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Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Advantages: Dries quickly
A few months ago my mother gave me a Boots No7 voucher to use as she didn't need anything and thought I'd get much more use from it. In fact I never have a problem finding items to buy with a rather lovely £5 off from No7. However, I was specifically in need of a base and top coat for my nails as my previous ones were running short and I decided to buy both from No7 and take full advantage of my voucher.
Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat is just part of the nail varnish collection and managed to stay in the No7 range when No7 recently went through a whole rebranding update. No7 if you haven't heard is Boots own range of make up, cosmetics and toiletries. They have generally a decent price range which although isn't the cheapest on the market it is certainly not the most expensive either making it affordable to most.
What is it?
No7 Smooth Nail Base Coat is pretty much what it says on the bottle! It is a clear nail varnish which goes on your nail as the first coat before you apply any colour. No7 state that it helps protect your nails, basically to help stop them splitting and hopefully leaving you with a stronger nail overall.
Just like all the other No7 nail varnishes the base coat comes in exactly the same bottle and if not careful you could mistake it simply for a clear polish. The bottle is made of clear glass and comes complete with a black plastic top which features in gold the No7 logo. Around the bottle there is the product name which is again in gold font and not overly visible. The applicator brush just like most other nail varnishes is attached to the screw on top.
Not everyone uses a base coat, a lot don't see the point. However, I do every time I apply a nail varnish whether it is a dark or light colour. I do find a base coat protects the nail and of course helps prevent staining from dark colours. Let's face it no one wants the yellowing of the nails to happen if you use coloured nail varnish frequently. Hence, my use of a base coat!
The No7 base coat as I said above looks just like any other clear varnish and has exactly the same consistency as any other No7 varnish which if you have never used one isn't too runny which is ideal to apply as it doesn't run and can be easily brushed on without having too much excess on the applicator brush. It does have a mild nail varnish smell but nothing potent.
I found that the base coat dries within a matter of seconds. You only need to apply one even coat and it dries evenly and does give a smooth finish to the nail. I was incredibly surprised as to how quick it dried which makes the job of doing your nails a lot easier! I have been using this base coat for a few months now and I have found that it really does protect the nail from any colour staining and my nails do seem a little stronger since using it.
When it comes to removing the polish I do find it easier to remove a coloured polish when using a base coat and I have found that there is no staining to the nail whatsoever which is obviously a good thing. And definitely no yellowing to the nail either!
The No7 Smooth Nail Base Coat was definitely a good buy and it does exactly what it claims. It looks after your nails and doesn't let a coloured nail varnish stain the nail. Incredibly quick to dry and easy to remove. I definitely have no complaints whatsoever. A big 5 stars from me!
Summary: A great base coat at a very resonable price