I got this top coat with my first nailsupplies.us order early this fall. I was searching for a fast-dry top coat, because the ones available in my country are slow drying and not very bump resistant. I knew I didn’t want to get Seche Vite because I’ve heard many people complain about it getting thick in time. Plus the fact that it’s not 3-free doesn’t particularly please me either. I had heard about Out the Door from some other blogs and I know some people swear by this stuff so I decided to get it.
First of all, let me state that this is a thin top coat. If you are looking for something that can smooth out a glitter, you’re probably in the wrong place. I really like the fact that it’s thin and goes on so smoothly on the nails, without the danger of getting bubbles.
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, SD Alcohol 40B (Alcohol denat.), Butyl Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Acrylates Copolimer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Dissobutyrate, Sucrose Benzoate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Nitrocelluloss, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzphenone-1, Dimethyl Polysiloxane, Violet 2 (CI 60725), Blue 1 (CI 42090).
The bottle states that this top coat dries in seconds. And let me tell you, it’s very true! It takes less than one minute for the polish to be dry to the touch. It also makes it thoroughly dry in minutes. If you want to use it over nail art, you have to wait for a bit so the polishes dry. After that, it won’t smudge your designs. Once it’s dry, it will make your nails very shiny. They won’t get dull in a few days and there won’t be many scratches and bumps on your nails like with other top coats.
I did a little experiment for you guys using Out the Door and Kallos 3in1 Shine base coat/top coat. I used Out the Door on my middle finger (on the left) and Kallos on my index finger (on the right). You can see the scratches on the index nail versus the perfect glass surface on the nail where Out the Door was used. This might not be visible in the photo, but the nail on the left is much more shiny while the nail on the right kinda has a dull finish.
|Out the Door on the left, Kallos top coat on the right (click to enlarge)|
I personally love this top coat and would repurchase it anytime. The price is also very convenient on this one. I think it will remain my go to top coat for a long time.