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essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat - chip-resistant - 0.46 fl oz

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$10.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Essie no chips ahead top coat: clear nail polish top coat that provides a brilliantly glossy chip-resistant finish.
  • Protective formula: infused with acrylic resin helps protect against peeling and tip wear.
  • Chip-resistant manicure: seals in color for a smooth and glossy chip-resistant manicure.
  • The art of the manicure perfected: high performance essie top coats, base coats and treatments, for every detail of your manicure. the perfect compliment to any essie nail polish color.
  • Vegan nail polish formula: zero animal derived ingredients and no animal testing
  • Essie, america’s nail salon expert: essie is the go-to nail brand for celebrities, beauty professionals, fashion icons and the color obsessed

Description

the art of the manicure perfected from america's nail salon expert: high performance essie top coats, base coats and treatments, for every detail of your manicure, the perfect compliment to any essie nail polish color.bring the salon experience home with essie no chips ahead, our protective top coat formula that seals in color for a smooth and glossy finish that helps protect against peeling and tip wear. the result: a brilliantly glossy, chip-resistant manicure.

for the perfect manicure, apply one coat of any of our essie base coats on nails. follow with two coats of essie original nail color. finish with no chips ahead top coat. use with essie apricot cuticle oil.
Health Facts: Toluene-Free, Animal By-Product-Free, Formaldehyde Resin-Free, Vegan, DBP-Free, Camphor-Free, Formaldehyde-Free
Color Finish: Sheer
Color Palette: Translucent
Includes: Nail Polish
Beauty Purpose: Nail Care
Net weight: .46 fl oz (US)
TCIN: 14282447
UPC: 095008006147
Item Number (DPCI): 052-06-2575
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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Ingredients:

ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer, nitrocellulose, isopropyl alcohol acetyl tributyl citrate, acrylates copolymer, benzophenone-1, trimethylpentanedyl dibenzoate, ethylhexyl salicylate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, argania spinosa kernel oil, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, dimethyl sulfone, ci 60725 / violet 2, bht, f.i.l. d182250/1

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1.9 inches length x 3.4 inches width x 1.4 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.2 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: Virgin Islands, U.S., Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Northern Mariana Islands, Hawaii, Alaska, United States Minor Outlying Islands, APO/FPO, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR)

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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3.0 out of 5 stars with 228 reviews
8% would recommend
37 recommendations
value: 1.26 out of 5
easy to remove: 3.54 out of 5
quality: 1.42 out of 5
easy to apply: 3.52 out of 5
long lasting: 1.48 out of 5

Weak top coat

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
elizabethdd - 28 days ago, Verified purchaser
The polish chipped in multiple places within 20 minutes
1 reply from Essie Team team - 25 days ago
Hi there elizabethdd, that’s the complete opposite for the results this protective top coat provides and we want to understand what happened just as much as you do… If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
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does. not. dry.

1 out of 5 stars
cloverm - 2 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
base coat.. wait 5 minutes. color coat.. 10 minutes. second coat of color.. 20 minutes. i put this top coat on and touched nothing for over 4 hours, and it never hardened. christmas manicure ruined and 5 hours down the drain. i have used exclusively essie on my nails for almost a decade and am so disappointed they would leave a product like this on the shelves. back to my good to go top coat... sadly not in time for the holidays.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 2 months ago
Hello cloverm! We are so sorry to hear your holiday mani never dried with the 'no chips ahead' top coat. We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. Each coat should only take a few minutes to dry. We would like to help you in the best way that we can. Please call us at 866-313-7845 M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET and provide the reference number 30772475. Please have the bottle with you when you call.
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see other reviews... doesn't dry.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Side Sleeper - 2 months ago
after waiting 3+ hours, it was still as tacky as it was 10 minutes after applying it. i have used excusively essie on my nails for about a decade, and i will be going back to my "good to go" top coat after this. don't buy.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months ago
Hi there, We want to understand what happened just as much as you do! Even after a base coat, 2 coats of color and this top coat, your manicure should not take more than 15 minutes to dry to the touch. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
long lasting: 1 out of 5
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no chips because its wet...still

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
pn - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
literally never dries and ruins the manicure underneath
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months ago
Hi there, We want to understand what happened just as much as you do! Even after a base coat, 2 coats of color and this top coat, your manicure should not take more than 15 minutes to dry to the touch. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
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Does not dry

1 out of 5 stars
Shen - 3 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
It doesn’t dry! Left crease marks after 5 hours of drying and once dry chipped the next day.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 3 months ago
Hello Shen! We're so sorry to hear the no chips ahead is not drying for you as it should. And we want to understand what happened just as much as you do...Even with a base coat, 2 coats of color and this top coat, your mani should not take more than 15 minutes total time to dry. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
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Doesn’t dry

1 out of 5 stars
Ebti - 3 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
Doesn’t dry at all, even waited 3 hours. Chipped the next day— why not just discontinue this?
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 3 months ago
Hello Ebti! We're so sorry to hear the no chips ahead is not drying for you as it should. We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. Even with a base coat, 2 coats of color and this top coat, your mani should not take longer than 15 minutes to dry. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
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Qanted to love...

