Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Healthy, Stain Free Nails!
Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Member Name: angelboouk
Boots No7 Smooth Base Coat
Advantages: lasts well, protects and prevents staining, easy to use
~So Smooth Nail Base Coat~
No7 have recently updated their make up range so this product is now in different packaging from the above picture.
This nail base coat is designed to be applied to your nails before applying a coloured nail polish. When applied to bare nails, it should help to improve the condition of your nails and prevent them from splitting.
This nail base is presented in a small glass bottle which features a screw top lid. There is a small brush attatched to the inside of the wand and the application method is the same as applying a nail polish.
~Price and Availability~
A 10ml bottle of nail base is available from Boots and www.boots.com. Expect to pay £5.50 for a 10ml bottle. A top coat is also available.
I am a fan of No7 products and buy when they are on offer at '3 for 2' or with discount vouchers. I previously used this product in the old design packaging and managed to lose my bottle. When I came to repurchase, the design had changed but the product remains the same. I like to keep my nails in great condition but they are prone to splitting. I wear nail polish regularly and normally opt for dark blues, purples and blacks so in my opinion, a nail base coat is an essential beauty purchase.
The bottle is a good size and lasts for ages. The base coat is quite thin in consistency, clear and with a typical nail polish smell. The brush is a good size and soft. Only a small amount of the liquid is needed to effectively coat each nail. I use this on my fingernails and my toenails. The surface of my fingernails often feels quite rough and this often causes any nail colour to look rather silly and uneven.
The liquid base coat spreads well and only one sweep of each nail is needed due to the wide spreading bristles of the brush. The base coat goes on clear and very smooth. Once applied, the base coat starts to dry quickly but I normally leave a good 15minutes between applying this and applying any nail colour. This base coat leaves my nails with a slight shine and dries clear. My nails look to be in a healthy condition and the surface of my fingernails becomes more even and very smooth. This base coat does a good job at conditioning my nails somewhat and I am able to notice a difference in the quality of my nails. They don't split or dry out like before. When I don't use this, I notice a big difference in how my nails look and feel so it is definitely worth taking some time out to apply it.
Not only does the base coat condition my nails, it also works well to protect my nails from staining caused by nail colours. As I said, I prefer dark colours and without the base coat underneath, my nails stain quite badly and look very unattractive. The base note provides a smooth, even base for my nail colour so application is a breeze. I notice less frequent chipping and once I remove the nail colour and base coat with some nail polish remover, my nails end up clean and stain free.
£5.50 is a fair price to pay for nail protection and I can highly recommend this base coat. It is a quality product which works effectively at keeping my nails in tip top condition. It lasts well too. I use it once a week either alone or under a nail colour and find that it keeps my nails looking good for the rest of the week.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: for well kept nails opt for No7!