This post is to keep up on all the darn base coats that keep getting released… So here we go!
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Original Base and Top Coat, Matte Top Coat
These are the orginal base & top coat. The all apply fine with no issues, this top coat isn’t as shiny as the Prohealth but still shiny. Ive noticed with the top coat if you give it a couple seconds to “cool” after curing the shine tends to be better. The Matte top coat isnt a true matte it’s more of a satin – still very pretty though!
(Sorry I don’t have any of the original base coat bottles anymore)
Strength Base & Ridge Filler Base **DISCONTINUED**
So I’ve been using the base coat Strength for awhile now an I have to say they REALLY are awesome!! They do give your nail strength while the polish is on and afterwards… Prior to this my nails would break if I didn’t have the gel polish on… but now they are good… and survive a few days without polish… Its crazy. The Strength is thicker than the original base coat. The Ridge Filler is milky and stays kinda milky. Seriously… If you can buy these DO IT! They will be permanent in the Gelcolor Collection.
Pro Health Base & Top Coat
I used these a few times, I did not have luck with these… and the people i tried them on also had the same issue… Lifting within a few days. What I can say is this top coat is EXTRA shiny!! It works well using the top coat and the Strength base coat.
**UPDATE**: So I’ve been using these on myself and a few friends and I started curing the base and top coat for 45 seconds and doing two coats of each and we’ve been getting 2-3 weeks of wear now!
Chrome Effect – No Wipe Top Coat
12 thoughts on “The Base (and Top) Coats…o”
I’m having the same issue with lifting. Do you think it’s the base coat or both base and too that are to blame? I love how easy it soaks off but lifting after a few days is so annoying. Any advice?
You can try to cure for 45 sec each. I’ve done two coats of base and two of top it seems to be working better on most people. Have you tried protein bond by young nails?
Thank you for the tip on two coats of base and top coat. I’ll have to try that as I’ve also been having problems with lifting.
Hopefully it’ll help! I have one person who can get about 4 weeks of wear now
Which base and top coat do you prefer out of the ProHealth line and the original top and base coat?
For me I had better luck with the original base and the pro health top coat. The pro heath base coat lead to peeling for a few people.
Very sorry for my English but I’m french… when you try each nail polish, you write 3 coats. Are they 3 coats of colours ( as 1 base, 3 of colour and 1 top) or 1 base, 1 colour and 1 top ? Thanks so much for your blog !
Hello it’s regarding color usually. Colors need anywhere from 2 to 4 coats of color.
Hi Des Tineè,
Are you still using the Pro Health base and top or have you found something else? I am on the very last dregs of my last bottle of strengthen and wondering if I should change brands! I know, don’t hate me, but I’ve read some poor reviews of the pro health, and on me the original doesn’t support my weak nails well so they break and lasts only about a week.
Hey there!! So I actually still use the top coat but I switched to The Gel Bottle Rubber Base Coat. Works really well with OPI colors. I hope that helps!