OPI • RapiDry Top Coat • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||44%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have never been one to wear nail polish but I feel in love with the Alice in Wonderland collection and I wanted a quick dry product so I didn't have to spend all day waiting for the polish to dry. The girl at the store recommended this and said it really worked. I found that it does work, it gives my nails a nice shine and dries them quick but the next day my polish started lifting and I could peel all of it off of my finger. Every time I have used this my polish chips and peels off. I will not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I agree with bumped. This doesn't dry fast enough, it drags polish unless u apply a very very thick coat very fast, it is streaky. Oh, and it bubbles a lot too. The only good thing about it is that it is shiny, but there are shinier ones out there that dry faster. And yeah, its expensive, so I definitely won't repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
RapiDry? No. Shiny? Yes. Needs to be applied thickly. However, mine is now starting to bubble like no tomorrow. I need to apply it really thick as it is starting to dry (I think), and I was very careful to make sure I closed it all the way. Expensive. Will not buy again despite it being 3-free. I'm only halfway done mine and I need to toss it. Like the big brush though!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
fast drying and doesnt chip.. i guess some other people are doing something wrong cause i dont have a problem at all with this
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
*Quick drys your polish
*Hardens you nails (temporarily), which helped my nails grow longer than it ever has been with regular use.
*Prolongs the colour on the nails
*When the polish gets to the bottom, the brush doesn't reach this this part so I have to throw it away when there's still more product let
*Does drag the colours (only a little)
*Does bubble (rarely)
When my nails grow long & gets to the stage where any tap mp can break it, this polish will be on my nails all the time. I will re-purchase this again & again. The CONS aren't really major to me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is my first good topcoat! My nails look great in less then a minute, without strange bubbles or cracks.
And my nails won't chip for 4 days!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This topcoat not only adds shine but it dries my nailpolish in a speedy minute!!!! I never have time to paint my nails during the day with work and having 3 little kids so I always seem to have to do it at night before bed. Well we all know how your nailpolish looks in the morning when you do that...it gets bumpy and kinda textured from your sheets. Not with this stuff on it!!!!!! I can paint my nails and literally go to bed 10 minutes later and when I wake up, my nailpolish is shiny and absolutely perfect. I swapped for this so I'm not sure of its price but I would spend $10 easily on this, its sooo worth it. I havent done a review in years but I simply had to give this product its proper kudos. Highly recommend!!!!!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised everyone dislikes it!
I got this top coat as a mini in the senorita's gift pack for the espana collection. In it was this top coat. I tried it out, and I actually like it.
The consistency isn't took thick like SecheVite which chips my nails like crazy, and it isn't too thin either. It gives my nails a nice glossy finish, and it does dry pretty quickly. Is it the fastest drying thing in the world? no. It does dry pretty quickly though.
The reason I gave it 4 stars though, is because I've only had this over my nail polish for 2 days, so it hasn't gone through the week long test yet. But so far I like it.
Maybe the formula was different from the others? Who knows, but I'm liking this top coat so far.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I can't wait to return this. I bought this before I read the reviews and I wish I had. It looked fine at first but after a few hours of wear it chipped. Before the night was over my thumb's polish had PEELED off, and every nail on my right hand was chipped. I had done nothing all day but do everyday things, i.e going through my purse, zipping up a bag. I was so mad. For $11 this stuff should have made my polish stay on through nuclear war!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Green
decent, not great. didn't dry effectively and left bubbles in my polish, i switched to essie's good to go and it's golden!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Even after thinning with Seche Restore (because it contains toluene which aids the quick-dry aspect), I was disappointed with this product. I get better results with Nailtek and Seche Vite. I also don't care for OPI's Ridge Filler or their Nail Envy products, but OPI is my favorite brand of nail color. I won't repurchase this top coat.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Got a sample of size for this and have been using it recently.
Drying speed is great when combined with a quick blast of cold air from the hairdryer, approx. 3 mins in all to dry to touch.
