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
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
and one more for good measure
Glitter Glaze Quick Dry Top Coat
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:
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.
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:
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?