I have been a fan of nail polish for as long as I can remember, in fact having my nails painted was one of the things that got me into trouble while I was still in high school; talking and eating in class being the other ones! I have always been trying to look for ways to make my DIY manicures and pedicures pop and for them to last through the week. I’ve bought 2 products lately to help me with my lifelong mission of awesome nails.
I bought the Essence Colour Booster Base Coat (R30) and the CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat (R220). With both products at hand, I was sure to get a winning, long lasting manicure.
The base coat is white, so it gives both protection for your nails and makes the nail colour pop once applied. I really liked this, because in the past I used both a clear base coat and white nail polish before applying my nail colour. So having a product that does both is a win win situation.
I wanted to show the difference between applying the base coat and not. It is evident that the nail colour with the base coat is more solid. I used this nude-ish nail polish because I usually struggle to have it really show up on the nail without having to apply multiple coats.
I wish I had a good story to tell about the Vinylux Weekly Top Coat, I find that it works sometimes and sometimes not. It has worked on some of my manicures before, in that my manicures were still in tact 5 days after application. It’s a pity though for such a pricey product, it should work *all* the time.