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Jessica129 - 3 months ago
Nice application and finish but like others, I couldn't get it to cure. I did my nails at 11am, let them dry for an hour and they seemed fine, when I woke up the next day I had sheet prints on all my nails. It may prevent chips but your nails will have sheet marks.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 3 months ago
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback on the No Chips Ahead Top Coat. We are happy to hear that you like the application and the finish, but we are sad to hear this top coat did not settle right and did not dry as quickly as you had hoped for. We will share this information with the rest of our team and we hope that you will continue to try and use our products with satisfaction.
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Doesn’t dry quickly and still get chips

1 out of 5 stars
4Bailey - 4 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
It doesn’t dry! I waited over an hour after applying on top of two coats of Essie “no more film” before getting in bed and woke up with sheet marks. I typically love any Essie product but not this one. To add insult to injury I just noticed a chip.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 4 months ago
Hello 4Bailey! We are so sorry to hear that our no chips ahead did not dry on your nails. We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. Typically, this tough top coat should take about 5 minutes to dry. Please call us at 866-313-7845 M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET and provide the reference number 29369754. We look forward to speaking with you!
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Doesn't Dry

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
kkginstlouis - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Doesn’t dry! You’ll wake up the next day with sheet imprints and smudges on your nail. It doesn’t matter how long before bed you paint 6 hours or 12.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 5 months ago
Hi there! Thank you for reaching out to us about your experience with the essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat - chip-resistant, we are sad to hear that you had some issues with this drying and smudging. We will share this information with the rest of our team, and we hope that you will continue to try and use our products in the future.
value: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 1 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Just put this on… OH NO

1 out of 5 stars
Feyie - 7 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I’ve just purchased this product, got home to put it on and …. OH NO! It’s so bad and I’m really resonating with all the 1-2 star comments, not drying and it’s been an hour! JUST WHEN I FINALLY GOT MY NAIL VARNISH TO LOOK PERFECT… so now I’m waiting until bed time for it to dry probably. SO sticky!! I’ll wake up to reveal gritty nails in the morning, what a waste of money. How is such a good brand (also worn by the late queen of Enlgand) allowing themselves this low a quality product. Please get it off the shelves!!! Come on Essie, you are better than this.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 7 months ago
Hello Feyie, Thank you for sharing some feedback on the top coat 'no chips ahead'. We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. This top coat should not take longer than 5 minutes to dry. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
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Not great

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Beth - 7 months ago
The product looks nice when you put it on and I guess technically stopped chips. However even after drying for 24plus hours, the moment I put on socks and sneakers, it just causes my polish to melt into my socks which then ruins my nails completely. A top coat should be hardening the polish not making it mailable and tacky.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 7 months ago
Hi Beth-We are sorry to hear about your recent experience you had with the essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat. Please try the Quick Dry Speed•Setter for a perfect high-shine finish in record time. essie Speed.Setter is top coat and quick dry top coat in one cutting-edge formula. This high performance top coat dries in under a minute, and works with any essie enamel polish for an ultra-shiny finish! We hope that this helps!
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
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Nails Never Cure

1 out of 5 stars
aj87 - 7 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I've used so many Essie products over the years and love them, but this top coat AINT IT. I think I bought this when my normal quick dry was out of stock in store, and it was just a complete waste of money. The Good to Go one is far better than this one.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 7 months ago
Hello aj87! We are so sorry to hear that our 'no chips ahead' top coat did not dry on your nails. This is definitely wrong...at most, this longwear top coat should take no more than 5 minutes to dry to a hard, shiny finish. We would like to help you in the best way that we can. Please call us at 866-313-7845 M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET and provide the reference number 27887865. We look forward to sparking with you!
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Doesn't Dry Properly

