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Member since 10/05/2010
12 Feb 2014 10:05 AM
Thin, quick drying, very easy to use.
First thing I notice is that this top coat is very thin and easy to apply. It gives a nice shiny finish and dries relatively quickly. Not as quick as some of the Sally Hansen top coats.
My tips chipped after 4-5 days which is amazing for me.
So easy to apply. Just don't use too much or it won't dry as quick. Goes for any nail product.
Anyone who doesn't change their nail colour too often
Member since 19/10/2013
29 Oct 2013 12:13 PM
used to love it
this is the first to coat i had ever used and it gave me amazing results when i first bought it. dried really fast and hard and kept my manicure in place for a long time. however when i reached about half the bottle it started getting thick and started to leave bubbles on my nails which didn't look very nice at all.
Member since 05/03/2012
27 Jun 2013 3:49 PM
Fast drying & super glossy
This is the best top coat I have used. It is very thin, unlike other fast drying top coats I have tried which can tend to be gluggy, and this makes it go on smoothly and easily over any polish and set very hard. It is very glossy and dries quickly. It doesn't seem to last quite as long as other top coats but its so thin it's easy to apply another coat a few days later to top up the shine and maintain protection.
Member since 07/02/2012
27 Dec 2012 12:57 AM
Love the glossy finish
While I do use this product as a top coat to protect my nail polish from chipping my favourite use is just to give my nails a nice glossy, healthy shine. Its very thin in consistency, super easy to apply neatly, dries very quickly too. The brush has a nice flat tip that makes application easy. Well worth applying the top coat over my nail polish as this means it stays perfect for up to a week. Like the square shaped bottle and the product does not have a very strong smell. This is the first top coat product I ever bought and have stuck to the brand as it ticks all the boxes for me.
Member since 22/03/2011
16 Mar 2012 7:00 AM
Very good product.
Great top coat, easy to apply and super fast drying time.
Leaves a very nice smooth, glossy finish.
Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars for me is because i find it chips a little quicker than some of the other top coats I use.
Member since 23/12/2009
12 Dec 2011 12:41 PM
Best topcoat I have found!
This was the first top coat I had tried so didn't really know how great it is until I ran out and tried both the revlon topcoat and the expensive OPI topcoat nailpolishes. I can say with confidence this is definitely the best out of the 3. I was actually quite suprised how much better it was than OPI considering OPI is used in salons.
In the bottle it looks like it has a yellow tinge but it has never effected the colour of my nail polish when on. I will continue to use this product for as long as I can get my hands on it :)
Member since 01/10/2007
21 Jan 2011 10:35 PM
A great Top Coat for a Long Lasting finish
This is a great Top Coat. Goes on easily without having too much come out on the brush. It usually leaves me nails chip free for 4-5 days depending on the workout I give to my hands. The finishing touch you need to what ever colour or brand of nail colour you use
Member since 14/02/2010
5 Nov 2010 2:46 AM
I am a massive fan of the original revitanail and this top coat is the best it is fabulous on hands and feet and leaves a really nice shiny finish
Member since 29/10/2007
29 Sep 2010 12:56 PM
This has got to be the best Top Coat I've used to date! It goes on so easily and smoothly because the brush is nice and thin and strong. The formula dries in around a minute I'm quite sure and as it dries it protects any colour coats underneath that might not be perfectly dry yet as well. I can pop this on over all my layers of nail polish and be able to use my hands in under an hour, as compared to still getting blanket marks all over my lovely colour when I head to bed 4 hours after my at-home mani with other top coats! Definitely worth the price
Glossy protected nail colour
Member since 25/08/2008
27 Jul 2009 5:19 AM
Finishing top coat
Love this top coat from revitanail. Its lasts a long time and does a brilliant job of making nails extra glossy. Maintains colour very well and does a fab job to prevent chipping. I have found with this top coat, my colour is more likely to wear at the tips from using my hands for everything before colour will chip which usually gives me a week of flawless nails.
Is a fairly stinky product but dries quickly enough that its not too much drama and definitely worth it for fab DIY manis
Member since 12/01/2009
6 May 2009 10:41 PM
Best Top Coat I've Ever Used!
I was lucky enough to win this little beauty recently from BH and I have used it on my toes with a Cherry Red Revitnail colour. It looks stunning and hasn't chipped at all. Just wonderful!
Member since 02/02/2009
4 May 2009 8:04 AM
I'll be honest with you review-readers.... I've never used a top-coat before this one...
But my GOODNESS it left my nails all gorgeously glossy! Took AGES for me to get it off... with CUTEX REMOVER - and we all know how tough that lovely remover is.
Now, sadly, my nails did begin to chip halfway through my second day... but listen to the other reviewers on here and REAPPLY every two days - something I failed to do.
It dried within five minutes for me - and it's given me the incentive to continue using top coats. That's how good it is, and I love it!
