Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Quick Slicker Fast Dry Topcoat by Strata Nail Foundation

APPLICATION: Smooth, not too thick, not too thin.
SOURCE: Nail supply store in my old neighborhood
COMMENTS: I've talked enough about this topcoat that I figured I should do a post on it. This topcoat, along with a base coat from another brand, were given to me for free by the owner of a nail supply store that I was shopping in for the first time.  I initially figured they were just cheap old stock he was trying to get rid of, but this topcoat has proven me wrong! I'm liking this stuff so much that it's been my go-to topcoat since then. 
Here is my experience in a few quick points:
  • It doesn't dry as quickly as Seche Vite or Poshe, nor is it as shiny. However, it dries faster and shinier than Out the Door by INM. If dented while drying, it eventually smoothes out so the dent is barely visible. It also dries to a less brittle/more rubberized finish than the aforementioned topcoats, so my nails don't feel like they'll snap and break if I accidentally hit something with them.
  • The smell is waaay more pleasant than that of my other quick dry topcoats. This is highly subjective though. While Seche smells to me like a flammable glue product, Quick Slicker doesn't, and in fact seems to have somewhat of a minty? (haven't exactly identified it) smell. This means I don't mind having my hands near my face/nose when I go to bed soon after polishing my nails.
  • It's not for everyone. If you need to be out the door in 3 minutes, use something quicker. However, if you can be gentle with your hands for 15, this may very well work for you. If you're currently using Out the Door, this is a great improvement in terms of formula and drying time. This also doesn't lose its shine like Out the Door does over time.

I have no clue how much this costs, but will definitely be grabbing another bottle whenever next I'm in that area.

PARTING THOUGHT: With all the nail products made in this county (Los Angeles, CA), I think those of us who live here should be getting special discounts on them. It irks me that I have to pay the same price PLUS the high California sales tax for products made locally!


  1. Sounds like I need to try it! I'll be waiting for you to send me one :)

  2. @rmcandlelight - Tee hee! I very well might pick one up for you the next time I go out there. However, if PenelopePitstopKYD stops there sooner than I do, I'm sure she can grab one for you too =)

  3. Hahaha that's funny indeed :) Sorry that I don't know this brand so I can't syp such a long story as you did :P ;)

  4. I'll totally keep this in mind!
    I'm not sing any topcoat atm.
    Just a clear nail polish. ^^


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