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Patent-Gel Top & Tails

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Butter LondonPatent-Gel Top & Tails
 
2.7

(based on 23 reviews)

41%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to use (16)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (11)

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    1.0

    Did not deliver

    By Homebody

    from Skellytown, TX

    About Me Homebody

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Nice Shine

    Cons

    • Came Off In 1 Day
    • Doesn't Work

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Needs Touch Up Daily

    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

    The cost was too great for a product that does not work any better. I can get the same results with a less expensive polish.

     
    1.0

    Didn't work for me

    By PinstripesTina

    from Springfield, VA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Doesn't Work

    Best Uses

      Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

      The lady at Ulta, who I suspect is a Butter representative, said my polish would last 15 day using this system. I did my nails at 8:00pm and watched TV until bed time. Got up the next AM and by the time I had checked email, my nails were already chipping on the tips. Needless to say, this is going back pronto.

       
      1.0

      Underwhelmed

      By MackieRae

      from Bozeman, MT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Work

        Best Uses

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          Unfortunately this product didn't offer chip free polish for any longer than my typical base and top coat combinations.

           
          1.0

          SO disappointing

          By Shellac Addict

          from Shelby Twp, MI

          About Me Nurse, Shellac Addict

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dried Fast
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

            I was so excited to try this as soon as I brought it home. The girl working at Ulta said she did not use it herself, but that other girls working there loved it and said it is just as good as shellac.
            I am a nurse, so I am constantly washing my hands, and can't work with chipped polish, so shellac is perfect for me. I do them myself with OPI gelcolor. While I wasnt expecting them to last as long as shellac, I was hoping for at least a week.
            It is easy to use, and dried fast. I was able to fold laundry without smudging 30 mins later. However by the end of the day, they were chipping. Mostly on the edges, however 2 nails had chips right in the middle of the nail. So weird.
            Thank goodness Ulta has an great return policy. This went back the next day.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed

            By Danish

            from San Bruno, Ca

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Doesn't Work

              Best Uses

                Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                I'm disappointed with this product. It's supposed to be a gel manicure thus, nail polish is supposed to stay on and not chip. Used this once and my nail polish was half gone on all nails in one day. I feel like it makes regular nail polish chip away faster than normal. Good idea for an at home gel manicur without UV lights but please try again.

                 
                5.0

                Products do everything they say,pleasing

                By nikki

                from chicago,Il

                About Me Diabetic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Healing
                • Readies Nails For Color
                • Strengthening And Smooth
                • Very Shiney

                Cons

                • Very Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                a very good investment if you dont have the money or time to go get a manicure

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Looked promising but...

                By Jul_to_Cool

                from San Antonio, TX

                About Me Pedicure Addict

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Chipped
                • Doesn't Work

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                  The application was very easy. It dried fast so smudging was not an issue. The shiny look did not last more than a couple of days and the polish chipped on the third day. Lasted about the same length of a regular professional polish like OPI. I've used Butter regular base coat and top coat and that seemed to last just as long. I was hoping for more, at least a full week, out of this product but it did not hold up. This one is going back to the store and I'm going back to gel polish and expensive manicures :(

                   
                  5.0

                  Long lasting manicures!!

                  By Daily lash girl

                  from Sammamish, WA

                  About Me Busy Hands

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                      The sales associate suggested this combo as I told her my Essie polishes chip and peel pretty quickly. This combo is not cheap, but it since I manage my own nails, it is nice to have a manicure that lasts well over a week-especially with the work/water I expose my hands to each day. I have never had a gel manicure, but I assume this would be the closest thing to how long lasting a gel manicure might be, with the bonus that I am able to remove this combo with regular polish remover.

                       
                      3.0

                      Pretty Great but...

                      By Buffy

                      from Winter Park

                      About Me Pedicure Addict

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Quite Like Gel

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                        So I have recently gotten into trying to not use harsh chemicals in my life where i can, so i was so stoked when i saw this product on the shelf. I love having a freshly pained nail but am no longer waning to use the harsh chemicals and uv lights which come with the Gel territory. The product works well in the sense that it makes it shine like a gel manicure and it is very easy to use. I did however find myself needing to touch up my nails after about day three. So it of course does not last the 2 weeks of a normal gel polish, which i honestly didn't expect it to. I did expect it to last a bit longer then three days though especially with Butter being such an amazing product. I will consider purchasing again, since normal polish barley lasts a day.

                         
                        5.0

                        Gel like manicure at home

                        By Kris

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Addicted To Polish

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Seven Day Manicure

                          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                          This product works great! I spent a couple years using gel polish but wanted something not as difficult to remove. This is it...when I use regular polish it chips the next day. This product helps my polish look great for at least a week and I'm pretty hard on my hands. It also removes easily with regular nail polish remover no soaking needed.

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                          • Q:

                            Can this set be used with any type of polish or must it be used with butter? Perhaps that would account for the drastic differences in reviews!
                            Asked on 12/30/2014 by Sara from United States

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                              A:

                              Patent Gel is compatible with all brands, though we highly recommend using with your favorite butter LONDON lacquer.

                              Answered on 1/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • 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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