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This multitasking enamel is perfect for sealing in a sparkly polish like Dreams Nail Lacquer in Starry Night.

Dreams Cosmetics

Birchbox Breakdown

Our nail polish inventories are already perilously overstocked (can someone say “lack of storage space?”), which is why we love this two-in-one nail enamel from Dreams. The fast-drying formula serves as both a sheer base coat and top coat, saving us precious space for past and future polish-hoarding.

How it Works

This translucent lacquer creates a smooth underlayer for your mani and seals it in with a glossy sheen. And it’s free of harsh chemicals: no DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde in this polish!

How to Use

Apply a thin layer to bare nails and let dry. Follow with two coats of your favorite polish, then use this lacquer again as a top coat.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Won't go back
Purchased

This is the best combo base/top coat I have ever used. A great fine, makes my polish last way way WAY longer!

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Good product
Purchased

Does a good job of base & top coating. Dries relatively quickly and my manicures last close to a week.

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My Nail Polish Pealed the NEXT DAY
Purchased

I never use base and top coat, but I figured I should start. I tried this out, and I think my nail polish stays on better without it! I've tried it as a base and top coat together and just a base coat. I guess my last test will be just a top coat.

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Nice and smooth
Purchased

Love this as a top coat. It goes on nice and smooth. The smell is sort of nice too. Doesn't over power like other polishes. Overall I'm glad I purchased this.

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Smooth and easy to apply
Purchased

I would be stretching the truth if I said that I was bad at painting nails. I AM AWFUL AT PAINTING NAILS.

The "Dreams Nail Lacquer 2-in-1 Base and Top Coat" is my saving grace. It makes my nail beds smooth and makes applying the nail polish easier. It also helps to create a smooth finished look as a top coat. Big bonus: my polish lasted a whole week with this goodness on top!

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top coat

Top coats are always necessary so it was nice to see this in my birchbox. It dries really fast which is a plus. I would buy it.

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the best!!

this little bottle of joy is the best! LOVE LOVE this two in one time saver!! dries super fast too!

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Didn't pass my test

I tend to judge top coats by how they perform both on top of a color as a sealant to protect a manicure as well as if it can be worn as a stand-alone clear polish. This product did not pass my stand-alone test; even with two coats, it peeled and rubbed off after two days of normal wear-and-tear.

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Works Great!

I have more nail polishes then I care to admit, but this has taken the #1 spot of favorite base/top coat. I manage to chip my nails very quickly, and with Dreams it tends to last much longer.

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Did the job

This did the job as a base/top coat. Before color my nails were shiny enough to be left without any color if I wanted. I didn't notice any cracking or quick chipping as a top coat, either.

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