Essie First Base Care Base Coat 13.5ml
Extends your manicure by days.
I needed a new base coat and whilst browsing in Boots came across this one by Essie. The box says that this contains a rubber adhesive which helps nail polish stick and extends the length of time of your manicure.
I have a mild latex allergy and was a bit concerned about the "rubber adhesive" but as I typically need to re-paint my nails every couple of days due to nail tip wear (from typing at work), I thought I would give it a try. After patch testing on one nail for 24 hours, I had no reaction so went ahead and did my full mani.
Wow, what a difference this product has made. My nails tips wear much much slower and I now get 3-4 days out of a manicure. If I am not at work, I can now go 5-6 days before I have to remove and re-paint my polish and I am very fussy about my nail polish, one tiny chip and I have to take it off.
I lent this to a friend of mine who cannot get even a few hours out of her nail polish before it starts to peel and chip, she only had a couple of very tiny chips after 3 days and has now purchased a bottle herself.
Wonderful product, great price.
February 23, 2014
Good base coat
Great simple base coat for those of us lucky enough to have strong nails already and not in need of a strengthening one. Stops all staining even with bright colours. Really easy to apply, just like all essie products.
December 20, 2014
Firstly this is the worst Base Coat I have ever tried. It does not protect against chipping, it starts chipping within 1-2 days and has a really thin consistency, and it's not my Top Coat because I've been using it for years and its amazing. This was a total waste of money and If I hadn't gotten rid of the packaging I would of returned it.
April 2, 2016