Unlisted Brand • CND Speedy Top Coat • Nails
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a review of the CND Speedey Daily-Defence Top Coat. I purchased the product at a high-end hair salon and spa in March 2012. I can't remember the price, but I am sure it was pretty expensive. I never heard of CND before. I generally use OPI or drugstore nail products. Overall, I have to say that this product is nothing special. I won't buy it again. It has a strong smell similar to cheaper nail polish, which I don't like it. However, it does provide a really nice shine and dries very quickly. I have had no problems with nail polish chipping, but I usually don't anyway.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is entirely too expensive for what it is. At $8.50 I expect a lot from a nail polish, even just a topcoat. What I consider a Top Coat is a product that is supposed to protect your nails and prolong the wear of your polish. The CND Speedy offers absolutely *no* protection for my nails whatsoever. I think this actually decreased the wear time that I usually get out of a normal polish. When I tried to use this as my only top coat, my nails began chipping at the tips that same night. I don't have particularly long nails at all (they barely meet the tips of my fingers), so it's not like they take a lot of abuse or anything. But for a top coat to fail so badly that my nails start chipping less than a day after I've done them, that's bad. My $4 Revlon topcoat performs better than that.
The only reason I've given this a 2 instead of a 1 is that it really does dry incredibly fast--and dries the polish underneath, as well. I'm talking like 60 seconds or less. So what I've taken to doing, just in the interest of using the entire bottle, is using my Revlon Clear Coat first and then swiping this overtop so that my nails will be dry within a minute. That's really the only thing it's good for, and it works well at that. But as for buying it again? Definitely not. I'd rather spend the extra few minutes waiting for my nails to dry than shell out $9 for something like this.
Not worth it at all.