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No Chips Ahead Top Coat

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EssieNo Chips Ahead Top Coat
 
2.7

(based on 41 reviews)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (4)

Cons

  • Not effective (7)
  • Poor texture (4)
  • Doesn't dry (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (8), Brand buyer (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (9), 10 minutes (4)

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2.0

Bubbles

By Mkdeer12

from Nashua, NH

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bubbles

    Best Uses

      Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

      I had been using OPIs quick dry topcoat and eventually that started to clump. I tried this and was pleased when it didn't do that. However, after letting it dry there was a build up of bubbles all over my nails. I tried many different techniques but no matter what the bubbles appeared.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      1.0

      No good!

      By Mia

      from Texas

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Dry

        Best Uses

          Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

          After applying this top coat and allowing several hours for it to dry, it still didn't completely dry. I woke up the next morning and it was smudged as if I were still wet.

           
          1.0

          Should Have Read Reviews Beforehand

          By Mackenzie

          from Ohio

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Not Effective
          • Poor Texture

          Best Uses

            Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

            First, let me preface my strong opinions on this product by stating that I ABSOLUTELY love my Essie colors and my Essie base coat. It's my favorite brand of polish. So naturally, I thought that this top coat would be no different! I was very wrong, though. The first time I used it, I noticed that it went on very easy, but as it started to dry I noticed many little bubbles. On top of that, I woke up the next morning with nails that were smudged and had marks even though I had let them dry an ample amount of time. I tried again two times just to make sure, but still had the same problems. I'm really disappointed in this product, but luckily I still have my receipt so I will be returning it.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes
             
            3.0

            Not much of a difference

            By AndreaCL

            from Newburgh, NY

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weekly Use

              Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

              Nothing too special about this top coat. I've tried a bunch and I feel like nothing really prevents my nails from chipping. I do like Essie nail polish, however, so I will probably keep using. It doesn't really get clumpy and stringy towards the end, which is definitely a plus.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Disappointed

              By Sarah

              from Sarasota, FL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Effective
                • Poor Texture

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                  I usually use Seche Vite and will be returning this for a new bottle of Seche Vite. I applied this after painting my nails and let it dry for over an hour. My nails seemed dry- this was at about 4pm. The next morning, I could see imprints from my sheets from the night before- 8 hours after applying this. I didn't apply a thick coat but if it isn't fully dry after 8 hours, that's ridiculous. I will be returning this top coat.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes
                   
                  1.0

                  Worst top coat ever

                  By Kayla

                  from Colorado

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Dry
                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                      I put a thin coat on and after 3 hours of waiting for it to dry, I gave up and took it off, I love Essie's base coat and nail polish but this top coat is by far the worst I've ever used.

                       
                      1.0

                      bubbles galore!

                      By linny

                      from ca

                      Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                      I thought all top coats were created equal, but I was soooooo wrong. No matter what I did this top coat created texturize bubbles on all of my nails. I found my old one I loved, put that one on top to see if it was the color of the top coat. Completely smoothed out all of my nails.

                       
                      3.0

                      It's alright...

                      By star617957

                      from NH

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weekly Use

                        Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                        I was originally looking to try one of the new Gel topcoats but opted for this instead. It was ok. Applying this over my color extended wear by 2-3 days which I'm happy with since usually my at-home mani chips within a day or two! So getting an extra two days makes it worth it. I also reapplied a few days later and it did not seem to strengthen any more or cause less chipping. It's OK. Will probably be trying something else in the future.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes
                         
                        2.0

                        Essie No Chip

                        By Sabrina

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dries fast
                        • Lasts 4-5 Days No Chips

                        Cons

                        • Poor Texture
                        • SMELLS BAD

                        Best Uses

                        • Weekly Use
                        • Women

                        Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                        I have a love/hate relationship with Essie No Chips Ahead. While it has lasted longer than most top coats I've used (aside from gel manicures) it goes on clumpy and dries with little bubbles. No matter what I do, I cannot get an even coat with this polish and I do gel manicures on myself with no issues.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 30 Minutes
                         
                        1.0

                        too thin liquid.

                        By pa

                        from germantown

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Smells Great

                        Cons

                        • Not Effective

                        Best Uses

                        • Weekly Use

                        Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                        it seems no top coat stays on very long, will have go back to opi top coat. this one last a little longer.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes

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