The Nail Apothecary Gel Effect Top Coat*

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Over the past few months, I’ve made a serious effort to keep my nails in check. Naturally, they’re not the longest, strongest or most elegant, but they look decent once I slap a little polish on them. They also seem to grow better when I give them a little TLC, so I’m always on the look out for new little gems to add to my nail care regime.

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The Nail Apothecary brand comes from the stable that includes Elegant Touch nails as well as Eyelure lashes, both brands which feature heavily in my beauty stashes, so I was super excited to give the Gel Effect Top Coat a whirl! I fell a little in love with it before I even got it out of the box. Like all of the Nail Apothecary nail care, the Top Coat comes in an adorable, vintage style bottle which is just the cutest!

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Although the bottle might be dinky, it promises Gel-Like shine without wreaking damage to nails. Since my nails are weak at the best of times, I shy away from gel treatments, opting instead for my rainbow of neutral polishes, but I still pine for that plump sheen gel nails seem to have. I’ve been trying the Gel Effect Top Coat with a variety of brands of polishes, and I’ve been absolutely loving the results. The Top Coat applies smoothly and evenly, and it dries within minutes (although admittedly, I do use a quick spray of the Elegant Touch quick dry spray). As it dries, my polish keeps a wet-look sheen, and it lasts for 3-4 days, which is eons for my quick chipping nails!

Nail Apothecary Gel Effect Top Coat is priced at £6.95 and is available here.

 

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