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No Chips Ahead Top Coat

Essie

No Chips Ahead Top Coat

(82) REVIEWS

0.46 oz Item 2266266

Essie's No Chips Ahead Top Coat is formulated with a UV color shield and a wear extender to help avoid chipping and peeling. For nails that are hard to grow, use with Grow Faster Base Coat for best results.

Whether your nails are normal, weak, slow to grow, or aging, this Essie Nail Care collection is the complete approach to perfect nails.

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3.0

(based on 82 reviews)

54%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Long lasting (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (12)
  • Dries quickly (11)
  • Effective (11)

Cons

  • Not effective (11)
  • Does not work (6)
  • Doesn't dry (5)
  • Bubbles (4)
  • Poor texture (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (10)
  • Weekly use (9)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Women (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (16), Budget shopper (12), Brand buyer (9), Manicure/pedicure addict (7), Trendy style (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (15), 10 minutes (5), 1+ hour (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Reviewed by 82 customers

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3.0

Pretty good

By Natashalicious

from Carmel, CA

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Does not last as long as claimed

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

I wanted a top coat that kept my polish from chipping and also making the nail stronger.
The Essie 'Stronger' product is excellent for strengthening, but this is really average.
Let's just say, I'm still looking for the best top coat. any recommendations are greatly appreciated!

 
5.0

Pretty good

By DoctorRose

from Seaford, NY

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

    I like it better than I expected.

     
    5.0

    No Chips is right!

    By Ace

    from Lancaster, PA

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly

      Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

      I work hard with my hands, but need to have nice looking nails for my clients. I am pleased with how long it has lasted for a regular polish.

       
      5.0

      Stays True

      By Taylorknow

      from Seattle WA

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Use
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

          Okay literally this just doesn't chip. I was amazed. I'm the girl that buys cheap top coat from like forever 21 but THIS was my big splurge. It's really nice. I was so impressed

           
          4.0

          It works like a charm if you don't mind the wair

          By Leo

          from Riverside, CA

          About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Strong Odor
          • Takes forever to dry

          Best Uses

          • Weekly

          Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

          I have never being fan of Essie nail polishes, I love the color selection but the formula always chips on me the next day. So when I got this as a preset from my friend, I was really skeptical and never used it.

          However a couple of weeks ago I found myself at my parents home and without a top coat and there it was the forgotten Essie bottle. I decided to give it a try and I was amazed.

          The formula is really watery and as people say it takes forever to dry, so if you are not a patient person, this is not for you. However if you don't mind the wait, this is a great top coat. My manicure used to last me a week with my precious topcoat, with this it last me up to 2 1/2 weeks without chipping or with minor chipping.

          I love this top coat but I just wish it could dry faster.

           
          5.0

          It Works!

          By MP Gram

          from Northwest Chicago Suburb

          About Me Classic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

              Two days after getting a no-chip manicure, my manicure chipped on a thumb nail. I as out of town and could not return to the salon for a re-do. And I had a special event that evening. Found an Ulta and this product. It saved the manicure from chipping further and it is now 2 weeks later and it is still holding.

               
              3.0

              Not a fan

              By Brandyfromthenati

              from Atlanta

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Chips Easily
                • Does Not Work
                • Messy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                  Not a fan, my nails still chipped.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worst Top Coat I've Ever Used

                  By Moody Floral

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Does Not Work
                    • Messy
                    • Never Dries
                    • Strong Odor

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                      This is easily the worst top coat I've ever used. It dries pretty slowly, but takes 12+ hours to fully cure. I've used it twice now, and it's nearly impossible to avoid getting impressions from fabrics or dents from making contact with stuff while it's curing. For example, I painted my nails at 9AM the other day and went through my whole day without any damage. But when I woke up THE NEXT MORNING, I had imprints from my sheets all over my nails. This is a freaking terrible product.

                       
                      1.0

                      Wouldn't Buy Again

                      By Stephanie

                      from NY

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Goes On Smoothly

                      Cons

                      • Chips Easily
                      • Does Not Work

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                        This top coat chips very easily. I painted my nails before work the other morning and they were all chipped by dinner time that night... I have an office job and don't do much that could contribute to the chipping.

                         
                        5.0

                        I love this product.

                        By Lindabuzz

                        from N. Royalton, Ohio

                        About Me Classic

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Usually will last 2 weeks between polishing

                          Comments about Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat:

                          Like the Essie line of products

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