Bourjois Python Top Coat

Bourjois Python Top Coat

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Sara Hassan , 24 Comments

I had my eyes on this top coat for a while so I grabbed it soon as it got available. I'm very much fond of snakeskin pattern so I was extremely thrilled to try it out!

Python Top coat
High fashion nail art, python style! It’s quick and easy to apply!
  • Apply 2 coats of coloured nail enamel
  • Apply a thin layer of Python Top Coat directly onto your freshly painted nails
  • Wait for it to dry and after just 1 minute you will start to see the snake scales slowly appear 
Bourjois Python Top Coat over OPI Alpine Snow
Bourjois Python Top Coat over OPI Alpine Snow
My thoughts
Even though I don't have my tips painted all the time, I truly enjoy different shades and finishes of nail polishes and it just makes me happy to look at my colored nails. As silly as it may sound, I've started taking better care of my nails because I need them to look nice and maintain a good shape for neat nail lacquer application. I hope I'm not the only one who does that, lol.

Anyway, Bourjois Python Top Coat does give you that amazing python skin effect but it took me some time before I figured out how to work with it which in fact is very easy if you know what not to do. The formula is thin, pigmented, applies smoothly and doesn't dry quickly which is a good thing in this case because you can sweep it across your nail multiple times without creating any streaks. The applicator is long, flat and coats evenly. I suggest doing a thin layer (not too thin) because a thicker one wouldn't crack so well; also it will create big cracks that may not resemble the snakeskin pattern at all.

As mentioned earlier, my initial attempts were a complete fail! I didn't know why it wasn't separating even though I was using a top coat to dry out the base color completely. I tried layering thick and thin but it was just not separating no matter what. I then used it without any top coat and voila! A beautiful pattern was created within minutes. So do NOT use any top coat over the base color as it will hinder the appearance of the crackling effect. 

All in all, Python Top Coat is a great addition to my collection. I've also tried it over a golden glitter base and it looked spectacular! Bourjois Python Top Coat is priced PKR 690 and can be purchased from Agha's Supermarket and Scentsation Dolmen City Karachi. You can also buy it online from Just4girls.pk or BeautyArena.pk. Folks abroad can get it from Superdrug and Boots.

So what do you think about it? Have you tried it yet?

24 comments :

  1. it is looking super amazing girl :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow that is amazing, the effect looks perfect on every single nail! Do you know if this top coat comes in other colours too? :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Alina, well as far as I know, it does come in other colors but unfortunately those aren't available in Pakistan as yet. xx

      Delete
  3. Really beautiful. I had no idea these polishes look that amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow, this design is perfection!way better than crackle polishes.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my that is just plain AWESOMEEE! *_*

    ReplyDelete
  6. I wasn't a fan of crackle polishes but this has me swooning all over it! Lovely Sara! <3

    ReplyDelete
  7. WOW! Your nails look lovely. I'm really tempted to try this now.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my my! That just looks insanely beautiful!! <3

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh my goodness this looks AMAZING! I'm not sure if it's available in AUstralia yet but I'll be stalking my local Bourjois counters till they stock it! It looks so chic, like you've spent ages doing it freehand. Looks way better than the crackle polishes that were popular a while back.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The python effect is so neat its as if it has carefully been designed with a complete symmetry. Totally in love with it. Got to have it now :p

    ReplyDelete
  11. oh wow, looks amazing! and so neatly done sara! :) x

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am getting it soon:) is it to be applied on wet base coat?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Huda, no you have to apply it when the base color dries up but make sure not to use any other top coat other than Python :) xx

      Delete
  13. Im not a nail paint addict I barely apply them but this one is so gorgeous <3 Im loving it xox

    ReplyDelete
  14. wow it is so very pretty.did you created the small longitudinal lines at tip or did it crack that way?also i don't get the mistake you were doing.were you applying a clear top coat on top of python top coat?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Shehrzad, everything you see is done with one swipe of this top coat including the longitudinal pattern at the tips which I myself find pretty amazing! :) And as mentioned, I was applying a clear top coat over the base color before applying Python which wasn't allowing it to crack properly. xx

      Delete
  15. woww its SOOOO GORGEOUS , love it :)

    ReplyDelete

Feel free to comment. Your lovely comments make my day. <3

Please avoid rude or inappropriate comments. Also, this is the comments section. No queries will be entertained unrelated to the post.

For queries, please write to info@sarahassansblog.com.

NOTE: Comments with LINKS will NOT be entertained. Thank you. :)