Wednesday Beauty Buys
Weekly Top Coat
I have been itching to try out some of these shellac style polishes that promise a longer lasting finish without the expense or the use of a lamp.
These Vinylux polishes by CND seemed a good place to start.
|CND vinylux Pink Bikini, Rubble and Weekly Top Coat|
I ordered two colours - Pink Bikini and Rubble and the Weekly Top Coat.
My favourite nail polish brands are Essie, Orly and Jessica , but even with a good topcoat I only get a couple of days out of a manicure with these brands. It would be great to be able to extend this to 4 or 5 days. I tried the bloggers favourite top coat Seche Vite, but I found my nails chipped sooner with this. I think it is the quick dry variety that somehow causes a shorter wear time. The best top coat I have ever had had is the Orly Top 2 Bottom product.
These Vinylux polishes are easy to apply. The brush is a good size and carries an adequate amount of polish. You do need two coats as the first can look patchy, although this may be poor technique on my part! You then apply the weekly top coat. This gives a shiny, gel look to the finish that lasts.
I didn't get a whole weeks wear out of my nails, BUT I got a lot longer than usual nail polish!!
This stuff is very hardwearing and well worth the hype.
I am very hard on my nails . I am a cleaning junkie and an early years teacher - need I say more. If it lasts 4 -6 days on me then I am sure it will last even longer on a standard person! I also plan to try the topcoat out over normal polish - just in case it extends the wear!!
I got my polishes at Nail Polish Direct for £8.95 a polish and free delivery. They arrived well packed and quickly. I shall be back for more colours soon.
Have you tried these polishes - how long did they last for you?