Thursday, 5 July 2012

Top Coat Vs No Top Coat

When I paint my nails I sometimes forget to put on a base coat or a top coat and my nails chip pretty quick from the lack of it. However, my nails still chip with the use of a base and top coat so I decided to do a little experiment with some interesting results. I painted my nails around 4 days ago and used a top and base coat on my left hand but not on my right just to see which one chipped first and which one chipped more. I used my new Models Own 3 in 1 base coat, top coat and nail strengthener on the left hand with Barry M fuchsia over the top as featured in my latest CNL.

Left Hand: Base and Top Coat
Right Hand; Just nail varnish

Strangely the left hand with the top/base coat on it chipped first which I wasn't really expecting however I am still wearing the same chipped polish now and the right hand has definitely chipped off more than the nails with the top coat, one nail on my left hand is almost perfect still! Despite the results I'd say a top coat and base coat are a necessity for keeping the nails looking as good as possible for as long as possible. 


  1. A lot of the top coats I've tried over the years have been useless, where as a normal clear worked amazing. But seche top coat is my go to :D


  2. I am so bad at remembering to use topcoat (and base coat) however, when I do...I swear by Nails Inc!

  3. Wow, I have found that with some top coats before that they are utterly useless. However I have found the OPI one to be really great - a product I didn't think much of when I first got it but I'm really happy I have now :)


  4. that top coat made my nails yellow :(
    no7 is the best one!

    thanks for the comment on my blog!

  5. I never use a top coat on my nails! They normally last around 3 days-ish which is pretty crap.
    Maybe I'll invest in one! xxx


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