I have been wearing nail polishes (on and off) since kindergarten. As a chipmunk, obviously I knew nothing about nail care. Didn't wear any base coat. Kept the nail vanish on for longer than a week and let it chip.
Since I started watching youtube videos, I also experiments more different products and realized how important a base coat is! Today I would like to share my favourite nail care products.
* Deborah Lippmann Base Coat
I love Deborah Lippmann. Although it is quite pricey, I like the fact that D.L products are gluten free, formaldehyde free and toluene free. It provides a smooth canvas and prevents stains. But Nail Tek one is an even better one.
* Nail Tek Foundation II ( ~USD$5 from Ebay)
It is the best base coat I have tried and I do prefer it over OPI envy base coat! Not only it helps to fill every single tiny ridge on my nails, but more importantly, it is very effective in preventing your nail polish staining your nails. I love red nail polishes but they always staine my nails. Since I discovered this base coat, it is no longer a worry ;)
* Etude House Help My Finger UV Top Coat (HKD$40)
Repurchase? I already got a few back ups!
I am currently in HongKong. When I stumbled across the Etude House store, I remembered Mszjackiechu recommended this Top coat. It is such a great top coat!! It is fast drying and glossy, working equivalently well as the Deborah Lippmann. For sure, Etude House is so much more affordable than the Deborah Lippmann.
[ I also tried Sally Hansen MegaShine before. Its consistence is so much thicker and sometimes it even moved the color nail polish. It also has much longer drying time.]
*Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (AUD$16.5)
Repurchase? Yes, but my current one lasts forever.
Lush cuticle butter is fabulous! Its creamy texture leaves my cuticle so moisturized and nourished. The lemon scent is so heavenly as well. It comes in 50g and gonna lasts for ages. I shared half of mine to mum and she loves it ;)
[ I tried Burt's Bees cuticle cream before but it was too waxy for my liking. ]
Is there any nail care product you love? Would love to hear from you girls :)