Since I change up my nail polish on the regular, I decided to do a Top Coat Challange to see which Top Coat stood up the the test of time on my nails. I rummaged through my collection and grabbed a couple that stood out. The top coats I chose are as follows:
1) China Glaze Fast Forward top coat
2) Orly In A Snap
3) Glisten & Glo HK Girl (Indie Brand)
4) Cover Girl Boundless Colour
5) Orly Won't Chip Protective Polymer Shield
6) Seche Vite
I grabbed the closest bottle of nail polish, Essie's Boom Boom Room bright pink and painted my nails. I painted one finger with one top coat in the order above. Here are my results. This is day one.
So just a disclaimer here, these did not have a base coat on them. Also, yes they are the same nails, just taken with 2 different cameras. So as you can clearly see, the last two nails held up the most. They are the Orly Won't Chip and the Seche Vite... which as a matter of fact.... are my two of my favorite top coats.
And just because I'm me..... I decided to do another round, with yet another brand of nail polish and adding some different top coats. This time I decided to use Orly's polish in the shade Jealous Much. I also decided to use a base coat. I used Orly Bonder for my base coat.
This time I used the following top coats:
1) Sally Hansen No Chips Top Coat
2) Essie's No Chips Ahead
3) Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat
4) Seche Vite Top Coat
5) Orly In a Snap Top Coat!
And for reference.... I have shown them in a picture up above, in the order they were used! This is how they fared......
After doing this round, I tossed my Seche Vite out and replaced it with a new one. Just a note.... my Seche Vite was very very stringy...so it was ready to be tossed! I did notice A BIG difference in chipping when I USED the base coat???? But these are my clear findings.
Do you use a base coat?? What top coat is your favourite? Let me know some of your choices!!
Until Next Time