Shimmery Blues | Bluesky A24 with Toppers Top Secret
I have one of the new Toppers top coats to show today. This is Top Secret and is one of 20 universal gel top coats that can be used to transform a gel manicure.
I’ve used Bluesky A24 as the base, a plain navy gel polish. Once I’d cured the two coats, I added the Toppers top coat – using Top Secret. It completely overhauls the manicure.
Top Secret is a clear base with a blue shimmer to it. It’s described as being holographic on the Toppers website, but I don’t agree. It is however duochromatic, with some particles showing up as purple/magenta. Although that’s only when you zoom into my pictures. In real life, on the nail, as seen day to day, though it gives a beautiful blue shimmery glow to the nails.
You can use Toppers over any gel polish instead of your top coat. They are non-wipe, so they make finishing your manicure nice and quick.
What I love most about them is that they add flexibility to a manicure. I’m known for switching up my polish quite regularly – probably every three days on average. But you just can’t do that with gel polish – it takes too much of a toll on your nails, not to mention how time-consuming it is to remove a gel manicure. But with Toppers, you can wear a look – perhaps just a plain colour, or a few colours partnered up – and then after a week or so, you can change it by adding a new top coat. You do need to buff your existing manicure first so that the Toppers top coat will properly adhere. But the time taken to do that is just a few minutes, rather than the half an hour or so to remove a manicure, then the same time again to paint a new one.
The Toppers gel top coat range brings the versatility that we in the polish community are used to with regular nail polish. There’s a whole range of lovely shimmery and glitter top coats that can be added to a gel manicure.
The top coats are £11.95 each and are sold online only. They are vegan and cruelty free too.
- Colour: two coats of Blueskey A24
- Gel top coat: Toppers Top Secret
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The Toppers top coat, top Secret, was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.