Like Dr. LeWinn's other products, it doesn't smell as icky as some coats/polishes, but it does lose one point for chipping after a day and a half.
So a four from me! Yay!
Member since 15/03/2008
23 Apr 2009 11:15 AM
Revitanail Is A Top Coat!
The fan like brush makes it quick and easy to apply. With one stroke and a minute later your nails have that professional finish. You can use the top coat just on it's own but I use it over my nail polish and it kept my nail polish on for at least a week before it chipped. The top coat itself leaves a gorgeous, impressive shine and a very polished nail. It covered the imperfections of my nail polish lacquer job by providing a glowing layer that strengthened the nail itself too.
Member since 01/10/2007
4 Mar 2009 6:10 AM
Long lasting results
I do prefer a base and top coat in one personally but must admit i've never found a 2 in 1 that maintains the colour and integrity of the polish the same as a top coat only.
The odour of this top coat is very strong but it does make the colour last and last ,it stays glossy and looks newly applied much longer than other products i've used.
Member since 18/02/2008
2 Mar 2009 7:40 AM
Revitanail Top coat, Base coat and Polish
My nails have been in very bad shape since wearing acrylics about 4 months ago and the continually break and split even with the use of a top nail company nail strengthener. I have been using this polish for about 10 days and the condition of my nails has improved dramatically. They are now quite long and almost as strong as they used to be. This nail polsih dries really fast and looks super shiny. The only downfall I had was that the polish only lasted me 2 or 3 days even when I applied the top coat (I actually think it was the top coat that was causing it to come off as it the polish would seem to get clear cracks and then peel off. However I am more than happy with this as my nails are now in fantastic condition.
Member since 24/07/2008
2 Mar 2009 7:39 AM
A perfect finish, for a perfect manicure!
Dr LeWWINS Revitanail (Top Coat) is amazing! It differentiates itself from other top coats in the way that it ensures that my manicure lasts longer than with the use of any other ordinary top coat, it protects my polish from chipping, is completely smudge free and provides my nails with an extraordinary long lasting glossy shine. It's formula is a very thin consistency so it is easily applied. Only one coat is necessary for effectiveness and if applied once every 2 days you can be sure you are maintaining your manicure. It is fast drying and sets quickly as well. My manicure lasted me well over a week without any sign of needing to reapply nail polish. If you happen to think there is no need for a top coat and that it doesn't really effect the manicure I decided to test that as well for you. I didn't apply a top coat to one finger and I found that after 2 days it was already showing signs of chipping and the nail did not look as polished and professional. Will definitely purchase again and will recommend it to friends and family.
Member since 30/09/2007
1 Mar 2009 11:04 PM
Step 3 - It's all about the finish
The Top Coat $14.95 promises to provide a stunning long lasting gloss and protection from chips...true also! For me the success was in the wearing, 4 whole days before signs of fatigue ! Even then it wore off the tips and didn't chip! I am now into day 3 of my second application and I love it! As for my toes it's been a whole week! To look at my nails with pride (and frankly I've admired them endlessly for the last week) is something I had given up on! My nails feel stronger and look fantastic, and I highly recommend it!
For me Dr LeWINNS Revitanail has restored my faith in nail polish, for a salon nail finish at home and at a very reasonable price definitely a must buy!
Member since 11/12/2007
1 Mar 2009 10:43 AM
Super glossy =)
This top coat is very thin in consistency. It applies very well and dries fairly quickly leaving a super glossy coat. I love the glossiness of this polish; it is by far one of the best I have used although it needs reapplying every second day. However this polish did not help the coloured nail polish I was wearing underneath to last as the tips were worn off after less than two days. The bottle it comes in is a neat squared off design with a good brush. Worn alone (or with just clear base coat) this polish looks great for a very natural but classy look or something that is able to be worn to places such as school. It is also great for adding that extra touch to your nails for a special night out. At $14.95 the price is fairly reasonable though I would be buying it more for the glossy look than its ability to stop chips and help polish last longer.
Member since 24/09/2007
1 Mar 2009 12:46 AM
I was really impressed with this product. I've never actually used top coat before this one so I don't have another to compare it to. Now that I'm using it, I can't believe I ever lived without it. It provided the perfect quick drying finish to seal and protect the brilliant colour of the lacquer. My nail looked and felt so smooth after applying.
Member since 25/05/2008
28 Feb 2009 4:11 AM
Good for Everyday
I normally use a revitagloss top coat so this was sure to be interesting. While the bottle is a tad smaller than my revitagloss, I expected similar results. In fact I found that while the revitanail top coat dried quicker, it was not as glossy as revitagloss (which is not that disappointing because after all revitagloss does have the word 'gloss' in it). Extraordinary staying power, much like my usual. Very impressive, as I've come to expect from Dr Lewinns Top Coats. One heart off for not convincing me to leave my Revitagloss ( I love my glossy finish)... : )