Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Review : REVLON Top Coat & Base Coat Nail Polishes

Hi bubblies!
How's everything?
Hope you stay magically happy! :D

This time, I'm going to review nail polishes from REVLON. 
I know it's not a popular item that REVLON has carried, which is their top coat & base coat nail polishes. but I think it's worth to mention. As I've tried. and in case, some of you curious for purchasing these. :D

This is a review for :

REVLON Super Top Speed Top Coat
( Top Coat Series )
REVLON Professional GROW 10
( Base Coat Series )


REVLON Super Top Speed Top Coat


60 second Top Coat
Netto 5 fl oz / 14.7 ml

What it says : Speed Dries Nail Enamel Surface. Builds shine, nail enamel, lasts twice as long.
To use : Apply over nail enamel. Reapply every other day for best results

Ingredients : Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Glyceryl Tribenzoate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropanol, Acrylates Copolymer, Triacetin, N Butyl Alcohol, Etocrylene, Dimethicone.

My review..
I'm gonna tell you my honest opinion.. hem. This is maybe one product that I'm gonna put in my regret to purchase list. -_-" haha.. Most importantly because, when it says it's gonna dry fast ( it even stated 60 second top speed! ), it doesn't do what it promised! What a shame :(  In fact, it takes like fooorever to dry on my nails.

The reason why I purchase this in the first place because I desperately need a new one to do my nails. Knowing this is a reachable item to purchase, that's why I pick this one up without thinking much.

Basically, it's almost like a cheap clear nail polish that has a very liquidy consistency. 
Okay, maybe this thing will make your colored nail polish stay longer, but.. why bother buying this then? While you can get the same effect like a cheap clear nail polish does. blah.

The bristle is long and flimsy either. Basically, it's a standard quality. :|

I guess for this being IDR. 35000 rupiahs ( around $3.50 US Dollars ) that I bought on Revlon counter at Watsons Mal Kelapa Gading, it even suppossed to be not worth that much.

Overall.. I do NOT recommend this item :)


REVLON Professional GROW 10


Natural Protein Strengthener
For Stronger, Longer Nails
Netto 5 fl oz / 14.7 ml

What it says : Intensive Plan for short, weak nails. Reapply daily to add strength.
Maintenance Plan for strong nails. Reapply every other day for longer wear and added gloss.

To Use : Every Manicure, Use as base coat and top coat.
Ingredients : Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Glyceryl Tribenzoate, Nitrocellulose, Acrylates Copolymer, Triacetin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Etocrylene, AMP Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40, Water, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide.


My review..
I think this is just an okay product for me. It does strengthen my nail and protect them before I put on any colored nail polish. I can feel that my nails are getting stronger rather than I didn't put anything on a period of time. And this base coat also make some of my *ehem* fake and cheap nail polishes glides on much smoother and spread nicer.

Here is my experiment while I'm wearing a dark color nail polish that usually stains on the nails.

You can see the huge difference, right? :D

Price tag : IDR. 35000 rupiahs ( around $3.50 US Dollars ) that I bought on Revlon counter at Watsons Mal Kelapa Gading.

Overall.. this is just a decent, standard quality product to me :)

My Thoughts
For the base coat & top coat, the consistency is about the same >> very runny & liquidy. But because they are liquidy, you get a thin layer in every application ( unless you build them up ). It was good I guess, because it supposed to work only as another layer to the main nail polish.  

They also have a very similar packaging thick glass plastic bottle and applicator.

They have a quite strong acetone smell, by the way. ugh. I know >,<"

As I said earlier, I'm not happy at all with the super top speed top coat from Revlon. You can skip and look for another brand if you ever consider to purchase a top coat. And about the base coat, it's just an okay product for me and I believe there are tons of other brands that have a better quality in this range of price.


That's it my review.

Let me know what you think!

Good day all!

Smile :)

NOTE: all of the product were purchased by my own money and reviewed by honest thought. It's just my way to give you an opinion in buying product that you considered to purchase. Be a smart buyer! Hope you like my reviews.

See my other post about Tips & Tricks : For Your Nails! --> click here!


  1. kalo top and base coat so far aku suka yang dari oriflame,, works well on me dear ^^

    nail polish nya revlon ternyata emang susah kering ya =.= ,, aku juga punya yang white sm pink tapi bukan yang top speed sih,, emg laamaa keringnya,,

    nice review by the way,,

    XO Kiky

  2. thx for the recommendation dear. haha that's why i kinda hesitant in making purchases for other Revlon nail polishes. hais. >,<"

    hehe thx a lot, kiky! :D

  3. i haven't tried this yet but thanks for posting the review! :)



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