Essie Good to Go Rapid Dry + Shine Top Coat

Essie Good to Go Rapid Dry + Shine Top Coat
Good to Go Rapid Dry + Shine Top CoatEssie Good To Go Top Coat - 7-day manicure


235 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$


Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Dimethicone, CI 60725/Violet 2 F.I.L. D44603/2

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

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 8/9/2012 9:30:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm really impressed with this top coat. It gives an amazing high shine finish, and really does prolong the wear of my polish. It's not as fast drying as Seche Vite, but it's a lot better because it doesn't cause shrinkage and is more long-wearing. My only complaint is that it does strip off colour, and deposits it back in the bottle, just like SV. However, I really love it and will re-purchase.
Edit 10/26/12 - This stuff is a MIRACLE. I've been wearing a dark burgundy on my nails for 6 days straight, with only two teeny tiny chips. Like seriously teeny tiny. My nails look freshly done. I've never been able to wear dark colour for more than 2 days, and tomorrow will be one whole week. I also really appreciate that it fixes any imperfections, like smudges, streaks, etc. Once I ended up with seriously bad sheet marks on my polish, I didn't use any top coat. I applied this the next day, and boom, perfect shiny glassy polish, no more sheet marks. I seriously can't imagine any better than this, this top coat does everything.

Here's a pic of my 7-day manicure finished with Good To Go, still going strong.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this top coat. It dries quickly and to a smooth and super shiny finish. The strengthener I use as base coat sometimes makes my color bubble depending on the brand, but Essie Good To Go smooths everything out! It also makes my manicure last longer unlike Seche. My only gripe about this top coat is that I need to apply it while the polish is semi dry, otherwise I get a lot of shrinkage even if I wrap the tips. I will probably repurchase this when I run out.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

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 7/30/2012 8:39:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

awesome. As soon as i finish this i will rebuy it. I've tried Poshe, Out the Door and Seche Vite, and maybe a couple others over my years, it's not that i hated them, it just didn't think they were so amazing that i needed to rebuy. I asked mua a rec for super glossy a few people said this one, or did i ask for something that dries super fast, can't remember, but either way, this does both of those.

I like shiny nails and am happy with the shine, and it dries sooooooooo fast, and i love that. I also like the packaging, so this is a no brainer rebuy for me, i think it's the first top coat i'll be purposely rebuying. hands down my fave.

on 7/28/2012 12:33:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

no top coat is perfect, but this is pretty damn close!

-high gloss!
-reduces chipping (average 5 days of perfect manicure)
-evens out nail polish mistakes & poor application
-ideal consistency, thick but not too thick
-easy application (can apply imperfectly and it even itself out)
-reasonably fast-drying (5 minutes and i use my hands for basic things)
-no harmful chemicals

-polish & top coat can come off in 1 nail-shaped block when manicure is stale

NOTE: despite using a lot of this top coat with every manicure, the product doesn't get used up quickly. i don't understand the physics of that, but works for me!

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I wouldn't call this the fastest drying top coat -- that's an honor that goes to Seche Vite -- but it's definitely better than average.

The test of a good topcoat is not how fast it dries to the touch, but how fast it dries all the way through. This one still dents after about two minutes' time, so I like to wait about five minutes before doing anything with my hands, just to be safe. Five minutes is still quite remarkable though, considering this topcoat is free of DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde.

Like most higher-end topcoats, this one is formulated to be applied liberally -- so that the brush bristles never touch the layers of colored polish underneath. It self-levels well, and (unlike Seche Vite) does not produce the dreaded "tip pull" that occurs with some polishes, especially jellies. That's a definite plus.

All in all, it's a safe bet for anyone who needs a topcoat that performs well, but does not want to continuously expose themselves to the toxicity of Seche Vite.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Wow! Hello glossy nails! My nails dry faster & last so much longer! A bit pricey but lasts long and is worth it. Purchase this!

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

It left my nails feeling goopy, it didn't dry fast at all. I used it all different types of ways, and even days after, my nail polish would feel soft. And for $9, it really wasn't worth it to me.

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on 7/5/2012 11:40:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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!)

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