Girly Bits What A Rush & Glitter Glaze Quick Dry Top Coat Reviews

by Lisa Heath

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Over the past month I have been testing out 2 new Girly Bits top coats.  They were sent for me to try out and give feedback on so that one or the other could be added to the Girly Bits line up, and I am thrilled to let you know that BOTH will be added!

Why both?  Well, they were both wonderful for different reasons and both served a purpose.  In this post I will go over each type and provide example photos for each.

What A Rush Quick Dry Top Coat

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What A Rush Quick Dry Top Coat is your everyday quick dry top coat.  It works great with cremes, holos, shimmers and mattes (if you like ’em glossy!)  What A Rush Quick Dry Top Coat does work well with glitters, but if they are of the chunkier varieties, it will take 2 coats at least to smooth them over completely.

I did not experience any shrinkage with What A Rush, and I was able to use it on several different brands of nail polish ranging from drugstore brands to boutique brands, and of course – indie brands.

I found that my nails were completely dry and good to go within 3-5 minutes and the glassy shine lasted several days.

I am at the halfway point of my bottle now and it has yet to become stringy and I have not needed to add thinner to it at all.

Some example swatch photos I have taken using What A Rush Quick Dry Top Coat

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Zoya Savita TC

and one more for good measure

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Glitter Glaze Quick Dry Top Coat

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Glitter Glaze Quick Dry Top Coat is actually my favorite of the two top coats being released.  This is the perfect glitter topper because it’s thicker without being stringy or difficult to manage.  It has a slightly thicker viscosity than What A Rush, which is perfect for smoothing out glitter or textured polishes.

Much like What A Rush, the dry time was 3-5 minutes and I had a glassy finish and it coated glitters and textures well.  Even rougher textures only needed 1 coat to smooth other, which is amazing.  This is what all you ladies who hate textures need if you want them smooth in one go.

Please keep in mind, that because of it’s thickness it can get tiny bubbles trapped.  This was one of the notes I made when testing it.  Over glitters and textures, any small bubbles were not obvious (they are tiny, but there weren’t many) but over smooth polishes like cremes, they were noticeable, which is why it is a Glitter Glaze and Girly Bits has What A Rush to use as a normal quick dry top coat.

I have a little more than 1/3 of the bottle remaining and I still haven’t experienced strings or increased thickness in the formula.

Here is an example of the bubbles I am talking about:

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See my pinkie and my middle finger?  Both have 1 small bubble on the nail.  The bubbles weren’t all over and crazy – but they are noticeable on smooth surfaces.

They weren’t all the time either.  I used Glitter Glaze on ALL of the photos in my OPI Gwen Stefani 2014 Holiday Collection review.  The shine and gloss in the photos was amazing, and it’s a great top coat overall, but the bubbles might get to some.

Now some examples of photos I have taken after using Glitter Glaze.

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Don't Let The Dead Bite Tilt

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Personally, I’ll be buying more bottles of both top coats.  One for my smooth finish polishes and one for my glitters and textures.

If you are more of a creme, holo, crelly or jelly polish lover, I would suggest grabbing What A Rush Quick Dry Top Coat.  If you are a glitter and texture lover like I am, then Glitter Glaze is a must have for you.

Both Quick Dry Top Coats are 2 Free.

Price: $6.50 Each

Where To Buy: 

The Girly Bits Website

Girly Bits Nail Lacquer is carried all over the world! Please check their Authorized Distributors for your favorite Girly Bits Nail Lacquer. Visit their sites for product availablity, release dates, pricing and shipping information.

Llarowe (USA) | Harlow & Co. (Canada) | Mei Mei’s Signatures (Singapore) | Overall Beauty (USA) | Femme Fatale (Austalia) | Foxy Fingertips (Denmark) | Maria Gastadeira (Brazil) | Rainbow Connection (United Kingdom)

So what do you think?  Either of these strike your fancy?

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Jenny Gilmore November 4, 2014 - 12:35 pm

These look fantastic! I will definitely have to check out the Glitter Glaze! Thanks for doing such thorough testing on these!

Lisa Heath November 4, 2014 - 12:59 pm

My pleasure!

Emily Lacquerologist November 4, 2014 - 12:36 pm

These sound great? Are they 3-free or 2-free?

Lisa Heath November 4, 2014 - 12:58 pm

I just edited that in! These are 2 Free

Jessica November 4, 2014 - 12:45 pm

I’ll have to check out Glitter Glaze. How many coats did it take over the rough KBShimmers?

Lisa Heath November 4, 2014 - 12:47 pm

For all of the Glitter Glaze photos I only used 1 coat.

The Dalai Lama's Nails November 4, 2014 - 12:55 pm

I think I’m going to snatch up Glitter Glaze – sounds like a must have!

Lisa Heath November 4, 2014 - 12:57 pm

It definitely is! I absolutely love it

Andrea November 4, 2014 - 1:13 pm

They sound fantastic! I’m sort of looking for a new top coat. Just not entirely happy with what I have. Maybe I’ll give these a try.

Lisa Heath November 4, 2014 - 4:46 pm

I have several that I like, but none had the glitter coverage that Glitter Glaze had (without being stringy and too thick). Both are really nice though!

Fairly Charming November 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

A very in depth review! I enjoyed reading it :)

Lisa Heath November 4, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Thank you!

The Mercurial Magpie November 4, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Nice review! I’m glad to see the first one works well with Zoya ’cause it’s so finicky with most top coats! I may have to pick that one up next time I order.

Lisa Heath November 4, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Zoya is usually my big test, and I didn’t experience shrinkage with either top coat on any Zoya manis!

Dani FromPolishwithLove November 4, 2014 - 4:28 pm

I’m a self-proclaimed top coat junkie so I will definitely be snagging BOTH of these to try out for myself!!!!

Lisa Heath November 4, 2014 - 4:45 pm

I am too, so when she asked if I wanted to test them I was like “Umm – YES”

Marisa - Hey, Darling Polish November 4, 2014 - 8:54 pm

These both sound really great! I’m interested in trying out the Glitter Glaze one!

kelliegonzo November 5, 2014 - 8:12 am

Great review! I’m always looking for the next best top coat so I’ll have to try these :)

Simona November 5, 2014 - 11:31 am

I’m always on the hunt for a good glitter top coat so that might be a good alternative to Gelous!

Novi November 6, 2014 - 7:57 am

I think I’ll be trying these! Great price! Curious if Glitter Glaze going to turn goopy since it’s already thick to start with, and if the other one is nail art friendly.

Lisa Heath November 6, 2014 - 10:28 am

I’ve found for me that both are nail art friendly. I was going to include that in this review, but I hadn’t taken any “supporting” photos for it, so I left it out for now.

I am down to the last 1/3 of my Glitter Glaze bottle and it has not turned gloppy and stringy yet

Lothwen November 6, 2014 - 8:21 am

Oh those are both very very important to have! Thank you for this review, this is very good to know!

Robbin November 7, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Thanks for the review. I ordered both of them, and can’t wait to receive them. I usually use HK, or Seche Vite, but after seeing your swatches I can’t wait to try them.

sundae13 November 7, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Great! I thought of getting gellous top coat which is $20 including shipping, going to give glitter glaze a try after your review. thx!

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