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Butter London

Patent-Gel Top & Tails

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Butter LondonPatent-Gel Top & Tails
 
2.8

(based on 8 reviews)

29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)

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    1.0

    would not recommend, total waste of time

    By notafan

    from australia

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Work

      Best Uses

        Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

        These products do not do what they claim they can do

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Awful!!!

        By Lexy

        from New York

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Doesn't Work

        Best Uses

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          I had high hopes for this duo..... I did my nails at 8am this morning and now at 10:06 my nails are already chipped! I am looking forward to returning this product immediately! The best nails polish that looks like a real gel manicure is Formula X by Sephora. Hope this review helps other people.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing shine and lasts!

          By Carrie24

          from Dallas, TX

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          I work with my hands all day and my nails can withstand so much more when I use this set! It dries so fast and I get a perfect manicure every time I use it!

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Butter London Patent-gel set review

          By NZ

          from MN

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          First, if you are buying this expecting it will resemble a gel manicure that will not happen. Overall, it's a pretty good product however, I do not like that it's sold as a combo since you can put any basecoat on and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. The topcoat is nice it is fast drying (at least faster than my essie topcoat) and that's what I like about it. It keeps my manicure from chipping for at least 5 full days but that also depends on the quality of the nail polish you're using. My other topcoat from essie also keeps my manicure nice for at least 5 days but it does take longer to dry. Overall, I don't think this is worth the money as a set + there are cheaper alternatives that keep my manicure looking good for a long time.

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not for me

          By ItsAinLA

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Pedicure Addict

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

            I have really dry nails and my polish usually chips as soon as I leave the nail salon. I was hoping this polish would be my saving grace as acrylic tips and gel nails aren't for me. I followed the instructions and polished my nails when I got this in the mail the other night. Unfortunately, my nails were chipped by the time I was done getting ready for work the next morning. Luckily Ulta was very gracious about my return.

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love the Patent-Gel Top & Tails

            By StephB

            from New York, NY

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • weekly

            Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

            I love this set. I love Butter London's polishes and have the traditional Top & Tails set. Unlike the previous reviewer, the traditional Top & Tails set does not work for me, at all. I hate it - I have chips the next day and if I use it on my toes, the polish peels completely off some of the nails just from the friction against my shoes. So far, I'm on day 5 of use with this manicure and it's holding up VERY well. I did experience the shrinkage that the previous reviewer talks about as well, but it is very faint and only noticeable when I get my nail very close to my eyes (and I used a very dark purple polish). As someone who doesn't have a lot of time to spend on nail care (including sadly, to visit a salon), but would like to have a manicure last a week, this product is the best. I am really happy with it and highly recommend it.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lasts!

            By Nail Enthusiast

            from Mobile, AL

            About Me Athletic, Love Manicures, Pedicure Addict

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                I like the idea of butter London's three free nail lacquer, but it never lasts more than a day or two on my fingers. I tried the patent gel and it has made the lacquer last on my nails without chipping for five days now. I didn't even do a good job or let it dry enough before I showered and slept and it's still staying on. I'm glad I can now have a chip-free butter London manicure for a whole week!

                Another benefit is not having to use a UV light!

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Pass on this set

                By Katydid3141

                from Chicago, IL

                Pros

                • Quick dry time
                • Shiny

                Cons

                • Chips easily
                • Expensive
                • Poor Value

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                  I did my nails with this set on Sunday afternoon (using a BL polish) and they chipped on Tuesday morning. The normal top and tails set usually gives me 4-5 days before there any noticeable chips or wear. This also seemed to "shrink" when it dried so that the very tips of my nails did not have polish on them, and this was very noticeable because I used a dark color (La Moss). Huge disappointment considering I normally love BL. Skip this set and go for the regular top and tails.

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                  • 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

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                      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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