09 Feb loving: opi start to finish base & top coat
I am all about value for money so anything that comes in a 2-in-1, buy 2 and get 1 free promotional campaign or concept, you better believe that I will be interested. The downfall about this approach is that more so than often you do kind of get the short end of the stick, because in essence should something really be able to serve more than one purpose? Think about a pencil with an eraser at the end. The truth is: that eraser sucks; it smudges and streaks, so really it is just better to buy a pencil and a separate eraser.
Now that I have rambled on unnecessarily, I will say that the analogy above is not the case with OPI’s Start to Finish 2-in-1 base and top coat. Designed to strengthen, whilst shielding nails from being stained by darker coloured nail polishes it doesn’t really perform as ridge filler, but it does smooth out the nail bed a little. As a top coat it is the most resilient I have come across in a while. I ran a tiny experiment before doing this blog post and applied the OPI Start to Finish on my one hand and left the nails on my right hand untouched with top coat. I will say that two days later my left hand looks somewhat freshly painted and my right hand looks like it belongs to an unkempt girl who doesn’t respect nail polish. (Yes. Chipped nail polish is a proper pet peeve of mine).
OPI is available from salons, selected pharmacies and Stuttafords.