Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thanks for hanging with me!

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to say thank you for hanging around while I was not posting  :)  I found about a dozen dusty nail polishes in a box in the back of my closet this weekend.  So I'll start posting swatches of those soon, possibly today.  I've cut my nails back again because they are peeling on the sides and break too easily these days.  But the peeling is getting better.  I also finally found my PERFECT base coat.  Actually I rediscovered it. 
My favorite base coat in the beginning was China Glaze Strong Adhesion.  The only reason I stopped using it was because I was almost out, and Sally Beauty Supply was out as well.  So I tried something else thinking base coats were all the same.  Well, this started a long and not so fun adventure trying to find the perfect base coat that prevents staining and keeps my polish attached to the nail.  So the other day, I saw my old (almost empty) bottle of CG SA.  I figured I had nothing to lose since the other base coats have failed me.  Yes, it was kinda thick now and not so easy to spread.  But let me tell you, my polish has lasted over a week with only slight chipping on my right thumb nail.  After a week of this proof, I went to SBS and they had it in stock and I bought a bottle for me and one for my daughter.  Now I am a happy "polisher".  :D

What is your favorite base coat that actually works for you?  Do any of you have some old polishes that you still love that are probably discontinued?  I would love to know about them.

1 comment:

  1. I'm using Nfu Oh Base Coat as my first BC ever, and I'm loving it so much, I probably won't change it, unless some odd trace of events make me change it. It's a really nice one, it prevents staining, sometimes I need to put two coats, just in case, if it's a tricky colour, and it applies really great. Glad you rediscovered your favourite one. :)