Orly • In A Snap • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought a bottle of this about 5 years ago, and some how it got chucked to the back of my nail polish draw. I was having a clear out a few months ago and came by it. WOW! it's as thin and easy to use as it ever was! I don't know why I had not used it all up when I bought it...I do my nails in last thing at night sitting up in bed, then apply this straight away and never get bedclothes marks! I have used SV which turned thick very quickly on me, so much so that I never repurchased it. I will definitely be repurchasing this if it ever runs out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Very goopy less than halfway through the bottle. Adjusted with polish thinner, slightly better now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've tried three quick dry top coats. This is the least favorite of the three. Essie Good to Go dries semi fast and doesn't goop up towards the end, Seche Vite dries the fastest but goops up half way through the bottle, and this ORLY in a snap dries slower than both. It still dries faster than a regular top coat, but for the price, I will be going with Essie. The Orly was just tacky/sticky too long for my taste.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A pretty good quick-dry topcoat, dries all layers of even the thickest lacquer in 10 minutes. Nice packaging, doesn't smell. Fair price for the quality.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Bought this on a friend's recommendation when I complained that Sec N Dry dries almost instantly, but does not have a shiny finish. This is shinier, but takes longer to dry. I'd say probably a few minutes before it is dry to the touch. I have not noticed shrinkage, but I am still testing for that. It is fine, but nothing to write home about. Would probably not repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't really classify this as a "quick-drying" topcoat. It isn't as fast as Seche Vite, or Poshe, or even SH Insta-Dri. It is faster than most regular speed topcoats, but you can't just slap this on and walk out the door.
I have no shrinkage with this topcoat, and I like that it isn't as toxic as the others. It is a thinner consistancy, and very easy to spread without causing drag lines. On the other hand, I find that the thin formula soaks into glitter polishes too quickly, leaving no shiny hard topcoat!
It isn't perfect, but it is good. You get a huge bottle for a reasonable price, and it works for most everyday manicures.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this top coat. It makes polishes dry very quickly and leaves a beautiful shine. Easy to apply and really does what it's supposed to do. I love Orly's generous bottles and rubberized tops as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Orly In A Snap Topcoat has changed my nail polish wearing life. I am a very impatient person and was constantly frustrated at nail smears and smudges due to slow drying nail polish. I now apply one coat of Orly and in a few minutes nails are set to a beautiful glossy finish. This polish glides over nails effortlessly without interfering with the nail colour. I like the easy grip rubber handle which makes opening the bottle nice and easy. The product size is more than sufficient and will last a long time. The price is right and worth every cent. I love this product and Orly has now become my HG in Topcoats!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This review is going to focus mainly on comparing In A Snap to Seche Vite. Despite being an avid Seche Vite user, I've been on a longstanding quest to find a B3F top coat that still dries my manicure quickly. As of right now, I use In A Snap on all my manicures unless I'm in a real hurry, in which case, I'll bust out the SV. Orly was one of my top picks for several reasons:
1) I love the brush and bottle. Rubber grip + a soft brush that's just wide enough for a speedy spread but you still have control
2) 20% more product than your average polish! Normally you get ~15mL of product, but Orly gives you 18mL.
3) B3F formula
But, I want to get this out of the way: it doesn't dry as quickly as SV. There, I said it.
In A Snap doesn't really penetrate the layers of polish and dry them the same way SV does, so it works better if you give your color some time to dry. On average, In A Snap dries to the (light) touch within 15 minutes or so, but it's still susceptible to dings and scrapes for another 45 minutes In terms of drying time, however, I still find it very acceptable. I normally set aside an hour or so to do my nails, so getting things rock solid in 10 minutes is nice, but not a must.
Formula-wise, In A Snap is easy to work with. It's thinner than your average quick dry TC, and it flows over the nail easily. Be careful not to layer it on too thick or over wet polish because you might get bubbling, though! I'm about 10 manicures into my bottle and it doesn't suffer from the gooping-up that SV is infamous for. I've also had absolutely no shrinkage problems, and In A Snap works great as a refresher top coat in between color changes.
Overall, I really like In A Snap and would recommend it to anyone look for a B3F top coat. While it doesn't beat SV in terms of absolute drying time, it's become my go-to top coat because of its low toxicity and easy application (both due to formula and bottle/brush design).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this as an impulse and I'm so glad I did. It dries my polish to the touch in about 5-10 minutes and dries it completely in 30-40. It's a little too thin at first, but it gets to a nice consistency after a few uses. It keeps my polish on for 5 days, which is great because I can't seem to find a top coat that leaves my nails perfectly manicured for a full week! It goes on smoothly, doesn't smell horrible and the grip on the cap keeps my hands from slipping. The best part about this top coat is that it is sold at drugstores. This is a great top coat for people who love how fast Seche Vite dries but hates the goopiness.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have tried a number of top coats, and keep coming back to this. I used Orly's Won't Chip most recently, and think they should change the name to 'Will Chip Within Hours of Application'!.
