Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Survey Says

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  • Best nail polish top coat?
  • Best nail polish base coat?
  • Best nail polish remover?

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33 thoughts on “Survey Says… December 2nd, 2009

  1. Lisa

    Top coat: Seche Vite
    Base coat: CND Stickey
    Remover: I like pure acetone, even though it’s really drying… Gets everything off in a flash though!

  2. Lila

    * Best nail polish top coat? seche vite
    * Best nail polish base coat? Chinaglaze
    * Best nail polish remover? I’ve used one by studio tools for years, & it seems really good, but it’s one of the few ones I’ve ever tried so not sure.

  3. for me:
    * Best nail polish top coat? Essie Good to Go
    * Best nail polish base coat? Essie Protein Base
    * Best nail polish remover? Cutex Strengthening

  4. Jessica

    Best top coat: Seche Vite. LOVE THIS STUFF!!! Dries your nails completely in 5-10 min!!

  5. I haven’t tried that many yet, but:
    Best Top Coat: Seche Vite Fast Dry
    Best Base Coat: Orly Bonder
    Best Remover: anything + felt

    • Christi

      DITTO! Love the Orly Bonder so much that I bring it in when I get my nails done by someone else. It makes my polish last so much longer.

  6. Janet

    * Best nail polish top coat? Seche Vite
    * Best nail polish base coat? Seche Vite
    * Best nail polish remover? Sally Hansen Salon Strength

  7. Lingping

    Best nail polish top coat? Poshe fast drying top coat
    Best nail polish base coat? OPI natural nail strengthener
    Best nail polish remover? ACO polish remover

  8. Melissa

    Base coat: Seche Base (Ridge Filling Base Coat)
    Top coat: Nubar Diamont

    Nubar Diamont dries the nails completely and leaves a glass-like finish. I absolutely love it but, wish that Nubar was available in more places than just the company’s website.

  9. kpenn09

    Top Coat: Seche Vite (although it’s hard to find these days!)
    Remover: Sally Hansen where you just have to dunk your nail in and it’s all done (even though sometimes it temporarily stains your fingers…haha)

    I don’t use a base coat, because I find that it encourages my nails to peel even more than they already do.

  10. christi

    Best top coat: definitely Seche Vite
    Best base coat: Nubar Nu Nails –> keeps the nails from staining and turning yellow.

  11. Sass

    Base Coat … Sinful Colors (double coat)
    Top Coat … Seche Vite
    Remover …anyone with a scent that has acetone in it

  12. Ok, I’m a total nail polish fanatic, so I know waaaay too much about topcoats and such. But I do know that top and base coats are totally different on different people. Just from the MUA community that I talk to frequently, I know that even the best top/base coats will react differently on different people’s chemistry. So there just seems to be different Holy Grails for everyone. That aside, for me,
    the best topcoat is: Seche Vite (though you have to know how to apply it properly. Thickly, and while polish is still wet! Or else later it’ll all peel off. But done right, it’s perfectly hard and shiny!)
    Best base coat: Right now I am in love with Barielle’s Nail Rebuilding Protein basecoat because I have weak, flexible, splitty nails. (It’s just genetic) And then on top of that I wear CND’s Sticky to hold the polish tight.
    And my fav remover is Pure Acetone. There’s nothing better for removing glitter (pure acetone + felt = magic!!!!) and it’s SUPER fast. I don’t really believe a lot of the claims of “hydrating” or “moisturizing” removers, because it’s all drying anyway. And non-acetone will just take too long, and ends up drying your skin and nails out MORE than acetone, because you have to be exposed to it longer! So Pure Acetone, and then just lotion, lotion, lotion to re-hydrate!

    Also, for an awesome scientific perspective the girls over at The Edge Of Sanity did a, like, 12 week test on 12 topcoats and ranked them! Check it out!

  13. Jennifer

    Top Coat: For Big 3 Free polishes, Zoya Armour (part of the Zoya Color Lock system – my favorite). For non-B3F polishes, Seche Vite.

    Base Coat: Love Zoya Anchor!

    Remover: Zoya Remove +

  14. Top Coat- I just use Sally Hansen. Havent found one that blows me away yet.
    Base Coat- CND- Stickey
    Nail polish remover- Whatever is cheap and works! Not picky here.

  15. Andrea

    Best nail polish top coat? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
    Best nail polish base coat? Don’t use on
    Best nail polish remover? Sally Hansen Salon Strength

  16. mel

    Top Coat = Out the Door
    Base coat = CND Stickey
    Remover = Sally’s pink nail polish remover

  17. Im still new into nails but this is what I found best so far…

    Best nail polish top coat? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
    Best nail polish base coat? OPI Natural Base Coat (Its clearish pink)
    Best nail polish remover? The purple bottle from Studio Tools (I think thats the brand)

  18. Victoria

    Base- Seche Vite Ridge Filler
    Top- Sephora by OPI Top Coat, gasp, not Seche Vite!–I feel like it peels off a lot faster!
    Remover- Pure acetone…tisk tisk

  19. Constance

    Top- Seche Vite
    Base-OPI Nail Envy (really keeps my nails strong….not sure if it helps polish life or not.
    Remover- Cutex Strenghtening + felt

  20. avroys

    Top coat: currently using Precision fast dry, but I am sure my HG is out there somewhere!
    Base coat: Qtica natural nail growth stimulator (my manis last up to 5 days since I started using this)
    Remover: Because I can’t get hold of the Zoya one, pure acetone for the time being

  21. Best nail polish top coat? Seche Vite
    Best nail polish base coat? Seche Vite Ridge Filler
    Best nail polish remover? Sally Hansen Extra Strength

    • Make_up_Maven

      Top coat: Seche Vite
      Base coat: CND Stickey
      Remover: 100% Pure Acetone – for me, it doesn’t dry my nails at all and I do my nail everyday (sometimes twice a day)

  22. Lydia

    * Best nail polish top coat? Seche Vite
    * Best nail polish base coat? Mm I haven’t found one I love yet.
    * Best nail polish remover? One that is just straight up acetone!

  23. NaNa

    Top Coat- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
    Base Coat- Essie Ridge Filling Base or Protein Base
    Remover- Whichever one I see first at Walgreen’s.

  24. aMy

    Best nail polish top coat? Seche Vite!
    Best nail polish base coat? I still can’t find a great one! (gonna check out CND Stickey! Thanks Ladies!)
    Best nail polish remover? Pure Acetone

  25. Anna

    Top Coat: Seche Vite. I love that it dries super fast and it’s the best one I’ve tried SO FAR. I like to apply a layer of top coat halfway through the week and I find that the Seche Vite shrinks my polish. Still looking for my HG top coat, but for now, this is the best.

    Base Coat: Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator. Great for strengthening nails and for long lasting manicures. Love this stuff!

    Nail Polish Remover: I use Onyx Pure Acetone, but I also like Zoya Remove+ when I’m using polish without any glitter.

  26. IndigoXX

    Top coat: Seche Vite
    Base coat: Nailtiques Formula #2
    Remover: 100% pure acetone

  27. Remover: Cutex Vitamin E. Gets my polish off in a flash.

  28. Kim

    Seche Vite, Orly Bonder, Zoya Remove.

  29. * Best nail polish top coat: Seche vite
    * Best nail polish base coat: p2 base + care coat
    * Best nail polish remover: ebelin