Name: No Chip Top Coat
Brand: China Glaze
From China Glaze’s website:
No Chip Top Coat provides a protective shield, which prevents lacquer from chipping and peeling. Offers chip control for maximum protection. Provides glossy. Doubles the life of lacquer.
What I liked:
– helps your manicure last longer
– gives nails a great shine
– pretty packaging
What I didn’t like:
– texture is very runny so application can be messy
– doesn’t dry quickly
China Glaze No Chip Top Coat seems to be one of those products that people either love or hate. Where do I stand? Somewhere in the middle. This is a top coat that does what it promises, but not so well as to justify its hefty price tag (I could rant endlessly about how outrageously and unfairly expensive China Glaze products are in Europe, but I’ll spare you this time).
Let’s start with the consistency. That’s quite runny which can make application very messy if you don’t carefully remove the excess product from the brush. The brush itself is quite small and glides easily on the nails, leaving behind a protective film that provides a very shiny finish to the nails, which I love. But does it really prevent the colour from chipping too?
Yes, but not for as long as I had hoped. Nail polishes usually last about 3 days on me, but a coat of China Glaze No Chip Top Coat prevented chips for 5. If you are gentler on your nails than I am on mine, then this top coat could easily make your manicure last up to a week. But still I found this to be pretty average for a top coat.
But what made me decide not to repurchase it is that it takes forever to dry, so you can easily ruin your newly-applied manicure if you’re not careful. Overall, it’s not a bad top coat at all, but there are better products on the market such as Mavala Colorfix Top Coat that do the exact same thing at a cheaper price and dry a lot faster too!
Available at: ulta
Overall, China Glaze No Chip Top Coat is an average top coat that prevents chip for at least 5 days and makes nails very shiny too. However, it takes forever to dry and is expensive.