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Patent-Gel Top & Tails

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Butter LondonPatent-Gel Top & Tails
 
3.1

(based on 18 reviews)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)

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      • Pedicure addict (6)

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    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

     
    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.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

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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 Reviewer

                            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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