A little bit of everything today. This is actually something I did way back at the end of April, partly as I had cut my nails right down and wanted a nice bit of art to cover them and partly because the Daylight Curing range had just been released by Barry M and I wanted to test out just whether the topcoat would work its magic on regular polish. So I killed two birds with one stone by doing this little bit of nail art using OPI “Gargantuan Green Grape”, Barry M “Wakiki” and “Arabian” and some studs I had lying around.
For scientific purposes I decided I needed both topcoats on both hands. The topcoat I compared it to was Rica’s Glossy Glam, which won in my top coat comparison earlier this year so I did my best to make it fair. I only used one coat of top coat on each nail as well, even those with the studs. I then took photos through the next 8 days until chips got too much to ignore any longer. So check out the results below. There are a lot of pictures, or you can just scroll to the bottom to get to my conclusion.
So I’d have to conclude from all this that yes, you can use the Daylight Curing topcoat over any polish and it will make it last well. It might not have any super properties but I’m pretty impressed with it; I was impressed with Glossy Glam enough previously to make that my go to top coat from now on but I will definitely be just as happy using up my Daylight Curing one for regular wear. On both hands, both top coats performed pretty much exactly the same so if you see Daylight Curing top coat on offer anywhere, definitely go snap it up, you won’t be disappointed.
Have any of you tried a similar experiment? I’d love to hear about your results, please comment below!