Saturday, 22 September 2012

My Relationship History: Top Coats

I'm no expert when it comes to top coats. When I find one I love I stick with it until, for whatever reason, I can't get it any more. All good things must come to an end right? 
I've had my heart broken by plenty of charming top coats in my time so I'm going to round up a few of my favourite top coat love affairs and the longer term top coat marriage that ended in a nasty divorce.


My current beau is Essence's Better Than Gel Nails top coat. I'm trying not to get too attached because it's kind of a long distance thing. Essence comes all the way from the continent. Despite technically being in Europe, there's nowhere in the UK (that I know of anyway) where I can buy Essence products.
After a cry for help on Twitter, a couple of lovely ladies recommended this to me. I was in desperate need of a fast and hard drying top coat on the cheap and Bregje from Oooh Shinies was lovely enough to send me a few bottles. 
Better Than Gel dries really fast, it doesn't smudge my nail art and it's really shiny. I recommend it to everyone. 

Essence Better Than Gel €2.59 from Continental Europe


This is 'The Big Ex'. I used NYC In A New York Minute as a top coat since before I even started blogging up until about May this year. I noticed a change in the formula, even though there was no indication on the packaging, and it just 'stopped working'. The formula now is super runny and just seems to make my manis worse if anything. I'd wake up every morning with sheet marks on my nails even if I'd painted my nails hours before going to bed.
Needless to say this relationship did not end amicably. I was determined to make things work and even continued buying it in the hope that it was just a bad batch and things would work out eventually, but no such luck. We don't even talk any more.

NYC In A New York Minute £1.79 from Superdrug


I met Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails right after my divorce from NYC and we have a very casual relationship. Generally speaking, Sally Hansen products are very reliable and do just what they say on the tin. This one's no exception, but it takes a little while to make your polish 'Hard as Nails'  - 2 hours at least.
As I said, we're keeping it casual. I don't use this top coat all the time but we're both cool with that.

Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails £2.99 in The Original Factory Shop


Cult Nails Wicked Fast is way out of my (price) league, but we were thrown together when I was lucky enough to win a bottle in a Cult Nails contest. I knew things would never work out between us but it was fun while it lasted. Cult Nails do ship to the UK but $8.00 is out of my price range for top coats so we probably won't be reunited. Plus, last time I ordered from Cult Nails, I ended up paying import tax on the package which I wouldn't risk again.
 It's by far the best top coat I've ever used. It really does dry 'wicked fast' and it lasts and lasts.
  
Cult Nails Wicked Fast $8.00 from cultnails.com


Have you tried these top coats? What's your all time favourite top coat?
If you're in the UK and you have any recommendations for me, let me know. It's got to be something fairly cheap that I can pick up in Boots or Superdrug!

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89 comments:

  1. At the moment I really like Elf's top coat, I didn't actually buy it on purpose it came in a french mani kit that was half price! But i've been using it and it's not too bad, relatively fast drying but could be alot glossier :)

    Jazz x

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  2. thank you for your informations, you made me want Essence Better than Gel Nails! And I agree with the relationship between us and topcoats. I've been in love with Seche but one time I could'nt bare the shrinking anymore ;)
    I wanted to know why did you stopped using the Cult Nails- Wicked Fast? Because of the price? the non-ability to get it shipped?
    :)

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    1. Both really. I'll add that in to the post :)

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  3. Essence BTGN is my favourite! It dry's my nails sooo fast! It's pretty cheap and it's always available at my local drugstore :) I tried another top coat from essence the other day, but i'm not that impressed like with BTGN :)

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  4. i use the base coat and top coat from n°7 and i love them, i also use seche vite and good to go by essie. =)

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  5. I'd recommend the Sally Hansen mega shine top coat. It's the first on I've ever really liked!!

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  6. That's a really cool comparison. I love Essence Nail Art Sealing TC, but it dries too slow for me... I went on a hunt for that Essence TC in your post just yesterday, but if was all sold out :( I'm determined to try it tho! Have you ever tried Seche Vite? Your thoughts? I mean, it's too expensive for me, since I use TC every second day, sometimes even several coats and that'd be A LOT money spent on a TC, but I'd love to hear your opinion!

