December 30, 2010

Review: Essie Good to Go! Top Coat

No matter the occasion, a girl can't go wrong with a fresh, glossy manicure and pedicure.  For years, I got my nails done on a weekly basis at a salon that  refused to accept plurals.

More Than One Nail = NailS


Ha ha ha!

Although my nail technician was amazing, my obsession with maintaining immaculate french tipped digits wreaked havoc on our budget.  When I decided to ditch my corporate desk jockey job to pursue my medical field dreams, my weekly habit came to a screeching halt.  My new career came with a pay cut, as well as rules against talon painting.

I now buff, file, and polish my own nails at the Kate Gene Salon a.k.a. our home.  When I am in the clinic, I usually opt for natural nails, but occasionally go wild with a neutral pink polish.  On my own time, I tend to stick with vampy hues.

Essie's Good to Go! Top Coat delivers a shine that I consider to be comparable to the highly sought after Seche Vite.

[Even the dreary December weather can't diminish this glass-like shine!]

PROS:  Dries pretty quickly.  Extremely glossy.  When paired with O.P.I. polish, my manicure lasted nearly a week before chipping.

CONS:  Retails for $9.90.  However, if you do a little research, you can find coupon codes for, which is where I got my bottle from.

I am very pleased with my new top coat thus far.

What are you using to protect your handiwork?


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Dye-A-Graham said...

I have been looking for a good top coat since my beloved Seche Vite is hazardous to my health! Is the 'Good To Go' a top coat and a quick dry all in one?

Kate Gene said...

Dye-A-Graham - You can't use S. V. anymore? That sucks! :( Yep, Good to Go! is an all-in-one quick dry/top coat.

It's been a long time since I've used S. V., so I'm not sure how it compares as far as drying time goes. The shine, however, is insane!

Happy New Year! :)


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