I have low expectations for drying time in Shanghai weather considering how humid it generally is and how much worse it is in the summer. That anything can dry anything to a touch in less than 10 mins is a wonder since you can barely get clothes to dry in the summer.
My problem with this is that it works poorly as a top coat. The first few swipes you get after you open the bottle always works out well. But soon enough, the brush starts clumping and then it starts smearing and getting uneven because the brush won't fan out anymore. Terrible for the non-ambidextrous amongst us.
By the time you reach the thumbs (working pinky first), you'd have destroyed whatever even layers of polish you layered on because it would streak, clump and generally fail as a top coat. I don't even get far enough to test its longevity.
So points for drying time, if you add cold hairdryer air in that. But no points for being a top coat. I've gotten better finishes from cheaper top coats.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Why is this stringy?! I have never used a nail coat of any kind of any brand that made little strings fly about the air like little spider webs whenever I brought the brush from the bottle to my nails. These strings land on everything around me and on other nails and ruin them. This also ruins my polish by "rewetting" it and smearing it around unless I GLOP it on. I know my nail polish was dry before putting this on so this is very weird and in my opinion, unacceptable. Thank goodness I only got a small sample size to try it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Hate this. Made my nail polish bubble. Tried it with three different OPI colors and every single one would chip within a few hours of using this. And no, it does not dry faster than a regular top coat. The only thing I liked is that it made my nails shiney.....A bubbly, streaky, chipped, shiney hot mess! Not worth it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have no idea why everyone hates this. No, it does not dry in seconds. But it dries much faster than other top coats I have used (Sally Hansen, NYC, etc.). I use OPI nail polishes almost exclusively because they last longer and then this on top and my manicures last forever.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
What a disappointment. This is a very thick top coat. I couldn't get this to apply nicely without dragging the color (unless I put it on really thick, which I don't like to do -- it causes bubbles).
It dries pretty fast, and I never have issues with sheet marks showing, even if I use it right before bed. I also like the way it leaves my nails very shiny.
The big downside I experienced is that it chips like crazy, even the next day. And if it doesn't chip, it will peel off in no time. I now switched to Rimmel Super Wear top coat, which lasts 5 days at least, but it doesn't dry as fast.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This top coat is amazing. I actually like to wait til my polish has completely dried before applying, I know this kinda defeats the purpose of a quick dry top coat but that's how I find this product most effective. It does have a nice glossy look to it, could be more shiny looking though. However, this is not great to use for those Konad users out there. As the formulation is different being a quick dry it seems to smudge the Konad designs. That being said if you wait for the Konad design to completely dry for 20-30 mins it seems to be ok. I would still buy it for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Agree with everyone else, this top coat does not literally dry in seconds. And you do have to apply it pretty thick and make sure your nail polish has dried for a few seconds or it'll pull on it. But I definitely love the shine it gives to all my polishes when dry! It looks so good, that I have to apply a top coat to all my polishes now.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was really disappointed with this product. For the price I paid ($23 Australian) I expected much more.
For starters, I don't believe it dries any faster than my other polishes, so I don't get the 'RapiDry' part. It is too thick for me, and tends to get really 'stringy' and messy. I have to apply it really carefully as it bubbles easily. The staying power is nothing special, I still get chips after a few days.
I do like the packaging and the brush, but when the product is terrible it doesn't really matter that much!
Won't buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
No tip wear nor chipping!
It's no Seche but still great. Give it a few hours or it'll still be dentable.
Once you get comfortable using it, it gives you good shine. Works on OPI polishes, other brands, and even my frankenpolishes.
Super-wide brush (larger than the usual OPI wide brush) allows for quick application.
Got it for free with purchase of 2 OPI polishes (at Beauty Express in Canada).
My only gripe: I know the look of the bottle is consistent with the rest of the OPI line, but considering you have to open this bottle only a couple of minutes after applying polish, it would help if the bottle top had a squarehead to allow for a good grip (without having to wrap your fingers around it). You do need to keep this bottle closed very tightly when not in use or it'll get thick and become difficult to use (just like any other quick dry top coat).