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Butter London

Patent-Gel Top & Tails

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Butter LondonPatent-Gel Top & Tails
 
2.8

(based on 10 reviews)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)

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    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

            (3 of 5 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.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Lasts!

                By Nail Enthusiast

                from Mobile, AL

                About Me Athletic, Love Manicures, Pedicure Addict

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                    I like the idea of butter London's three free nail lacquer, but it never lasts more than a day or two on my fingers. I tried the patent gel and it has made the lacquer last on my nails without chipping for five days now. I didn't even do a good job or let it dry enough before I showered and slept and it's still staying on. I'm glad I can now have a chip-free butter London manicure for a whole week!

                    Another benefit is not having to use a UV light!

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Pass on this set

                    By Katydid3141

                    from Chicago, IL

                    Pros

                    • Quick dry time
                    • Shiny

                    Cons

                    • Chips easily
                    • Expensive
                    • Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails:

                      I did my nails with this set on Sunday afternoon (using a BL polish) and they chipped on Tuesday morning. The normal top and tails set usually gives me 4-5 days before there any noticeable chips or wear. This also seemed to "shrink" when it dried so that the very tips of my nails did not have polish on them, and this was very noticeable because I used a dark color (La Moss). Huge disappointment considering I normally love BL. Skip this set and go for the regular top and tails.

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                        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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