I’m still searching for the “best” topcoat out there.. so far these are the ones that’s I’ve tried, tested and loved over the years. They’re not the “best” but they sure get the job done! If you have anything in mind, please comment below (:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat (0.45fl oz/13.3ml – P450.00)
Dries your manicure to touch in 30 seconds and keeps it beautiful for up to 10days! After applying your nail lacquer, wait two minutes, then apply one coat of Insta-Dri, then viola!
Orly Sec ‘N Dry Multi-Layer Quick-Dry Topcoat (6fl oz/18ml – P495.75)
Penetrates and quickly dries your manicure, creating a hard protective finish. After applying your nail lacquer, apply one – two coats then you’re done in 60 seconds!
Sally Hansen Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat (0.43fl oz/12.7ml – P450.00)
Dries your manicure in just 60 seconds and keeps it beautiful for up to 10 days! Resists chipping, cracking, peeling and damaging moisture. Micro-diamonds add mirror shine and strength. Apply 1 thick coat over wet or dry nail lacquer, dries to touch in 60 seconds. Apply a new coat as needed to freshen manicure and add extra shine and protection.
Pros: Quick dry! Glossy chip resistant nails that last up to 5-7 days. Not bad at all, considering how hard I am on my nails and hands everyday plus I change my nail polish every week.
Cons: Formula tends to get goopy after a long time of use.. I’d say 6-8 months before a bottle turns bad.
Orly Tough Cookie Strengthening Basecoat for Sensitive Nails (0.3fl oz/9ml – P245.75)
Natural strengthening basecoat nourishes dry, brittle, sensitive nails with African Okoume tree extract. Nails grow long, strong and smooth. Apply once per week as a basecoat.
Orly Bonder Rubberized Lacquer Gripping Basecoat (0.3fl oz/9ml – P245.75)
A unique rubberized basecoat, grips lacquer to the nail surface for extra lasting adhesion. Apply one coat as basecoat under your nail lacquer.
Pros: Prevents my nails from staining or turning yellow. Makes a smooth surface for lacquer application. Orly Bonder grips on matte lacquers real good! (Bonder – Matte lacquer, repeat)
Available at PCX, First Aid (Greenbelt), Pure Beauty (Serendra), Rustan’s, Landmark, SM Dept. Store, individual shops and online. Price varies depending on where you get them.