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  7. Not sure if you can get it in the UK (I'm in Canada), but Sally Hansen Triple Strong Base Coat works as an awesome top coat. It's gel like, doesn't smudge my nail art and my nails won't chip for at least a week (if I go that long before changing my design :p).

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  8. Have you tried sally hansens insta dri top coat? Its a life saver for me, dries my polish in a couple of mins. The only downside is that it can go a little gloopy as time goes on, but its not expensive to replace. Its also shiny and anti chip :)

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    1. I second this. Insta-Dri is the only quick-dry top coat that I've never experienced shrinkage with.

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    2. Also agree! It's my favourite top coat!

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    3. I third this, I love Insta-Dri. It may not dry exceptionally quickly right through but surface dry is great and it lasts and lasts, plus has great shine. If I need to quickly dry my manicure solid I use Insta-Dri and then Opi Drip Dry. They are expensive but they last ages as you do only need drops!

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  9. Hi! I buy a salon size seche vite and seche restore which comes to less than £40. You can get them from eBay or google them and they come from the UK. The seche vite lasts for months and I do at least one mani a day (sometimes up to 4 - yes, I am a bit mad!). The seche restore lasts much longer and you can use it to bring other polish to life as well. I also do quite a bit of nail art and stamping (not in your league) and it doesn't ever smudge! Working it out over a year, it probably comes to about £8 a month - bargain! xxxxx

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  10. I hate to say it Sammy, but to add insult to injury the NYC topcoat was cheating on you too. We don't speak anymore either! I've moved onto Poshe, which you can get from nail polish direct for about a fiver. Dries really fast, isn't stinky like Seche and doesn't go too gloopy either. If you're not careful about wrapping the tips it can shrink a little bit, especilly if you're sandwiching staming in between two layers but other than that it's my fave at the moment.
    Hx

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  11. The essence better than gel nails top coat is great, I use it too from time to time (and I'm really glad that this is one of the "privileges" of living in Austria). I did once try another essence quick dry top coat... epic fail. But they have a lot of different top coats, my favourite remains the studio nails version. Did you know that this one was intended to be used with a base sealer and plastic tips (in order to create "your own gel nails")? Another thing.. at the beginning the consistence is great. But it quickly becomes thicker and I had some shrinking issues... and you cannot see how much is left.
    The Essie Good to Go top coat is great too, but it also gets thick quickly...
    One of my favourite top coats is Rimmel Londons Pro Superwear. http://rimmel.rimmellondon.com/products/pro-super-wear-topcoat It's fabulous. No sheet marks, dries quick, great shine and not that expensive. I can only recommend this one!

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    1. Rimmel's Pro Superwear is my favourite too. Dries incredibly quickly, lovely and shiny, and less than £5. The only caveat is that it does get a bit goopy by halfway down the bottle.

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  12. Seche Vite! Best top coat I've ever used. I seriously won't touch anything else. It dries so fast and instantly smoothes out every single bump there is. Dries under a minute for a sleek finish. Here in the US it runs about $8-9 so I guess it will be less in the UK but it's totally worth it!

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  13. Haha, good to hear about the NYC. I bought a bottle after reading your recommendation (they had a 1+1 offer), but it was just like you said, runny and slow drying. I still use Seche Vite, but I am looking for another one.. cannot be good for me, inhaling one of the 'big three' every other day... I will try the Essence one!

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  14. I am a die-hard Seche Vite fan. It dries in a snap and is soooo shiny!!

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  15. I have had a few different relationships with top coats too. I have liked Poshe, Seche Vite and essie Good to Go. At the moment I am trying out Revlon's Quick Dry top coat and it seems ok.

    My bottle of Seche is the large salon one too. I decant from it and I find I minimise shrinkage if I keep Seche Restore to make the top coat remain thin. Like emmaw46 I also have the salon bottle of that to add to all of my polishes. It was quite cheap from eBay when you consider how much a 15ml is priced.

