At any given time, there are at least 5 top coats in my collections. Different nail polish formulas call for a different topcoat. At least that is the story I am sticking with. :P
By far the longest love affair is the one with Poshe Fast Drying topcoat. After 30+ bottles and more than 10 years, it is finally time for a review. I know, I know .. snail speed.
As a fan of thicker topcoat formulas and brushes, it is no surprise Poshe falls into both of them. 2 strokes and I am done -> less chance to ruin color nail polish, nail art … I mastered the right amount for my nails and deposit just the right thickens which dries manicure super-fast, leaves glossy/gel finish and it extends manicure for a day or two.
The only really downside is the fact that it can shrink nail polish beneath it. I mostly solve the problem with time tinkering – how soon should I put topcoat over the still wet nail polish, should I use a little bit less of it …
The only other topcoat that came close in speed was Seche Vite Dry Fast topcoat. But as Seche contains toluene … I’ll pass.
While super-fast drying time was the main draw for me, you always complimented this topcoat for its glossy almost gel looking shine. Even my postman askes me if I had “gelish” when I use Poshe. :D
Over the 10+ years, the majority of the nail polish swatches you saw from me were made with this topcoat. So I went with nail polishes that are probably still around. The majority of my nail polish collection is already in the oldtimer category so it was not an easy task. :D
I run Facebook group for beauty lover and they voted Essence Extreme Shine Top Coat and
Catrice Power Gel 2in1 Base & Top Coat as the best top coats for 2019. Guess which 2 will I be testing next. :D Did you try any of them?
Which top coat is your favorite?