Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Review: Essie Good To Go

Do excuse the terrible Fall Out Boy-based title pun.. It's late and it's stuck in my head, okay!?
As mentioned in my end-of-exam-shopping-trip post, I recently purchased Essie's Good To Go top coat from the Boots diffusion line. Priced at £8.99 for 15ml, Good To Go is a rapid dry top coat which claims to set colour in seconds. I'll start by saying now, I've not tried any other quick-dry top coats (I know, I know!) so I can't make any comparisons, I'll just be giving my thoughts on it as a product in its own right.


As far as I can tell this comes in the same bottle as the other polishes in the Essie diffusion range, although it does come in a plastic box packaging. The brush is quite narrow which gives good control but means you need quite a few strokes to cover the nail. The polish goes on very nicely, I tend to paint my left hand, then right, then top coat on left hand, then right. This means I leave my polish about two minutes before applying the top coat, and it goes on really smoothly. With nail art I've found it's best to wait a little longer to avoid smudging.


As for the rapid dry claim? I'm sold. This gives my nails a gorgeous glossy finish and is rock-hard within a couple of minutes - no more crossing my legs because I forgot to go to the toilet before painting my nails, no more fingerprints from touching it to see if the polish is dry, and no more pillow marks from where I think my nails are dry and go to bed, only to wake up the next morning and realise they weren't.



I'd say this top coat prolongs nail wear but since I very rarely wear nail polish for more than two days anyway, I can't really say how well. I've worn this over four or five different nail polishes now and been delighted with the results each time. This will definitely be a re-purchase, and one I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who has ever nearly wet themselves waiting for nail polish to dry!

xo

7 comments:

  1. I do like Essie's varnishes normally but haven't got around to trying anything of their coatings and finishes. This one sounds like it's rather usable!

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    1. I've not tried any of their normal polishes but this is fab so I definitely will have to check some out! xo

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  2. I have to get this! Thanks for the recommendation. I constantly smudge my nails while impatiently waiting for them to dry and then the whole process begins again!

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    1. No problem! I have the same problem but this pretty much solves it! xo

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  3. have it. love it. swear by it. and I have short, stubby nails ... but it still works like a charm! nice review ... I approve. :)

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