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Butter London

Patent-Gel Top & Tails

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Butter LondonPatent-Gel Top & Tails
 
2.7

(based on 12 reviews)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)

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      • Pedicure addict (4)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    1.0

    Apply same as normal top coat

    By Irene, Hamilton Park

    from Colorado Springs

    About Me Nothing Special, Pedicure Addict

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean With Normal Cleaner
    • Don't Need Uv Lamp To Dry

    Cons

    • Doesn't Work
    • Nothing special
    • Too Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

      This product work like any other normal top/base coat. Didn't help nail polish to stay longer. For the price one pay for, there are other products much cheaper and work better.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      undecided

      By cws23

      from ohio

      About Me Beauty Addict

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Dry Time
      • Looks Professional

      Cons

      • Chips Easily
      • Doesn't Last

      Best Uses

        Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

        So I've used this set 4 times now. 3 of those with other polishes: sally Hanson, OPI, and a drug store brand. All of which chipped the next day and not small chips either. I just picked up some butter London polish during the sale. Love the colors but just used the system last night, so we will see how it holds up. My mom got their standard base and top so we can compare.

        I do LOVE how quickly it dries. I was able to move furniture 30 minutes after applying the top coat (no chipping til the following day) and no smudging!

        Everyone is different and doesn't hurt to try because Ulta has a great return policy.

         
        1.0

        dissapointment

        By Jennifer

        from Denver

        About Me Nail Snob

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Shine

        Cons

        • Doesn't Work
        • Lifts
        • Peels
        • Slow-drying

        Best Uses

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          For such pricey bottles, I expected a product that would out-last drugstore brands. In less than 24 hours I had half a nail's worth of polish peel right off. Plus, all of my nails have an odd "pushed back" appearance at the free edge. I applied as directed. Stick with Butter's orginal base & topcoat; for me they last 7-10 days. Save your money & re-apply Butter topcoat every other day to the normal Butter manicure. I will be returning this product.

           
          5.0

          Love this product!

          By Colleeniep

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Athletic, Pedicure Addict

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Quick Fix

            Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

            As a disclaimer, everyone's nails are different--different polishes work better for some than others.

            That said, I love this set. I was hesitant to buy it because it IS expensive, but I think it's completely worth it. The store I went to told me that if I didn't like it I could always return it, since no one at the store had tried the product.

            I am terrible with sitting still waiting for my manicure to dry so I usually mess it up before I even leave the salon. Also, gel manis are expensive near me at around $35-$40 a pop. This set helped my polish to dry VERY quickly and I think it looks EXACTLY like a gel manicure on my nails. There are zero smudges and it looks shiny and "plump" like a regular gel mani.

            Also, I don't like getting gel manicures at the salon anymore because it makes my very healthy, strong nails peel and crack. No good. This product doesn't do that to my nails-they look just as healthy as they did before I used the product.

            I have experienced no chipping or cracking after 5 days and I am constantly washing my hands, typing at work, grabbing files, etc.

            I definitely recommend at least trying this product. I use it with the butter london nail lacquers, again, because that product happens to work really well on my nails.

             
            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

                (5 of 7 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!

                  (9 of 10 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.

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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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