This product dries nice and quickly, which is perfect for me as I'm so impatient! I did my nails on Wednesday and not a single chip or imperfection to date. As part of my job I type a fair bit, have my hands in and out of files, and at home I do the washing up a lot. I will definitely stick with this one, and the only niggle is that it does sometimes pick up the nail polish colour. Maybe that's my impatience and I need to leave the polish to dry a bit longer though!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
- dries really fast.
- it makes the nail color look smooth (when it was still new. now that i am more than halfway through the bottle, it is now thick and goopy and it ruins my manicure because it forms bubbles )
- it dries really fast, too fast in my opinion. it dries while i am still applying it and i end up with bubbles. i live in the tropics though so it is really hot and humid here. that may be a big factor on why this is not working for me
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i used this last night over an orly polish and i was literally in the bed. my nails dryed pretty quick and this morning no bubbles or smudging. my nails are high gloss and look almost wet. this product wasn't thick but it also wasn't liquidy. it didn't pick up color from my polish and as long as you use it quickly, like all drying polishes, it won't ruin your nail color. i'll pay close attention to how long i think this lasts and report back. i'm hoping for at least 5-7 days.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I used an orly nail dryer 10 hrs ago in high school and it worked awesome. I decided to give it another try recently and it is still awesome. I can put on a base coat and 3 coats of color and still have my nails dry and not have sheet marks in them. In add a coat to shine them back up after several days. If you do a base coat and 2 top coats, you do have to wait 30 mins or so before you are safe from sheet marks, but after 10 mins or so they are no longer tacky, so you don't have to be super careful, but you wouldn't want to start cleaning your house. It is verynshinny and I really like that as well. Won't go without this product ever again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this top coat. I thought Seche Vite was my favorite until I started having problems with it pulling my NEW manicure/polish back from the tips, like shrinking. So I ventured for a new "holy grail" top coat and came upon Orly In A Snap. I love this top coat. Works exactly the same as Seche Vite, except it does not smell quite as bad and I don't feel like I'm killing myself and it does NOT pull my polish back either. Also have not noticed cracking of my manicure after a few days. Only thing I wish that the bottle was a bit wider instead of long, as it can be tricky when the product starts to get lower in the bottle. As with any top coat, you may need a polish thinner after a bit of use, to keep it like new. Would buy this over and over again. Remember you will be able to breath in the same room too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Thank god somebody has invented this stuff for impatient active people like me! I can hardly wait for my polish to dry and used to end up with a lovely square pattern of my bedsheets on my nailpolish the next morning because -after a long day- I just couldn't make myself wait 2 hours before going to bed.
This topcoat has solved this problem effortlessly. I apply a thin base coat, two thin (!) coats of nail polish and immediately afterwards this top coat. After 15 minutes everything is dry and hard. Really hard, so I don't have to be careful anymore. Problem solved :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
love this product! dries my nails fast and the cap makes it easy to open. buying this again for sure!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Dries fast, but my polish cracks after a day. Not chip...crack...like glass. But I understand certain topcoats work differently with different body chemistries. The best one for me is Seche Vite Dry Fast!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i found this in NZ in a country town store. it was $5 i think and i was like meh i'll try it out. Mine doesnt look like the picture but its called orly in a snap so i probably got old packaging.
this thing work a treat! after i do my nails i wait a few mins then i apply this and whoa do they dry my nails fast. I usualy going to bed after i do my nails so its not like im going to do house work or dishes after, so i cant comment on how durable my nails are after i my nails dry. However when i wake up my nails are still shiny and they havent smudged in my sleep.
Love how this thing makes my polish SUPER shiny. Im not going to say this thing make my colour chip less, honestly my nails always chip after 1-2nd day from just doing day to day activities. It also make my nails feel hard and thick :) the brush is good and this thing goes on so wonderfuly and easily! fab fab fab!
i have had my bottle for 6 months and it hasnt gone gluggy :) i would so purchase this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Okay, so I specifically logged back onto MakeupAlley JUST to talk about this product. I only come on when something is really something special and worth typing about. So here it is... This product I picked up by convenience, not because I knew anything about it... But this has led into a 4 year love affair! Not only does this preserve my nail polish for days/weeks/maybe months? (I haven't tried - I change polish so often, but I'd believe it) but it also provides a super shiny finish that compares to nail salons. It gives nails a thickness as well, much like acrylic nails would (if you're into that thing.) I personally vouch for this product, been using it for a while and have just recently ran out and have purchased two more bottles!