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2.0
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11 months ago

It is a good top coat. It's not too thin, not too thick. It gives my nails a glossy, gel-like finish. The only thing is that the nail brush is BAD. It's so thin and flimsy, I wouldn't repurchase this product solely for this reason. It picks up only a small amount of product, so by the time I'm done applying the coat to my nails, I end up with a streaky mess. If Essie had a …Read more

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About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown



4.0
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Jul/09/2018

Love this topcoat! I feel it's kind of similar to the Sally Hansen Gel topcoat - but a little less thick. So it depends what you're looking for. It does get a little bubbly sometimes but I usually manage to put it on quite nicely. This stuff makes my nailpolish last for about a week without chipping. Depends on how you use your hands of course. My polish does kind of crack under the top …Read more

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About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


1.0
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Jun/02/2018

This stuff is terrible. I had my nail tech use it during my appt and my nails peeled within a week. I was not sure what caused it so I used this stuff by itself the following week and within a few hours, it started peeling off into full sheets and was completely gone by the end of the week. It's awful, never again.

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About reviewer (422 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinVery Oily, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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Feb/26/2018

I've read some of the reviews here and obviously my expectations of a nail polish are much lower then many people here. All I want is to be able to get a week out of a manicure with no chips. This Essie gel top coats is great. I've been using it for about 4 weeks and it's even better then the discontinued L'oreal gel lacquer kit. The price is reasonable, good selection of …Read more

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About reviewer (8 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesGray


5.0
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Feb/20/2018

Holy Grail. Seriously. I said it's a good value, because it does what it says it will do. I have gotten two weeks of wear out of my home manicures with only slight wear at the tips. Once, I added some polish to the tips and another layer of gel-setter and got a THIRD week out of the manicure.

I get the best results when I polish like the salons do: Base coat (Seche Clear) …
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About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


4.0
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Sep/02/2017

This topcoat keeps my manicures in near perfect condition for 5-7 days, easily. Longer if paired with a high quality polish like another Essie, an OPI l, or surprisingly, Wet N Wild Megalast. It goes on thick but dries to the touch in a matter of minutes and thoroughly within the hour. The bottle does dry out easily i have to replace it about half way though if I'm not careful to keep the …Read more

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About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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Aug/20/2017

Great. Only at the end gets a little bit dry and not to easy to put it on

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About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


4.0
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Jun/18/2017

I like how this formula is on the thick side and find that it applies a high gloss shine as the top coat to my self-done mani. I don't believe it last any longer than a thinner formula but I do prefer the look of the finish this gives. As other reviewers mentioned, because it is a thicker formula it tends to get goopy about halfway through the bottle but honestly I find any polish gets …Read more

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About reviewer (873 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Curly, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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Mar/29/2017

This top coat is exactly what I've been looking for and is now my go-to TC. I've been using it for a couple of months, and I do my nails every week. A few answers to questions I had when I was looking at buying this: No, it's not a gel; that's just a marketing gimmick. It comes off very easily with regular NP remover. Yes, you can use it with any brand of NP, not just Essie …Read more

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About reviewer (124 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Curly, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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Mar/21/2017

Better than most I've tried.

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About reviewer (30 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Medium

HairOther

EyesBrown





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