My battered bottle of Essence Nail art protecting base coat. I've had this since October 2012 and I don't think I have reviewed it for ye yet. I'm almost at the end of this bottle and I have to say it is one of my all time favourite basecoats. I got this for €2.49 in Penny's. This works well as a base for every type of nail polish from creme to shimmer, frost to hologaphic. It has a great formula which dries in under a minute and it applies beautifully. The brush is thin which I find works better with basecoats. I would definitely repurchase this if I could find it. It is far better than the Essence 24/7 nail base. I've worn it on its own and it made my nails look so much nicer.
- Dries super quick
- Protects against staining
- Cheap as chips
- Doesn't have a strong chemically smell to it
- 10ml bottle lasts ages
- You can't see how much product you have left in the bottle- It's driving me mental!
- Seems to be a bit hard to come across in Ireland