Best Drugstore Base Coat & Top Coat?

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Jan 13, 2012

Kayla N.

I'm desperate, my nails never fail to chip!!! I need a budget friendly option for these two products. :)

Jan 13, 2012

Ayesha N.

Have you tried the Sally Hansen products? I honestly use an offbrand NK "calcium base coat" & "glossier nails topcoat" they run about 2 dollars at random beauty supplies.

I can't really speak for base coats, I've only really tried my OPI, but as for top coats, if it's just a solid colour nail, try Revlon Extra-Life No Chip Top Coat. It's a liiitttle more than your run of the mill drugstore top coats, but trust me, it's worth every penny. Your nails will thank you. If it's for nail art, I go with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri anti chip top coat. It doesn't blur or smudge any lines, which I love.

Jan 13, 2012

Kayla N.

Yeah I'm going to try Sally's Insta Dry & Chose a Base Coat for weak nails thanks!

Jan 13, 2012

Ariane C.

sally hansen's insta dry top coat is pretty awesome.

Jan 13, 2012

Shruti A.

The best top coat in my opinion is Seche Vite that stuff is amazing and dry's my nails in like a minute :)

sally hansen mirror shine for topcoat, hands down! just like seche vite but better because it doesn't get as gloopy!
base coat: i use gelous base coat and it's hands down my HG. I would consider it 'drugstore' because it's from sally beauty and between 6-8 bucks

Jan 18, 2012

Ekaterina A.

Sally Hansen Mirror Shine topcoat lasts me at least five days, though it may blur the design slightly. As for base coat, I go with Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails, which is really cheap and makes the polish stay on well. It also made my nails a bit stronger.

Feb 27, 2012

Julie J.

essie protein base coat. As for top coat seche vete

Mar 10, 2012

Landrey S.

Ok I have a question. Ive used seche vite twice now with the base coat and 2 different brand polishes and my polish has chipped almost immediately. What am I doing wrong? And whats even crazier Id tried L.A. colors top coat 2 weeks prior and my nails stayed flawless for a week!!!

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