Super Shine Nail Finish - Protects and Seals Nail Color with Brilliant Long-Lasting Shine! Provides a clear protective finish that seals nail color for longer wear and better resistance to chipping and peeling. Protects nail enamel for a longer-lasting manicure.
I remember having a conversation about a year back with a nail-obsessed friend of mine, S. She was telling me about how she was searching for this one particular shade that she saw on another lady - it was the perfect pink "like how we see in magazines, Rads" with an amazing glossy finish to it. Needless to say, she bought her way through a lot of hopefuls without getting that elusive glossy finish that she so desperately sought. What both of us didn't realize then was that what we needed was not a shade but a coat - a top coat! A year older and many blog centuries wiser, I found out the answer in the many awesome nail polish blogs out there. A quick run to Target, and I got myself the Sally Hansen Super Shine Top Coat - it's an inexpensive drugstore brand and Sally Hansen is quite a popular nailcare brand, and I bought it on an impulse :D
How to Use the Sally Hansen Super Shine Nail Finishing Top Coat
I have not tried any other top coat, so I really cannot comment on how well this fares in comparison, but it does what it claims - gives a glossy effect and prevents the polish from chipping - so this is a definite winner for me. Do give it a try if you are on the lookout for a good inexpensive top coat :) The one fault that I do find with this is I have to ensure I take a somewhat generous amount of the product on the brush and apply it gently, otherwise it tends to wipe off/dissolve the nail polish a bit.