Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Revlon Quick Dry Top & Base Coat

review swatch photo
nail prep

While I've always been very conscious about using a topcoat I've never really though about using a base coat. I thought it was one of those silly steps people try to sell to you. However since getting the Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat I've realised how important of a step it is within a nail care routine. I find my poslishes flake off less and don't stain my nails. Colours like blue, green and anything dark seems to stain my natural nail and then I cant for the life of me remove the colour from the nail. A huge pain when you want to swap to a lighter colour. The Quick dry Top Coat is quick drying and perfect for getting that sleek glossy finish on the nails with minimal effort. It's not my favourite top coat of all time but I do really enjoy using it as it's perfect for finishing off a nail colour. While I'm not a huge fan of the brushes on either of these polishes as they are the long thing type, however the formula is excellent and really do help polish last for a while. For those conscious of DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde polishes, these are completely free of the big three!


  1. Great review. I always look for a fast drying top coat cause there's nothing worse than painting your nails and waiting ages for them to dry. Seche Vite is my favourite at the moment.

  2. I really want to try this base coat. I used any old base coat but I love Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat x


  3. Great review. I'm always too lazy to use base and top cat then end up peeling of my varnish within a day! Plus I'm left with gross stained nails. Some girls never learn. xx


  4. so great rewiew ! :)


  5. Yey! Thankyou for sharing as I'm running low on topcoat and used only on base coat in my life! <3 xo


  6. they look good xx


  7. New follower :) When you have acrylics you don't need a base coat but when I didn't have the fake ones I did use a base coat for the exact same reasons!

  8. i haven't ever really bothered with either a base coat or a top coat. i always knew base coats were great for keeping nails in great health and preventing them from being stained but i just never went out a bought one. on top of this, i've never found a cheap version of a top coat but i think these are for me! thanks for the post and heads up! :) X

  9. Using base and top coat makes such a difference!

    Katie xo

  10. I was actually really impressed with the Revlon base coat. Definitely made a difference. x

  11. I have this top coat and am not too thrilled with it but base coats are a must... I find that pretty much any brand of base coat is a good one for protecting your nails! :)


  12. Thank you for the review I was looking for a fast dry so ill try these!oxox


  13. I used to use a base&top coat from OPI but i think there a little overpriced so going to give these a go thanks for reviewing!


  14. I used to think the same up until now!
    Will try out their base coat!
    S xx


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