A few months ago, I saw a post on Instagram regarding a top coat that doesn’t smudge stamping. I can’t remember which company released it as I can’t find the picture now, but I was intrigued by how you could brush on coat after coat of the stuff without fear of smearing your nail art! So lo and behold, not long after that, I found a mysterious product listed as “1 Bottle 18ml Nail Polish Nail Printing Anti-stamp Dedicated Isolation Oil Brush Pure Color” on Born Pretty Store’s website that sounded like it fit the bill.
I took a gamble and got the product despite the lack of information on it, and it turns out that it did exactly what I thought it would do!
The bottle is a generous 18 mL size that will last you quite awhile. By comparison, Seche Vite comes in a 14 mL bottle, and most standard bottles of nail polish contain 15 mL of fluid.
I love that the bottle shape is basically a big cube. The width makes it stable and less likely to be knocked over, not like I’ve ever done that…
I can’t read Chinese, so I can’t help with the translation of any of the labels below. Maybe one of you kind readers will be able to lend a hand?
The formula is nice and crystal clear. It is definitely not any kind of oil, as the initial description mentioned! It has a slightly fruity chemical smell to it. I wouldn’t say that it’s very offensive or overly strong, but it’s not unscented.
I’ve used it for several stamping manicures so far and liked what I saw. I was able to brush over the same area multiple times without the stamping polish streaking.
You can see that there wasn’t any smudging in the above manicures. By contrast, this is what a nail with Seche Vite top coat looks like.
I do have to say that despite the streaking, Seche Vite dried faster and shinier than the top coat by Ya Qin An. But what good is that if the nail art underneath streaks and ruins all your hard work? So for that alone, I think Ya Qin An deserves a 5 diamond rating. You might have to sit around for another 5 minutes to make sure that everything dries completely, but you’ll have the security of knowing that your stamping efforts paid off.
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this top coat (retail price is $11.96 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!