This is a basecoat to strengthen nails with calcium. Several hours after I used it my hands began to ache. The only other nail product that gave me this reaction was Nail Magic. I removed it and my nails looked fine, but I won't use it again. I don't think it's a bad product, but one or more of the ingredients is a problem for me, so it might work well for others.
Simple and inexpensive. I love it! Comes with an easy to apply transparent brush. Each coat dries fully and hard. It doesn't melt the coat(s) underneath it, a problem I run into with most Sally Hansen base polishes. It gives my thin nails strength and hardness. Great product!
i thought there'd be more reviews for this! I bought it at Sally's Beauty Supply for around 5 USD.
i use it on bare nails under a base coat, and then as a top coat as well.
It dries to a not matte but not super shiny finish, and is really natural and pretty looking by itself on nails.
it does make my nails harder/stronger and less prone to bending and chipping.
there's no god-awful smell that some polishes can have, and this dries faster that regular nail polish, but not quite as fast as quick dry top coats. close though!
i've used it as a top coat over red polish and the brush did end up tinged a bit pink after the first coat, but whent back to being clear after the 2nd top coat. suprisingly, it's quite shiny as a top coat, and does extend the life of my mani and smooth out any imperfections.
while i do like this, it's no miracle, and i'll continue to shop around for an alternative. i rated this a "yes" to rebuying though, as i wouldnt mind using it again and again if nothing better turns up.
A great product for all nails! I have baby fine nails that peel and split no matter what I do. I picked up a bottle of this stuff at Sally for about $5 and I haven't used anything since! I'm on my fourth bottle. Calcium builder works better than OPI nail envy, and about $15 cheaper. And it doesn't get stringy and thick like Nail Envy.
I use two coats under my polish and I'm good to go. As a basecoat its pretty good. It doesn't chip easily and I haven't had any yellowing issues. Overall, this ia great product!