Chipped paint is the nemesis of all polish lovers. Unfortunately, aside from gel manicures, there aren’t any colored polishes that can 100% guarantee no chipping. That’s why it’s best to go for a no chip nail polish top coat that you can use on top of the colors you already own. Use the top coat with a long lasting polish and you’ll have an even more miraculous manicure. Here are some top coats that promise to remove all of your chipping woes.
China Glaze No-Chip Top Coat
This top coat promises to prevent chipping polish and keep your nails healthy. It will keep your polish from chipping for 7 to 10 days. Along with no-chip awesome-ness, your nails will be protected from scuffing, and substances that are normally damaging, like detergents and cleaning chemicals. It’ll do a good job of protecting the nails even if you do things that require you to use your hands a lot. As for the appearance of the finish? It’s very shiny and pretty.
CND Super Shiney Top Coat
CND Super Shiney Top Coat will dry your nails fast and provide a chip free finish. There’s no smudging after applying and it works great with all kinds of nail polish. A coat of this will dry super hard, sealing and protecting the nail color. UV absorbers are included that will guard the polish from fading and discoloring. You can get a nice big bottle that can last you over a year. That’s great if you find that you love this stuff and want to use it all the time.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top Coat
Dry your nails in only 30 seconds and get a chip resistant finish with this top coat. Your nails will stay chip free for up to 10 days. With the UV shielding, you’ll also have protection from color fading. While the promise of no chipping is great, part of the magic lies in how fast the polish dries. You’ll be able to get back to whatever you were doing, or want to do, right away. And you’ll do it all with a brilliant high shine finish.
Revlon Extra Life Top Coat
Revlon’s top coat has a vitamin enriched formula with a finish that is as smooth as glass. It will extend the life of your polish for over a week. The formula is thin and not at all goopy. Longer lasting nail polish will also extend to polishes you may have had trouble keeping on for longer than a day in the past.
Butter London Hardwear Top Coat
This top coat is really durable. It will leave your nails rock hard. Butter London’s formula will prevent tip wear, and extend the life of your polish, all with an ultra glossy finish. Plus it’s totally non-toxic. This one is pretty pricey, but one bottle should last a good long time even with regular, weekly use. If you use a polish that is old, or cheap, that might be a bit clumpy and gloopy, this top coat will actually help to smooth out imperfections.
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Treatment
For a top coat that will strengthen and protect the nails, this is the one. It will make your nails feel noticeably harder and stronger right away. It prevents cracking, chipping, pealing and splitting. Since it prevents nail breakage, it’s a wonderful way to grow nails out longer. This one works as multiple products. You can use it as a nail strengthener, completely on it’s own or you can also use it as both a base coat to strengthen the nails, and then use it as a top coat to prevent chipping and damage to your polish. It’s brilliant for weak nails that may be prone to bending. Your nails will become totally solid and all those problems will be eliminated.
If you’re really looking to get the most out of your manicure, look for a top coat that will extend the life of your color. Don’t forget to use a base coat as well. The results will be even more incredible.