February 24, 2009

Rant & Rave: Face Shop's Top Coat beats Sally Hansen's Mega Shine Top Coat HANDS DOWN!

While I do try to keep my reviews moderate, there are times when it's an all-or-nothing stance. In terms of toughness, stamina, and all around shininess, Faceshop's blue topcoat beats Sally Hansen's Mega Shine HANDS DOWN. And when the winner is around 1/5 the price of the loser, salt is rubbed into the wounds of the ass-kicked.

I really really wanted to like Mega Shine. I've used it for a month. I've used it with polishes ranging from dirt cheap to Sally Hansen's own Hard as Nails. And yes, it dries in 60 secs, yes it's shiiinyyy, but does it last eight days? Hell no. 4 days if I'm lucky. And often the chipping starts in a day or two. Terrible!

Faceshop's Topcoat is as shiny, dries just about as fast, and does not chip. So far it's been 3 days and already it's beaten Mega Shine which would have shown a chip or two by now. Maybe my review is premature, but come on guys, the polish is RM5.90. The raving could NOT wait. I'll update this at the end of the week to let you know how my nails are doing.

Till then, save your hard-earned dough, and do not get Mega Shine.

Thanks to Nikki for her awesome post that led me to this 'lil gem.

Sheepish Update (March 20, 2009): The actual price is RM9.90. RM5.90 is a promotional price that has been going on for aaaaaaaaaaages.

Love Mega Shine? Love Faceshop? Holler your support in the comments!


Askmewhats said...

You are welcome! I'm glad you love it as much as I do!!! My nail polish lasts a week! 4 different nail art and usage for a month! And it never fails! :) I find this even shinier than Sally Hansen's! :) YAY!!! I'm glad you're loving it too! saves money for both of us!

prettybeautiful said...

i bought this after reading nikki's review too! definitely save me big bucks now. I have both, and i must say that i will continue with face shop for the price. any recommendation on a cheap nice base coat? :D

geekchic said...

Hmmm... I might give this a go too since it's not too expensive. Not long ago, I sold my right kidney for a fabulous top coat: Seche Vite which dries hard in less than 1 minute. In 5 minutes, I'm good to do the dishes, etc. But it's freaking expensive and it gets gloopy halfway through the bottle.

Thanks for this :)

kahani said...

Nikki: Yes thank youuuu! *huggles*

prettybeautiful: You and Nikki are the nailpolish queens here (yes you can both be queens since you reside in different nations). You tell me! =D

geekchic: o_0 that does sound like expensive but awesome topcoat. Can't guarantee this will be up to it, but it won't cost you even your little toe to try out. =D

LyNn said...

im so tempted.
i always thought that sally hansen was good but a tad too heavy on my wallet.
thanks for the review :)

kahani said...

Lynn: You're very welcome. Hope it works for you as well as it did for me.

Semi Permanent Make Up said...

Hope so! Thqanks for sharing your views as well as product.