3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using A Base Coat Nail Polish

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What Is A Base Coat Nail Polish

Nail art is the perfect medium by which you can artistically express yourself. Regardless if you prefer your nails painted a deep midnight blue or a sophisticated creamy white, you deserve to rock a perfectly precise and dazzling manicure!

At a glance

  1. A base coat can help your polish last longer and chip less
  2. A base coat with strengthen and protect your nails
  3. Using a base coat is the best way to prevent nail staining

The best way to protect your natural nails and glossy polish is with a nail-nourishing base coat. It'll prevent staining and premature chipping and lay the foundation for a long-lasting manicure.

Keep reading, and we'll share three reasons why you should always apply a nail polish base coat when DIY-ing your nail art.

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#1. A base coat can help your polish last longer and chip less

There's nothing worse than adding the final touches to your nail art, just to have a few major chips show up the next day. When you're greeted with that sight, it can feel like all your creative effort went to waste!

Proper application of your nail polish is crucial to ensure that you're left with a long-lasting manicure. And you should always start off with an even layer of base coat nail polish.

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Step one of any at-home manicure is a nail-smoothing base coat

A base coat is the key to pulling off a full-coverage manicure. Without one, your polish is destined to be splotchy and uneven.

If you have nail ridges (which can be a sign of vitamin deficiencies), a nourishing base coat can help smooth your nail surface. This gives your favorite baby beige nail polish a flawless canvas to adhere to, helping it stay on your nails longer.

A base coat is necessary if you want to have a truly stunning and long-lasting manicure

That means less chipping and more time showing off your newest and cutest nails!

The final step is to lock in your colored polish with a top coat nail polish. A top coat protects your nail health and can add shine.

Just try to avoid harmful chemicals and ensure your nail polishes consist of five-free ingredients.

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#2. A base coat with strengthen and protect your nails

Your nail art journey shouldn't be hindered by anything, and that includes damaged and weak nails. The best way to enjoy a flawless French manicure is by prioritizing nail care and health.

And sometimes, your nails need a bit of extra support in order to thrive!

Protect and strengthen your natural nail with a nourishing base coat nail polish

Anything from prolonged water exposure to aggressive use of nail tools can lead to peeling and damaged nails.

A durable layer of base coat nail polish will help give your nails some much-needed support and nourishment.

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This 7-in-1 Potion Base Coat from Maniology checks off all the boxes. It repairs delicate nails, stimulates new growth, and moisturizes your nail beds so that your fingertips can regain their natural glow.

You can either simply apply a couple of coats for a restorative treatment, or use it as a traditional base coat polish under your favorite nail polishes. Don't forget to use a nail stamper to recreate a perfectly precise nail design!

#3. Using a base coat is the best way to prevent nail staining

If your nails rarely get a break from polish and glue, they've likely lost their healthy pink tone. Essentially if you prefer to wear dark, deep nail polish colors, your nails might be stained easily.

A stain-resistant top coat polish and a color-correcting base coat make a great combo for combating and remedying nail discoloration. This is important if your nails have stained easily and have an unappealing yellow tint.

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Luckily, the right base coat can save your fingernails! The Barely There Base Duo 2-piece color-correcting base coat set from Maniology is ideal for regaining healthy, clean, and glowing nails.

Final thoughts

Using a base coat extends wear and ensures your nail polish lasts longer than ever. A base coat works to protect and nourish your natural fingernails while creating the perfect canvas for your favorite color coat and nail stamping design.

Now you should wholeheartedly understand the importance of using base coats!

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