I am someone who paints my nails once a week at home. So yes, I have tried many base coats, many top coats, and everything in-between. My nails are a touch dry and tend to peel. Which means my nail polish may chip and split at the ends. Because of that, I set out to find the best base coat nail polish for my natural nails. And the winner was clear.
The Best Base Coat Nail Polish For Nails
Essie Strong Start Base Coat
I have tried several base coats for my DIY at home manicures. And so far, nothing has compared to the essie Strong Start base coat polish. This is my personal go-to.
Do you need a base coat for your nails?
Honestly? I think you can go either way. It’s really based on your natural nails. I used to never use a base coat and just thought it was a wasted step. But then I discovered the essie Strong Start polish and I’ve never looked back. My nails always peeled after a few days of wearing a nail polish and I just thought that’s what happens!
Depending on if you have normal nails or dry nails, you may benefit from adding a base coat to your at home DIY nail routine. Since my nails are drier, Strong Start helps to strengthen them which then results in a longer lasting manicure.
If you have more normal nails, you can try the essie all in one base and top coat or here to stay. For rigid nails, you can also try smooth-e which is a ceramide-infused base coat that helps to fill in ridges before you apply your nail polish.
What Ingredients Are In Essie Strong Start Base Coat
The essie Strong Start has biotin as its main active ingredient. This is an ingredient that helps to strengthen your nails. Which results in fewer chips, breakage and peeling. Your nails will get stronger over time the more you use it.
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