This is the worst. Expensive & makes tons of bubbles. Bubbles are a nightmare. I wouldn't buy this if it were 25 cents. Avoid.
I would give this a zero 0 rating if it let me.
I've never been an avid user of neither top coats nor base coats, but I'm hooked after trying this. Fast drying, glossy, and not a singe chip for almost a week (then I get small chips on the side of one of two nails). I have naturally strong and fast growing nails so I can't really tell how it's working as a nail strengthener, but the other aspects make it an instant repurchase. Wasn't expensive either since I bought it in Latvia.
I had no problems with this product. Did the job. Extended the life of my polish. Prevented staining of nails. No strong chemical smell. I lov trying new products but I'd happily buy it again.
Pros: Adds a nice shine to your polish
-Prevents nails from staining
-Takes too long to dry
-Makes All polish look darker
Don't waste your money on this base/top coat. There are much better ones out there :)
Not as strong as I would like it to be, even with base, color, and another coat for top, it chips within two days. I hate that I paid $13 for this. Pass.
Amazing product!! Loved it. My nails grew so long and strong with it. Am a regular customer now!
This is BY FAR the WORST top/base coat I have EVER used. And what sickens me more is the price I paid for it! It was $12.95 at my local hair salon! Here is why I hate it so much...
1. Its NOT fast drying...at ALL, if anything, it slows down the drying time!
2. Its a very thick polish.
3. The brush part actually sticks to the bottle and the black cap comes off....thats how STICKY it is.
4. It makes almost all of my nail polishes bubble....i HATE that.
5. It doesnt add much shine, theres better top coats in the drugstore for FARRR cheaper!
6. It doesnt make my manicure last any longer.
7. It makes my polish just peel right off..
I will NOT ever buy this again!
I have several top coats and several base coats. However, I usually reach for this dual product, especially when I am in a hurry. Having said that, I do have to say that it is not fast drying. Just average in that dept. But, it does the job and the manicure or pedicure lasts a good week. I mostly do pedicures as my hands are in water or doing crafts alot.
It does not yellow the nails nor the polish it is protecting. I always repurchase this one.
I received this polish for Christmas this year, and I must say I am disappointed. It has a rather thick texture already and when used as a base coat it actually negatively affected the outcome of my manicure. It's not the worst I have ever used but certainly far from the best.
At first I didn't mind it, but when I compared it to using my China Glaze Strong Adhesion base coat the difference was even more noticeable. Start to Finish did not help my nail polish last, nor did it prevent chipping. I would not purchase it or recommend it. As far as top coats go I prefer Seche Vite.
Experienced the same problem as others with it becoming goopy as the bottle got to the bottom half. Not as pleased with it as a base coat. Wouldn't purchase again.