I used to get manicures at a salon weekly, but now, being that I am a poor student and the fact that salon prices are much more expensive in DC than NY, I have been DIY’ing my mani pedi’s.
In order to ensure that I wasn’t spending time to do my nails only to have them chip in the next couple of days, I went in search of a top notch topcoat. Since I had heard great things about Butter London, I decided on the brand’s Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat. This topcoat is much thicker than others I have tried, and I think that this consistency is is the reason why my manicures have lasted over a week without a single chip in sight. It also delivers the glossiest finish I have seen – it reminds me of the look of a gel manicure, but without the nail-damaging effects.
Finally, I have to mention this topcoat’s dry time – I can paint my nails 10 minutes before walking out the door and know that I won’t have to worry about smudging. How incredible is that?! All in all, this topcoat is a must have for me – and I would definitely recommend it for any of you who paint your own nails often.