01/6These top coats will keep your nails looking glossy and glamorous

These top coats will keep your nails looking glossy and glamorous

We don’t understand why top coats don’t get the credit they deserve. Not only do they make every nail polish appear glossy and flawless, it looks pretty amazing on its own, always! A single swipe is all you need to turn your old lack luster nail polish into one that looks like it’s probably worth a million bucks. Plus, it acts as an invisible shield, protecting polish from chipping and dulling — no UV lamps required. Now that you’re sold (we hope) on how awesome nail toppers are, read on to know our favourites.

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02/6Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

A welcome drugstore pick, this affordable bottle by Sally Hansen is a must-have amongst nail pros. Not only does it dry really quickly, but it gives the nails a gorgeous glossy finish, too!

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03/6Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer Top Coat in Above It All

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer Top Coat in Above It All

After swiping on a Smith & Cult polish — like the dusty-pink Powder Posse, or Tang Bang, a rusted orange — you want that color to stay shiny and pigmented for as long as possible. Prepping and topping your manicure with the brand's protective polishes can help you do just that. This top coat seals the polish perfectly, eliminating any pesky chipping or smudging.

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04/6Dior Top Coat in Abricot

Dior Top Coat in Abricot

If you're looking for a hard and glossy shield to make your DIY mani last as long as possible, consider investing in a translucent gel polish, like this one from Dior. It actually gives your nails the look of a salon gel manicure. It lends your nail laquer an insanely awesome shine that lasts far too long!

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05/6Chanel CHANEL Le Gel Coat Longwear Top Coat

Chanel CHANEL Le Gel Coat Longwear Top Coat

Another gel pick — this one from Chanel — creates a smooth, protective finish over your manicure. This top coat locks in shine, extending the lifespan of your manicure by a week. Basically, a coat of this almost guarantees a three-week manicure, without shelling out big bucks to stick your fingers under a UV lamp.

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06/6Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nº99 Quick Dry

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nº99 Quick Dry

When you've already spent 45 minutes filing your nails into the perfect almond tips, and painting your polish slowly and carefully so as not to touch your cuticles, you want a polishing top coat that speeds up the process. One coat combines all of the benefits of a top coat — including shine and long-lasting results — with a quick-drying formula, making it perfect for when you're looking to be done with your nails

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