I figured it was time for me to do a new post about my favorite top & base coats since it’s been years since I’ve talked much about them. And things have definitely changed! Also many people have been asking this question of me recently, so here we are. 🙂
I’m pretty much always using one particular base coat and that is Fillin’ Groovy by KBShimmer. It’s a ridge-filling base coat, which I most definitely need as my nail ridges are getting worse and worse with age. The weird thing is most of my ridges are only on my ring and pinky fingers on both hands! This base coat does a really good job of smoothing out my nails and it’s the best one I’ve found so far, so it’s my holy grail.
Another new (to me anyway) one I like is Deborah Lippmann Fast Girls, which is a fast-dry base coat for when you need to get your mani done ASAP. It really does dry super quick and while it doesn’t fill in ridges as much as a specific ridge-filling base coat, it is nice, though on the pricey side.
Long ago my HG top coat was Nubar Diamont. I still have a bottle of it, but since Nubar disappeared off the face of the Internet I don’t use it much anymore. So now I have a few other favorites and one of them is KBShimmer Clearly On Top which is a quick-dry super glossy top coat. The other is the Glisten & Glow Top Coat, which is also a quick-dry crazy shiny top coat. And finally when I am feeling rich (or using all DL products) I use the Deborah Lippmann Addicted To Speed top coat, which you guessed it, is another very glossy quick-dry top coat.
So there you have it. I hope this helps some of you! What are your current favorite base and top coats?