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This is a gorgeous topcoat, the special holographic effect really does stand out under either daylight or electric light. It is tricky if you want to use it on its own, because in order for the effect to be visible you need to apply more than 2 layers, the consequence being that it can easily peel off afterwards because of there being too many layers.
It doesn't chip off, it actually peels back like "peel off" nailpolish, leaving the nail either bare or just with the normal polish underneath. If used as normally intended, it can still peel off if your hands are submerged under hot water too often or for too long. It depends on each person's nail structure, but I found that the topcoat does not really adhere that well to other nailpolishes beneath, aside from Nails Inc.'s own brand.
It is a very beautiful topcoat for special occassions, and it stands out most when applied over white/beige/gray/neutral nailpolish tones, rather than on very dark shades. Lighting is probably the most important factor when using this topcoat, because where proper lighting is lacking, it just ends up looking like dulled out glitter. Obviously, it is more striking under artificial lighting.
The product is a little on the pricey side, and since I don't believe it is meant for day to day use but more for a special occassion, I'm not sure if it is entirely worth the money since it won't be used that often. However, that is a personal preference and depending on individual style, most people will probably find it entirely worth the investment due to it being a special effects polish from a very good brand.
I bought a set of nails inc minis that were all different effect top coats and the special effects holographic top coat called electric lane was the first in the set.
I used a dark blue base for my manicure to get a good contrast and added a thin layer of the electric lane to the top then some fast drying top coat (also by nails inc) on top as it just wasn't drying quickly enough for me and I didn't want to ruin the manicure.
Under the light, this nail polish is multi coloured sparkles and each particle reflects the light wonderfully. It is more muted in day light and under normal circumstances which is a little disappointing.
I do like to do nail art and make manicures look more interesting so this is a really fast fix to that issue. You can change the look of any manicure with this top coat in an instant.
The price of my set of five polishes was just nine pounds but individually the special effects full sized bottles are around £12 when bought in store.
I think my mini bottle will do at least ten manicures so it will last a fair amount of time, but should it run out any time soon I would definitely consider the repurchase of a full sized bottle. It is expensive but very high quality and totally worth it in my opinion.
I love the nails inc brand and have not found many polishes by them that I do not like.
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