May 11, 2014

The Best Base Coat, Ever?

And the prize to the most mentioned base coat goes to... CND Stickey Base Coat. CND being one of the top professional nail polish brands, I didn't doubt a second that I didn't need it. Yep, that's right. Quite a few moons ago I headed onto eBay and treated myself to a 1+1 and finally was able to try it myself. And for starters: it's not what you think it is, at all.

So to clarify the previous statement: being named a stickey base coat, I expected it to be, well... sticky and difficult to apply and rather gloopy in the pot. Thank goodness, it is none of the above at all and it's really easy to apply. Despite the blue tinge in the bottle, it applies clear and remains a teeny bit sticky for the next step.

As all base coats, it prevents peeling, chipping and staining, and with the base coat being a 'sticky' one, it claims to 'hold' the polish better. Sadly for me, I haven't really noticed that my polishes lasted longer on my nails when wearing the Stickey Base Coat as opposed to the other base coats I've tried in the past. I will be definitely using up my stash - I got 2 bottles of it after all. However, this most probably will not be in my "to be repurchased" list. Sigh. The never ending quest to the best base coat ever continues...




  1. I'd love to know what you think!

  2. haha wins the prize for most mentioned but seems to flat a lot flat for you eh?

    i've been playing the seche base. i'm such a noob about polishes though so i can't tell if its doing anything.

    A Beautiful Zen

  3. I guess that proves that not everything floats my boat, eh? Then again, I might be too picky. It's an okay base coat and I'll definitely finish it. I just won't be repurchasing it ;-). I've tried Seche Vite (top coat), which was great – except that it gets super gloopy over time and it smells horrendous! I can actually feel my cells die ever second I'm breathing it (okay now I'm exaggerating).

  4. yea i noticed that about the topcoat too. i was forewarned. i read the reviews. so i know it was coming but still....
    i've heard ppl putting thinner in to help use up the last half of the bottle. thankfully i've got some polish thinner lying around :)

  5. This base coat looks interesting. I'll be needing a new base coat soon, so perhaps I'll buy this one :) x

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  6. I did, I did... However, the last bit (which is more than enough) is just impossible to use properly without ruining my manicure. Even with thinner. Bloody useless...

  7. You never know, it might float your boat ;-).

  8. I have heard so much about this! I NEED to try it, as soon as my current one runs out I'm going to order myself a bottle. Loved this post!

    Gem. x |

  9. It totally makes sense to me to invest in a good base and top coat instead of the actual color! what goes under and top makes all the difference!

    FOTD | Forgotten Makeup Heroes @ The Conscience Fund

  10. You're sweet. Let me know what you think!


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