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No Chips Ahead Top Coat

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EssieNo Chips Ahead Top Coat
 
3.1

(based on 23 reviews)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        2.0

        Not what I expected

        By Student on a budget

        from Chicago, IL

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

            This product is advertised as no chip and it is not no chip, I have chips within a couple days

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            Nice!

            By kkala

            from Huntsville, AL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting

            Cons

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                Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                I combined this with an Essie rubberized base coat, and my nail polish stays put for about 5-6 days. It just starts to chip at about day 5 and a half. Glides on smoothly. Doesn't dry particularly fast, but I'm okay with that given how long it makes my nails last.

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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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                      • Yes

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      THIS IS A MUST BUY!!!!

                      By TDB1031

                      from Waldorf, MD

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 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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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          took forEVER to dry

                          By charmed

                          from Bethesda, MD

                          Verified Buyer

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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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                                      • No
                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Disappointed

                                      By runnerrae

                                      from Lebanon Ohio

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Chipped
                                        • Didn't Extend Polish Wear

                                        Best Uses

                                          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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                                          • No
                                           
                                          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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