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Opi Nail Polish-Top Coat 0.5oz
Opi Top Coat
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on 7/22/2018 8:28:00 AM
More reviews by Susee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
I don't seem to have the issues with this top coat that other reviewers have mentioned; I like it a lot. I usually wait about 5 minutes for my color to dry and then apply 2-3 coats of it (letting it dry a couple of minutes between each coat). It's dry after about 10 minutes, but I am careful with my nails for at least an hour after. If I need to speed it up I apply a quick dry top coat over it.It is sooo shiny and protects my polish well. I use it in combination with either a gel base and color, or Revlon colorstay base coat and color. Four stars because it is expensive.
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on 4/15/2018 8:50:00 PM
More reviews by karenslee
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I bought this at a local discount store; hence the five stars for price. If I purchased it at the regular price, I would give it two stars. This takes a LONG time to dry so I have to devote at least an hour, after doing my manicure, to doing nothing (or very little). Despite the dry time, I give this top coat five stars because when used with the base coat, my manicure lasts an average of five days with no chipping. I'll continue to buy this top coat because it works for me.
on 2/7/2018 3:22:00 PM
More reviews by Lochinvar
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
this is a top coat designed for ladies of leisure. Have a full day sitting around doing nothing while paint drys? do you have the bladder of steel that allows you to only use the bathroom once a day? have an army of servants who you can blink at and they will do everything so that you can avoid touching anything while this stuff drys? then this is the top coat for you.Alternatively, are you a big fan of textured polishes? do you love sheet marks on all your polishes? Is nothing more satisfying than finishing your cream polish manicure, waiting up to two hours for it to dry and then waking up in the morning with all sorts of interesting patterns over your manicure to give texture and interest to your nails? Again, this is the top coat for you.Its not for me. I have a life, i have a busy life, i am not one of the 1%, i do not have servants and hours during the day to wait for this thing to dry fully. I hate it, and i hate the way it makes even lovely reliable polishes look awful.
on 11/14/2017 9:24:00 PM
More reviews by KillerKungFuWolfBitch
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I disregarded the reviews and bought it because I absolutely love OPI polishes especially the brush they come with. But I have to say it, this product IS TERRIBLE! I rarely write negative reviews, but this one gets an exception. It never fully sets, so it smudges and I wake up with sheet marks. I have given this topcoat 5 different tries, thinking it must've been user error. The last time I tried it was an experiment to make sure it's the topcoat and not my polish. One hand was painted with 3 coats of polish with no topcoat, the other hand was 2 coats polish, one very thin coat of topcoat. Both sides used the OPI drying drops, then I sat still without touching anything for 4 hours before bed. I woke up the next morning to find the no topcoat side perfect, the topcoat side was smudged on every finger. It's unequivocally this topcoat. I'm disappointed and surprised that OPI would make and distribute such a sub-par product. Probably going to switch to a gel topcoat from here.
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on 9/22/2017 8:04:00 AM
More reviews by curlycolor
Believe the bad reviews---they're all true. To be honest, I didn't. I thought people were just not understanding that this top coat is not fast dry, so they were putting it on wet nails and it naturally wasn't working. Wrong.I polished my nails yesterday (2 coats) and let them dry for an hour. They were thoroughly dry; I could tap one nail sharply with another and leave no mark or dent. I applied OPI top coat at noon. I went to bed this morning at 12:30, got up at 6, and there were sheet marks. So this stuff wasn't dry after more than 12 hours. Also, there's no shine. Isn't that a big part of what people want in a top coat? Instead it looks like I didn't even use one. This crap is going right back to Target. It pisses me off that OPI isn't even trying with this. Clearly they're capable of making a superior product, and they have to be aware of all the negative reviews. But I guess they don't give a crap as long as enough people buy it.I picked up a Wet n Wild topcoat to try and review later. It couldn't be as bad as this garbage.
