Base coat is definitely necessary because it prevents your nails from turning yellow from the polish. I find if you use a good base coat and wear dark polishes like I do, it helps keep the nails from yellowing. And a good top coat every other day helps to keep the polish looking fresh. The top coat protects the colour. You can re-apply the top coat every 3-4 days to get it to last.
The main reason for using a base coat is it will help prevent dark colours from staining your nail beds. It is very important to protect your nail beds as they act as the pillar on which your nails are based .We’ve all experienced the yellow nails that often follow dark nail polish – this phenomenon can be prevented with the right base coat. And with deep fall colours coming into season, it’s more important than ever to use one.
By using a base coat first, you will prevent your polishes from getting streaky and eliminate those “ridges” that can sometimes appear on your nails.It gives the nail polish an even surface to adhere to .There are some natural oils that are present on the surface of our nails. Some base coats also contain natural ingredients such as almond oil which promotes nail growth.
Base coats also help to strengthen the nails, helping them to grow and protects them. Some can be used as a base coat and a top coat or just on its own. It will extend the life of your manicure.I’ve noticed base coats help more with this than top coats – they really work to keep your polish chip-free. With a good base coat, you can go a week without a chipped nail, no lie.
This is a pretty unique in that it dries sticky – so polish literally adheres to it. This makes your polish stay on even better than with normal, non-sticky formulas.
What I love about this formula is that it dries super quickly- like, by the time you’re done painting your last nail, your first nail will already be dry.