This top coat comes with quite the lofty claims. It is supposed to be able to penetrate multiple layers of polish and dry in seconds. It is also, of course, supposed to extend the life of your manicure and dry to a brilliant shine.
Well, here’s the thing. The only thing I have found true is that it dries to a brilliant shine.
When I first apply this top it looks lovely. Even for a short time after I apply this top coat my nails look absolutely stunning. And then all the disappointment happens.
Assuming I use this over a regular manicure (meaning a base coat, 2 coats of polish, then top coat) the only issue I experience is seriously quick chipping. Within a day I have significant chipping with this top coat.
But, my real issues are when I’m doing a manicure that’s a bit more complicated; meaning a coat of glitter or a polish that requires more than 2 coats. This is supposed to be a fast dry top coat yet hours later the polish will still dent. When my manicure finally dries the shrinkage at the tips looks awful. Like Seche Vite shrinkage. I hate it!
I have been using this top coat since the beginning of the year so I’ve tried it over all kinds of polishes and unfortunately I just can’t recommend this top coat. I will continue to use it for swatching but not if I want to get any kind of extended wear out of my manicure.
One other thing worth noting about this top coat is the smell; it has an extremely odd scent.
Under the jump are a couple additional photos of this product.