I paint my nails a lot. A lot a lot. Minimum once a week, sometimes twice a week depending on how adventurous I’m feeling. So it’s fair to say that I go through a pretty impressive amount of polish, top coats, base coats, cuticle oils and any and all other products needed for the perfect at-home manicure.
And I’ll be honest, I thought I’d tried the best of the bunch, and I really thought I’d found the tip top products in each category – until now.
Say hello everyone to the Seche Base Coat ($7.99), otherwise known as the best nail base ever. Seriously.
Now I’m sure many of you are familiar with this base coat’s sister product, Seche Vite, a quick drying, super shiny top coat that is a favourite with manicure aficionados the world over. But despite expressing my love for that product on many an occasion, I had never thought to search out the base coat version.
Until now that is. And boy am I glad I did. Because this weirdly milky formula works such wonders on the nails, going above and beyond what any other base coat has ever done. Not only does it cover up, fill in, and smooth any ridges, lumps and bumps, it also seems to act like a kind of super glue for nail polish, sticking that stuff to your nails like there’s no tomorrow.
Seriously – the nail polish that you see in the image above you has been on there for a week. A week! And not a single chip in sight. It’s quite literally like witchcraft.
PS The awful discoloration that you can see on my watch is apparently the result of me spraying perfume on my wrists and then wearing said time piece. You’ve been warned people – perfume and Michael Kors don’t mix.