Sunday, July 5, 2015

Power Couple: Base & Top Coats

This one tops Jay-Z + Beyonce or Kanye West + Kim Kardashian. 
I’d like to introduce you to…

Quite a mouthful, I know. However, totally worth the time and effort of writing it out for you. 
My sister and I have been fans of this duo for roughly three years now and don’t stray away from these two.

Before we discovered these two products, we were excited to try out new base and top coats once we ran low on whatever base or top coat we had at the time. Now, I have no desire to continue experimenting and trying to find even better products when it comes to the base and top coat department.

Not only is the Orly top coat helpful when trying to achieve a longer-lasting nail polish finish, but it is also quite fun to use! When brushed on to the nails, it dries within seconds and leaves a very interesting and odd (in a good way) matte texture. When running your finger tip over the base coat, your skin is almost sticking to the finish and is definitely not gliding on the nail bed. This feeling just reassures me that the base coat is working very effectively and will also make sure that the nail polish sticks to the nail bed longer.

As for the top coat, it has a regular smooth finish. However, it does provide quite a lovely shine to the nails. On top of that (pun intended), it dries really quickly. I’m not going to lie and tell you that it dries within seconds like many ads for top coats do, but I can tell you that after about 15 minutes you can resume to going about your day.

In the picture above, you can see how my nails have lasted after about 6.5 days. 
You can see that my nails have grown out a bit, but there aren’t any chips on the edges (besides a tiny chip on my middle finger). The edges of my nails have worn off, but no major chips in sight!

Nail Polish: Essie "Limo-scene" & Essie "Eternal Optimist"

Do you have any fave mani secrets or polish colors? I'd love to know what you're loving in the comments below!

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