JulieG Jet Set Quick-Dry Top Coat

JulieG Jet Set Quick-Dry Top CoatI’m always trying new top coats but my all time favorite for years has been Essie Good to Go!. I go through top coats far too quickly to spend $10 every time I need a new top coat so I don’t splurge on Good to Go! often. And since I’ve found JulieG Jet Set Quick-Dry Top Coat I may never make that splurge again.

When I’m looking at top coats the first thing I look at are the manufacturer claims. The claims for Jet Set are as follows:

Jet Set Quick-Dry Top Coat will have your nails travel-ready in no time with an unbeatable level of protection and shine.

With a description like that I just had to try it!

Jet Set is a thin, quick dry top coat that dries to a super shiny finish. This is not a super quick dry top coat (like Seche Vite or H K Girl) but it definitely accelerates the process. After 5 or 10 minutes I don’t worry about dinging my nails on things. I find the shiny finish of this polish doesn’t dull and my polish wears very well when I use Jet Set.

I’ve been using this top coat on and off since last summer and I always find myself coming back to it. It’s a no fuss top coat that I know will dry quickly and extend the wear of my polish. What more can I ask for?

Oh, I know! All JulieG polishes are cruelty and 3 free. And this lovely top coat retails for a cool $3.99.

The only negative (which is a negative for many top coats) is this gets a bit thick as you get to the end of the bottle. That can be fixed with a few drops of nail polish thinner (I use Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner but any thinner will do).

I will continue to try different top coats because, well, I have a nail polish blog. But, as of now, Jet Set has a permanent spot in my nail arsenal.

You can find Jet Set at Rite Aid stores or the Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics website.




  1. I wish we had Rite-Aids in my area but, alas, we don’t. My favorite quick-dry top coat is the NYC Grand Central Station – shiny finish, quick dry, good at leveling polish and no shrinkage (Seche Vite, KBShimmer Clearly on Top). However, it does get goopy after some time but it’s cheap to replace.

    1. I’ve tried several NYC top coats but not that one. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

      If you add a couple drops of thinner to your top coat it should be like new 🙂

  2. Do you know if it’s at least 3 free? I have read that quick dry top coats penetrate to the nail bed, so I’m just as fussy about the toxicity, just as if it were a base coat. I think that polish molecules might actually enter the bloodstream (as gross as that sounds) and I wear it nearly every day so I only buy from the 3 free or above lines, preferably 5 free.

      1. Thanks I’ll have to check it out. Happy with Essie’s quick dry, also like good ol’ Revlon’s quick dry top coat (which is surprisingly formaldehyde free), but it’s nice to have options!

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