Product: OPI's Start to Finish Base & Top Coat
Cost: $8.00+ (Varies depending where you buy)
Rating: 10/10 (1 = horrid, 10 = love it)
Buy it: Ulta, Trade Secret, Amazon.com
I am really addicted to nail polish and I've used just about every kind of base/top coat there has been made except the "high end" stuff. I've used simple drug store brands such as Sally Hansen. A few weeks ago I broke down and decided to spend about $9.00* on OPI's Start to Finish Base & Top Coat.
*This is an estimate, I don't remember how much I bought it for at Ulta.
As I painted my nails I decided to take some pictures of my nails with just the clear coat on, the finished product with the nail polish plus base/top coat and then finally what my nails look like today. I put the time stamp on my camera so you could see the dates. The only picture that will not contain a time stamp is the one with the clear coat on because I took it with my Blackberry.
One coat of OPI Start to Finish Base & Top coat.
Two coats of China Glaze Peachy Keen topped with Start to Finish.
My nails are chipped from "wear 'n tear" from being a mom of two young boys. As you can see not all of my nails have chipped, some haven't even began to chip. The ones that have chipped are due to nail breaking and nail polish remover (getting marker off walls). After more than a few days my skin around my nails starts drying out and looking rather gross. So please excuse the icky dry skin.
The Bottom Line
I absolutely love this stuff. I don't think I'll ever buy another one before I use this bottle up completely. I love the fact that if I wanted to I could go a week or longer without repainting my nails. Now if only I could actually go a week without repainting my nails. I definitely recommend this stuff to anyone who paints their nails even if its just occasionally.