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What is the best base coat and top coat to use with Chanel Le Vernis

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Jan 9, 2012, 9:08am   #1
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shopaholic1987
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Hello,

I am looking at purchasing a base coat and top coat to help make my Chanel mani and pedi last.

Those of you who use Chanel, what base/top coat do you use. Are there any pros and cons about the ones you use?

Thanks in advance.
Jan 9, 2012, 3:15pm   #2
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i use OPI.

i change nail polish, both fingers and toes, every two weeks.

i see very little wear.

i use OPI with every polish except china glaze. i use CG top coat for those.
Jan 9, 2012, 8:04pm   #3
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Originally Posted by ashleyroe
i use OPI.

i change nail polish, both fingers and toes, every two weeks.

i see very little wear.

i use OPI with every polish except china glaze. i use CG top coat for those.
Whoa, 2 weeks?! I think I might need to try OPI base/top coat then...
Jan 9, 2012, 8:21pm   #4
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OPI base and top coat used to make my manicures last for 2 weeks as well, but recently I've noticed tip wear after 2-3 days! Not sure if it's the formula or my nails have changed... :(

I then switched to Seche Base and Vite and it's brilliant! I don't even have to do Chip Skip/Prep!
Jan 9, 2012, 8:35pm   #5
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I use OPI Natural Nail basecoat and Seche Vite or Dior topcoat, makes my mani's last 7 days
Jan 9, 2012, 10:47pm   #6
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I use NailTek Foundation II & Seche Vite top coat.

If you tend to have shiny / oily natural nail beds, it helps to remove the natural surface oils on the nail plate by wiping the nail with rubbing alcohol (& waiting for it to dry) before applying your basecoat. You can also use a product like OPI Bond Aid, but that is mostly rubbing alcohol.
Jan 10, 2012, 1:42pm   #7
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I use CND Stickey and Seche Vite.
Jan 10, 2012, 2:57pm   #8
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I've found that SV often turn my lighter colored Chanel polishes yellow.

I looove the Dior TC, but I switch different basecoats.
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