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essie First Base Base Coat Polish, Multicolor
Essie Grow Stronger - Base Coat 0.46 oz Natural
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on 7/31/2015 6:34:00 PM
More reviews by PeachRainDrops
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is the best nail whitener I've ever used. I've gotten so many compliments on my nails every time I've used it. I really wish it wasn't discontinued and Essie would bring it back as a permanent product. It makes my nails look so glossy, clean, and sleek!! This is probably my favorite nail product ever!!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 9/12/2013 6:30:00 PM
More reviews by Lirong
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
Loving it. Makes my yellowish nails white and pretty. The effect comes off when you take it off, this is not a treatment, just a whitening base.
on 12/3/2012 12:38:00 AM
More reviews by Delilabee
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Comments and advertising about this product give the impression that it will actually whiten - that is bleach - your nails. It will not. This is important to understand. The formula has a slight whitish cast to it, meaning that when it goes on it lightens your nails slightly, simply by camoflaging/covering. In one coat the yellowing left by previous nail products is perhaps 30-40% lessened. However, when the product is removed the nails have the same degree of yellowing as when you began. So there is no bleaching effect.All that aside, the forumula dries quickly, has a nice glossy finish and is a pleasantly neutral, very subtle colour. It's worth having for those features - if you can tolerate the formaldehyde, which I can't. After a short time formulae like this weaken my nails, causing them to soften and peel dreadfully.
on 10/1/2012 4:49:00 AM
More reviews by NewWave
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I don't really use this as a nail whitener, because I know that there is nothing that can really whiten your nails once they are yellow from all the mindless nail polish applications. I use it simply as a base coat, bacause I like the idea that it can prime my nails making the supface appear whiter. It performs very well, any nail polish apllied on top lasts longer and when I decide to remove it, my nails don't turn yellow any more. I would definetely recommend this as a base coat agains yellowing. Will repurchase when I run out.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 5/25/2012 5:23:00 PM
More reviews by PineappleCove
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I stumbled upon this at Ross, of all places! Walmart carries this brand for about $8-$9 here in Honolulu. Ross had it for $4.99, so I snatched it up.Always wanted to try the Essie brand, but could never justify spending $8 for nail polish.I absolutely LOVE this nail whitener. I recently started wearing nail polish on a consistent basis for the past 3 months. This has caused my nails to yellow and become brittle. My nails are naturallly strong, and I never had any breakage problems until this point. I decided to give my nails a break from the polish and try the whitener to see if it really worked. I was AMAZED at the results and just LOVE the natural look. With just two coats, I saw instant gratification - the healthy pink natural color. Granted, it doesn't remove the yellow, but it really did lighten it alot. The coverage is heavier than clear, but not as thick as a nude colored polish (though there arenít streaks either like many light-hued polishes). I added 2 coats of Seche Clear Base Coat (my favorite) and my nailes look healthy and shiny! Gonna go back to Ross to see if they got anymore of this in so I can have back-stock!
on 10/18/2011 9:18:00 PM
More reviews by champagnefrost
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
THIS IS THE BEST *T H E B E S T * NAIL POLISH EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!ALL IN ONE! FEELS GREAT ON NAILS! SHINY AND NAILS TIPS LOOK WHITE AND THE NAIL LOOKS SO PRETTY WITH THIS COLOR!!! A MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN "PINK GEL COAT" - GET THE BEAM UP!!WILL ONLY WEAR THIS FROM NOW ON!! FAVE POLISH AND FORMULA!!!!!!NO STREAKS! GOES ON AMAZING!!! LOOKS LIKE I WENT TO THE SALON!!!!!!!!!MUST TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I AM A NAIL FANATIC AND HAVE A WALL OF ESSIE AND OTHER BRANDS - THIS IS THE BEST POLISH AND COLOR EVER!)
on 5/4/2011 12:07:00 PM
More reviews by onessee
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Love this stuff! I typically wear it alone since I don't have a lot of time for nail upkeep. It really brightens up my nails, and looks super natural. I got it at Walmart and wasn't sure I wanted to spend $8 on yet another bottle of nail polish. So glad I did. Will definitely repurchase.
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