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Kiko Gel look top coat

Post  SueD on Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:59 am

I've just had a quick play with this as I know a couple of people were interested in it. Smile
I've put 3 coats on top of a Mariah carey Liquid Sand polish and it is now shiny Smile (I tried about 5 coats of OPI & Barry M previously which made hardly any difference!)
On top of a normal polish it didn't seem any shinier than the OPI Rapid Dry top coat that I usually use,but it would be a cheaper option if you're buying it in store Smile I haven't done a full mani with it yet but I will take photos when I do:)

Edited to add,I've just been able to peel off the liquid sand nail ,over an hour after painting it as it was still soft Sad I'll see how it goes over some Kiko polish this evening and report back!
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Post  shoppingaddict on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:07 am

Not good!
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Post  SueD on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:56 am

Happy to report that I had much better results this evening using this with a Kiko polish Smile I used the Avon freeze dry spray as I usually do after top coat and it dried quickly Smile I did alternate nails with my usual OPI rapid dry and shine wise I can't see any difference. The Kiko is much cheaper though,although I did find it quite thick.I will take a photo tomorrow in daylight to share :-)
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Post  Jasmina on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:05 am

Thanks for the update, I don't use freeze spray so will give this product a miss.

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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:18 am

Thanks SueD, I have a bottle waiting for Mother's Day Very Happy so will give it a go soon. Does the Avon freeze spray penetrate right through, or only affect the top layer (leaving the rest soft)?
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Post  SueD on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:55 am

Um,I think it pretty much dries all the layers? Though depending on how thick/gloopy the polish I've used is I can sometimes still dent them.
It may be the Kiko dries quickly on its own,I just used the Avon spray out of habit Smile (and because I'm impatient!)
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:00 am

Thanks Sue, I rely heavily on Seche Vite usually and I'm happy with it - especially as it gives me 'dink free' nails in about 10 minutes. I wanted to try the Kiko though, but if it takes as long as the OPI top coat that I had I may not get on all that well with it. I'll give it a go though! I also have the essence gel look top coat to try too.
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Post  ninjablossom on Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:49 pm

Did you try the top coat alone at all? What was the final verdict? I get to Italy on Sunday so just preparing my shopping list (currently by the pool and shopping for polish, I really do have a problem Sad ) any other recommendations from Kiko? Smile
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Post  SueD on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:46 pm

I've not got round to trying it on it's own yet ,sorry Embarassed
The Kiko Sugar Mat's are quite nice and some of the micro glitters if they have them Smile Loola might be more help as I know she's ordered from them recently Smile I sat for ages looking at swatches on line before I ordered, I'm sure I would have chosen different ones if I'd seen them in real life!
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Post  ninjablossom on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:13 pm

I think the matts are a defo Smile might take a punt on the top coat then still cheaper than nails inc.
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:02 am

ninjajane wrote:I think the matts are a defo Smile might take a punt on the top coat then still cheaper than nails inc.

I haven't used my Kiko gel top coat yet either, I swatched it and I wasn't wowed.
My top purchases with my last order were the sugar mats, I had the green and the poppy colour, both are amazeballs and I prefer them to the OPI sands. I also bought the celebration colours in green, pink and blue and the green is gorgeous (the others are lovely too). I wasn't so keen on the violet microglitter - the base seems to thick to allow the glitters to shine, and it's not very glossy either.
I am totally in love with the amethyst sparkle touch, and I have the turquoise microglitter too - like but not love.
I've also got a few numbers on my hitlist that don't seem to be available online, 231 (a flakie), 232 (a gold sparkle touch) and 237 (a reddish sparkly). Then 270 a clear sequinny iridescent glitter, and 234 which is a pinky sparkly suggested an a dupe for one of the ozotic sugars.
Happy shopping, wish I was going to Kiko too!!! Very Happy

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Post  ninjablossom on Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:08 pm

Yay thanks for the info loola! Screw the colosseum, am most excited about Kiko Very Happy cheers
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Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:35 pm

I'll post my haul here later!!! Love kiko! Wish I lived near a store!
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:39 pm

ninjajane wrote:Yay thanks for the info loola! Screw the colosseum, am most excited about Kiko Very Happy cheers

Love it ninjajane! I'm building polish shopping opportunities into our family holidays this year!!!! Laughing
Not sure where in Italy you're going to but my sister said there was a massive Kiko at Milan airport too......
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Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:20 pm

Much more beautiful in real life!

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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:28 pm

Aaaaah, beautiful preciouses!! Thanks shoppingaddict. Look forward to seeing some on your blog x
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Post  RainbowNails on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:40 pm

270 is amazing. A lovely friend bought it for me last year.
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Post  ninjablossom on Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:17 am

Nice haul Smile
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