Today it's all about my favourite nail top coat, it's Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer. wow, that's a long name! This is because it was released as part of the Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails line. The line included many other products like base coat, nail tips, nail glue etc. but this baby became the talk of the nail blogosphere so fast!
Why? Because it does everything you want your top coat to do. It's fast drying, as fast as Seche Vite. It's shiny, as shiny as Seche Vite. It makes your nails strong. This is a little difficult to explain but have you ever experienced sheet lines? Like you paint your nails and go to sleep after your nails are dry. The next morning you wake up and your nails are full of tiny textured lines. This will never happen to you with this top coat. After you nails are completely dry you can step on them without ruining your mani. I personally prefer this to Seche Vite for two reasons. One is the price, Seche Vite is more expensive and we, EU people, have to also pay shipping because it's a US product. Second is the fact that Seche Vite seems to peel off after I take a bath or wash dishes and things like that. Does it happen to you too or my Seche Vite just hates water? And like most thick top coats (Konad top coat, Seche Vite) this one won't smudge your nail stamping. If you apply beads or 3D nail stickers it will smooth them a little and secure them for as long as you want to keep them. I have never had a problem with this top coat. If it gets too thick I'll just use my regular nail thinner and it's good as new!
Now the problem is that I cannot find this baby in my country anymore! I asked a shop assistant and she told me that they won't bring the Studio Nails line anymore. I don't care about the other Studio Nails products (ok, I like the nail stickers but I can live without them) but what about my baby? I was hoping Essence would make it part of the permanent collection but I don't think it is yet.
So, tell me, have you tried it? Do you like it? Is it still available in your country?