    I have not had any luck with the essence top coats available here in Australia yet. :/

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  16. Every one here in Portugal, goes on and on about how awesome BTGN is, but I'm a Seche Vite girl and I'm scared to try anything else...I don't want to waste my money on something I won't like, but ordering SV from the US is getting too expensive for my pocket... :S

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    1. Honestly BTGN is only 2,50€. I dont know how you could speak of wasting money? Its worthto try and the best Top Coat in my opinion.

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    2. On a side note: Sticking to SV is more of a waste of money if you can get the same thing for less money.

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    3. It's 2,50€ wasted if I don't like it! Yeah, I'm cheap... xD
      The thing is, I tried many other top coats already and the only one that I love other than SV is Mavadry by Mavala, but that's even more expensive!
      I'm almost out of SV and I would be able to order some more for a while, so I guess I will give BTGN a chance.

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  17. I used to use a fast drying one by Beauty Secret from Sally's but then wither they changed the formula or I got a bad bottle but it didn't dry as fast as I wanted it too. I picked up a few different top coats but none of them did what I wanted or expected them too. After seeing one of your posts about NYC 'grand central station' I managed to track it down and bought 3 or 4 bottles, I was down to my last one and not able to find anymore, until just last night. I picked up 3 bottles [because I had such a time finding some] I haven't used them yet, I hoe they aren;t the changed formula...

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  18. After fooling around with several flashy bad guys, I've now settled down with my One and Only: INM Out the Door. It dries very fast, doesn't shrink and doesn't get goopy. I love him!!;)

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    1. I love INM Out the Door too, but I'm actually looking for something new because of the shrinkage problems I'm having from it. I was getting bad tip wear on the 2nd day & realized it was actually from shrinkage, so I learned how to wrap my tips better and then it pulled down from the cuticles. (Not everytime - it might only be over very thick polish?)

      It does get a bit goopy too, like any fast drying polish, but that is easily fixed with some thinner. I need to learn to add more thinner than I think I should, because I'm always shocked at how fluid a new bottle is compared to my old ones.

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  19. NYC has a brother you might like... he doesn't claim to be fast drying (although he dries at lightning speed!), he just surprises you with his sudden thick, glassy hardness. Ugh, that sounds perverted, hahaha... anyhow, I'm talking the fella in the regular round bottle. He's just called "Extra Shiny Top Coat", but I think you'll love him ;-)

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  20. Mavala Minute Quick-Finish. My long lasting relationship.

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  21. Currently using Nutra Nail Speed Dry Top Coat with Green Tea Antioxidants. It dries fast and really smoothes out my nails! You do have to be quick with it though because it is FAST! I think I paid less than $3 US for it so it's pretty cheap!

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  22. I really want the essence top coat, it sounds brilliant. I'm currently using NYC after falling out of love with Seche Vite. Also want Cult Nails Wicked Fast! x

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  23. Hahaha funny post xD I like the way you made this review xD

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  24. Such a fun review ^_^
    Better than Gel nails is my current favourite too but I just heard from a friend that it is being discontinued:(

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  25. oh I love how you wrote this post. I use Poshe which I buy from the US version of eBay. I think I paid $40 for a bottle that's going to last me about 2 years despite averaging a mani a day, so I'm cool with that value xx

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  26. I'm a Seche girl but always grab Essence polishes when in Spain. I've just come home with their Studio Nails Ultra Gloss nail shine and Gel-look top coat to try.

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  27. Don't you like INM Out the Door? I love it, it's similar to Essence top coat, but dries faster and its layers are much thinner. Of course, sometimes I do need thick topcoat for glitters, but for cremes it's the best

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  28. I'm currently using Essence BTGN top coat, and I can't live without it. But, when I think a little bit, I used to say that for Sehe Vite too, and now I hate it.

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  29. Revlon's Quick dry top coat, or INM Out the Door are my faves.

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  30. My favourite so far is Out the Door top coat.

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  31. I am in LOVE with HK Girl topcoat! Dries super fast like SV, no shrinkage, and sooooo glassy and rock-hard!

