Hoofer's Choice Shield Top Coat
Extensive search yields best top coat ever!!!
I tried 10 different top coat brands. I was searching for lasting durability and shine. This product has proven to outlast the rest for a natural nail! 2-3 super thin coats on top of a manicured nail or polish will last about 5 days. Other top coats chip within 2-3 days. Dires fast, super shine, and easy to work with.
September 16, 2012
This is a very nice top coat that imparts a very nice shine/sheen. It is clear, so it will not change the color of your polish at all. I tried this one with another top coat that I used on my other hand, and this one by far had a much nicer sheen to it. Yes, I recommend this product so give it a try. Don't apply to heavy though, and use one light coat, and you should get good results. It lasts pretty good too before nails start to chip.
April 25, 2014
Great, at first...
This top coat was great, at first. It did all that other reviewers claimed it did: high shine, relatively fast dry time, and manicures last longer.
But, after a month or so after usage I began noticing shrinkage of my polish. Not just at the tips, but the base of my nail as well. I didn't consider this too bad since it wasn't noticeable from afar.
The biggest problem I have with this product is now it's beginning to "crack." After a few days I noticed white lines in my polish. I tried wiping them off thinking it was on the surface of my nail, but after closer inspection it was the top coat cracking. I find the cracks rather unsightly (my manicure resembles wrinkled paper). Although my polish hasn't chipped yet, I feel like I have to re-do my entire manicure because it's become so unsightly.
October 8, 2013
Try this Product!
After reading all the good reviews, I had to try this product for myself. Top coats often take forever to (completely) dry and end up smudging. Last time I used this one, it only took about 30 minutes for my nails to completely dry . I went to bed and woke up with NO smudges. I will continue to purchase this product because it is the best one out there :)
May 24, 2013