Let me start off by saying that I am usually a bit lazy when it comes to base and top coats. To be honest I’m lucky if my nail polish dries without a dint of some sort. I’m very fidgety and find it difficult to sit still long enough for layers to dry.
I have tried a few different base coats and haven’t found one that was useful. The worst being the Boots Expert base coat which made my polish peel off.
I bought mine on special – buy one Sally Hansen product and get the second half price. I choose the nail hardener as my second item, review to follow on that one.
Back to Double Duty. I apply one coat before my nail polish and one coat after.
1. It keeps my nail polish chip free for days
2. It prevented my nails from yellowing after days of dark polish
3. A little sticky until completely dry but not enough to mess up your nails
It’s also cheap… in most countries. Ireland as per usual has a disgusting hefty mark-up so if it’s not on special you can buy it for €2.50 on ebay. I wouldn’t pay more! But I shall be repurchasing.
What nail bases and topcoats do you recommend?