Hi guys! I'm back. Sorry for the little hiatus, I was busy with school and I didn't feel like making the reviews cause they kept on piling up! Haha. But I'm keeping up and I'll be posting a lot of reviews from now on. .Anyway, I'm reviewing another Majolica Majorca product. They came up with a line called Glass Trick on the winter of 2011 and this is one of its products. I'm going through this crazy nail art sticker phase and I need a heavy duty(haha) top coat cause I use my hands a lot so my nail polishes easily chip on me.
Gel manicures are very popular here in Japan because they last longer on the nails, plus they're glossier. I bought a gel top coat before but I didn't realize that I also needed to get the UV lamp, so I didn't use it anymore. However, this caught my eye cause I saw the "gel coat" part of the its name, but it doesn't necessarily tell that you need to finish it with UV light.
The writings at the back translates:
- Can be used as a top coat for nail varnishes.
- Can be removed with regular polish remover.
Majolica Majorca packaging is the best of them all. They look like little potion bottles!
Majolica Majorca's famous gold trademark embedded on top of the brush wand.
I painted it once on top of my lilac nail polish. Please excuse the bad condition of my middle finger nail, I have a bad habit of fidgeting with my hang nails. Spare me. It looks super glossy and the consistency is really thick, kinda gel-like.
After three days, it started to chip on me! Although it was still a little bit shiny, the ends chipped a lot, as you can see.. and this is my left hand! I am right handed but this chipped way more than the other hand's polish.
A close up of how glossy it is with only one coat.
I painted my right hand with a regular quick dry top coat from a 100 yen shop and I think it did a better job on preventing chipping. It wasn't as glossy but it kept the nail polish intact. I also coated them only one.
I was a disappointed with this "gel" top coat. I expected more since Majolica Majorca products are always high quality and they live up to their claims, but this one didn't. I think it's called glass drop GEL top coat because it imitates the glossy appearance that a regular gel manicure gives, but not certainly not the duration of it on the nails. My Canmake top coat gave better results than this, and it was a tad cheaper!
I used a few of the rubber nail stickers that I bought and this is how it looked like! I retouched the nail polish and topped it with my favorite 100 yen top coat first, and then the Majolica Majorca Glass Drop Gel Top Coat(that was a handful of words) to give the pretty glass look to it.