Review of Nailtek Foundation II - Ridge-filling by Tresha
I agree with everything people wrote that is positive about this product. What I can add is that it really has made my nails stronger, but what I really love about Nailtek II is the ability it has to smooth and even out my nailbed color to make all my sheer Essie polishes wearable. No sheer has ever looked good on my nails before Nailtek II. In the past, I could never get sheer nailpolish to work for me. Sheers over my natural nails never looked refined, but now my nails look very chic, clean, and healthy with this product. The clear slighty cloudy white color in this basecoat is genius! Holygrail product for me!! I buy it at Ulta for $6.99. I like buying all my products there. That way I know I am getting fresh product!
My manicure routine: A thin coat of Nail Envy Matte, Nailtek Foundation II (a complete even coat, so you cannot see my nail) & I let it dry for two to three minutes, then one thin coat of super sheer polish (usually an Essie n/p), and Seche Vite fast drying topcoat. My nails feel so strong and healthy, and my manicure last until I remove it!!! Drying time is ultra fast too! I've had acrylic nails off and on for over 15 years, and I've been so addicted to acrylics, but this time...I think Nailtek has me off of acrylics for good!!!! My natural nails have NEVER been this great! Definitely a miracle product for me. I've told all my girlfriends about it!
Update: Still doing this routine, but I switched out the topcoat to Sally Hansen Insta Dri. I Love it way better! With the Insta Dri my manicure feels harder and last longer. The Seche Vite gave me a rubbery softer topcoat. The Insta Dry does dry harder and seems to bond better.
Also, applying the Nailtek can be a little tricky. It can get goopy, and I end up having to wipe it off, and redo it if it's lumpy and uneven. I have to make sure I use fast even strokes and spread the product on my nails thickly to get good results. A little bit of a pain, but so worth the trouble. I find it's okay to lay it on the Nailtek thick because when I apply my nailpolish and topcoat...It magicly all bonds together, and doesn't look thick at all :) This product is Fabulous!