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Giada

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I''ve become aggravated with my Seche Clear base coat. It has been thickening when the bottle is half full and I have to toss the bottle at that point. (polish thinner just made it streaky and bumpy)

Any suggestions for a good base coat?

I prefer clear ones to the ridge fillers because I tend to wear a lot of sheer polishes in the spring and summer.

Thanks in advance!
 

lumpkin

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I like Creative''s Sticky. I get it in the big round bottle and I''ve had mine over a year.
 

Giada

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Thanks, Lumpkin.

I''ve actually seen this a lot in salons, I think.
 

MsP

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Seche Clear and Seche Base are the two basecoats that I keep coming back to. Although the Seche Base is a ridgefiller, I normally use it under shear polishes as well because it''s not like opaque it''s more just a little pearly. Come to think of it... I really have been using just the Base and not so much the Seche Clear recently.
 

lumpkin

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Date: 2/20/2007 4:40:58 PM
Author: Giada
Thanks, Lumpkin.

I''ve actually seen this a lot in salons, I think.
It''s the most popular one around here. I tried a ton of samples that companies gave me while I was in nail school. I really like the Creative Stickey the best. It''s been awhile, but I don''t think there are very many new ones on the market, so it''s what I''ve kept using.

I love Seche''s top coat, but it gets sticky about half way through the bottle too. I hate that, but I can''t find a top coat that even comes close to it so I put up with it. I''m glad there''s an alternative to Seche for the base coat, but I''ll bet the Seche base coats are pretty darn good, too.
 

velvetfist

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For a base, I like Orly Bonder. It''s a clear matte finish so the polish really sticks.

My all time favorite top coat is Poshe. Super shiny and dries fast. I could never quite get the hang of Seche... eventually it would get stringy on me too.
 

MsP

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Date: 2/20/2007 6:46:30 PM
Author: lumpkin

Date: 2/20/2007 4:40:58 PM
Author: Giada
Thanks, Lumpkin.

I''ve actually seen this a lot in salons, I think.
It''s the most popular one around here. I tried a ton of samples that companies gave me while I was in nail school. I really like the Creative Stickey the best. It''s been awhile, but I don''t think there are very many new ones on the market, so it''s what I''ve kept using.

I love Seche''s top coat, but it gets sticky about half way through the bottle too. I hate that, but I can''t find a top coat that even comes close to it so I put up with it. I''m glad there''s an alternative to Seche for the base coat, but I''ll bet the Seche base coats are pretty darn good, too.
I agree that the top coat gets sticky pretty quickly... have you tried adding a polish thinner to it when it starts to get bad? I used to toss the bottle about half way through but the salon suggested adding a few drips of nail polish thinner to it. It worked wonderfully!
 

jamiesorr

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"Stickey" base coat by creative and "Out the Door" topcoat by INM is hands down the best combination. It lasts for weeks on natural fingernails without chipping.


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MichelleCarmen

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Right now, I use OPI "top and base coat" and it works great. I usually dry my toes w/a nail dryer between coats and find that the polish lasts forever (three weeks)!

Where is Creative Stickey sold at? Does Ulta carry it? I''d like to try it b/c I''m on a huge polish kick right now.
 
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