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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 48 reviews)

49%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Easy to apply (15)
  • Long lasting (13)
  • Good pigmentation (3)
  • Shiny (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 48 customers

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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

(3 of 3 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
          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (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

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            returned this. For the money not worth it.

            By Crazy hair

            from New York

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Shine did not last
              • Wears Off Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                Lost shine a few hrs later. Expected so much more for the price!

                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not 100% sold - especially for the price

                By Annie

                from New Jersey

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                    I expected a little more from this product especially because of the price. I am going to give it another shot, but the first round, I had nail chips within two days.

                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Shrinks back from both cuticle and free edge

                    By Ivey

                    from Western MA USA

                    Pros

                    • Quick-drying
                    • Shiny

                    Cons

                    • Shrinks

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                      This gel-like topcoat dries super fast but after a few hours I notice that it shrinks back from my the cuticle end of my nails as well as the free edge, taking the color underneath with it. There are some actual gel polishes that are notorious for doing this - OPIs gel polish is the worst I've experienced it with. I've found this to be the case using Butter color polish as well as Essie color polish between the Butter Patent Gel base and top. So strange. But it dries quickly and it is so shiny and smooth, I might just deal with the shrinkage.

                      • Age:
                      • 30-44
                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Product - a Bit Expensive

                      By LK

                      from NJ

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Cost May Exceed Value

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                        Should be made more affordable because I may not be a repeat customer -- or keep price as is but increase the amount of product in the bottle so its value equals the cost.

                        • Age:
                        • 45-59
                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        I will never buy another brand!

                        By Busy Lady

                        from Santa Clarita

                        About Me Classic Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Good Pigmentation
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use

                          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                          Five to six days of no chip nail color! Great for the busy career woman!

                          • Age:
                          • 30-44
                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          My new favoritre

                          By Holly

                          from Austin, TX

                          About Me Natural Style

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Dries quickly
                          • Easy To Apply
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Resists Chipping Longer

                          Cons

                          • Have To Buy In A Set

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                            Went to buy more of the regular base and top coat and they were out. Bought this instead at the salesgirl's suggestion and I love it. Dries very quickly - five minutes after applying top coat, I had to do something and was afraid I had damaged the polish, but it was fine. Lasted 5 days before I had significant chips; usually I only get 2 or 3 days.

                            • Age:
                            • 30-44
                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Fair

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                            • 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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