The 7 Top Coats Nail Pros Actually Use To Make Polish Last & Last

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A single swipe of translucent top coat instantly makes any manicure or pedicure (or naked nails, for that matter) smoother, shinier, and healthier-looking. Plus, it acts as an invisible shield, protecting polish from chipping and dulling — no UV lamps required.
Whether you're just looking to extend the life of your at-home mani by a few days, or trying to quit your £30 month salon habit cold-turkey, a top-coat polish will help you out. But instead of gazing mindlessly at the polish wall at Boots, plucking the first colourless bottle you see, take a cue from those who know best. We talked to a few trusted nail pros, who gave us their favourite top-coat polishes and told us why each one is clear, liquid gold. Ahead, find your new nail topper — and a welcome three weeks before your next mani/pedi.
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