I've been looking for a top coat that dries really well so I don't get sheet and pillow marks on my nails. This top coat really does the job. The bottle is very pretty but the handle feels like it's low quality because it's so thin and light. I need to get used to it everytime I use it. It applies easily and leaves a pretty shine on my nails. It also dried a lot quicker than my old top coat which is the most important thing at all. Love this product and will repurchase!
Great top coat, doesn't really chip. Dries quickly, and leaves a gorgeous, glossy shine to your nails.
Recommendation: let your color dry for a little-while so the color doesn't bleed into your top-coat. If this happens you get swirls in your nails for the rest of the bottles life-span.
Essie Good to Go is the first top coat I've ever purchased and when I first started using it, it really convinced me of how important top coats are. This made my polish unbelievably glossy, settled down uneven application, make it dry a bit faster and definitely held off chipping more so than tip wear. It comes in a 15ml bottle with the standard essie brush. I really like this top coat but now that I've had it for about 2 months I'm not so sure anymore. When I first bought it, the consistency was good and easy to apply, now it has gotten so goopy it's pretty much impossible to get a good application. Basically what happens is if you don't get enough on the brush, it dries halfway when you apply it to the nail then redipping/fixing it results in an uneven mess, either that or you get too much on the brush and it completely globs your nail in this thick layer which never dries and actually ruins your manicure. Hence I'm taking one lippie off because it is just so annoying dealing with it when it gets goopy. Maybe it can be fixed by nail polish thinner but I haven't yet tried.
I've tried multiple top coats, and this one has been the only one that I've stuck with because it has pretty much everything I want. Doesn't scuff as much as Poshe. Dries quickly. Three-free (unlike Seche Vite). Shiny. No bubbling. Not sure why some people have bad luck with it.
As a fast-drying top coat, Good to Go does its job: it dries your manicure quickly and it makes your nails shiny. However, I had issues with two things:
- the formula, which is a little thick and forces you to spread a huge amount of it if you don't want your nail art/magnetic/holographic polish to smudge. It's wasteful and since you have an enormous amount of nail polish on your nails (since the layer of top coat was so thick), instead of making your manicure last longer, it does the opposite: your polish will slide right off your nail, in a single, nail-shaped block. Who needs polish remover after that?
- the brush: it's really, really thin, so because of the aforementioned thick formula, you have to spread the top coat like Speedy Gonzales if you don't want brush strokes to be visible.
Amazing! Great for light colors that need a lot of coats. Lots of shine and so far it hasn't chipped, I highly reccomend this.
Have been repurchasing this for the past two years and still loving it. Good to Go, when applied after your nail polish color of choice, dries very quickly and also leaves a nice glossy finish.
As a really busy junior in high school it's essential that I have a quick top coat (I need to have color on my nails all the time during the school year! ..even though it's really unhealthy for my nails) and this does the job.
PS: I just put this on top of my "Navigate Her" (Wonderful pastel green from this nail polish line!) and I previously accidentally bumped one of my fingers lightly against an object - Good to Go smoothed that little awkward bump on my nail polish!
I bought this last week and I applied it 5 days ago, and looking at my nails right now they are looking pretty great! There is just slight chipping on the ends of my nails on my right hand cause I use it the most, and the left hand is still in perfect condition! I am very surprised! Because the nail polish I use "Essie Fiji" normally cracks and chips within a few days, however its the fifth day and they look really good. Infact all I need to do is just swipe a little bit of nail polish on the ends cause they are so tiny! I am very happy! And I do use my hands alot, I am required to type alot and lots of paperwork and filing and other office work and they look awesome.
And the best thing about this is that my nails were dried in like 3 minutes. Normally I have to wait 30 minutes for it to be completely dried, but in just a few minutes it was COMPLETELY dried.
I can't say much about the polish turning goopy and hard because I just bought it, but I will update my review if it does get to that point.
But for now I would most definitely repurchase this! :)
My favorite top coat of all times. I've tried tons, but this one makes your nails so glossy and dries in no time. I've bought it several times and have many backups. It's worth trying of you're struggling to find your HG top coat.
I bought this after seeing so many great things said about seche vite, that while at walgreens one day I seen this and thought maybe this would be just as good. Before reading all the rave reviews about seich vite and I never really considere they made top coats that could have any real effect on drying time. I figuered there where some good tops coats to make them chip less but I usually dont paint my fingernails and my toe nails seem to stay on pretty good, long enough that I'm ready to change colors before it starts. But this is awesome and I also ended up with seche vite too, after this worked so well, I thought could the seice vite be even better? Not really just did a test, seem pretty even if anything by a couple seconds. I wanna say the seiche vite was cheaper too. But I def recommend. My 7 yr old has never been able to make it through a nail drying time with totally screwing her nails up...well she did with this and a week later its still there. I clean so I assume is why my manicure doesnt stay as long.