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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Review: No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat

No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat - £7 - Boots

I have a confession. Up until a few weeks ago, I'd never bought or used a top coat. It's mainly because I'm not the biggest nail fan. Don't get me wrong, I love my nails to look pretty, but it adds more time onto my already long routine and you have to continuously change the shade - and don't get me started on chipping! However, I have been indulging in my nails recently and with Boots handing out £5 No7 vouchers left, right and centre (please do this forever!), I thought I'd give it go. 

As always, you have the usual sleek No7 bottle design with gold writing which I like. I'd normally write about the shade now, but as there is none - let's discuss the claims it makes and whether I felt they lived up to expectation. It claims to 'touch dry in 60 seconds', to be 'long lasting' and 'peel and chip resistant.' As far as dry-time goes - it does dry extremely fast which is good for me as I'm quite impatient with my nails. I do find that the top coat is long lasting as I never need to top it up, however my nails do still chip. I don't know if that's because my actual nail varnish is shoddy or whether it's the top coat, but it's easily rectified with a top up. 

Would I purchase this again? Yes. Before I used a top coat, my nails would smudge within seconds and chip non-stop so it's converted me back into enjoying painting my nails again! I bought this bottle with my No7 voucher so only paid £2 compared to the usual £7.

Do you recommend any top coat brands? 


  1. I couldn't live without this! I often end up painting my nails then smudging them five minutes later, this really does dry super-quickly!

    1. That's exactly what happens to me! Thank god for top coat! xx


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