At first I was pretty happy with this topcoat. It does leave a glossy shine on your nails. But it has to be the slowest drying topcoat I have ever tried. I had to be very careful even hours after doing my nails, and still I'd end up with dents and scratches all over my manicure. Okay fine, I thought. I can work around that by doing my nails during a TV show or a movie so I can sit and do absolutely nothing. That worked fine enough for a while, because I ran out of my other topcoat and since there aren't many stores near me I didn't have a chance to pick up a new one.
After a week or so the topcoat started becoming really gloopy and thick. It was very hard to control and I'd end up with a thick layer of topcoat which took even longer to dry than it did before. I don't have any type of thinner though, so this was quite a disappointment. At least it still applied smoothly, or so I thought.
But now, with my past few manicures, it has gotten even worse. Apart from being gloopy and thick, it didn't even apply smooth anymore. Also, I now get bubbles. A lot of them. All over my nails, over every manicure, no matter what I do. I'm not always the brightest person, so when I did my first successful attempt at gradient and saran wrap nails I put this topcoat over it to smoothen things out. After a few minutes I wanted to kick myself in the head for making that horrible, horrible decision.
Bubbles. Sad bubbles.
Honestly I'm not sure if every bottle is like this or if I happened to get a bad one, but I do know that this one is going in the trash and I'm picking up at least one new top coat tomorrow! Have you tried this topcoat? Did you like it or was your experience with it as horrendous as mine? Do you have any topcoats to suggest to me? I'd love to hear them.