Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Member Name: ask_eve
Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Advantages: Easy to apply and effective
I'm quite a fan of the No7 nail varnishes but don't like the hefty £7 price tag that they come with. I always wait for the No7 vouchers that entitle you to £5 off their cosmetics before I buy them, which I know is a bit cheap of me, but hey, we're in a recession.
This paticular nailvarnish is only £5.50 because, I think, it has no colour and is meant to be used as a base coat. This meant with my voucher, I got it for just 50p which I think is a much more reasonable price to pay for nailvarnish!
The nailvarnish comes in a clear bottle with a white lid. It's got the No7 logo on it in small gold letters and looks quite classy really. The nailvarnish itself is completely clear and is of a nice consistency, not too thick or too runny. The bottle states that the nail varnish will protect your nails to prevent splitting and damage and should give you better results when using it as base coat under another colour.
I don't usually see the point in products like this. I rarely use a topcoat, never mind a base coat, but my nails aren't in great condition so my colours haven't been going on very well lately. I tend to have to put two or three coats of coloured nailvarnish just to get a smooth result so I thought I might as well try a base coat to see if it helped.
The nailvarnish is so easy to apply. Like the other No7 nailvarnishes I have used, the brush is soft and goes easily over your nail and the lid isn't too small so it is easy to hold and apply. Because it's clear, you don't have to worry about putting it on really tidy but it went on smoothly and dried really quickly. It dried within about a minute or so and nails felt much smoother. When it came to applying a nailvarnish on top, it went on easier as my nails were smoother and looked better when dry as the small cracks and bumps on my nails weren't visible. It's just a shame I've bitten them off again so they're really short again!
I was quite suprised by how effective this nail varnish was. I've used lots of products promising to improve nail quality that haven't worked but this actually did. I didn't notice any improvement to my nail quality after removing the polish, but while it's on it makes my nailvarnish go on much easier and look a lot better.
Overall, this is a good nailvarnish and well worth the money. It made my nails look so much better with a smooth coat of nailvarnish on. It's well worth the money, the £5.50 or the 50p but I'd wait for vouchers so you can grab a bargain! :)
Summary: A great undercoat for smooth nails.