Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Member Name: wazza115
Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Date: 01/09/12, updated on 12/06/13 (71 review reads)
Advantages: Helps reduce chipping
Disadvantages: Cheaper versions available
I am a big fan a painted toe nails and tend to use Boots No 7 Damson Dream which is a nice deep red/brown colour. The problem is, when I try to remove, I find it really difficult to do so and because I always wear nail varnish, my nails look quite a funny colour. When I wrote my review on this product, I received a comment that I should use base coat which would help with these issues so the following weekend, I went to Boots to see what was available.
The Base Coat retails for 7, however at the time of writing, it is currently half price at £3.50 (it looks like they are re-designing the brand logo as loads of their products are currently half price and when I went into Boots yesterday, it said something along the lines of 'exciting new range coming soon'). As part of the No 7 range, it is exclusive to Boots, in store and online but also available on places like EBay.
Application is really easy; the brush is quite wide, wide enough to be able to cover my toe nails in one sweep (except my big toe!).To apply, it is just like applying nail varnish and give my nails I nice shine, once dried, just apply your chosen nail varnish as normal.
I found that it did even out any groves or bumps on my toe nails, I although the nail varnish on my toes nails didn't tend to chip much any way, I definitely noticed a difference recently when we were on holiday, normally, after a day on the beach, my nail varnish does tend to get scratched and chip more than normal, I found that I this only happened after a couple of days when I had applied the base coat.
The base coat contains Calcium Panthothenate, Nonychosine and D-Panthenolto, apparently, this is meant to help strengthen your nails and prevent splitting or breaking, I cannot really comment if this works as I have never used on my finger nails which would be the real test.
Overall, I would recommend this as my nail varnish was easier to remove, my nails weren't as stained and it did pro-long the time between touch-up/re-applying however I do think that the RRP is a little steep for a base coat which is why I would only give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
Some product specifics taken from www.Boots.com
Summary: A good base coat but a little expensive