I've been posting a lot about "nail related" things recently but let's face it, I can't help it. ;) For years I've dismissed the idea of applying a base coat of some sort under my nail polish. The time has past and my ideas on said subject have changed. Now I do think that a good base coat is just as important as the nail polish itself. My favorite base coat at the moment is Sally Hansen Continuous Treatment Strength. It stops nail polish from staining my nails as well as protects them from "yellowing". I think it is a good base coat but if you are looking for a miracle nail strengthener this is not it. To be honest I would much rather use natural ingredients to heal any nail problems rather than buying a chemical liquid and putting that on instead. To sum it up, this Sally Hansen product is a good base coat, not so much a nail treatment.
All my ratings are out of ★★★★★
If I was to rate it I would give it:
The other bottle on the right is Forever 21 Love & Beauty Matte. I got it in one of those stands right before the register. Now that I think about it, all Forever 21 nail polishes are right before the register, at least it's been the case with the ones I saw. Anyway, this is actually the only matte nail polish I own. It's not that I don't like a nice matte finish it's just hard to "make it work" as Tim Gunn would say (yup, I've been watching Project Runway). I do have to say that the quality of this particular polish is very good. Surprisingly, as I only paid 2 something dollars for it. The pigmentation and the consistency is amazing! I had to apply only 1 coat to get that deep green color, 1 coat!! When does that ever happen?! Not often. But again it's extremely hard to pull of matte. For example, this dark color can leave your nails looking dirty in a way. The beauty of matte is that you can really experiment with it and make a lot of cool designs. For example, you can paint your whole nail matte and then go over just the tip of the nail with a clear glossy polish. That's just one option and there are tons more!
Ok, so if I had to rate this polish, I would give it:
This is all I wanted to say,
Thanks for reading,