i am a creature of habit. when something works, i stay near it. for years i went through 25 different top coats that promised not to chip or yellow or that dry fast and stay durable. none lived up to their claims. after looking and looking, i found PRO-FINISH UV topcoat.
it is thick and lasts over my nail art. for different people, it might be too much ~or not enough depending on what you are doing!!!...but for what "I" do, this seems to be the superior product. it doesnt yellow or crack, it is thick and gives a very beautiful shine that lasts and protects all that i paint for up to a month! no one EVER comes in and has their top coat popped off or cracked....EVER.
i have heard about gel top coats that i am interested in for portrait work, but i havent tried yet. i will give more details when i test gel top coat out :) until then, it is PRO-FINISH UV top coat. it works with the UV light that cures the top coat in 6 minutes (BUT IT DRIES UNDER A REGULAR LIGHT BULB OVER A LONGER AMOUNT OF TIME) with very few dings. :) hope this helps you guys :)