Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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I'm a smooth No 7 girl
Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Member Name: alyson29
Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Advantages: Easy to apply, fast drying and makes the perfect base for nail polishes
Disadvantages: None for me
The glass bottle is fairly eye-catching with its sleek contemporary design and it holds 10 ml of base coat, which initially offers a creamy coloured appearance. Despite my bottle being fairly old, it has served me well and still contains approximately 5 ml of polish, which is pretty good going considering how long ago I made my purchase. I generally prefer square shaped lids, which are easier to turn than those that are cylindrical, particularly after the polish has been opened several times. Boots have opted for an oval shaped lid and despite the slight crunching sound of dried product, which has lodged underneath, I am able to obtain a comfortable grip and turn with great ease. Although I have owned my bottle for a few years, I would advise that the design of the current bottles is identical to the one that I own.
A point I favour with Boots No 7 nail products is that they offer a good size brush as opposed to the stubby ones that I've noticed with a few other brands. As a consequence, I am able to achieve an effortless application and one dip of the brush into the base coat easily and fully coats three of my finger nails without catching the skin. Despite the creamy coloured appearance of the base coat in the bottle, it is almost transparent when applied to the nail. I must admit that I am surprised that my bottle continues to offer the same consistency as when I first made my purchase, as more often than not, used polishes tend to thicken after approximately twelve months rendering them useless. The base coat emits the same pear drop aroma as with any other nail polish and I've yet to find a brand that doesn't offer the familiar strong odour.
The base coat offers a smooth surface and is fast drying with my nails being touch dry within just a couple of minutes. In addition to preventing discolouration of the nails, the base coat assists in preventing breaks and splitting and offers a smooth base for my nail polish, which easily glides over the top. In my experience, using this base coat also helps to prolong the well manicured appearance of my nail polish. It is easily removed by way of an ordinary nail varnish remover and despite me frequently sporting bright colours my bare nails are left looking healthy without any staining.
As with all of the products in the No 7 range, So Smooth Base Coat is a little expensive with its price of £5.50 per bottle although Boots frequently run promotions. At the time of writing, if you make one purchase from the range you will receive the second one for half price, so it is on these occasions that I will stock up on some of my favourite products. Provided the polish doesn't thicken or become dry, I anticipate I will achieve a good few more years out of the bottle, which makes my purchase excellent value for money.
Due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a five star rating is appropriate together with my recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A high quality base coat from Boots No 7