I am tough on my nails and as a OCD-candidate/germophobe I wash my hands around 50 times per day. Ok, maybe not exactly 50 times, but I am sure it is pretty close and you get the picture that nail polish will not last long on my nails. After seeing rave reviews about the CND Vinylux Weekly Topcoat, I was very keen to try it in the hopes of finding a topcoat that will lasts longer than a day or two.
Product Consistency: The Vinylux Weekly Topcoat is a thick, clear liquid that applies easily once onto the nail. The brush is easy to handle and distributes the product with precision.
Drying Time: I find the Vinylux Weekly Topcoat takes a little longer to dry than the Revlon Gel Envy Diamond Topcoat (you can read my comparison review here) for example. I would say it is completely dry in about five minutes which is still great.
Finish: It has a gloss, high-shine finish. The glossiness disappears after about 2-3 days.
How long does it last? I first tested it with only one coat and found that lighter colors remained chip-free for about three days, whereas darker colors chipped within a day. I then tested it with two coats and once again the lighter colors performed well with 5+ days and darker colors remained chip-free for about three days. Bear in mind that I went about my day as usual (I also don’t do dishes with gloves….I know…gasps!) as I need to test the product under normal circumstances. If you are not particularly hard on your hands, I am sure this can last you a lot longer.
Price: R255, available from Sorbet Salons.
Will I buy this product again? R225 is quite expensive for a nail topcoat and as the Vinylux Weekly Topcoat didn’t perform significantly better than any of the other mainstream topcoats, I would probably stick to Revlon Gel Envy Diamond Topcoat which is more affordable at R110. This is a great product though and if the price doesn’t put you off, definitely worth purchasing.