Essence Gel-Look Topcoat XXXL Shine Review

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I love Sally Hansen’s Mega Shine. I’ve blogged about it and recommended it to everyone. But, in Portugal, it’s quite expensive at around 10€ a bottle ($14). I bought it twice and finished it twice.

A couple of months ago, while going to the store to buy a third bottle, I stumbled upon this Essence Gel-look TopCoat XXXL Shine. It only cost 2.99€ ($4) so I decided to give it a go.

The bottle promises to add a glossy shine topcoat, leaving a gel-like finish on nails.

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I have to say…I’m now on my second bottle. It’s not as quick to dry as the Mega Shine one, but… apart from that, it’s very comparable! The nail polish lasts a long time without chipping, the nails are left with a really pretty finish and you don’t need to use a lot to give a perfect topcoat.

Also, the product doesn’t seem to thicken after using the first time. The first bottle that I used maintained the same thickness from start to finish, so it’s a good thing (my last Mega Shine was a bit thicker the last few times that I used it).

Seriously. This one is really good.

Check it out.

Essence gel-Look Topcoat XXXL Shine Review | by

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The nails look so pretty! And that effect lasts throughout the whole time you have it on. On the photo I have Essie’s Foot Loose but I’ve tried it with several different brands and it always worked perfectly.

So, if you’re a Mega Shine lover, you may want to try this one out.

Now tell me, any other products out there that you find comparable to Mega Shine? Please let me know! =)


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