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Target Customer - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have painted my nails twice with this top coat now. Both times my fingernails had plenty of time to dry, and both times I woke up the next morning with my nails a nasty mess. The polish doesn’t dry properly. My nails have nasty indention marks from my bed linens. This was a waste of my time and my money. Essie has always been great, but don’t buy this top coat.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 9 months ago
Hi There! We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with our essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat. Feedback from our consumers is very important to us and helps us improve all our products. We are sorry to hear that this product is not your new favorite. We thank you for giving this product a try and hope you continue to explore our other products with confidence!
long lasting: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
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False marketing

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Graced - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve used this multiple times and my nails chip the next day, guaranteed. It doesn’t fry well and is a waste of money.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 9 months ago
We can see this wouldn’t be the result you were hoping for and we want to understand what happened just as much as you do. The No Chips Ahead Top Coat should take about 5 minutes to dry to seal and shine your manicure for a good week. Based on your description of the results and dry time, something is not right with your bottle. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
long lasting: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 3 out of 5
easy to remove: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Essie no chips ahead rubbish

3 out of 5 stars
Beriniece - 10 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I used the no chips ahead product I wondered why my nails took forever to dry, I thought maybe it was the speed setter, but I've now discovered it is no chips ahead product causing the problem. I think essie should give all the people who bought thus product, something to compensate us.
1 reply from consumer care center team - 10 months ago
HI there… We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. The No Chips Ahead Top Coat should take no more than 5 minutes to dry! If you are in the US and would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
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Waste of money

1 out of 5 stars
Alli R - 1 year ago
originally posted on essie.com
I was excited to try the No chips ahead product, but after carefully applying my nail polish I found I wasted my time and money. A GOOEY MESS!
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 year ago
Hello Alli R! We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. The no chips ahead top coat should flow easily onto the nail and dry in about 5 minutes. Nothing you describe sounds right for this product. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
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Don’t buy this

1 out of 5 stars
Christina99 - 1 year ago
originally posted on essie.com
Absolutely the worst top coat I have ever used. As a long-time Essie polish user, I’ve never needed to read reviews before buying a bottle of anything by Essie. However, this top coat after being given over two hours to dry, was still malleable. Woke up w imprints and ridges from my sheets. SO frustrating and disappointing.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 year ago
Hi Christina99, thank you for sharing your experience with our No Chips Ahead Chip Free Top Coat. We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. This top coat should dry in about 5 minutes. Even with a base coat, 2 coats of color and a top coat, it should not take more than a total of 15 minutes to dry. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
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Great for off-label use as well as for topcoat!

5 out of 5 stars
AprilFT - 1 year ago
originally posted on essie.com
After being super impressed with how well — and for how long — this topcoat kept my nail polish from chipping, I decided to see if it would do the same for the tip of the blade on my son’s hockey stick. Sure enough, a coat or two helps keep the carbon graphite edge from splintering & chipping far better than epoxy or any other coatings we have tried. When the layer of topcoat chips in spots, we just retouch it and he is good to go for his next time out on the ice. I know this is not the product’s intended purpose, but it has literally saved us hundreds of dollars in replacement hockey sticks! Also, FYI, if you love costume jewelry but have sensitive skin that reacts to non-precious metals, a coating of clear nail polish on the skin-facing side of the necklace, ring, bracelet or clip-on/screw-on earrings can provide a protective barrier that helps keep you from getting a rash. :)
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Watery and weird

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Macyashlynn - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This top coat is really watery and leaves my nails looking lumpy and weird. I don’t know if it’s a bad bottle or not but it ruined my polish.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 1 year ago
hi macyashlynn. we are sorry to hear that your no chips ahead top coat came watery. please give us a call at 1-866-313-7845 and provide the reference #24432942 so we can make things right!
easy to remove: 3 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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burns holes in polish

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
bri - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
the top coat dries quickly, and my polish didn't chip while using it – the edges of the tips seem to just push back instead of chipping. HOWEVER for some reason, I always find tiny holes in my nail polish that grow over time when I use this top coat. I've noticed it with different colors and formulas now, including a shimmery sally hansen argan oil polish, a pink olive and june polish, and the one coat black holo taco polish. the top coat dries with little bumps, which eventually turn into tiny holes (needle to toothpick sized) that burn through the polish, and I can see down to my natural nail bed through). at first I thought it might just be a weird reaction to specific polish combinations, but now i'm giving up and tossing this bottle.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 1 year ago
Hi bri. Thank you for reaching out to Essie regarding the No Chips Ahead Top Coat. We are sorry your results were not what you were expecting. We’d like to help! Please call us at 866-313-7845, M-F, 9am-5:30pm, ET and provide us with your reference #24097998. Looking forward to hearing from you!
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 3 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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