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Butter London Patent-Gel Top %26 Tails

Butter London

Patent-Gel Top & Tails

Item #: 2267707

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Patent-Gel Top & Tails is a revolutionary duo that puts patent-leather shine at your fingertips, without harsh chemicals or UV lamps. The high-shine, cushiony finish protects your nails from nicks and chips, and locks in your colour for a long-lasting manicure. Butter London does not add formaldehyde toluene, or DBP to any of its nail formulas. It's colour without compromise.

Features:

  • Healthy alternative to gel manicures
  • Revolutionizes lasting shine without harmful ingredients or UV lamps
  • Cushiony finish protects nails from nicks + chips with high shine
  • Formulated to strengthen nails with vitamins E, A, C, & B5
  • Quick-drying formula seals colour for a long lasting, gel-like manicure

Patent-Gel Flawless Basecoat: Formulated with vitamins E, A, C & B5; tough and tacky basecoat acts as a nail primer.

Patent-Gel Flawless Topcoat: Durable, patent-leather finish; dries fast and protects your colour without the need for UV lampsIncludes:

  • Patent-Gel Flawless Basecoat (0.4 fl. oz.)
  • Patent-Gel Flawless Topcoat (0.4 fl. oz.)
Basecoat: Apply one coat to clean dry nails. Let dry completely. Follow-up with two coats of Butter London Nail Lacquer, letting each coat dry completely.

Top Coat: Apply one coat over your finished look.
Basecoat: SD Alcohol 40-B, Butylacetate, Ethylacetate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Tosylamide/Epoxy resin, nitrocellulose, Trimethyl Pentanyl Dusobutyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, WAter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer Dimethiconol Mercaptopropionic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Violet #2.

Topcoat: Ethylacetate, Butylacetate, Mek, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol.

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Butter LondonPatent-Gel Top & Tails
 
3.0

(based on 54 reviews)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (19)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Long lasting (14)
  • Fast drying (4)
  • Gentle formula (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Wears off easily (7)
  • Chips easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (5)
  • Any time (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (10), Natural style (8), Pedicure addict (7), Trendy style (4)

Reviewed by 54 customers

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1.0

Very unsatisfied

By Liz

from Portsmouth, VA

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying

Cons

  • Chips Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

    The base and top coat do not seem to be helpful at all. Applied them the day I bought them with a nail color from the same brand. My polish was peeling a day later. I thought maybe I rushed it the first time and didn't do a good job so I tried it again a few days later. The very next day it was chipped and peeling again. Not worth the money I paid at all

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    Patent is true

    By Dottie

    from MI

    About Me DIY Nail Artist, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply
    • Gentle Formula

    Cons

    • Strong Smell

    Best Uses

    • Any Time

    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

    Love that is is 7-free

    • Age:
    • 30-44

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Did not last more than a day. The whole top layer peeled off

    By izzy

    from Chicago

    About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Chips Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

        Did not last more than a day. The whole top layer peeled off. Hard to believe for the price the product was such a disappointment.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        5 days and counting- no chips!

        By Sarah

        from Los Angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Apply
        • Fast Drying
        • Gentle Formula
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Base Coat
          • Top Coat

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          5 days and no chips yet! I used this base and top coat with a Butter London polish. It's pricey but worth it so far!

          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not Worth The Price

          By product junkie #5

          from Atlanta GA

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          The nail polish chipped the next day! It's not worth the price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not worth the cost

          By Cameron

          from NC

          About Me Classic, Natural

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying
          • Gentle Formula
          • Good Applicator Brush

          Cons

          • Doesn't last
          • Much too expensive

          Best Uses

          • Any Time
          • Base Coat
          • Top Coat

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          Although this was ideally supposed to prolong the home manicure, it did not live up to the claim. Polish chipped with in 3 days. Given the cost, I had hoped and anticipated better.

          • Age:
          • 45-59

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Works great... Usually

          By Elegantblkchina

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Classic, Trendy

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Messy/Clumpy
          • Top coat shrinkage

          Best Uses

          • Any Time

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          This product works as it says for the most part. It lasts for at least a week or longer, but I think the length depends on the nail color brand. I've noticed that the Butter brand colors chip quicker than my OPI, which is pretty ironic. The top coat is much thicker than the base which unfortunately makes the top coat run out much quicker than the base. So while I'll out of my top coat I still have half of the base left. Tip: try to use minimum top coat to minimize clumping and bubbling. I also notice some shrinkage of the top coat after drying, I can't seem to find a way to eliminate that drawback. And frankly it's weird. The top coat leaves a beautiful shine at first but that seems to dull a bit after the first day. Also the top coat beautifully enhances the nail color which I love. I tolerate some of the drawbacks since this is an at-home product. I've recommended to several friends and they love it.

          • Age:
          • 30-44

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          My Nails Became So Damaged.

          By C.C.

          from ATX

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Destroyed My Nails

            Best Uses

              Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

              The premise of this brand of nail polish is great. When I found it, I gave all my other nail polishes away and used this brand exclusively. With each application of color I used the Butter base coat and their top coat to lock in the color for the next few weeks. After a few months of this, and after taking the polish off one night, my nails were left in pretty bad shape. I had a nail split in two to the middle of my nail bed. Many of my nails had pox marks or had split in two and caused severe sensitivity. I became concerned with the health of my nails, visited the doctor and had him address what was going on. The only thing that this can be contributed by is this brand of nail polish, sadly.

              I am three weeks out in trying to save my nails, which really consists of me clipping them every other day so they do not continue to split in half up my nail bed.

              It's a shame, really. I wanted this nail polish to be the "five free" brand that I could love, but I love my nails much, much, more.

              • Age:
              • 30-44

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Long Lasting Nail Polish

              By TEB18

              from Aurora, IL

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                  Easy to use and yes, your nails dry fast and the polish lasts for a week. Lots of colors to pick from.

                  • Age:
                  • 45-59

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not worth the price.

                  By Jen

                  from Asheville

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply

                  Cons

                  • Wears Off Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                    Chipped within a couple of days and did not last but 5 days. Is not worth the price.

                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

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                    3 Questions | 3 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      It seems to work for some and not others - curious if it is problematic on strong c-curves and ok on flatter nails? Trying to figure out what the difference is before I spend that much money... also, for those who said it pulled/shrank the nail color, how did it not lift and come off the nails if it was shrinking? Thanks!
                      Asked on 5/5/2017 by Nail Hoarder from MS

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Patent Gel Tops and Tails works universally on any nail shape. The high-shine, cushiony finish protects your nails from nicks and chips, and locks in your color for a long-lasting manicure, with the patent-leather shine of a gel manicure without the harmful ingredients or UV lamps.

                        Answered on 6/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Butter London
                    • Q:

                      Can this set be used with any type of polish or must it be used with butter? Perhaps that would account for the drastic differences in reviews!
                      Asked on 12/30/2014 by Sara from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Patent Gel is compatible with all brands, though we highly recommend using with your favorite butter LONDON lacquer.

                        Answered on 1/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How is this new topcoat and tails removed? Is it any different than the usual Butter London nail polish?
                      Asked on 5/3/2014 by Jacquelyn from NYC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend removing using Butter London Scrubbers 2 In 1 Remover & Nail Prep Pads (Item #: 2263794) for best results.

                        Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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