|Left to right: hydrating base coat, baby love, on a clear day top coat, CG FF top coat.|
The hydrating base coat goes on clear and shiny, dries fast, seems like a regular base coat to me. It does have some safflower seed oil and Kukul nut oil in it though, so that might help moisturize the nail beds.
Baby love is quite sheer and I use three coats to cover my slightly yellow tips, I probably would have been okay with two coats. The brush is pretty thick and works well.
On a Clear Day top coat... This top coat is SLOW drying, 5 minutes dry to touch. This is unacceptable to me considering there are several fast drying top coats out there. Plus on my right hand while waiting to dry, I banged into something and smudged three fingers and some lint flew into the ring finger which I could not remove and so, is trapped in the paint. Not good. Long dry time equals big room for error. Plus it was not a good smudge fixer. I didn't bother to wait and see how long it would completely dry. I put one coat of China Glaze's fast forward (CGFF) top coat and all was well. CGFF dries fast, one minute to touch, and dries hard and super glossy. (On a clear day was glossy too.) CGFF is also a really good smudge fixer and great leveler for glitters.
All of the nail treatments in this kit are 0.3 oz or 9 ml, and is $40 at Neiman's. This probably would make a great travel kit. Have you ever travelled with nail polish before? What do you do with your nails when you go out of town?