10 nail varnish top coats on test

10 nail varnish top coats on test

If you've ever spent an hour carefully giving yourself a manicure, only for it to chip within minutes, you'll know how annoying it can be! I feel your pain - that's why I decided to test 10 top coats, one on each nail, over a busy weekend. But which ones would crack under the pressure?

I used (little finger on left hand - little finger on right hand)







No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat £6

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat £6.99

Renunail 3D Top Coat £11

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat £9

Orly Top2 Bottom Coat £11.20








Nella Milano Top Coat £8.95 (now reduced to £6.99)

Chanel Laque Brilliance Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer £19.36

Nail HQ Gel Top Coat £5.99

Nailberry Shine and Breathe Top Coat £17

Eye Candy Perfect Finish Top Coat £4


For fairness I used the same base coat and colour. And the results...? Well, amazingly, despite being on my right hand (ie the one which gets the most use in day-to-day life) by far the best were Nella Milano Top Coat and Nail HQ Gel Top Coat. I was really happy with the no-chip results of both, plus their purse-friendly prices. Well done to both.


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