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Butter London

Patent-Gel Top & Tails

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Butter LondonPatent-Gel Top & Tails
 
3.0

(based on 14 reviews)

46%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)

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    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.

       
      5.0

      love this product!!

      By Lexiroo2

      from Lambertville, NJ

      About Me Nail Crazy

      Pros

      • Better Than The Others
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lasts A Week

        Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

        this is a gel like finish without the toxic chemicals of the others. it is better than the regular top coat. I am happy with the product it keeps my polish on a little longer than i get a week without chipping. But if you are looking for 2 weeks without chipping not for you.

         
        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

                    (6 of 8 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.

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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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