Base Coats & Top Coats
We're all guilty of it. Do I really need to use a base coat and a top coat? It would be so much faster to just apply the polish. The verdict is in, base coats and top coats make a huge difference in the application and wear time of your manis and pedis. Think of your polish application like making a sandwich, the bread holds all your ingredients in place, without it, you'd have a mess, the same can be said for your at-home manis and pedis. Your base and top coats are the bread, holding your polish together to ensure the longest wear time with the least amount of chips and dings along the way. First, let's talk base coats. Applying one thin layer of a base coat makes all the difference when it comes to the wear time of your polish and condition of your nails. Formulated with binders, these clear polishes create a smooth base for your nail polish to adhere to. Just like a primer for your face, this primes your nails for a flawless, streak-free application. Plus, it adds a layer of protection for your nail beds. Dark, pigmented polishes can discolor nails, but base coats stop that from happening by giving your polish a cushion to adhere to that isn't your naked nail. Your last step to a flawless manicure or pedicure comes from a top coat. This seals your color in and creates the perfect finishing touch for a flawless application. Your top coat is your polish's armor, protecting it from the elements and ensuring the longest wear time possible. Available in a variety of finishes from matte to glossy, these nail protectors also smooth out any bumps or uneven streaks in your application. Need further convincing? Base and top coats are formulated with a blend of nutrients, proteins and vitamins that work together to prevent breaking and splitting, while strengthening your nails.