Beauty Secrets Nail Hardener & Thickener
I feel like this is a very good product it went on my nails smoothly and dried up really fast!!!
December 27, 2014
Okay...so I searched high and low for my HG top coat and have been committed to this one for at least three years. I have stuck with it because my pedicures last about two weeks...sometimes three, depending on the brand of nail polish I use. My manicures last about four to five days with minimal tip wear and I wash my hands alot. By day five, I want to change the color anyway. Also, it is thin and applies like a dream. There is absolutely no shrinkage, which is very important to me and the product does not thicken in the bottle like other top coats I know. And it hardens my nails. I have really thin nails and this top coat definitely gives them strength.
What I do not like about this top coat is that on my nails, it takes forever and a day to dry, no matter which nail polish brand I use. And I only apply two thin coats...hardly ever do I apply three coats when the color is not opaque enough. I do my manicures in the morning and have to wait two whole hours before I can do anything with my hands. Then I go to bed at night, like eleven and wake up the next day with sheet marks. Makes absolutely no sense to me. It is also not shiny on the second day with all the sheet marks and all. So I only get a half a day of a perfect manicure.
I cannot do this anymore. I am back on the search for a faster drying top coat that has the same good qualities I like about this one. I am going to try Hoofer's Choice next. Let's see if that will work.
September 30, 2013
This is a decent, inexpensive top coat. It goes on easy and smooth. It is a good hardener also and my polish usually keeps in shape for just about a week (depending). It also dries pretty quick. The only "negative" thing I can say about it is that I am one of those people that prefer a top coat with a super, duper high shine/gloss. This does not have that. Don't get me wrong, it has a nice, shiny finish, I just like it super wet looking. Overall, I would say a really good product for the money.
July 6, 2013
Pretty decent nail hardener
I typically use this as a top coat. While it isn't that shiny, it does make my polish last longer and protect it. I work in the service industry, so my polish is prone to chipping from using my hands so much. But this hardener has actually caused my polish to last 1.5 times as long as it usually would.
It does take a little while to dry. By my nails do feel harder. They used to bend and peel very easily and now they are much less prone to breakage.
March 12, 2013