And behind every good looking manicure is a base coat...
And just like Nicki Minaj sang...Super Bass...she could've sang about a SUPER BASS (base) COAT of polish!
(yes, I know, I miss my yellow rose ring too, but alas most things plastic, eventually crack!)
So, I've known for years how it's essential to use a base coat before you polish, to smooth out ridges in your nails, prevent the nails from yellowing, to make the polish last longer, but I'm sure some of you, like me, have been either:
a) out of base coat
b) didn't really think base coat was necessary
c) or didn't have time to paint on a base coat before polishing your nails turquoise
So the one reason that polishing my nails drives me cray cray, is that you take all the time to do, then day 2 your fingers look all trashy and chipped after you take a shower, wash dishes, or something.
Love your leopard nails..better make em' last with a base coat!
BUT, I just got my BASE COAT love revived. When I got to go the L'Oreal Beauty Suite, I got offered a manicure...and the manicurist was talking about how much she loved the L'Oreal Colour Riche One Stop Base...
and I was A-to-the-May-Z'ed...when almost 6 days later I still had polish that didn't look all "90's grunge nails".
So I thought I'd round up some fo the most buzzed about base coats....que the Nicki Minaj...
What's the BEST BASE COAT for your nails?
DRUGSTORE BASE LOVES:
L'oreal Colour Riche One Stop Base
Well, I went to Wallgreen's to find the L'Oreal One Stop Base- and they were sold out!
Sally Hansen Insta-Grip
They claim 30 seconds to lock on color!
FANCIER BASE COATS:
CND Stickey Base Coat
This seems to be a fav and has won some "reader's choice" awards.
OPI Start To Finish -Formaldehyde Free Version
Natural Nail Base Coats:
ZOYA Anchor Base Coat
People say this works way better than the CND Stickey Base Coat- and I tried to buy this at Whole Foods and it was sold out too!
Sparitual Lacquer Lock Base Coat
I heard this stuff was pretty amazing! I've seen it at the beauty supply store. And I love, love, love their rubber handles. You'll never have the problem you do with OPI, where you can't get the cap off- you need to soak it, chisel it, brake a wrist..you get the ides- to get it open!
There's some others that I've tried, like the Seche Vite Base Coat...wasn't my favorite.
Let me know, what are your favorite "super base" coats!
Just try it and watch how it makes the difference in your polish- it makes your nails look smooth, like fake nails- glossy, shiny and that polish will stick like super-glue!
Don't just cover your bases...cover your nails with base coat! ha ha ha
Wanna See my tutorial for the leopard print nails? I love these!
super nails and super base.... your kandee
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