Base Coats & Top Coats

Hello guys! I thought today I would share what base coats I use along with what top coats. I’m looking for others to try because some of my are just not working for me. 

Bottom Line by Pure Ice: I used to you this base coat for years, I just recently broke it back out to give it another go around. For me, it does the job and dries fast so I can move on. I haven’t had any issues with it yet. It is a cheaper one ranges around $1.99 in US dollars.

Strong Adhesion Base Coat by China Glaze: I love this one! It dries fast & smooth. It is a pricer one that ranges around $9 US dollars.

Seche Clear: I love this one as well but haven’t repurchased it lately. It dries fast and smooth as well but for me it doesn’t last as long. I feel like it’s because the brush is shorter than others so you can’t get to the bottom. This one ranges around $8 US dollars.

Millionails by Essie: This is a treatment base coat. I’m 50/50 on this one because there’s a few things I love but then a few dislikes about it. It dries fast but my tends to have bumps once it dries. It doesn’t make my polish go on smooth afterward which is a downside. It’s really good treatment in my makes my nails look good just plain but I love color. Price ranges around $8 US dollars.

Glitter Off by OPI: I’m so glad I ended up ordering this off amazon! I used to hate wearing glitter polish because getting it off was a pain but with this it’s easier. All I do is apply one coat and then put my polish on. Once I want the polish off, I just pick at it a little bit and you can pull it off. Price ranges around $7 US dollars.

Now onto the top coats.

Double Duty by Sally Hansen: This is a base coat & top coat and it does both great! It dries smooth and fast. It is also a cheaper polish ranging around $4 US dollars.

Speed Dry by Nutra Nail: This is my go-to top coat. It dries really fast and the bottle seems to last a while! The plus is that it has green tea antioxidants in it as well so it makes your nails stronger too. Price ranges around $4 US dollars.

Fast Forward Top Coat by China Glaze: I’ve used this up pretty much and I want to repurchese but yet I’m unsure. It seemed to go fast for me but when the polish dried it had air bubbles along with clumps of top coat..not the prettiest thing. I may give it other go though because it dried my nails fast. Price ranges $9 US dollars.

Seche Vite: This by far is one of the best top coat in my opinion. It dried my nails fast with a smooth finish. My only dislike with it is that you can’t use all the product up because the brush is short. Price ranges around $8 US dollars.

OutTheDoor by inm: I love this top coat as well. It dried fast and left my nails smooth. It seems to last a while as well. I’m having trouble finding where to repurchase it but I haven’t checked amazon, have too! Price ranges around $5 US dollars.

Quick Dry Top Coat by Nicole by OPI: I really want to love this top coat but I just can’t. It goes on smooth but it will never dry for me. I can sit for 15 minutes and still it won’t be dry. Price ranges around $9 US dollars.

Girl On The Run by Pure Ice: This top coat I am 50/50 on. With some polishes it has no problem drying but with some won’t dry. It also tends to leave bubbles with some polishes as well. I won’t give up on it though. Price ranges around $1.99 US dollars.

No Chips Ahead by Essie: I can’t seem to like this one either. It never dries my polish and when it decides does end up chipping. Price ranges around $8 US dollars.

What are some of your favorite base coats or top coats? I’m looking for some others to try! Comment them below.

Chat later!

  • Liz



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