Essie • Good to Go! The Fastest Drying Top Coat • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is one of my favourite quick drying top coats as it dries really fast, it doesn't cause bubbles or shrink the polish and also it doens't get goopy too easily. The only downside is that it is quite expensive here in Europe.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
It gives a great shine but not so great on the chipping. I use this one on my toes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
dries really fast
doesn't get goopy
Price, in europe 12e
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
It does dry fast, but did nothing to prevent chipping. Think I'll save it for pedicures.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this product!! it's my holy gail!!! dry fast and very nice shinny finish, whatever color i color on after i top coat with this it always look amazing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Essie's Good to Go fast drying top does exactly what it's marketed to do. It dries quickly and leaves a super shiny finish that made my husband swear my nails are still wet. I haven't experienced the "peeling off in sheets" effect.
How I apply it: I use my basecoat, my nail polish choice (2-3 coats), then one thick coat of Good to Go, wait 5-10 minutes, apply cuticle oil/balm/butter/lotion, another 5-ish minutes and I have a fabulous manicure guaranteed on my dominant hand for 4-5 days, probably longer on my non-dominant hand.
I'm a stay a stay-at-home mom with a 6 month old baby, I wash dishes, cook dinner and breakfast 5-7 times a week. I am not easy on my hands, and this is the top coat I will swear by.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I normally use SH's Insta-Dri but when this was sold out I thought to try this one. Well... Not impressed to be honest! It makes my polish come of in sheets! Doesn't last really well and the drying time is noticeably longer than Insta-Dri. All in all a disappointment.
Oh, and to the reviewer who claimed that quick drying topcoats are supposed to turn goopy in the bottle halfway through: That's just ridiculous! They should make the bottle smaller if that is the case.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
BEST EVER! I'm a busy mom of a 6 mo old cutie pie, and work full-time in a corporate/office environment as a manager. Therefore, need to look my best always (not that anybody in any role should ever look like crap, but I digres...). Love this top coat because it really does dry fast. Like, 10-15 mins fast. Which is great because with a little one, I don't have time to sit and luxuriate in front of the TV waiting for polish to dry...I'm always on the go and with this top coat, I really am good to go! Even washed baby bottles by hand 15 mins later and not a smudge! Great stuff. Beware that it makes Zoya brand polish shrink up and look a hot-mess. That said, I'd venture to say this stuff only works with Essie colors. Def worth the price. Will never use Sally Hansen quick-dry stuff again (which is okay, but not nearly as good as this stuff).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I adore this top coat. For those of you complaining about it becoming thick after half the bottle-- that is expected for a quick dry top coat. Once oxygen gets in the bottle it causes the polish to become thicker as if it were "drying"... Anyways- It is SUPER shiny and does exactly as essie advertises- drys SO quickly! I have used it with essie polish, OPI, and Butter London and it works like a dream with all three. Would definitely repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
URGH. Worst Essie product. Granted, with the first few uses it does the job (if you can get over the seriously disgusting chemical smell it has) But VERY quickly it lost it's oompf and when you take the brush out the pot it goes so solid so quickly, it leaves a spider web like trail, and goes onto the nail like tacky glue. I'd expect this after a good few months of use but not within a few weeks!? It then started to not dry properly, go like jelly and ruin the colour underneath whenever the nail touched something. The brush was also not half as good as the normal wide essie brushes, and the brush lid top seemed a lot cheap and tackier than the standard ones. Expected so much more for the price! Have thrown this product away and have now got the excellent seche vite like I should've done in the first place!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
super glossy. drys fast, but as the sally hansen one at the about 1/3 through it is really goopy. This has less chip than the sally hansen one but I will choose the sally hansen one because it is cheaper. I want to find one I can use the whole bottle and do all the good thing this one does
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Good to Go is my top coat of choice. it dries in minutes and gives polish a beautiful glossy super high shine finish. I'm good to go for a week! And unlike seche vite the smell is not that strong / unpleasant and it can be restored with a regular polish thinner when it starts to thicken which means it can be used up to the very last drop!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Awful! Essie Good-To-Go made my nail polish peel off in full "sheets" within a few hours. I tried it with two different nail colors just to make sure it wasn't the color. The top coat behaved exactly the same both times. It really DOES dry fast, but it's absolutely not with anything when it can't even last a few hours. At $10+, I will be returning this to my Ulta store.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this coat after reading great reviews about it. What really impressed me was that "this was the fastest drying top coat" available. So I thought at $8 its not a bad price to give it a try, which I did! I think it works great with Essie nail polishes. But with others, it doesn't work that well. For instance, it didn't dry my Wet n Wild Megalast nail polish in over 6 hours, the tips of my nails were smudged after I woke up the next day! Since I don't own a lot of Essie nail polishes, its a trial and error to figure out which nail polish it works best with. I'll use this entire bottle, but probably won't buy another one. I didn't have any issues with shrinkage thankfully, unlike Seche Vite.
