I have been looking for the perfect base coat for as long as I have been painting my nails . I haven't yet found one that caters my needs ( stops peeling and strengthens ) but I have managed to find a select few that aren't perfect but still seem to get used . Base coats are so important , they act as protecter whether or not you are wearing nail polish and are a necessity in any nail addicts collection. Whilst you may believe that they all have the one purpose I tend to use each one for very specific and different reasons.
Orly Polish Bond - this is the base I use when I'm applying polish to my nails . Like most base coats it dries pretty fast but once dry it doesn't feel like most base coats but instead a sheeny matte which is kind of sticky which helps the polish to bond (the clue's in the name really ) this was my most recent base purchase and I love it for helping my polish to last longer but price wise it's a tad expensive at £10 a bottle slightly beating the price of Seche Vite .
Nails Inc Save the Nail- when I made the purchase of this nail treatment I wasn't aware that it was made by Nails Inc. It has a total different look to usual Nails Inc products and at under £10 it's quite the winner. The idea is that you paint your nails everyday with the polish and on the seventh day you remove it all and start again. Whilst I love this idea it really is time consuming and your polish is gone in a matter of weeks.
Seche Vite topcoat - when everything else fails or if you don't have any base products in your collection just yet or are on the low side then a topcoat can do perfectly. It's a great alternative but one I wouldn't recommend for every time your nails require a lick of base coat.
What is your favourite base coat ?