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Essie First Base Base Coat

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      04.06.2014 19:28
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      Try it and you'll probably like it

      I've recently become quite the fan of Essie nail polish. With this comes a love of anything nail related and things like top coat and base coat are important to get a good final look. It's worth a decent base coat to protect and strengthen the nail and prevent staining. What's special about this one then? Not only does it protect but it also makes a good adhesive layer so your layer of colour attaches itself to the nail better. First use I wondered what this was going to be like, it being green and all! But never fear, it went on thinly, clear and looked fine on the nail, you'd have never guessed it was green actually. My find and the price I actually bought this from TK Maxx a few months ago for just under four pounds and I've used it a few times since then. Online it appears to retail at around 6 pounds. My thoughts You really can't get over excited about a green base coat but it's still important if you like a nice manicure. I do like that this is thin as it doesn't cause a build up on your nail before you've even started applying the colour as some base coats do. It dries quickly too which is important. The only thing about this that I am not keen on is that you can't really wear it on its own due to the adhesive layer it provides for nail colour. Sometimes when I'm short on time, I will remove previous nail varnish and apply the base coat then go to bed, sleep and apply the colour the next day, but obviously you can't do that with this product. Final word This does seem to help strengthen the nail under the colour and definitely prevents nasty staining with dark colours, which I adore wearing. I think I found a bargain at this price and this is one of my favourite base coats alongside Nails Inc Caviar Base Coat and the Butter London nail foundation I also recently discovered. I do own a lot of stuff but this has worked better for me than the Orly Bonder which is a similar concept of tacky base coat. Would I repurchase? Probably if I could find it for under a fiver! First published on Ciao! by me x


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    • Product Details

      The adhesive ingredients in this base coat help glue polish to the nail surface for less chipping and increased wearbility / Helps bind nail polish to nail plate for a longer lasting manicure / Directions for use: Apply to clean natural nails as a base coat /