UPDATE ->> After using this for a few weeks, I don't think it works as well because it smudges the Essie nail polishes as well. I don't think that its a fast drying top coat. I was very careful to not smudge my nails or pick up anything too heavy for nearly 3-4 hours and still, my nail polish peeled off in sheets the next day I woke up. You think its dry, but that's only the top coat. The other coats underneath are still wet, so I don't think its a great product. I think I'll try Seche Vite next time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Have already repurchased this once. Seche Vite does dry faster and better, with a glossier finish, but it becomes gloopy so quickly. I'm not going to spend on a bottle of thinner for that. And I had a lot of issues with shrinkage when using Seche Vite.
This never shrank on me and dries fast. Doesn't chip too, even with my constant washing and typing. It only becomes gloopy with I barely have any left in the bottle. Recommended.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
My absolute favorite topcoat. I love the shine that this topcoat provides- it makes any manicure look flawless.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I really love this top coat. I am the WORST at sitting still after my nails are done and this has realllllllly saved me a lot of re-dos lol. I also use it when I do microbeads to do studs and it holds them in place very well. I have tried other top coats and they either take forever to dry, stay sticky, or (worst of all) barely last. I will continue to buy this since the its the best top coat I've ever used. STRONG AND LASTS LONG : )
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Decided to explore around with topcoats as i haven't found my favourite. I have tried Seche Vite (disappointing.. imo) and Poshe fast drying top coat (pretty good).
Seeing that the reviews here are pretty good, i bought one off online (its rare and expensive for stores in my country). I had Essie Matte About You before so the bottle and packaging is nothing new, just the colours.
And so the brush is still as thin, which i dislike. It can be difficult to apply with such a thin brush esp if applying over those uneven nail art..? The drying time i also not as fast as i expected it to be.. i think poshe's is faster.
However it is pretty chip resistant i must say. It has been 3-4 days but there's only visible wear on the tips (probably due to frequent computer usage and my work at a clothing retail)
Overall i'm quite satisfied with it, but will continue to search for other topcoats.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my HG top coat. It dries quickly, doesn't cause shrinkage, and is super shiny. It is AMAZING. Purchased for NZD $21.95, which is a pretty penny BUT, it is worth it. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is a great fast dry top coat. I used to be a seche vite only because I was told it was the best when I was still working as a nail tech. I eventually got tired of the goopieness, shrinkage, and the peeling off in chunks thing which happened to seche vite especially when using OPI nail polish so I switched to good 2 go. The consistency is good, but I've been working with a lot of nail polishes with different conditions so that really doesn't bother me. The drying time is descent as it tries to touch in about a minute or so and you can pretty much go on with your life with your newly painted nails in about 10 to 15 minutes. Although the drying time is greatly influenced by how thick you apply the polish, it usually takes about a few hours to even overnight to get the polish to be really cured before you can really bang it into something. Dried and cured are two different things. Most people gets chips within a day is actually because they started doing heavy works with their nails not fully cured, and once the chip start, it won't end. About the shine, this top coat has tons of it. The shine dulls eventually with every hand task even every touch and that's just how it is with every other top coat. Reapplying top coat every other day create a risk of the edges around the cuticle lifting and that happens to this one too. I only do that when I want my manicure to look fresh instantly but really don't have the time. As for the staying power, I can't be much of a help because I pretty much change my nail color once every 3 to 4 days. This one also shrink less and works well with all my nail polish so far(don't make them get peeled off in sheets). Bottom line, I like it and will keep using it.