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nails inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat

What it is:A super glossy top coat that leaves nails touch dry in 45 seconds. What it does:No manicure is complete without a top coat. Bestselling nails inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat has been specially formulated for anyone who demands instant results. The effect on the nails is a super glossy, wet look professional finish so that nails look like they have been professionally manicured. This incredible formula will also help to increase the wear of your nail polish by adding chip resistance that seals in color. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan
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Questions & Answers for nails inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat

Question
Can I use it directly without having polish?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
redbean
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Kensington Caviar Top Coat
11 answers
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answer 1
I DID THE OTHER NIGHT, AND IT'S EXTREMELY GLOSSY, I THOUGHT.
SO, IF YOU WANT REALLY NOTICABLE BARE NAILS, THEN YOU SHOULD.
answered 2 years ago
drglam
(ROCKLEDGE. FL)
answer 2
You could. They also have a basecoat you could use alone. Both are great
answered 2 years ago
laney1123
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 3
YES, BUT, WHY WOULD YOU? THERE ARE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL NAILS INC. COLORS.....EVEN MATTE AND SHEERS.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
drglam
(ROCKLEDGE. FL)
answer 4
Yes, you can use it without having any other polish on, though I would suggest using it in conjunction with the Kensington Caviar base coat for a longer wear, for sure. It gives a delightful pink, french-manicured look to your nails when used alone.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
SamanthaSays
(Macedonia, OH)
answer 5
I would use the Kensington Caviar Base Coat only if you do not want to apply nail polish colour.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
aaperfumegirl
(Dallas, Texas)
answer 6
Absolutely.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
pschu
answer 7
Yes...doesn't seem to cause anything to be concerned about
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
ellsworth
answer 8
Yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lilxsormui
(New York, NY)
answer 9
Yes, I use it without nailpolish fairly often.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
vanillablonde
(LA, CA)
answer 10
Yes
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
alripa47
(Detroit, MI)
answer 11
Yes, you can use this alone for a shine on your nails. Hope this helps :)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ssssdeb
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Question
Clear or Shaded?
Does this go on and dry with the pretty shade shown in the bottle? It looks as though it would be very nice on unpolished nails. Or does it go on and dry clear? Thanks very much!
asked 2 years ago
shmoovee
(Minneapolis, MN)
on Kensington Caviar Top Coat
11 answers
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answer 1
It dries with a clear coat. I wouldn't recommend using it on bare nails, it doesn't adhere to the nail as well as it adheres to a coat of polish
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
ld2006
answer 2
Buy the Kensington Caviar base coat if you want to wear it alone. It has a slight pink tint and is a fantastic product. This top coat combines with your polish to harden and set, so I don't think it works as well alone as the base coat.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
nsyeske
(berkeley, ca)
answer 3
goes on clear
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
chrissymc
(new york city)
answer 4
Goes on clear and dries clear.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
ADuchess
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
It does have a very slight tint to it and a high gloss shine- if that is the look you ae going for, it is a great FAST DRYING product.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
blondbomb
(Garner, NC)
answer 6
I used over polished nails, but it was clear.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Cindism
(La Vernia, TX)
answer 7
Depends on the shade of nail polish. I have noticed a slight pink hue when applied over light-colored polishes.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
afcanoe
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
It goes on clear.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
coolmom3
(Washington State)
answer 9
It doesn't alter the shades of nail polish that I have put it over, so it seems to dry pretty clear. I do know that the base code does have a sheer pink shade to it when I put it on bare nails, so that might work for you.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
krynknox
(Lansing, MI)
answer 10
I never wore it by itself, but I'm pretty sure it dries clear. It doesn't change the polish color when used as a top coat.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Camila
(Las Vegas NV)
answer 11
The top coat dries clear and high-gloss.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
hasclaws
Question
Is there shrinkage?
