The Gel Top Coat – An Alternative to Gel Nails


A gel manicure isn’t the only way to get a long lasting polished nails anymore. Many nail polish brands are now providing gel top coat polishes and long lasting polishes that boast gel manicure results. While most of these products probably won’t extend the life of your nail polish to 3 weeks, they may be a better alternative to the usual fast chipping, regular polish. These can be the perfect polishes for those who can’t find their favorite polish color from their gel polish brand of choice.


Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab
The Deborah Lippmann gel lab system promises long lasting nail polish finish with the same texture as a gel manicure. Like all of the top coats on this list, this one does not need to be cured under a lamp. Use it with your favorite nail polish brands for amazing results.
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Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat
This top coat is smudge free and dries in natural light in about five minutes. It leaves nails with a gel like covering, but it is easy to remove with regular nail polish. It’s recommended that for best results, you should use this every other day to seal the tips of the nails and extend the life even further.
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Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
This is a favorite top coat of many nail lovers everywhere, it’s inexpensive and provides a high gloss, long lasting finish to your manicure. One of the best parts of this top coat is that it can be applied while the nails are still wet and the entire manicure will dry in about 5 minutes. This is the cheapest option, but it still does a really great job.
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Any of these would make a great addition to a collection of gel polishes. They are simply extraordinary for taking your regular nail polish to the next level. Even if you already own a gel polish system, these are still a great thing to own for using with regular polishes that catch your fancy from time to time.