Allow me to introduce you to my current favorite top coat: Butter London Hardwear. I actually received this for free with a purchase as a special deal. Alone, it is $19, but it is also available as part of a double set called “Tops and Tails” that includes a base coat. The set is a much better value at $25. I haven’t tried the base coat, but will probably invest in the set at some point when I need it (definitely not any time soon).
This contains .6 fluid ounces of product, and so far I am about halfway through the bottle despite having been using it for about six months! The best part is that it is still fluid and NOT thick. That’s something I hate about Seche Vite, and Nubar Diamont does the same thing, but not as bad. Another thing that bothers me about most top coats is that the brush doesn’t reach the bottom, making it impossible to actually use the product up because the brush dries out. As you can see in the photo, you can actually use all of this up!
Now for performance: This top coat works well with of course the Butter London brand, but also with other polishes. When I wear this, my polish doesn’t chip at all, but still get some tip wear, which I think is normal with any top coat.
The odor to this top coat is also not that strong, which is nice. I recommend this if you are in the market for a top coat!