Sunday, March 11, 2012

Can't Pick the Best Underwear, but Refuse to go Bare!

So I've been trying a new basecoat for about a month. Have you ever been to Sally's and seen those big bottles by Beauty Secrets? That's the one!

Well, in comparison to what I usually use, the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails basecoat/topcoat, I can't decide which to stay with.

The Beauty Secrets 2.5 fl. oz. (73 mL) bottle holds 5X the Sally Hansen. At $2 per bottle of the Sally Hansen and $8 for the Beauty Secrets, it's a great price! So that alone almost makes me want to go with BS again when I run out.

I haven't used hardly any of it and by now I would have gone through a whole bottle of Sally Hansen. So that is another pro: I don't have to get off my lazy butt to buy basecoat as often.

Beauty Secrets dries super fast. I typically start with my pinkie and by the time I get around to my thumb, the pinkie is dry. Sally Hansen doesn't dry as quick

However, with Sally Hansen, I only needed 1 coat. With Beauty Secrets, I started out using 2 but my nails seemed to stain pretty bad, so I have kicked it up to 3 coats and that seems to be better in terms of helping my nails not stain.

The Beauty Secrets is super thin and requires careful application to avoid cuticle flooding. Plus, I don't have ridges in my nails, but the Beauty Secrets creates brushstroke-like ridges and I end up having to do a thick coat (or as thick as possible with super thin polish, anyway) on the final coat.

So that's Beauty Secrets | | |, and Sally Hansen | | |.

What do you think? Which would you get? I have a feeling I won't need any basecoat for 4 months, but I still just don't know which to go with!

If you've tried Beauty Secrets, what do you think of them? I debated trying their topcoat, too, but with the way this one creates brushstrokes and so on, I don't know that I want to spend the money on something as suckish as the Wet'n'Wild topcoat (that chiz is a whole other story full of streakiness, smears and NO shine)! =P

Buenos días.
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