Thursday, September 24, 2009

Topcoat Trials: Sally Hansen Double Duty

Today, I am posting. I know, it's a weird thing. What? Faith post? Nooo, that doesn't happen. But, as it turns out, I realized I hadn't posted in a long time, and I'm trying to write a paper that's due tomorrow, so what better way to procrastinate than write a blog post?
Remember how I need to find a new top coat? Here is the first thing I tried, Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat. I grabbed it while I was in CVS one day and needed a cheap base coat. This one was cheapest (about $4), and it happened to be a top coat as well, so I tried it out as both things.
Doubly Duty works admirable as a pillowy base coat that keeps polish from streaking. However, I've been truly spoiled with Seche Vite's lightning-quick drying time, and I found that I could not handle a normal drying top coat in any way, shape, or form. "15 minutes before I can touch it? I don't understand! Please take it away!" I'm too clumsy to have a slow-drying top coat ... I would hit my nails on something after 10 minutes, and then be very angry. "Shit! Now I've got to redo 3 nails!" I hate redoing my nails; because I'm fickle and would like to put a different color on when I smack them on something, but then I feel guilty about putting a different color on, so I just go around all unhappy for the rest of the day. Haha!


  1. LOL, Faith you are funny. I thought that I was the only person that thought like that. I might give this top coat a try. Thanks for taking time away from your studies to post. :-)

  2. I'm spoiled also. I ran out of Seche and Poshe. I have so many other brands to use. None have dried as fast but there are some good ones. Miss hearing from you. How are things going? Now write that paper!

  3. Denny - Haha, thank you, and you're welcome. :)
    Lucy - Things are going very well, thank you for asking. :) I did get my paper written ... at 3 in the morning. Boo for no sleep!

  4. lippmann collection addicted to speed. pricey, but perfect.

  5. anonymous - mmm, lippman sounds lovely, but I'm afraid I can't afford it on my poor college student budget. :(