RUFFIAN

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Adding a top coat is like frosting a cake—it’s the essential final step that makes everything so much sweeter. The geniuses behind NYC fashion house Ruffian don’t mess around—this top coat dries to a high-gloss finish and keeps polish intact for days (really!). No chips? Now that’s pretty sweet.

How to Use

Apply one smooth coat over dry nail polish. Reapply throughout the week for extra shine.

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Polish came off within Hours
Purchased

I was really excited to receive my Ruffian Varnish Top Coat because I fell in love with their new line of nail polishes and found them to last for a very long time. However their Top Coat does not seem to be of the same quality. I have given it multiple tries to prove itself and sadly it has failed each time. On my most recent use my polish peeled back completely in a manner of hours. I am not talking about slight chips, I mean the polish came off entirely.
I will still remain loyal to their polishes because the colors are beautiful, long lasting, and the top makes it easy to apply. But I will find a different top coat.

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Doesn't work
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This top coat didn't work I used the top and base of the same brand and my nail polish peel right off the next day like sticker

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Disappointing II
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I bought the entire product set and it chips within a day, expensive mistake, glad the bottles were small. Print is too small and hard to read as well

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Not very good
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I purchased the top and base coat after receiving a color sample. First impression was, this is a small bottle. As for the product itself it reminded me of the nail polish you played with when you were little and playing dress up. It peeled right off in a matter of days. At first I thought it was the other polish I was wearing (a thicker glittery kind), but then I tried it with a plain solid color, and same thing it peeled off easily in big chunks. I have used many other top/base coats and never had this happen before.

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Unimpressed
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I was not pleased with this product. I purchased the clear coat after receiving a sample color in my September box. The clear coat went on very thick and did not dry well.

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Not sure why the bad reviews?
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So yes this is a small bottle. It doesn't perform magic, but it does what a top coat should (I guess?) it's shiny and I think my polish chipped less than on its own.

I didn't have the peeling issue others had.

It's definitely a good product, but I can't say it's better than any drug store polish I've gotten.

Biggest plus? Super shiny and dries fast.
Minus? Very small bottle and huff price

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Ruffian Varnish Top Coat
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This product is exactly what it says it is, a varnish lol ! Yes, it is a top coat. I am very pleased with the protection it gives my nail color!

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Great
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Most top coats I have used don't hold up real well but this one seems to do the trick pretty good. Lasted a couple of days and I was doing lot of work. It is great.

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Ruffian varnish top coat
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Took it to my appointment for my manicure and had my girl use my new product professionally on my nails she was impressed and it looks great.

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Disappointed

My sister bought this for me because my nails are thin and also my polish is always a "chipped mess". (as she calls it) She has been trying to get me to buy a top coat for years to make my nails stronger and keep them from chipping. I just can't see paying so much for no color. Well this Top Coat actually made my polish peel off all in one piece. It was crazy. I tried using my different brands of polish under it and it did the same to all of them. Even my salon quality polishes! I can only use it extremely thin, which defeats the purpose. I still have the same problem. I really will never chance wasting my money on a clear polish now. I'm just sorry that my sister did. Maybe I'll get one that actually works in one of my BirchBoxes :)

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