When I was on holiday I came across and Essence make up stand and of course I had to buy a few things including this Gel Look top coat.
I now tend to always a top coat and you can guarantee my nails will chip pretty quickly without it.
After using this a few times I am really impressed. I can't say that my nails look like gel but my polish lasts absolutely ages with this on top and no chipping!
If you visit Europe and come across an Essence stand I would recommend you buy this and if I remember rightly it was only €2.50 which is an absolute steal!