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March 2010
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I've been trying out

“David” topcoat.

And I must say, I don’t like it so far! The brush leaves streaks. I have the 2.5 ounce bottle though, so maybe the brushes on those just suck, I dunno. I could (and plan to) decant it into a smaller bottle. I do love the slanted bottom-thingy that enables me to tilt the bottle a bit though. But the thing I don’t think I’m going to be able to deal with is the fact that polish DOES. NOT. DRY. Oh sure, the topcoat entirely dries to the touch, like, instantly, like while I’m painting it on. But the layers of polish underneath don’t ever dry entirely, so that if I bump my nail on something, the entire sheet of polish on my nail just sort of slides or folds up. Sure, I could just, oh I don’t know, WAIT FOR MY POLISH TO DRY COMPLETELY before adding topcoat, but really, why should I have to do that when Seche exists in the world??

I’ve also been testing out the basecoat and cuticle oil from the Supply Source, and I like them so far, I think. The basecoat has fixed my problem with holos going on streaky and clumpy, and the cuticle oil (I got the apple pear) smells like candy.

But, I need to test all three out a little more before entirely deciding.

1 comment to I’ve been trying out…

  • ChynnaBlue

    I love David so much I went back for 6 more bottles (the small ones). As an “I just finished my nails” top coat you’re right – it doesn’t dry the polish the way something like Seche Vite does. But it’s fantastic as a refresher. I put it on for Day 2 of a manicure and it dries quickly, is extremely shiny, and doesn’t get scratch marks the way SV does. If you’re getting drag marks from the brush, try adding a little thinner. You shouldn’t have to, on principle, do that when a polish is new, but I’d had to with a few. I only had to add some to David when the bottle was 2/3 empty.

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