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  32. I am always searching for a good top coat. No matter how good a manicure is, a bad top coat just ruins the whole shebang. I have fallen out of love with Seche Vite after several bottles in a row started bubbling (my biggest manicure peeve!) and every other top coat I've tried (even ones from my beloved OPI) seems dry, but I wake up with sheet smudges, even if I let my nails dry for a coupel hours before bed. I just ordered Wicked Fast, since it ships to me for only $3. Hope it's as good as you make it sound! :)

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  33. I'm currently using NYC now :D I guess he left you for me cause it works perfectly! Very shiny and dries fast to boot!!

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  34. I love Seche Vite. It is a little pricey, but worth it for me. I have small kids, so having my nails totally set/dry in less than 10 minutes is a HUGE bonus for me.

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  35. I started using NYC because of you, and luckily I haven't noticed any differences yet... I hope I don't have to find another TC any time soon!!

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  36. I use Seche Vite, it's so shiny and literally dries almost instantly. I'm not sure if it's available in the UK though?

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  37. I'm keen on trying out Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer, unfortunately its not available in where I'm from. I'm using Konad's Top Coat at the moment, and I really love it. It takes about 10minutes to be dry-to-touch. Doesn't smudge if you allow designs to dry for a little while before putting it on. Its not Big 3 free though. It does give a great shine (well, at least to me) :)

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  38. seche vita's quick dry top coat is the best thing ever. drys quick and doesn't chip.

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  39. Seche Vite all the way! But I didn't get a chance to go to my wholesale store and pick up a bottle of Seche Vite before I left home for a month to work interstate, so I grabbed the China Glaze from a place near where I worked and I'm using that and it sucks. Too thin, doesn't dry fast enough and it smell really funky, like they tried to add a scent into it and failed.

    Is $8USD considered expensive? Maybe coz I'm from OZ where OPI is $20AUD but $8 for a QD top coat, I think, is reasonable.

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  40. I use Poshe. I guess $8 USD isn't a lot for me for a top coat, considering I'll pay $14 for an Illamasqua or a butterLONDON. Everyone has their own limits, but my base coat is a butterLONDON (and an OPI. I use two) and my top coat is Poshe Fast Drying Top Coat.

    I tend to think Seche Vite is overrated. It made my nails feel like they were on fire and my hands got a rash. That was when I learned it was formulated with Toluene, something I'm highly allergic to. You win some, you lose some, you know?

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  41. I suggest u give Seche Vite a try..its available on beautyjoiint and is for $5 :D

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  42. Essence BTGN Top Sealer is my favourite top coat. The only downside I can think of is that it gets thick at about half bottle.

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  43. I am not faithful to a top coat. I now use Poshe for my creme polish, Seche Vite for chunky glitters or polishes that apply unevenly, and Orly Sec 'N' Dry for everything else. They were all a similar price for me. I did get upset when my Seche Vite got goopy, but the Seche Restore fixed it and some of my thick polishes. Seche products smell really bad.

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  44. You should consider that you need nail polish remover with acetone to get rid of the Essence Better Than Gel Nails. It's bad for fake acryl nails.

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    1. False. I use acetone free remover with BTGN and it works just fine.

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  45. One of the few reasons I prefer living in Germany to England - I can get the essence one everywhere! :)

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  46. Is Sally Hansen's 'Hard as Nails' seriously a top coat? I use it as my base coat. I don't think it was designed to be used as a top coat, the bottle says to apply it to bare nails. It dries within minutes when I use it as my base...

    As for top coat I use INM's 'Out the Door' and I love it! It is a bit on the expensive side though (here in Australia anyway), but I've had so many bad relationships with top coats that I'm willing to fork out the money.

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  47. It has to be INM's Out the door for me too. I've never actually bought it here as always try to pick up a few whenever I manage to get over to the states. However looks like you can pick it up on ebay with free p&p, and there's salon sizes. It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it. I was a Seche Vite fan but like most people the shrinkage annoys me.

