I really want to get on board with this whole gel effect nail polish trend but I just can’t. This is the best I’ve tried, the gloss is amazing and it really does look like gel HOWEVER it chips within the day if I don’t wear a top coat and if I do.. well whats the point of the special formula? My Seche Vite makes every polish I wear look gel-like so I guess I’ve been spoiled by that but ultimately there’s little point to a high shine finish if it’s not hard wearing I don’t think this (or any other) is. Bizarrely enough on the Nails Inc website it even recommends using a base and top coat – madness I tell you!
Rant aside this is a very nice formula, streak free and very opaque but a little thick and slow to dry (hence the dent in my thumb above) – but that’s to be expected. I guess I’m just not sold on the concept but if a brand brings out a chip resistant (I’m looking at 5 days or more) version I could be swayed. Obviously everyone is different and if you have no need for a top coat and only wear one for the shiny finish this is probably your holy grail but I need me my seche vite or I’m repainting daily.