Tuesday, 16 July 2013

A Disappointing Top Coat...

Just a quick post today about one of my favourite top coats, and the new, really disappointing version of it.
Two very similar top coats, both No7, the one on the left the new Gel-Look Shine, the right Stay Perfect. 

Stay Perfect Top Coat is my favourite, my tried and tested, best I've ever had top coat. I use it all the time and always stock up when Boots are giving out No7 vouchers. It dries quicker than anything I've ever seen, makes my polish last longer without chipping and gives a lovely shine. So when I saw the new Gel-Look Shine Top Coat I had to give it a try, expecting something amazing. 
The Gel-Look Shine Top Coat is awful. Its watery, not as shiny as the Stay Perfect and chips within a few hours. I have tried it over about five different polishes now and none have lasted more than a day without chips. I usually get around 2-3 days wear with the normal top coat so I was really surprised how quickly this chipped. The Stay Perfect gives what I would call a Gel-Look Shine anyway, so I can't understand how a top coat designed for Gel-Look Shine can be less shiny, but it is!
I have no idea what went wrong with this one but the only redeeming factor was that it cost me about £2 with discount and a voucher so I haven't lost much.
I can't recommend the Stay Perfect Top Coat enough, but I would suggest avoiding wasting money one the new Gel-Look one, although the Gel-Look Shine colour polishes are lovely.

Have you tried the new No7 top coat? If you haven't go buy Stay Perfect instead! 


  1. Did they discontinue the original one?

  2. GlitterandGloss16 July 2013 at 12:54

    Nooo they still sell it they just brought out a new one to go with the new range of polishes and I expected it to be as good as the old one, and it is just rubbish

  3. Well at least that's something, I was going to get it when they next have the vouchers so have to remember to get the right one!

  4. GlitterandGloss18 July 2013 at 19:26

    Yeh don't go for the Gel one always go for Stay Perfect, its so good!