76% would repurchase
on 9/9/2018 8:01:00 PM
More reviews by Calincherie
I had been recommended this brand when I was searching for a gel like, long lasting polish that didn’t require a LED light. Though the price is high ($10.50 US), I gave it a try and am so glad I did! All polishes have a built in base coat, though to seal the color, you need to purchase and apply the top coat separately. These really do last a week without chipping and the top coat gives great shine and speeds up the drying process to only a few minutes, instead of 20. I now own 10 colors and have noticed my lighter shades will take several coats to build up the color and luckily the additional coats do not present a problem for the top coat helping dry the nails. Since it’s a higher cost, I’ve resigned to purchase new colors when they’re on sale only.
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on 9/7/2018 9:50:00 AM
More reviews by isavella
I’ve been a huge devotee of the Essie Gel Setter topcoat for years, and while I still love its performance, I do not love that it gets gloopy to the point of uselessness less than halfway through the bottle. I was gifted this topcoat (along with some Vinylux polishes) and I LOVE it. It applies so smoothly, with no dragging. It’s almost…sensual. The brush is the perfect width. It dries very quickly and my mani lasts for at least a week with no chipping. (My nails will chip sometimes, but only if they’re split/cracked on their own). Pedis last til I’m bored with the color. Tip wear is minimal. And I’m almost ¾ done with my bottle and it’s not gloopy yet. This works beautifully over all my regular polishes, but combined with the Vinylux ones, the whole situation is virtually bulletproof.I really love the polishes too. The formula, the wear, the application, the brush. Everything is so ergonomic. This will definitely be my new go-to brand. It’s a little pricey, but I can justify it since I’m saving so much money doing my own nails.
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on 8/21/2018 4:59:00 PM
More reviews by Canadianpetite
light-brown beige like latte with hint of yellow. This is the Vinylux not Shellac.Pros:- chip free for about four days with CND top coat- easy to remove- great neutral- dries fastCons:- on my NC25-30 with yellow skintone, looks unflattering yellow buff-beige
on 8/21/2018 3:01:00 PM
Sheer peach with holographic shimmersPros:- very sheer with hint of colour- good for teens- good after one coatCons:- could get away for conservative work environment but there are better options- costly
on 7/5/2018 5:54:00 PM
More reviews by Bella424
I’m addicted to Shellac gel manicures. Beautiful, shiny color that lasts almost 2 weeks without chips?? What’s not to love?? I have zero complaints; I’ll never go back to regular polish except for my toes since they don’t chip much. If anything I just wish I could do my nails at home without getting the lamp to cure these- but getting them done in a salon is easier all around anyway. They can have my nails trimmed, cuticles groomed and polish applied perfectly much faster than what I do myself at home...
And as for damage to the nails that I’ve seen some posters mention- I haven’t had his issue at all. I think the gel polish actually lets my nails grow out without breaking because it strengthens them. Removing them with acetone is drying, but I wash my hands immediately and moisturize and that seems to prevent any issues.
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