If you know me even in the slightest (or have seen the complete and utter joy radiating from every orifice of my being when throwing away certain products in my "Empties" videos) then you know I'm all about using up my beauty products to the very last drop. I spend far too much on frivolous makeup purchases (leading to twenty shades of the same eyeshadows, five different foundations I 'need' to test out and try for myself, etc.) to just toss them aside, much less away, if I don't like a couple of their quirks. Heck, even if I loathe the product's every attribute (need I remind you of my experience with a certain foundation?) I'll use it up because darn it all to hell if I'm going to let something I spent an hour's worth of sweat, tears, and other leaking bodily fluids working retail for go to complete waste.
Enter the Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat; the exception, the UFO spotting, the rule when it comes to me being unable to use up a beauty product.
I tried so hard to use up this top coat, really I did. But nearly halfway through the bottle and I just can't do it anymore… I can't handle chips and desert-esque cracks showing up in my nail polish the day after I paint them. Especially not from a brand that I typically trust in terms of all things nail polish. Truly, Revlon is probably one of my favorite brands for nail care (and probably my top favorite from the drugstore) so having such an intense hatred for one of their products comes close to killing me in more sadistic ways than one.
However, just like my hips, the photos below just don't lie (I really hope you caught that reference…):
These pictures were after only two days, TWO DAYS, of wear, neither of which were spent doing heavy labor. I know it's all due to the top coat because the polishes I'm using under it are nothing short of spectacular (the one above being the beautiful polish from this post). I'm so gutted you guys… but I just can't keep on keepin' on with the Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat. It may live up to claims of drying super fast (truly, it's solid after a minute or two), has never caused problems with bubbling (I'm assuming because of its watery consistency), and looks great for the first 24 hours but after that… well… you can see the pictures above; it's just not pretty. Not practical. Not worth ruining plenty a pretty other polish.
In other, better, news: if you didn't already see in my blog's sidebar or hear me say it in my last video, I got an instagram account the other week! You all seemed really gung-ho about me getting one so I hope you enjoy the Galileo-centric posts to come over there. Feel free to follow if you'd like!
Anyways, have you tried the Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your favorite top coat?
xoxo - Cassie