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No Chips Ahead Top Coat

Item #: 2266266

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EssieNo Chips Ahead Top Coat
 
2.8

(based on 38 reviews)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Effective (4)

Cons

  • Not effective (6)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (8), Brand buyer (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (8), 10 minutes (3)

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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
               
              4.0

              The Best Topcoat!!!

              By Aileen Tomlinson

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Long lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weekly Use
                • Women

                Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                I can save my mani and give it a beautiful shine. A little pricey, but it is definitely worth it!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                THE WORST

                By Nail polish addict

                from California

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Effective
                  • Poor Texture

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                    Please do not buy this. It doesn't dry completely even after waiting for it to dry for hours. It is the worst top coat I have ever used. I am completely baffled why it is being sold. I woke up the next morning with sheet marks on my nails even though I went to bed at least 5 hours after I put this on. I even wrote Ulta to tell them they need to stop selling this. I took it back for a refund.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    24 Hour Drying Time

                    By ashleynchl

                    from Albany, GA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Chips Once Dry
                    • Long Drying Time

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                      I bought this because my local Ulta was sold out of the Good To Go top coat. The drying time was ridiculous. It took at least 24 full hours for it to completely dry. Once it was dry, I started noticing chips on several of my nails. I returned it and will never give it a second chance. Horrible product.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 1+ Hour

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