So far the best top coat I've tried for fast dry, super glossy finish is Seche Vite but it causes major nail polish shrinkage! (Which means the nail polish pulls away from cuticle and tip) Does the Kensington Caviar Top Coat cause this shrinkage?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
alewo27
(Little Chute, WI)
on Kensington Caviar Top Coat
11 answers
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answer 1
No, I have not had that problem with this polish at all.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
allicat
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 2
I've only noticed the smallest bit of shrinkage - as in, I probably wouldn't notice it if I wasn't looking for it. That said, I make sure to wrap the polish on my nails so that it extends over the edge, and that helps keep shrinkage away.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
ardubs
(Illinois)
answer 3
Only after a week or so and very little.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
ellsworth
answer 4
No
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lilxsormui
(New York, NY)
answer 5
definitely not.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
coincoin
(dayton, ohio)
answer 6
It does not shrink my nail polish. It also doesn't drop a thick glass layer on top of your nail polish like the Seche Vite does. I love this compared to Seche Vite!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
mtiny
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 7
That has not been my experience. I have natural nails and it really prolongs the life of my polish. Not to mention, it dries wicked fast!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Spokane, WA)
answer 8
This top coat is perfection in a bottle. wear it with or without polish, directly over a base coat or treatment; and it's worry free as it won't "shrink" as it dries.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
alicesglass9
(Baltimore)
answer 9
There's very, very minor nail shrinkage that you can get around by applying the top coat carefully.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
travelergrl
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 10
I havent noticed shrinkage...just a super glossy finish and dries fairly fast. I prefer it to Seche Vite (which always starts out nice and then instantly goes downhill each time I use it and gets stickier every time :( boo).
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mostlyangelic
(Stockton, CA)
answer 11
I have not noticed any shrinkage with the use of this top coat (other than the shrinking use of times I have to paint my nails because they hold up so well with it :0)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
cat08
(West Haven, CT)
Question
Does it smell ?
I noticed in the list of ingredients that Caviar extract was used. I was wondering if it has a fishy smell to it?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
rcalderon
(Milwaukee,Wis)
on Kensington Caviar Top Coat
11 answers
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answer 1
No it does not
answered 2 years ago
laney1123
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 2
NO, IT SMELLS STRONG, BUT, THE SAME AS ANY NAIL PRODUCT.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
drglam
(ROCKLEDGE. FL)
answer 3
I did not notice a fishy smell.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
pinkshar
(Los Angles, CA)
answer 4
It does not have a fishy smell. It does have a smell similar, but slightly different to nail polish. (It goes away after washing your hands once or twice.)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
nailpolishfreak
answer 5
It does not have a fishy smell at all; it smells like any other high quality nail polish.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
SamanthaSays
(Macedonia, OH)
answer 6
I didn't notice any smell
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
kikifirefly
(Forest City, NC)
answer 7
Nope, just smells like nail polish.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
ginja
(Boston, MA)
answer 8
no it has no smell at all!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
aaperfumegirl
(Dallas, Texas)
answer 9
I didn't notice any smell.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
pschu
answer 10
No smell to it. It's a great product.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
niknup
(Detroit, MI)
answer 11
Nah it doesn't smell, neither does the cavier base coat. It just smells like normal nail polish.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
missarun
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Which Nails Inc Top Coat is Better?
I am trying to decide which Nails Inc top coat is better, this product or the Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat. Do either have any specific pros or cons? Your responses are appreciated.
asked 1 year ago
rbonson
(Ann Arbor, MI)
on Kensington Caviar Top Coat
5 answers
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answer 1
This one. The gel effect one is way shinier (which I LOVED), but cracked by the 2nd or 3rd day.
answered 5 months ago
JasmineIman
answer 2
I haven't tried the Gel Effect one but I know the Caviar top coat is amazing and it gives a gel-ish salon made effect and make your polish last longer.
answered 8 months ago
MissPain
(Laredo, TX)
answer 3
I am having amazing luck with the Caviar topcoat!
answered 10 months ago
igorcar
(Baltimore, Md.)
answer 4
You cannot go wrong with the kensington caviar top coat. Great shine and dries fast. If you have natural nails and wear them a little longer, try layering this top coat over another thicker top coat (like OPI) for longer lasting chip resistance! I have found when my nails grow out a smidge, this will chip if used alone over regualr polish.
answered 11 months ago
rustyblonde
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 5
I have only used the Caviar top coat. I use the base coat as well. By themselves, they are very pretty and natural. I have purchased nail polish from Nails Inc. as well, Great product! I hope this helps!
answered 11 months ago
pejones
(Knoxville, TN)
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