essie first base base coat, adhesion + protection, 0.46 fl. oz.

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the rubber adhesive in my first base helps bond polish to the nail surface for protection of color wear.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 2 x 3.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
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  • ASIN: B000FZDPW0

Customer Reviews

Nice but not my favorite.

28 people found this helpful.
 on June 19, 2014
By L. Perry
Not bad. I may not buy it again, as other formulas (notable Seche and Revlon) wear better on my nails. Everyone’s nails (like skin or hair) is unique, so I would certainly recommend testing several brands. I have not tried this with an Essie top coat, though. I have tried other Essie base coats and prefer this one.

Essie is the best!

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 16, 2017
By Elizabeth Thankful Shannon
Essie is hands-down my favorite polish! It doesn’t cause my chemical allergies to go berserk, the quality is great, and the colors are amazing!

Perfect base and top coat

One person found this helpful.
 on May 1, 2017
By ellen
Perfect base and top coat! I think they all work the same, but this keeps my nails strong — I’m a potter and my nails are always in water or clogged with clay. Two coats of this and my nails clean up really fast!

Love it

16 people found this helpful.
 on February 20, 2014
Amazing!!! Absolutely love it. I have two little kids 2 and 1 y.o. and I have a lot to do, dishes, washing kids all the time, change diapers and so on, and my manicure stays 5 !!! days. I think it could stay longer, I just getting tired of the same color and change it. Color stays perfect not chipping, I really am amazed by this product, recommend to everyone. Hope it will always be in market. Thanks

Nice Base Coat

 on July 17, 2017
By Taylor G.
I like using this as a base coat. I can’t say I’ve noticed my nails being any stronger, but I may have to use it for a little longer to see results. I was worried the color would effect my nail polish colors, but it doesn’t at all. It just comes out as a clear-pink color. It also dries very quickly.

I wear this alone without polish for a nice, manicured

One person found this helpful.
 on August 8, 2016
By Maddie
I wear this alone without polish for a nice, manicured, clan and neat appearance. It wears well and is well priced. Goes on smoothly without any drag from the brush.

Works just as well as I could expect!

One person found this helpful.
 on January 19, 2014
By anniesthetic
I’m not big on doing my nails, so I don’t have much experience with a variety of brands or products of the like to do comparisons. This is my first 3-in-1 type deal, so I really like that. If it really works as advertised I can’t say. I already have naturally strong nails but they definitely chip from time-to-time from the type of work/labor I do. I’ve used this product only once thus far, but I think it worked well. I like the fluidity of glaze, not too thin or too thick and easy to apply for a beautiful finish. It’s been probably about 3 weeks since I applied this as a base and top coat, and my nail polish hasn’t quite chipped off half yet. And if it matters, I used Kleancolor brand for the color, which was also a new purchase for me. As my nails are revealed from the polish being chipped, I don’t notice anything staining.

I’m pleased with the base coat

 on July 28, 2015
By Striving for Fair & Balanced
This base coat definitely helps my nail polish last several days longer than without using it. It doesn’t seem to get rid of ridges or bumps in my natural nails, but I mainly use it for adhesion between my nail and the final polish. I’m pleased with the base coat. One coat is all that is needed to get a good base for the polish.

If you want stronger nails, definitely recommend.

 on March 8, 2016
By Jessika
I stopped using acrylics about a month ago and my nails were so weak! They were not growing and would always break. With the use of this base coat my nails actually started growing faster and more sturdy. I saw a difference in very little time. Definitely recommend 🙂