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essie gel-setter top coat
essie Good To Go Top Coat
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on 7/22/2015 4:51:00 PM
More reviews by Baiirey
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I really like Essie products, they're pigmented and smooth and dry fairly quickly but not really quickly. I got this topcoat after seeing it being used by every nail blogger, friend, family member, basically anyone who painted nails used this stuff. On a whim at Wal-Mart I picked it up for close to $10 CAD. When I got home I used it and it was O.K. It dried quickly and didnt really smear too much. The next day, I knew I made a mistake. My entire nail full of polish peeled clean off... I took a shower and after the shower they all popped right off. It's really thin and watery in the bottle and applies as so on the nails.10/10 would NEVER repurchase. I'd rather get NYC or Wet-N-Wild and atleast save a few bucks for the same quality.
6 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 10/31/2014 11:09:00 PM
More reviews by rasew
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Compared to Seche Vite:Pros:- hasn't become as gloopy, easier to apply and applies thinner- brush is more accurate- less peeling Similar:- high shine- smooths out nail surface and a few mishaps during polish application
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/17/2014 11:18:00 PM
More reviews by idkhelpme
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Pros:Dries very quickly, probably one of the fastest you can get at the drugstoreGood brushCons:Gets goopy halfwayNot really chip-proofPrice (subjective, I think that $8-9 is pretty steep)Great when its new but gets goopy and unworkable with very quickly.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 11/14/2012 1:14:00 PM
More reviews by liews
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I think a good topcoat is a must have in every nail art/ polish lover (whatever you call it haha). The colour can be really difficult to work with, it streaks, uneven, brush strokes when you apply the colour. But with a good topcoat, everything is gone, the manicure SHINES, and it sometimes even enhances the look of one. Amazing when you think about it.And so, I am finishing up my third bottle. What I really liked is the shine it gives, I think it gives the best shine compared to the other good topcoats I've used. Also, what I've mentioned above, I bought some polishes that were really hard to work with, cheap, but streaks like mad. I liked the colours though, so I went ahead and applied it to my nails. Ugly, at first. I just put on a layer of essie good to go, and every imperfection is gone. I can't see the uneven surfaces, the streaks or brushstrokes. Yay.The shine lasts too, its quite chip resistant, drying time quite fast, overall a really nice topcoat to own.The thing i really don't like about essie is their small brush. Sometimes i find it difficult to apply with such a small brush as it does not pick up enough amount to spread around the whole nail. And its easier to smudge or drag any nail art design as need to go over with the brush multiples times. If it had OPI's wide brush, really it would be perfect to me.
on 10/14/2012 11:29:00 PM
More reviews by periwinklebow
Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure
This is by far the best Top Coat on the market. A lot of people rave about Seche Vite (despite of its warning labels), but I believe this top coat does not get enough credit. It dries quickly, adds extra shine and clears up any imperfections on the nail. This is my HG!!!!!!!!! I am already on my second bottle!
on 8/13/2012 7:06:00 PM
More reviews by ChristyLuu
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This top coat is SUPER fast and makes nails so shiny! That's all I have to say, really. Super fast and super shiny.
on 8/6/2012 12:34:00 AM
More reviews by miranda99111
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
The best top coat ever! It dries incredibly fast and the waiting time is no more than 5 minutes. It makes your nail polish look smooth, shiny, and it covers up the streaks if you made any. I'm so glad I found out about this top coat. I will buy this over and over again because it's just that amazing.
on 7/8/2012 10:54:00 PM
More reviews by BeautifulConverse
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Straight, Medium
Wow! Hello glossy nails! My nails dry faster & last so much longer! A bit pricey but lasts long and is worth it. Purchase this!
on 7/5/2012 11:40:00 PM
More reviews by amandanda
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
First time I used it- First Impressions,1. Not to thick, not too thin, perfect consistency! I usually like thicker topcoats, because the thinner ones drip off my nails onto my skin.2. No bubbles!:) The last topcoat i was using was sally hansen diamond shine. It was shiny as it promised, but bubbled soo much. Super unattractive.3. This top coat dries SO fast. 4. Super shiny.5. It made my polish last a bit longer, which i love, because I'm super impatient and I have this inner turmoil with doing my nails. I really love doing them, but i feel as though they're a complete waste of time cause after a week they're gone! Anyways, this is a great topcoat (I think i just found my holy grail topcoat!)
on 6/3/2012 10:52:00 PM
More reviews by mollzy
Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I love this cute little top coat! It dries so fast, it looks amazing. It made my semi-holo polish look even more holo, which is unheard of (usually top coat demolishes holographic polishes). I painted my nails and then slapped on a thin coat of this liquid amazingness and saw no chips for a week and a half (I like to capitalize on my manis!) and the shine was enhanced from the minute I put it on.Will I keep buying this? YES. As long as they don't change the formula. Seriously, it baffles me that people had a hard time with this. I love it!Also, big-3 free! Seche Vite always holds a special place in my heart but it can't tout the safety this one has.
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