Ok, so I have been working on this post for almost two weeks! I get so frustrated that it takes me over an hour to give myself a decent looking manicure, and it seems to chip the very next day! I have used topcoats before, but they were always the cheap ones. They didn't seem to do anything, which led me to wonder...is it because I didn't splurge for the brand name one, or because top coats are just pointless? So, I decided to try a little experiment.
I gave myself a manicure using one of my favorite nail polishes by Revlon, without using a topcoat.
But by the end of the day, it looked like this:
By the end of the NEXT day, it looked like this:
Then, a few days later, I gave myself a manicure using the same nail polish, but this time I applied the Sally Hansen topcoat.
Looking good again!!
By the end of the day, it had started to chip just a little. It pretty much looked the same as the end of the non-topcoat day did.
So, my verdict is that the topcoat didn't help my manicure last any longer. BUST!! I also tried as hard as I could to keep dishwashing, etc. at a minimum on these days so that the results could be as accurate as possible.