Saturday, 3 November 2012

Top Coat wars, Sally Hansen VS Nails Inc

Top Coat Wars! 
Sally Hansen VS Nails Inc


So I bought these two last week to test them out and see which was best. Sally Hansen Acrylic No Chip was £4.75 from Boots and claims to seal in colour for a smooth, glossy finish and prevent chipping. 

Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat was £12.00 also from Boots. It doesn't say it prevents chipping, only that it 'locks in colour' for a longer lasting manicure.

I deliberately used a cheap nail polish for this in order to get the most out of the top coats. I used 17 Fast Finish polish in 'Smokey Marble' which cost £2.99 from Boots. 



So I applied the Nails Inc top coat to the left hand and the Sally Hansen to the right hand. (Both dried super quickly! 
Here is what it looked like once I applied 2 coats and a top coat. (Both top coats provided the same glossy look) 


Here are the results of the Sally Hansen top coat after exactly 1 week! 

As you can see, doesn't look great. The thumb colour completely desintegrated the next day and the index & middle finger about 2-3 days later.
Below are the results of the Nails Inc top coat. 

As you can see, so much better. The colour on the thumb only came off because I got strong sellotape stuck to it aboiut 4 days after painting my nails, if I hadn't, the colour would most likely still be intact. 

So ladies, if you're looking for a nice top coat, I suggest Nails Inc. If it works this well with a cheap polish, imagine how long you can keep your manicure with a good one? 
I know it's a little pricey, bu if you get down to boots they have this top coat & the Caviar base coat both for just £12.00, so you're basically getting one free! 


XOXO


50 comments:

  1. thank you dear :) following you now :)

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  3. WOW, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE doing my nails, and I always use different top coats, I'll take your tip :D
    Thank you ..

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    I'm following you now! Follow my blog too?
    Thank you

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  8. oh good to know, thanks for sharing!

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  9. thanks for this great review Dear ! ...would You like to follow each other ? just let me know :)

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  10. Thank you so much for the comment!!^^Nice blog!!^^
    Of course i would love to follow each other!!^^ I will follow you now!!

    Have a nice day!!^^

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  13. thank you so much for following dear:)) I am now following you too on GFC and G+!!:) but please check out your FB page because to me it shows up as not found when I click the facebook button in you blog:(( please let me know the link and I will "like" you back:D keep in touch! by the way, I have a new post now and would love to know your opinion on it!!

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  14. I've never tried a top coat but it is such a good idea :) Love the base colour!!

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    <3

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  15. I prefer Sally Hansen Insta-Dri for my top coat, but I can see the Nails Inc one worked much better for you :)

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  16. Been looking for a good top coat for a while now! Will definitely be trying the nails inc. one :D

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  18. Thank You so much and of course followed back :)

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  19. i followed you too on gfc and bloglovin , i hope you follow me on facebook ;)

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  22. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog!

    Have a lovely Sunday!

    Love,
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  23. Great review!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I find Sally Hanse so hit and miss but I love the Megashine topcoat from her. I looove Nails Inc, definitely worth the investment xx

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  29. followed back :) so so happy:)

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  30. thank you so much for you comment dear:)) keep in touch:)) happy week!


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  31. Hi girlie! I'm following you back on twitter, pinterest, and bloglovin:)!

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  35. like that colour! :)

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  37. Great,great review,lovely!
    I really like this post! I can't wait to see what you do next!
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  40. Beautiful color!! nice tip!!
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    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  41. wow, I think you have a great blog... really. I enjoyed looking and your posts and was wondering if you'd like to follow each other. I just opened up a new blog and would love your support on it!! Hope you come by soon! Stay in touch xx

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  42. perfect i dont used to polished my nails because it get ugglu : (

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  44. I picked the kensington caviar set when I was in the UK. So pleased with it :)

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  45. It is a good bargain isn't it? :)

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  46. This is such a great review, always on the look out for a great top coat :D I've been using Speed Daemon from Sally's Wholesale, but whenever i go to buy another one they're sold out haha

    Just stumbled across your blog and couldn't resist not following :D Hope you'll stop by and take a peek through mine :D

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  47. Thanks for following lovely!
    This post is so helpful, been looking for the perfect top coat! xo

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