I’ve noticed a trend amongst Japanese nail products for Gel Top Coats. The idea is getting a ‘gel nail finish’ but without the commitment of a gel nail. I’m all for that! I am not one for gel or fake nails (yes I know they are different things) so a low commitment top coat is ideal for me:
Kiss Me’s nail Mente range is quite small but quite good and affordable.
I don’t have any kind of die hard top coat or base coat products, although I do like CND’s Stickey base and of course Seche Vite as a top coat….
I used this a number of times over the last 2 months and I have to say, it’s a great top coat. It’s not too heavy, and dries fairly quickly despite looking like it’s left a thick, glossy layer on the nail. It’s no where near as gloopy as Seche Vite.
Also the gloss is just lovely. I do think there’s a slight gel nail look about it – some people asked me if my nails were fake – NO – but I suppose that’s because I have long claws at the moment (“Don’t you think your nails are a bit long” – Mr C. And off I go to chop them….)
Do you ever get that? When you get so intent on growing your nails or your hair that you don’t notice when you morph into an impression of a witch? Hair full of split ends? Nails splitting at the edges? Don’t think girls, just CHOP. I digress.
Here’s 1 coat of the Nail Mente Top Coat:
Also, I found my polish lasted a week, not bad, not bad, I do a lot with my hands so I think it’s pretty good.
All in all, this is my current to go Top Coat – I can’t think of any faults with it at all.
I bought this from adambeauty.com I paid about £6 I think!
What is your favourite base and top coat?