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No Chips Ahead Top Coat

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EssieNo Chips Ahead Top Coat
 
3.1

(based on 21 reviews)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        1.0

        Worst product I have ever used!!!

        By AnnaC

        from Calgary, AB

        Pros

        • no Pros

        Cons

        • Chips
        • Dents
        • Doesn't dry
        • Fragile
        • Smudges

        Best Uses

        • Garbage
        • None

        Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

        I very rarely write product reviews - typically when I either love or hate the product.

        Essie's No Chips Ahead top coat is the worst I have ever used. Until recently I didn't realize why I hated painting my nails so much and instead would splurge on Shellac/Gel manicures. It turned out to be directly linked to the top coat - it NEVER dries! So you can't go about your life because you have fragile teacup fingers!

        Not only does the top coat not dry, it also bubbles (every finger get's bubbles!!), it smudges, and believe it or not - my nail polish stays soft and dentable even on the second day! Oh yes, and lots and lots of chips within hours.

        No wonder I stopped painting my nails! Well I had finally had enough of that - I read the reviews and realized how poor the reviews were for this top coat. Instead I purchased Deborah Lippmann's Addicted to Speed Top Coat (which dries really quickly and doesn't bubble at all), and topped it off with Essie's Quick E Drying Drops which turned my nails into a hard gel-like finish within minutes.

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        5.0

        Very pleased

        By as

        from Somewhere, NJ

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              Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

              I used Revlon quick dry base coat, Essie nail color and then Essie No Chips Ahead top coat. It's been four days so far and my nails look exactly as they did when I finished polishing them. I have NEVER had any nail color not chip within the first two days, whether I used cheaper polishes or more expensive ones like OPI or Seche. Even with OPI top coat, my nails did not look as nice as they look now. Even though it has only been four days, I am very pleased so far. I also did not encounter the issue of this top coat taking too long to dry that some other reviews mentioned; it took a normal amount of time to dry for me.

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              5.0

              THIS IS A MUST BUY!!!!

              By TDB1031

              from Waldorf, MD

              Verified Buyer

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              • Fast drying
              • no chip

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                  Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                  Does exactly what it says. I was a bit skeptical since this is my first time trying Essie products and I must say I was blown away. My polish lasted for a week with no chipping! I only used one coat & I also painted towards the front of my nail to ensure that there wouldn't be any chipping. I will be purchasing this as my top coat from now on. It's that great.

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                  3.0

                  took forEVER to dry

                  By charmed

                  from Bethesda, MD

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                        Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                        So hard to get a professional-like manicure using this product at home. Because it takes sooo long to dry, it's almost impossible not to mar your manicure before it's dry. And the end result? Polish chips pretty quickly and it's definitely less shiny (if you like an almost gel-like finish) than the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. This Essie top coat is pretty mediocre.

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                        1.0

                        Not worth it

                        By EJ

                        from Clifton, NJ

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                              The color still chipped, definitely did not extend my manicure.

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                              3.0

                              Disappointed

                              By runnerrae

                              from Lebanon Ohio

                              Verified Buyer

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                                • Chipped
                                • Didn't Extend Polish Wear

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                                  Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                                  I love Essie polishes. So I was really disappointed in this top coat. I used the Essie base coat & polish under this and after 2 days it had chipped already. I wasn't that impressed. For spending $7-8 on a bottle of polish I expected it to do a little better.

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                                  4.0

                                  No chips on this shoulder....

                                  By Glam Gab

                                  from Indiana

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                        Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                                        I used this over .99 cent nailpolish. I made my polish last a whole week with out a chip!

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                                        5.0

                                        Awesome top coat!

                                        By jg

                                        from Texas

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                              Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                                              Used this over a professional manicure and it lasted over 7 days even with working and frequent handwashing.

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                                              • No

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Useless Top Coat

                                              By Elisheva

                                              from Long Island

                                              Verified Buyer

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                                                    Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                                                    Completely uselss product. A sales associate assisted me in picking this out, because I asked for help finding a good top coat. At $10 per bottle, I expected better. It was such a waste. I returned it to Ulta, for a refund.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    My favorite top coat

                                                    By Amanda

                                                    from Utah

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                                                    Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                                                    This is my favorite top coat. It makes your nail polish last for a long time. It is not fast drying though, so keep that in mind. Sometimes I use this and then top it with Good To Go.

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