Here i am again with yet a another nail product. I won't aplogise as you know by now i am obsessed. I bought this before buying by new favourite (Seche Vite, see my other review).
About China Glaze:
China Glaze is a company based in the USA. For 35 years it has been producing quality skincare, nailcare and general beauty products. The thing i am most interested in is their massive nail polish selection. As I'd had such great results with their polish i decided to try this top coat.
What do you get, where and how much?
I bought mine from Sallys Beauty Supplies in my local town. It costs £4.99 for 15mls of the top coat. Unlike the polishes this comes in a blue box so is easily identifiable on the shelf. I think the price is good value as this is such a versatile product and lasts for ages. I have used this a lot (perhaps twice a week for a couple of months) and i haven't even finished a fifth of it. A lot of companies price their top and base coats way higher than their polishes but this is the same price as the polish.
How i apply:
The back of the box gave me the instructions to apply polish as normal. Let that dry for 5 minutes and then apply one coat of this top coat. Let that dry for a minute and then apply a second coat.
What i think:
I like that this top coat is not too thick. The brush is the same as in any China Glaze polish and is easy to apply. It goes on smoothly on the nails and doesn't drag. It doesn't ruin or dent the nail polish below. I wouldn't say that this dries particularly quickly. I have to sit for probably a good hour in front of the TV before i'm happy to get up and use my hands as normal. But, i must admit the no-chip formula actually works. Providing i don't ruin the polish by not letting it dry long enough all is great. Any chips i do get, (and this doesn't happen until 3 or 4 days after painting) are small and easily repairable. I think this is a great top coat. If you are patient enough to let it dry it really delivers the goods.
Helps to prevent lacquer from chipping /