Essie • High Shine • Top/Base Coats

rated 3.6(5 reviews)

Average Rating.3.6
Would buy this product again.60%

rated 1 of 5 Patrilicious on 10/22/2013 10:46:00 AM more reviews by Patrilicious

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Medium Brown   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This is my favorite nail polish brand because it least longer on my nails. I'm at the half bottle and this product became a little sticky and thicker. I put some drops of diluant thinner and still sticky like a glue so i think is a waist of money if you use just until the half of the bottle. I notice some marks over the nails even on the next day so you can see still wet even after 24 HOURS!!!!!!
I love this brand but this Let it shine shines but doesn't least at all.

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rated 2 of 5 ladyyana on 6/3/2013 9:15:00 AM more reviews by ladyyana

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

This is so disappointing. It takes a day to dry, but it never dries fully, so you get marks on your nails even after days of wear. It is shiny, but appears dull due to the marks that you get. Also, my nails chipped after just 2 days wear. In terms of packaging it's nothing special as well. The brush is mediocre and the actual handle is too short and not comfortable for holding/applying. I wanted to love it so badly, but I will probably return it.

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rated 5 of 5 Iloveshoes1984 on 1/8/2013 6:12:00 PM more reviews by Iloveshoes1984

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool   Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

This is by far the best topcoat I ever used. I got it as a present from a friend and used over al kinds of nail polishes, not one of them chipped (and they always did without topcoat or different topcoat), the nail polish I have on right now has been there since 10 days, without any chipping whatsoever. Really happy about that! The shine does get less after a few days, but hey I don't care because I don't have to do my nails every other day!

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rated 5 of 5 Bettybo75 on 11/16/2012 7:38:00 AM more reviews by Bettybo75

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

This is a review on Essie "Let it shine" high shine top coat.

It does what it says, is very shinny, it prevents nails from chipping and dries up quickly.
My mum got me this by mistake (well, the SA did) instead of "No chips ahead", and Im glad the shop assistant thought she meant not the no cheap ahead....anyway, that top coat had worse reviews so I thought Id give this a try and it works perfectly for me so I guess Id buy this again. Price here in Spain is 13.50 euros, packaging was good cause it comes in a plastic transparent box so it protects it well.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* MsHepburn on 8/24/2012 1:46:00 PM more reviews by MsHepburn

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

If you like your polish to look ultra glossy, then run out and buy this. It's super super shiny, it looks really nice. Also, with this top coat, I get about a week's wear out of my Essie polishes without any chipping (as long as I'm careful and don't pick at my cuticles).

I did notice that the high shine effect only lasts two or three days, it can become a bit duller after that so if you want that shiny finish maybe top up with one more coat halfway through the week. But all in all: I love it. I think I might try Matte About You next for when I want a matte look, like when I want a more natural, frenchy nail.

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