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What is your favorite 3 (or 4 or 5) free topcoat?

I'm starting to think that the harsh smell from my nail polish sometimes leads to migraines, so I've been purchasing more 3 (or 4 or 5) free nail polish.

 

I am a big fan of Orly topcoat, though, and I have yet to make the switch... can you guys recommend your favorites so I can try a few?

 

Thanks! :smileyhappy:

thesupergirl

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I have used in the past julep freedom polymer topcoat it's ok, but now I use formula x my nails dry so much faster with it.

orkira

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DEBORAH LIPPMANN is my favorite brand of nail polish hands down.  Drys fast and lasts almost a week on my fingers which is highly unusual because nail polish usually only lasts 1 day on my fingers before it begins to wear off.  

melde

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That is a long time! :smileyhappy:

ChicDabbler

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Oh the smell from nail polish bothers me too! I don't get migraines but the fumes make my throat feel scratchy. X.X

 

I can only do nail art in well ventilated area (with a fan) and only a couple minutes at a time, just as well since you have to wait for polish to dry anyways.

melde

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That is a good idea, I should use a little fan.

 

I guess it bothers me because even after they are all dry, I can sometimes smell the chemicals when I go to sleep (if my hands are near my face), or even the next day.

 

I know, I'm a sensitive weirdo over here. :/

 

I guess that using 3-5 free polishes just helps lessen that?

sulfate

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I normally wear Zoya and Sparitual.  I just bought the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab (great btw) and even though it's 5-free, it just about knocked me out relative to those other two brands.  The moral of my story is you may want to give those two a try.  They may have Sparitual at your local Sephora and you could polish your nails with the sample and then see how you feel later that day etc. 

ChicDabbler

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Nope, they all stink. I've got a sensitive nose and can smell things I don't like (patroulli, licorice from a mile away) and actually considered wearing a mask, but it gets sweaty in the summer and really, the fan dilute the smell enough it doesn't bother me.

melde

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Oh well good to know! I really do need to try the fan idea. :smileyhappy:

shortstuff07

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Butter London for sure!  Hands down favorite!

melde

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Thanks! I have actually never tried a Butter London polish... I will have to fix that!

mafan

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They're having a 30% off sale on their site through the end of the day.  Might be worth checking it out.  I do like their polish but I haven't tried their topcoat.

 

My favorite is called "Out the Door" and Sally Beauty sells it.  It dries really quickly.  I can't cope with topcoats that don't set quickly anymore.  (I also like the Bridge The Ridge basecoat that they sell -- great to make your nails seem smooth if you have ridges in them.)

melde

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Thanks!

shortstuff07

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It's one of the few brands I can use, others have gluten and make my nails crabby and peely.  I've been very happy with them.

melde

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Good to know! :smileyhappy:

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