Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
I didn't have time to go and get a full manicure so I wanted to get a color that popped and I wanted to get something that kept it in place. I was skeptical at first because how can you use it on the bottom and it still hold shine on the top. But, it worked, my polish still has not chipped or cracked and I unfortunately had to use a cheap polish to go with it. It even makes the cheap polish look great. I can't wait to try it with an Orly polish I know it will be fantastic!
When I use a topcoat for my nail polish I expect it to extend the wear of my nail color. When I used this, my nails were starting to chip less than 24 hours later. Pretty ridiculous for the money I paid. I'll stick with my $4 Sally Hansen top coat.
AJ from West Virginia
This is an amazing option for both base & top coat. It really helps extend my manicure!
from Aventura, FL
I use this product as a base and top coat. This product is great with Essie, Orly and OPI nail polish. Those are the main 3 brands that I normally purchase. I have tried Essie base coat with Essie nail polish, however it doesn't work as well as Orly base coat.
Beauty Enthusiast from Rochester, NY
There is something in this that made my nails actually peel. I had to let my nails heal for over a month before I could apply anything to them again.
Sam the Polish Addict from Trenton, NJ
This is hands down the best base coat I have ever used! The cap is made of a rubbery material so opening the bottle is a breeze. The polish goes on smoothly and dries super quickly. I have had my manicure for about 4-5 days and I have no chips!!! Not to mention, Orly is a cruelty-free brand making me love this base even more! You can also find this brand in drugstores, which is always great. The product says that this can be used as a top-coat but I have not tried it as a top coat so I can not comment on that. But from what I have tried, this a really great polish and I highly recommend trying it out!
Kpup from Texas
I'm very pleased with this product. I don't like having multiple products, so having a base coat/top coat combo was perfect. My manicure looked good for a week.
Runner60 from Catawba, NC
I like this product because it is two products in one - a base coat and top coat.
SnowWhite from Los Angeles, CA
I recently had my acrylic nails removed and this product seems to keep my "real" nails neater and I find that there is less peeling.
Savannah from Nashville, TN
The only thing that keeps a manicure fresh without chipping through an entire week.
Katie M. from Redding, CA
I was skeptical to buy a product that advertises itself as both a base coat and a top coat, but I thought I would give it a try. Besides, if it doesn't work as one, it would probably work as the other! This went on quickly and easily with my Essie polish and has not chipped after multiple loads of dish-washing. It's been a week and they still look like new!
Kelly from Atlanta
Works great as both a top and base coat. Gave 4 stars because I have a few small chips after 2 days but I'll take that any day.
Sweeti from San Dimas ca
Best invention ever!
Sa from California
I enjoy using this as a base coat, or I use two layers and wear it without nail polish. I've tried using it as a base and top coat, but it doesn't dry fast enough.
None from Illinois
Will continue to use this product.
Amanda from NYC
CC from north carolina
I use the product all the time and have been please with the way it last and gives nail protection.
Alicia from Virginia
This is my favorite top/bottom coat. It dries quickly and lasts pretty long. Even if you're just going for a clear coat, natural look, this is perfect. I'm so glad I found ORLY nail products - they're now my official favorite. Most dry relatively quickly, and are tough, which is great for someone like me - I don't have all day to wait around for nails to dry.
Sarah from St. Louis, MO
Salon level polish with the value of being both a base and top coat. Dries fast, and leaves a much desired layer of lacquer that protects and lasts. I have no chips after 1+ weeks of wear!
Nicole from Anchorage, AK
I would put it as a base and top coat and it would work great.
Amanda from San Diego, CA
I'm so happy I found this top coat. The fact that it also acts as a base coat is a plus. For years, I have struggled to make my nail polish last. They would chip within a day or two. This one definitely makes it last much longer. Some people may not consider 4 to 5 days as long, but to me that's a big improvement! The rate of chipping after that is tolerable so that I only need to do my nails once a week.
Library Lady from Philadelphia Area
I love using this product. I only need one bottle and I don't have to look for two - base and top - or make sure I am putting the right coat on when needed. Using it for the base coat gives me a good surface to work with and protects my nail from the colored nail polish that I am applying. Leaves a wonderful finish on my nail color, protects longer, and never discolors or turns yellow like some.
TX Shopper from San Antonio, TX
I use this product on my nails, before color, and after color. Let dry, or not, and use a dry coat. Works great. This is my second bottle. Really like it. Only one product to fool with. Yay.
Rachel from Bellevur Wa
I typically apply it as base and top coat because I saw it makes my nails last longer and not chip easily.
Nova from Central MA
this is an absolute staple for everyone who loves nail polish. it dries quickly and lasts long. multiple layers don't get tacky like other clear coats. a must have
Patty from Atlanta, GA
Base coat dries quickly, and top coat doesn't show any of the blue color. Dries quickly too!
Viet from Oklahoma
I've only used this once as a top coat, I like it better than the China Glaze I had been using and I was happy with that one! So far it has better wear and less chipping so am heart happy at the investment since I also got it on sale☺️. I have not tried it as a base coat. My only complaint is that it is slightly tinted which will enhance some nails and set some color off from their true hue 😒, so I may try another top coat for my nail shades outside of the blue family!