The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat

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4.4

30 reviews

80%
would repurchase
3.6/5
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5.0
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a year ago

Next best thing to salon style gel manicure, been using this top coat for years since it came out, even if you layer up like 2-3 coats of nail polish this top coat evens it out and dries super...

About reviewer (44 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown



5.0
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2 years ago

I personally love this topcoat. It adds a nice thick layer on top to smooth out any bumps/ridges and makes my nails look SUUUUPER shiny. I didn't experience any bubbling like some other users here,...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue


2.0
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2 years ago

I tried this with the line's "Dream On" nail polish. I find usually items perform best with their own line-up of product formulations. This one was a flop. The polish did provide shine, but it...

About reviewer (76 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Curly, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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2 years ago

Looks great and keeps polishing from chipping for ever at a great price.

About reviewer (46 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Dry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Curly, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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2 years ago

For me, this is one of the best top coats out there. For someone who changes nail colour every few days, I just don't want to spend a lot of money on something that I run out of very fast. It...

About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


3.0
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3 years ago

Not sure what the big fuss is. In my view, the main pro here is its regular price point and wide brush. But it doesn't perform like true gel polish. I've used it three times so far, twice with...

About reviewer (27 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlack


3.0
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3 years ago

This is a good top coat but not great. I love the shine and long wear I get with this but this creates bubbles so bad in nails. I've tried everything to keep the bubbles from forming but they...

About reviewer (8 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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3 years ago

As someone who hates saying "good for the price", I just don't like this top coat. It takes over an hour for it to dry properly on me, and I am not that patient. However if you are - go for it. It...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Dry, Fair

HairBrown

EyesGray


4.0
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3 years ago

This is a very good top coat although I think Seche Vite and OPI's RapidDry are still my top favourites. The formula is rather thick and it takes a bit longer to dry than my aforementioned...

About reviewer (681 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairOther, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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3 years ago

Going to edit my comment and say that while I do still think this is a good cheap topcoat that lasts long and duties pretty quick, it has an insane amount of bubbling. Not sure if it's just the way...

About reviewer (306 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesGreen



5.0
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a year ago

Next best thing to salon style gel manicure, been using this top coat for years since it came out, even if you layer up like 2-3 coats of nail polish this top coat evens it out and dries super...

About reviewer (44 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown



5.0
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2 years ago

I personally love this topcoat. It adds a nice thick layer on top to smooth out any bumps/ridges and makes my nails look SUUUUPER shiny. I didn't experience any bubbling like some other users here,...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue


2.0
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2 years ago

I tried this with the line's "Dream On" nail polish. I find usually items perform best with their own line-up of product formulations. This one was a flop. The polish did provide shine, but it...

About reviewer (76 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Curly, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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2 years ago

Looks great and keeps polishing from chipping for ever at a great price.

About reviewer (46 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Dry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Curly, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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2 years ago

For me, this is one of the best top coats out there. For someone who changes nail colour every few days, I just don't want to spend a lot of money on something that I run out of very fast. It...

About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen




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