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Shining Armor

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 130 reviews

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LONG WEAR HIGH SHINE TOPCOAT

Quick drying topcoat that offers longer wear time and a high shine, gel-like finish. Shining Armor can also be used over gel as a shine booster and to prolong the life of your gel manicure.

average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 130 reviews
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Reviewed by GothMomLite
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Age Range
45 to 54
Beauty Expertise
Average
Rated 3 out of 5

Needs work

I received this as a perk with my Winter Color Pass box. The very first time I used it, it dried very quickly. After that, drying time has varied--I suspect it depends on the thickness/thinness of the polish formula I happen to be using (and/or how many coats I've had to use).

Its main claim to fame--that it's long lasting--I can wholeheartedly confirm. On me, it lasts a good 7 days, and may even stretch to 10, with minimal wear at the free edge of the nail (no chipping). So far, so good.

However, I suspect the thing that makes this so enduring also leads to a peculiar effect--unless I load a good glob of the stuff on a nail, Shining Armor will pucker along the free edge as it dries. This results in the first two nails I topcoat (my pinky and ring finger) tending to come out fine, as the brush is heavy with topcoat. But as I progress along my hand, my middle and index fingers, along with my thumb, all end up with puckered, sort-of pleated free ends. When I started noticing this I wondered if I was "dinging" my nails, so when I did my mani last night I made of point of having nothing more intense to do after than to eat an already-prepared meal while streaming something on Amazon. I babied my hands for a good hour and a half after top-coating and the puckering pattern still manifested.

I supposed I could just overload the brush for every nail but that would have me burning through a pricey topcoat that much faster. As well, the dark bottle makes it impossible to know how…

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Reviewed by Karen W.
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Age Range
65 or over
Beauty Expertise
Average
When do you use this product?
  • Everyday for any occasion
Rated 5 out of 5

Excellent product

I was excited to receive this and it has NOT disappointed! Goes on smooth. High shine and great wear. Will be ordering another shortly. I have " working hands" and my manicure ( and nails) takes a beating. Applying Shining Armor about every 2nd or 3rd day is allowing me to go a week to 10 days between polish changes!

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Reviewed by LINDA J C.
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65 or over
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  • Everyday for any occasion
Rated 3 out of 5

Tips wear off

Within 24 hours tips are worn. And yes, I do apply along the tips. Also, it locks nice and shiny at first and then dulls by the next day.

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