Essie's Good to Go: The Fastest Drying Top Coat I've TriedFriday, July 25, 2008
That's right, it's definitely the fastest. You probably know about my nail polish obsession (I have hundreds, I'm very particular about what products I use and I'm sometimes found over on the MUA Nail Board). So, you know that I've definitely tried nearly every top coat/base coat/treatment product for nails!
While Essie makes many of my favorite nail colors, I have to admit that I'd pretty much only tried their non-yellowing top coat, the ridge filling base coat and left it at that. I'd discovered Stickey and Bonder basecoats and fallen in love with my Seche Vite by then. But, recently I decided to give a few more Essie treatment products a shot.
With my love of a quick drying mani, the first product I picked was the Good To Go. Essie promises that it is the "Fastest Drying Top Coat" and while I haven't timed it against every other product on the market, it is most definitely the fastest I've tried!
I'm one of those people that applies their polish coats without waiting for them to dry. I do my base, 2-3 color then top coat. This top coat dries all of these layers within about 5 minutes. They aren't 100% dry, but definitely dry enough to go and do things like empty the dishwasher. That's twice as fast as my Seche Vite!
The shine is a little bit less than Seche Vite, but is still pretty comparable to other top coats. When I did a head to head comparison for wear against Seche Vite I did have a little bit more tip wear at day 5 with the Essie, but both hands developed major chips on day 6 requiring a polish change. So, not much difference!
I think for such a dramatic difference in drying time this is a great product to pick up!