on 7/5/2017 9:58:00 AM
More reviews by kittenmint
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I love OPI, but this is not a good topcoat. It has a nice formula and applies easily but my main complaint is that it takes absolutely ages to dry on me - and I'm talking hours and hours. I have used it with many brands of polish including OPI's own range, Essie, Rimmel, SinfulColors and Essence and no matter which polish or which base coat I pair it with - this top coat is incapable of drying within a reasonable time. For me, this is an incredible waste of money, I was lucky to get it free when buying another OPI polish. Spending $20AUD on this would have been devastating. I love OPI polishes, I love OPI Natural Base Coat and I love OPI Rapid Dry Top Coat but this particular OPI product was, for me, an utter fail. I would not recommend it to anyone.
on 11/12/2016 12:46:00 AM
More reviews by kadytheredpanda
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Other
I'm glad that I only have a mini of this. It's been assigned to toenail use only. It does dry shiny- not as great as Seche or HK Girl, but decent. However, the shine doesn't last as long as other top coats I have. I can often get away with an entire week of shine if I don't change it before then. OPI only lasts for a couple days before it looks dull. It also transfers color no matter how long your polish dried first. Transferring can and does happen, to be far. But usually that can be avoided by waiting a few minutes before applying your top coat. I just applied this over nail polish that I painted on my toes but didn't get around to top coating about two weeks ago. Color transferred from every single one. I shouldn't have to wipe my brush clean every time I paint a single nail. Absolutely ridiculous. Ain't nobody got time for that.I love OPI polishes but this is no bueno. Such a shame.
on 5/30/2016 9:42:00 AM
More reviews by ClosetPolishJunkie
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Love OPI top coat for its long lasting durability. My nails are thin and bendy or very flexible. This top coat works well for my nails since the topcoat bends with the nail and doesn't crack. Many quick dry top coats I have tried don't bend with the nail and I end up with cracks and splits / chips in the nail polish within a day or two of my manicure regardless of the basecoat used or prepping the nail. When using the OPI top coat I typically allow 10 minutes or so for my last coat of polish to dry and then apply the OPI top coat. I also use drying drops with this top coat. I allow an hour for my manicure to fully cure before doing anything with my hands. I do not use this top coat when in a hurry. I use NYC clear / top coat or Essie gel setter top coat for those purposes. I am not a fan of Seche Vite or top coats like Revlon quick dry - although they give a beautiful finish initially -- my manicures crack within a day or two when using top coats that dry very quickly. This OPI top coat is also excellent for nail maintenance during the week to maintain your manicure or keep it fresh. In this instance I apply the top coat then use drying drops and wait until it dries - no it doesn't dry quickly even when layering over other polish. This top coat dries shiny, without bubbles when applied correctly, and it is very long lasting (no chips / cracks) which is most important for me. If you are looking for quick dry - this top coat is probably not it. When my manicurist uses this top coat over a full fresh manicure she brings a fan to my table and the top coat dries within 15 minutes. I leave with no dents or scratches in my polish. Patience in dry time is key with this polish but it's worth it to me for a week of wear.
on 1/25/2016 6:41:00 PM
More reviews by athenasius
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Curly, Fine
This is hitting the trash bin! I love OPI so when I hit a sale on board the cruise ship, I bought this to try it out.My standard is the flat red bottle of clear Sally Hansen Anti Chip Insta Dry Topcoat. That stuff is a miracle in a bottle. You slide it on, and your mani dries up and hardens to a glossy shine, it smooths out any little imperfections and you are good to go.This stuff takes FOREVER to dry, and the polish seems to stay soft underneath forever! Yuck. The shine it gave wasn't anything to write home about either. Not in comparison with the Sally Hansen stuff which is HALF the price. Nor does it do the little smooth out the lumps and bumps and clean up any streaking that the SH product always does. I even tried it out with the OPI Drip Dry drops that came in an OPI kit I bought on board and nope, the surface was dry but the 2 layers of laquer were still soft underneath. And I got a chip in my Dulce De Leche polish the very next day. That doesn't happen when I top DDL with the SH.Trash Bin!
on 12/17/2015 3:39:00 PM
More reviews by themelody1
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Let me start off with saying I love opi nail polish it's one of my favorite brands. This top coat is TERRIBLE!!! It's very thick and goopy and every time I use it, it takes forever to dry! I'm talking hours. And every time I shower it like moves the nail polish and ruins my nails:( love the base coat and nail polishes but would not recommend this top coat ever. Try revlon quick dry top coat that ones incredible:)
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