I love gel manicures as much as the next girl, the comfort in knowing your mani will not chip in the next 24 hours, not having to worry about re doing your polish for weeks. But the downside of the cost, having to get it done professionally and the dreaded damaging process of removing the gel polish usually stops me from getting a gel manicure.
I was very excited to try the Butter London Patent Gel Coat Top & Tails, as I have tried other brands at home gel polishes and they never lasted as long as promised. What makes the Butter London polish work, I think is that it has an added step, its own gel base coat. First you put the base coat, then any color or brand nail polish you want (I did see the best results with Butter London Nail Laquer) and then you top it off with their base coat and let it dry normally. My at home mani lasted for over a week, with no chips! Thats unheard of for me!