Love using this as a base and as a top coat over a design. I swear by this product as a cheap and consistent way to make a design last at least a week. I like the hardener in it and go crazy if I don't have this as a top coat. Its also good to apply gems and other decor to nails and they always stay on for more than a week.
LITERALLY CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT!
I can't stress how good this stuff is! I never, ever do my nails anymore without two coats of it underneath and as a top coat. It really helps because my nails are so long they are prone to breakage, flaking and spltting at the sides and with this on it never happens, even with a really cheap, not so great polish on top or by itself on natural nails!
In this photo, I used this as a base coat & topcoat on every finger apart from my thumb, which I used a Revlon top coat on. I had it on for a week & a half and as you can see, none of the nails I used Hard As Nails on have chipped except my thumb! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves nail art or just a high-shine, chip free finish.
Great base coat
This product is great for both standalone and base coat use. Applied on its own, it gives nails a moderate gloss and stays on for 7-10 days without chipping. Used as a base coat, it improves the durability of main color. It does make nails harder when it's on, but once cleared off, the nails seem to return to their normal state.
My Go-To Polish
I have been in love with this since I was 12. It looks great on natural nails. It comes in different tints which are great for french manicures. I love to swim and we all know water and chlorine can make your nails weak and this product is a miracle worker for that.
My nails are extremely brittle and this product helps like a charm. I notice when i use this as a base coat and a top coat on my nails that my nails don't tear or chip my nails as easily. But the bottle is hard to keep from getting a thick and sticky consistency. But other than that this product is wonderful!
Gets the job done
I find that this product DOES help my nails get a little strong, and less bendable and prone to breaking. However, it can have a weird consistency, and doesn't help my nails over time. Only when I have it on. Polish on top of this can bubble for me, and I'm not sure if it's because of this or something else, but since I've been using this as a base coat, I find that my nail polish tends to peel off in full sheets! So weird!