First of all (I wouldn't want to start a post with naked nails, which is a necessity for this review alas -- be warned) the pretty polish I used to test my new base coat out is KB Shimmer Midsummer's Night, which is a lovely purple jelly with heaps of blue and white hexes in medium and tiny sizes, as well as an abundance of white star glitters. I love this polish! This is not only my favorite kind of warm purple, but star glitters are always a winner in my book. This applied pretty well, and the stars were not hard to get out (careful placement was not really necessary). It was pretty glossy and not too rough either -- overall, a perfect polish in my book!
|indoors, natural light|
On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base Coat
3 coats KB Shimmer Midsummer's Night
1 coat Seche Vite
And now for the base coat! It was pretty gloopy in nature, but that was to be expected (it is basically just glue), and it applied totally easily. It goes on thick and white and then after about 5 or so minutes it dries clear. I did find after a few trials that the thicker the coat of base coat the easier it is to peel off in one go.
|apologies for nekkid nails! this is just after applying base|
When it's time to take it off, it can be tough to get it started at first. You have to pick at it a little bit to get a good edge to pull on. I tried both from the base (near the cuticle) and on the sides, and both worked about the same. Once you get a good flap, it is mostly pretty easy to carefully pull it off in one go -- some bits might be extra stuck though, and require extra picking. I think like I said before, this is where a thicker coat of base might help. When I was done it did seem that my nails had some damage, but they were quite damaged before (I really do peel off more than I should, that's why I was so excited to try this) so I think it was partly residual damage. In the interest of an informative review, I am going to show my nails after peeling, pre-cleanup -- shield your eyes if naked nails make you squeamish!
|eek! how ugly!|
|one more shot of that pretty purple! outdoors, shade|
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Have a great day! ♥