These three items are essential to me in getting a longer lasting manicure or pedicure. OPI Chip Skip is essentially like a nail polish remover or alcohol, it works by removing the oil on the nail before you apply a base coat allowing it to stick better to your nail base. You can use nail polish remover for this, it’s a personal preference. The one OPI Chip Skip bottle is cheap, and it lasts a really long time. It brushes on like nail polish, the only annoying thing is that if you file your nails before applying it, the particles end up in the Chip Skip and you notice it looks cloudy eventually.
Orly Bonder Rubberized Base Coat is my #1 favorite for keeping my nail polish on. It’s a rubberized base coat, and it actually feels like rubber after it dries. Seche Vite Top Coat is a glossy top coat. It makes my polish go chip free and adds that shine I like. It’s a fabulous top coat and once I tried it I never went back to another. It does get thicker with time and you can buy a Seche Vite Restore bottle. The restore has this really alcohol like smell and texture, you add a few drops into your Seche Vite to restore it back to it’s original consistency, which makes it thinner and easier to use again. A bottle of the Seche Vite restore lasts longer than several bottles of Seche Vite Top Coat. Seche Vite does tend to pick up a bit of color from polishes, you can see in my photo the bottle has a little red tint to it. It doesn’t effect the overall color that I’ve noticed. I could do without the Chip Skip, but the other two are essential to me for manicures.