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Butter London

Patent-Gel Top & Tails

Item #: 2267707

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Patent-Gel Top & Tails is a revolutionary duo that puts patent-leather shine at your fingertips, without harsh chemicals or UV lamps. The high-shine, cushiony finish protects your nails from nicks and chips, and locks in your colour for a long-lasting manicure. Butter London does not add formaldehyde toluene, or DBP to any of its nail formulas. It's colour without compromise.

Features:

  • Healthy alternative to gel manicures
  • Revolutionizes lasting shine without harmful ingredients or UV lamps
  • Cushiony finish protects nails from nicks + chips with high shine
  • Formulated to strengthen nails with vitamins E, A, C, & B5
  • Quick-drying formula seals colour for a long lasting, gel-like manicure

Patent-Gel Flawless Basecoat: Formulated with vitamins E, A, C & B5; tough and tacky basecoat acts as a nail primer.

Patent-Gel Flawless Topcoat: Durable, patent-leather finish; dries fast and protects your colour without the need for UV lampsIncludes:

  • Patent-Gel Flawless Basecoat (0.4 fl. oz.)
  • Patent-Gel Flawless Topcoat (0.4 fl. oz.)
Basecoat: Apply one coat to clean dry nails. Let dry completely. Follow-up with two coats of Butter London Nail Lacquer, letting each coat dry completely.

Top Coat: Apply one coat over your finished look.
Basecoat: SD Alcohol 40-B, Butylacetate, Ethylacetate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Tosylamide/Epoxy resin, nitrocellulose, Trimethyl Pentanyl Dusobutyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, WAter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer Dimethiconol Mercaptopropionic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Violet #2.

Topcoat: Ethylacetate, Butylacetate, Mek, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol.

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Butter LondonPatent-Gel Top & Tails
 
3.1

(based on 41 reviews)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Easy to apply (11)
  • Long lasting (11)
  • Good pigmentation (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Wears off easily (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (7), Pedicure addict (7), Natural style (5)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (6), Medium (6)

Reviewed by 41 customers

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4.0

Great Product - a Bit Expensive

By LKR

from NJ

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Cost May Exceed Value

Best Uses

    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

    Should be made more affordable because I may not be a repeat customer -- or keep price as is but increase the amount of product in the bottle so its value equals the cost.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I will never buy another brand!

    By Busy Lady

    from Santa Clarita

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

      Five to six days of no chip nail color! Great for the busy career woman!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My new favoritre

      By Holly

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Resists Chipping Longer

      Cons

      • Have To Buy In A Set

      Best Uses

        Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

        Went to buy more of the regular base and top coat and they were out. Bought this instead at the salesgirl's suggestion and I love it. Dries very quickly - five minutes after applying top coat, I had to do something and was afraid I had damaged the polish, but it was fine. Lasted 5 days before I had significant chips; usually I only get 2 or 3 days.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        i wanted to love it !

        By chels

        from lancaster ca

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Wears Off Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

          so i tried it twice because i really wanted to love it unfourtunately it didnt live up to my expectations it is a nice product but not close to gel when it comes to longetivity it did last longer than regular nail polish but i wish it lasted longer without chipping today is my third day and its minimal chip so im keeping it until i finish it but im not sure if i will repurchase it

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Works great

          By Jozi

          from Madison, WI

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

              This product has worked great for me. My polish lasts for close to two weeks without chipping. I get compliments on my nails all the time. I highly recommend!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              best top coat

              By jessy

              from Pasadena, TX

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                  Best nail polish coat!!! Looks professional and last as long as a professional topcoat

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  looks great....for a few hours

                  By nobueno

                  from Dallas

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • High Gloss Shine

                  Cons

                  • Not Even A Day Of Wear
                  • Wears Off Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                    at the recommendation of the Ulta girl I purchased the Butter Gel Manicure base/top coats and a bottle of polish. I do my nails 2-3 times a week as I love clean, perfectly manicured nails every day. Was willing to try since I would like to get one week out of the polish if I need to. Painted as directed, went on really nicely, smooth, even and looked great. Dried fast. After 5 hours, went to movies and dinner. Got home and polish on all 10 fingers were showing about a millimeter of nail where the polish was already starting to come off. Supposing the caveat should read: don't use if you will have your hand in popcorn? Disappointed for sure, but Ulta handles returns very well.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    YAS

                    By Bunny

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                    I always use this nail polish combination. I've used others like OPI or Essie and they never last as long.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Disappointing

                    By ladyluck

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Wears Off Easily

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                        I wanted to give my real nails a break after several years of "fake" salon nails (gel, solar, acrylic ,etc.) so I decided to switch to an at-home gel polish that would allow my nails some time to breathe and get healthier, but still look good at the same time. I had high hopes for this duo, but sadly I'm not impressed. For all the claims it makes, I don't feel this base and top coat set lives up to its word. I experienced chipping after only a few days, and not only a few nicks here and there, like serious chipping on all nails. I am picky about my nails, however, so I might be a tough critic compared to most. I even used this set on my toes and I had the same issue. The cheap Sally Hansen base and top coats I've previously used have actually worked about the same or better for me. I went back to the salon and decided to get my nails done professionally again. I will finish this product for my toenail polish since I ran out of my other base and top coats, but I won't repurchase. My advice: save your money and buy cheaper base/top coats or splurge and go to the salon because this set isn't that great.

                         
                        5.0

                        Best so far

                        By Laura

                        from Florida

                        About Me Classic Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                            Read some reviews and decided to give it a try myself, looked gel perfect for a few days, which was longer then anything else I've tried...today is day 8 and there are a few chips, but not bad enough to redo my mani for this week....would recommend, and will keep using

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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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                              • Staff Expert

                                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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                              • Staff Expert

                                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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