I love Bonder! It really makes my manicures last for a full week and maybe longer but I always change by then. This works with all my brands of polish and top coats and really has made a difference by preventing chips, cracks, and tip wear for a week. It can slightly stain my nails a bit yellow if I use it continually, however that doesn't bother me as I always keep my nails polished and I think many polishes themselves seem to stain a bit. It works great by itself or over a treatment or ridgefiller. Every time I skip it I can see wear in 3 days instead of a week. You can get if for 4 or 5 bucks at Sally's or online.
I love Orly Bonder. It creates a great surface for my nail polish to adhere to. This is my routine, like it or leave it: Nail Tek Foundation II ridge filling base coat followed by OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener followed by Orly Bonder followed by however many coats of nail color then Seche Vite top coat. Makes my manis look great and last. I have had manicures last two weeks with this regime and my nails don't break often. I don't usually keep a color on, though, by choice, more than a day or two. Nail Polish ADD. BTW, Orly Bonder dries quickly. Don't be afraid of adding it as a layer. With this routine, I have never had a problem with staining and I find that even evil glitters come off without tears. Enjoy.
Wow, I'm shocked. My mani has been on for a few days and still looks good as new. I needed a new base coat and picked this one up at Sally's. I've never had a mani last for this long. It always chips on me. There's no chipping at all. In fact I might have to take off my polish because I'm tired of wearing it! ;+) I will only buy this for now on.
This is my favorite base coat. My manicures don't chip or peel when I use it. In fact the only reason why I redo my nails weekly is that they grow so fast that the nail bed near the cuticle gets this ugly gap. It dries fast, goes on easily, and really does bind the polish to the nail. Love it and won't do a manicure without it!
I was needing a new base coat but I hadn't looked at any recs online, so I was a bit skeptical buying this, especially since it was $8. But I'm so glad I bought it! I can't say anything about how smooth it makes polish go on, because I find that with any base coat my nail polish goes on kind of weird. Maybe it's just the actual nail polish, who knows. But anyway, this makes my nail polish stay on for days!! I had given myself a manicure before school started and used this, and by the end of the week my nails were STILL in absolute perfect condition! No chips, just a bit of wear at the ends (since I had been writing alot). This is great; definitely HG material.
I got this in a set at Sally's so I paid around $2 for this. I love how my polishes go on smoother with this bonder and how it dries in seconds. My polishes seem to resist chipping for a longer amount of time when I use this bonder. I would definitely repurchase.
This stuff works so well. It dries in seconds and you can feel the rubberized texture. It fills in uneven parts in your nails so the color goes on really smooth and lasts for a long time and I bite my nails constantly so I can really attest to this.....protects my nails from dark nail colors not coming off so I def recommend it....
This has been my favourite basecoat for the longest time! With this basecoat and my Seche Vite or Poshe topcoats on, my nails can remain chip-free for 5 days (: It is a great basecoat!
I'm not sure that this base coat really helps keep my nail polish on, but I haven't used it with Orly nail polish at all, and I think that's a small factor in how it works. I find that it doesn't keep my nail polish on for as long as it promises, which is two weeks, no matter which top coat I use or anything. Sometimes the polish even peels off, as some other reviewers have said. One thing I really like about it is the texture of the cap: it's very easy to open, and I have lots of problems opening nail polishes. That is my favorite thing about Orly nail polish!
UPDATE: This has actually become my favorite base coat!
OMG I dont know what is wrong with this. If I put this bonder on my nail polish just peels off in a sheet. what the heck What a waste of money. i would only recommend this if you would like to have polish peel off Think of the money you'll save on nail polish remover update: Ive had some success if I mix with Seche Vite top coat. If I wear either one with out the other my nail polish peels with in 1 hr however if I use the 2 together I get 4 days wear