10 Top Coats That'll Lengthen the Life of Your Mani

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Ah, the top coat. So important, yet so underrated. A manicure without one is like spending an hour styling your 'do and not setting it with hairspray. But thanks to the obsession Jennifer Lawrence's American Hustle character had with the top coat ("Like flowers, but with garbage!"), it seems everyone's been reminded about the need for one. Here are 10 worthwhile top coats that will add shine to your nails and lengthen the life of your mani. 

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat

Professional manicurists and nail bloggers alike swear by this quick-drying, glossy finish. 

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, $4.75, amazon.com

Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed Top Coat

For the impatient gal on the go, one coat of this somewhat pricey product and you’re ready to go. 

Addicted To Speed Ultra Quick Dry Topcoat, $20, nordstrom.com 

Orly Matte Top Coat

Instead of spending money on buying matte polishes, you can invest in this amazing top coat instead, which transforms any mani into a matte finish. 

Orly Matte Top Coat, $10.30, soap.com

CND Speedey Top Coat

Fans of this product love that this top coat immediately adds shine and protects chips on their manis. 

CND Speedey Top Coat, $8.50, ulta.com

OPI Top Coat Nail Lacquer

This tried and true top coat is a drugstore favorite that definitely delivers. 

OPI Top Coat Nail Lacquer, $7.50, overstock.com

Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat

This highly rated top coat not protects your nails from chips and breaks, but also promises to make them stronger. 

Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat, $7, ulta.com

Essie Good to Go Top Coat

This top coat dries almost instantly. What more could you ask for? 

Essie Good to Go Top Coat, $10, dermstore.com 

Chanel Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer

For those gals who feel like splurging, this top coat strengthens, protects and reduces white spots. 

Chanel Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer, $26, chanel.com

MAC Overlacquer

This top coat is made with UV protection, helping to reduce sun-related fading and discoloration. 

MAC Overlacquer, $16, macys.com

China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat

This top coat helps lengthen the life of your top coat and dries super-quick. 

China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat, $5.50, sallybeauty.com