    Another one I'm trialing at the mo is Save the Nail 45 sec top coat which you can pick up in Boots and just picked up a Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti Chip too

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  48. Oh, I hope the NYC in the states hasn't changed their formula... my current bottle is still wonderful, and I love the low price. I'll have to go look for the Essence topcoat you mentioned, it looks awesome.

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  49. I'm still liking Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat, its less than a fiver and you can get it in superdrug. (And Boots but its more expensive there). I did find one in a clear bottle called 'Dries Instantly Top Coat' which is the same as the red one but not as stinky.

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  50. My fave is SV! It dries so quickly and it's so glossy and eliminates any bumps.

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  51. Great post! I'm going to look into the cult nails.

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  52. I like Seche but after like a quarter of the bottle I don't like the formula. Essie Good to Go is good but not really affordable.
    Sally Hansen Mega Shine is pretty comparable to SV in my opinion! :) I also like Insta Dri.

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  53. I love, love, LOVE the Essence Better than Gel Nails sealer, and I'm always surprised nobody ever talks about it! I do find it gets super thick and hard to work with after a while which sucks, and I really hate that you can't see into the bottle, so when I add thinner, I can't tell if its enough or too much.

    I've actually started using NYC's top coat since I knew you liked it. I actually really like it, except the fact that its not self leveling, and can leave "streaks" if not applied correctly.

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  54. i use Seche Vite i ordered on ebay best wishes from Iceland.

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  55. My relationship with top coats has not been pleasant, but finally found one I LOVE, it's Color Club and it's not specifically a top coat but it's a clear polish that applies easily, drys within 5 minutes and is hard as rock! My only negative is that it doesn't last that long, but that might just be my weird, super-flimsy nails! I got my color club top coat in the boho collection which was really cheap (£11) at T.K Maxx. BUT that does mean everytime I want some I have to buy another collection from T.K Maxx, but luckily it lasts a long time too!

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  56. I'm pretty much settled in with Seche Vite...not sure if that's available in the UK but it dries crazy fast and glossy. Love it.

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  57. haha you crack me up :) I go between seche vite and barielle ultra speed dry manicure extender - but i won the barielle in a give away so once i run out that will probably be the end of that, ill stick to my SV

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  58. I use Dior topcoat for years. It's very expensive so I tried many other topcoats to find a replacement, but I'm always disappointed and go back to Dior. It's weird because I have never had any of their polishes! But I love this topcoat. It doesn't mix the colours, it's easy to apply and dries in 5 sec :)

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  59. I use Lots of top coats! I crazy about testing base coats , top coats and cuticle stuff. So.. What I ended up loving are a couple of TCs very similar. http://betty-nails.blogspot.pt/2012/07/3-top-coats-nail-care-challenge-34.html this are the ones I have already reviewd!
    Currently my top tree is: Purple Professional 2Dry (Portuguese Brand 4€), Kinetics Turtle Top Coat (American Brand 4€, Essence BTGN (the one you are currently using), Seche Vite and Poshé (5$ Each)!
    Let me know if you need more adviso on Tcs or Bcs or Whatever! XD

    Kiss Kiss:
    Bárbara

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  60. I really love how you discribed your 'relationship' with the topcoats. Man am I suprized about the essence better than gel topcoat. I live in the Netherlands and saw it many times but never gave it a try. Hmm I need to, I guess. At this moment I am really stucked to Im out the door. Love that one. I have used seche vite but it bottered me that it gets very thick half way the bottle. I also often use essie good to go, dries also pretty fast and doesn't smudge my nailart.

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  61. I would love to try the essence topcoat. I have an other one from Essence but I'm not very happy with it because it smudges.

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  62. I love how you wrote this! As for recommendations, No.7 Top Coat was my go-to top coat (Until I got hold of Seche Vite on a USA trip!). But I've used the No.7 for a long time, and they just went through a rebranding to make them only £5.50, instead of £7, and with the Boots No.7 vouchers you can always get them cheap!

