat or on it's own, but it's still terrible either way. The polish has a really thick consistency, and paired with the thin brush the poilish comes with, makes it really hard to apply properly.
It looks alright the moment you apply it, but once it dries, everything goes downhill. It starts to streak and forms these nasty little bubbles EVERYWHERE. Even if it looks like it's been applied perfectly, the bubbles just pop up from nowhere. What's worse it that it takes ages to dry, starts chipping within a day or two, and it takes multiple coats to get it nice and shiny.
Don't bother with this product. Just use that money to get something better.
Purchased at Pharma Plus for 6.99. Used as base coat, 2 coats polish, top coat. Slept. When I woke up, it had clearly penetrated all layers of polish (as promised) and created visible bumpy air bubbles (holes) over the surface of entire nail (all 10 of them). That part is not written on the box. By mid day, all coats of polish could be seen to be lifting away from the nail and could be peeled.
Don't waste your money.
this product is terrible. i ran out of my Out the Door topcoat and saw this at Ulta and thought i would give it a try. well, it was a waste of money and will be going back to Ulta. this product left little "bubbles" on my nails as a topcoat and did absolutely nothing to make my nails shine. my smooth nails look rough like there is glitter on it. do not waste your money, spend the extra 2 dollars and buy Out the Door or Seche Vite...they are uncomparable.
This product used as a base coat is terrible. Mynail polish literally peeled off in one sheet from the cuticle up. Never had anything like that happen EVER in all the thirty years I have been doing my own nails. Total waste of money.
I did not get the one that has both the top coat and base coat in one because they didn't have it. I did get these individually and I like them. I don't think there is anything different about them compared to other brands that I've tried. I didn't find that this made the polish streak or do anything out of the ordinary. My nails look shiny and that's a plus. I don't have any complaints at all. :)
I wish I would have read these reviews before buying. This stuff I feel ruins my nail polish and makes it look streaky if you arent careful. the consistency is very thick as well. I will definitely not repurchase
I've never really been into doing my nails but ever since I bruised my big toe on my foot, I've had to paint my nails for months >_< I bought this as I needed a base coat and since it claims to be both a base and a top coat, I thought, heck why not. I don't really have too many qualms about it, it dries quickly as a base coat, not so quick as a top coat.
The nailpolish didn't chip much, but then again, I've only been using it on my feet! When used solely on the nails I find that they are left nice and shiny, and they actually prevent my nails from breaking which was a real bonus. I was disappointed to see that there was a bit of discolouration on the nail, just a teensy bit, after I removed the nailpolish. Overall, in my opinion, it's not a bad product but I'll probably look into something else once it runs out. continued >>
I had really high hopes for this product, but I didn't find it anything outstanding. It makes my nails nice shiny when used alone, but that's about it. It streaks and doesn't do anything to help my nail polish last longer. I wish I had used my money on something else.