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No Chips Ahead Top Coat
Rated 1 out of 5 by Essielove from Never Dry Top-Coat I've tried the Essie "No Chips Ahead" several times now. I really wanted to give it a fair try as I love Essie products. Unfortunetly this product never dries fully. After an hour it was still not dry. I've tried using less, I've tried leaving an hour in between the colour and top coat thinking that would help, I've not been able to get this to work. I'd like to go back to the "Good to Go" top-coat but my drug store doesn't carry it anymore. :(
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by caity_lady from Not sure what everyones problem is?! I have used the previous styled bottle of the "no chips ahead" and once it ran out I bought the newer looking bottle and have been satisfied with both versions. I never have used a base coat, just apply two coats of the colour making sure to wait until the colour is no longer taky before applying the "no chips ahead" top coat. I make sure that I do my nails on a day where I can sit and not touch anything for at least an hour to an hour and a half after the top coat is on depending on how thick the colour ended up being. I don't believe this particular top coat is supposed to dry super fast but once dry it does make the polish last longer than if you don't apply it. I think it works great and adds a great polished finish to any colour!
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by sgfitz from Don't Buy I bought this because my "good to go" was running out. It doesn't dry properly. Even when it was no longer tacky, I kept on getting imprints and nicks - including from my sheets 5-6 hours after I applied the top coat. I have to re-do my nails and I don't recommend buying this product.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by KootenayK from Awful topcoat, dollar store brand works better I applied a thin layer over a completely dry basecoat. 2 hours later I scratched my hand and the whole top of my nail polish came off. I went to bed 9 hours after painting my nails AND STILL WOKE UP WITH BED IMPRINTS IN MY NAILS. This stuff doesn't dry ever, is very hard to apply evenly with its lame brush and just garbage in general. Very disappointed as this was my first Essie product, I'll stick to other brands from now on.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by Marlene from Takes Forever to Dry! I found that this top coat does keep my nails from chipping but it takes so long to dry. I had my nails done in the morning, and by the next day, I had sheet marks on my nails. Then I put a coat of clear on top of that. A big disappointment for an Essie product that I always use. I even bought a bottle for my daughter but told her not to bother using it.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by fturg from Worst essie product Do not buy this, it is simply the worst top coat EVER. I really mean it. I was really looking forward to have long lasting nail polish, but it basically never dries. Tried it once then gave it another shot... and another... and another... then my patience disappeared and I gave up on it. Waste of money, don't buy it. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by kwells from Do Not Buy I've used this top coat a few times now and I am always disappointed. I painted my nails late afternoon and when I woke up in the morning they were textured from my sheets! 2 days later and they still have a slightly soft feel that I can indent with my nails and they have begun to chip.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by heysim1 from Worst top coat ever This is the worst top coat ever. it doesn't dry and even after 3+ hours drying i went to bed and woke up with nicks and marks. I'm embarrassed by these nails at work today. Please remedy this. I tried to return the product but the store will not take it back.
Date published: 2018-11-29