    They dry within a minute or 2, and are great on top of nail art :) x

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  63. Such a great post! I'm still trying to find a great cheap top coat and this really helped ^^ I started using the NYC because of you and noticed the change as well. Ran into a store here that sells INM Out the Door but that's pretty pricey, so I'm definitely going to buy me a bottle of Essence top coat tomorrow! Thanks (:

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  64. Thanks! Very informative!! I've been on the hunt for a new one myself. I recently tried Orly sec'n'dry. It drys quickly but totally streaks my polish even after I've given it a few minutes to dry. That was awful. So I'm going to try an Essie topcoat I heard about. I'm crossing my fingers!

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  65. Sally hansen Insta Dri in the red bottle is good and avaliable from Boots or Superdrug, my current favourite is Boots No7 Stay Perfect, it says touch dry in 60 seconds on the bottle and it actually is. If you buy it when the No7 vouchers are out it's a total bragian too.

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  66. I have wicked fast and i love it! I'll be sad when i run out. I'd have to wait for a local e-tailer to do prebuy listings so i wont have to pay for an arm and a leg at customs lol. I also have Zoya Armor and I'm trying out Revlon Color Stay Topcoat.

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  67. Seche Vite & Poshe Top Coats both dry fairly quickly. Also the import Korean brand called "Jelly Pop Top Coat" (I got mine on eBay) works well also!

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  68. Hahaha you're so funny i love you
    I use Sally Hansen Hard as nails Nylon + Retinol strengthener, as i bought it for strengthening my nails (it really works!), then just ended up using it as a top coat as well. I've had it for a month and it's my first bottle, but I think I'll be trying some others when i run out of this one. If anyone is looking for a nail strengthener though, this one works miracles.

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  69. My all time favourite is Sally Hansen Mega Shine (silver bottle, shiny blue lid). I think I am onto bottle number 4 or 5, it makes my nails so shiny and when paired with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps Acrylic Gel base coat my manicure can last a good week even with the cheapest nail polish.

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  70. The Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails did nothing for me. My mani chipped within two hours wearing it. I tried it a few times and it did this each time. Have you tried leaving the top off of the NYC topcoat to thicken it up a little? I am almost through my second bottle of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip top coat and I really like it. Like Seshe it thickens up about half way through the bottle but I just use some thinner and it's all better. I have heard really good things about the Essence Better Than Gel tc, too.

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  71. I really love the "Good to go" top coat by Essie. It's totally worth the 8€ and I just love it, because it dries soo faast! I never found a cheap topcoat that does the same, but maybe I will a bottle essence etter than gel nails!

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  72. I too use Seche Vite, but I try to only use it if I need my nails dry FAST!! Otherwise I use 'David' top coat, The Edge of Sanity did several posts on top coats & had many friends try them all. They named the cheap unnamed top coat that won, 'David'. David is CHEAP!! As in $1.00. Only issue is, you have a minimum purchase of $25 from the site. BUT, for $11 you can order 16 oz.!! So I ordered 2.... It will take me a couple years to go thru all of this. It dries fast, shiny, doesn't get goopy like Seche either, & I haven't had any shrinkage issues. You should look at the research she did on her blog: http://theedgeofsanity.org/?tag=topcoat
    I LOVE David & the price is right!! Anyone else tried it?

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    1. I use this as well. I also bought the 16oz bottle. I bought some empty bottles and a couple of cheap polishes and basecoats to make it to the $25 mark. i will never go back to Seche Vite.

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  73. he he.. love how you explained your 'relationships'...
    x

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  74. Hey there, I've recently started using Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat, it dries really quick, to a high gloss shine, had no shrinkage problems yet, and is available in the UK. £6.50 in Superdrug, I think that is very reasonable for a product that good. Revlon Quick Dry and I are exclusive, and going steady!

    Notable mention to No7 stay perfect, but I see you're familiar with that one. Stay perfect, you and I were a good match... but something better came along... Be my back up?!

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  75. The best top coat I have ever used is Color Club top coat...I loveeeeee it...dries in less than 2 minutes

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  76. I need this Essence Top coat. I hate that we don't get them here. I will be sure to add it to my list for my nail mail buddy to get me :)

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  77. I use the Barry M 3 in 1 top coat, base coat & nail hardener, it is £2.99 & does a fab job :)

    Ash xx

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