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Review: Essence Quick Dry Top Coat

 

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Claims: "Extremely fast drying top coat. Protects your nail polish against chipping"

How long would you expect a "quick dry" top coat to dry, 60 seconds maybe 2 minutes? Well don't expect too much from this top coat. Every time I've used this top coat I've had problems with my nail polish smudging or sheet lines when I wake up. 

The top coat does dry fairly quickly however the nail polish remains soft and smudges if your not careful. I tried it a few times but the last time I tried it I left it for an hour and a half to fully set and without doing anything that would ruin the polish before going to sleep but when I woke up my nail polish had sheet marks. All I can say is disappointing. 

Yes it is a cheap product but from essence I expected a lot better. I've used a few essence products but this was the WORST. 

In terms of protection from chipping I don't believe it makes much of a different. My test for this was rimmel nail polishes which chip on my nails after 1 day. Despite applying the top coat it still chipped on me after a day.

I do however like that it leaves a glossy finish to the nail polish but I will not be buying this product again. 

Please don't kill me essence lovers I still love their other products. I'd just like to be able to sleep without worrying that i'll have sheet marks on my nails when I wake up. 

Pros:
- Glossy finish
- Formula: not too thick 
- Really cheap 

Cons:
- Doesn't protect from chipping
- Doesn't set the nail polish 

Rating: 1/5

Where and how much: Target - $3.45

What's your favourite top coat?

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