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No Chips Ahead Top Coat
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shess from Does no dry I love Essie's colored nail polish so I decided to try no chips ahead. I had so much difficulty with it not drying- it took forever! Even when it seemed dry I would wake up in the morning with sheet prints on my nails. I tried many different ways of using it: doing my nails early in the morning, using no chips after the colored polish had dried, I even tried blow drying my nails with a hair dryer set to low cool. Nothing worked! In frustration I googled no chips ahead reviews and found out that many people have had the same problem for a while- Essie you have great products and a great reputation for quality so why has this issue not been resolved?
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by DanayFP from never dries I bought this a few months back and never used it because I tend to go get my nails done and I always forgot it at home. Last week I finally remembered to take it to my nail tech and my nails have yet to look good. Nails done at 1:30pm and I was careful all day not to nick them. I wake up the next day like I had done my nails at night. The sheets were imprinted on my nails. I didn't realize it was this top coat until I reapplied it to bring the shine back to my nails and woke up the next day exactly the same. Basically it never dries completely. So your nails don't chip but they don't dry either.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alex from Disappointing!!!! I absolutely love Essie!!!! I love the Good to Go top coat it is my favorite, but I ran out recently and ran down to my local store, but they were out so I decided to give No Chips Ahead a chance. I am so disappointed! The first time I used it, it bubbled and took forever to dry! I thought maybe it was my fault because I hadn't waited long enough, but I gave it a few more chances and it was horrible every time! I even tried giving it about 6 hours to dry before I went to bed and I still woke up with terrible smudges!
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by Danni from Wouldn't Recommend - It Bubbles I'm surprised to be the first person to review this because I imagine everyone is having bad results. My roommate and I both have this and have the same problem - it bubbles and takes forever to dry...even when you use the top coat hours after the color has dried. Really surprising coming from Essie.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by afort10 from Seriously Bad Top Coat Formula Like many other reviewers, I am a faithful Essie fan. This top coat formula however completely misses the mark. It never dries completely. I attempted to use it twice - my typical routine is to paint my nails before I start working and allow my nails to dry as I work. Since I sit behind a computer all day, it's the perfect time to get a fresh color on...this happens in the morning between 8am-10am. Day goes as usual, go to bed and wake up with all kinds of texture imprints in all my nails from the sheets. No color transfers, thank goodness, but it's basically a complete waste of time, especially if it's a lighter color where the imperfections comepletely show. Essie, you really should take this formula off the market - it's terrible.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ells from Good but never actually dries Got this top coat a few weeks back hoping to extend the wear of my polish. I loved it the first try because it didn't chip but the more I used it the less I loved it. Hours after I applied the top coat, it still wasn't dry and I had to be careful not to mess anything up. The next day it still really wasn't dry either, I could still press down on a nail with a finger and the finger print would be there.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lsanailtec from Review for no chip ahead- epic failure!!! I finally had to try Essie! I am a nail tec for 30 years. I am so disappointed in your no chip ahead top coat! It doesn't dry. Take it off the market please!!! I loved your colored polish. Went on smooth and that dried fast but that no chip top coat is awful! Took hours to dry and then it Smouged and dented and doesn't have any shine to it. I am so embarrassed and don't have the time to wipe it off this am and had to go to work like this today.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mainey from Not happy about this one I just started buying Essie products and I love the broad spectrum of colors they offer. I decided to buy some of their clear polish so I bought matte about you (which I haven't tried yet), gel setter (only used once) and No chips ahead. This product I only used on my toes over the color virgin snow and I noticed that it left pink streaks on my toes. I decided to purchase another clear polish and started to read the reviews on a few of them and am disappointed in the reviews about this product. I will only use it from now on as a clear polish but not in conjunction with another Essie polish. Purhaps I will try the all in one next time.
Date published: 2016-02-06