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Base & Top Coat Nail Polish

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    Matte Top Coat

    Original Price $30.00
    Current Price $20.95

    Tack-Free Top Coat - MATTE MATTE Topcoat is an ultra silky, tack-free topcoat that cures in 60 seconds in LED. This top coat leaves the nails with ...

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If you're new to gel nail polish, you might wonder what the fuss is about. In a nutshell, gel nail polish is a type of manicure that uses a special polish cured under a UV or LED light. The result is a long-lasting, chip-resistant manicure that looks fabulous. But what about base coats and top coats? Do you really need them?

Here's the deal: base and top coat nail polish are essential for ensuring that your gel nails look their best. The base coat helps to adhere the gel polish to your nails, while the top coat protects your manicure and gives it a high-shine finish. Without these vital components, your gel nails are more likely to peel, crack or chip.

Get a flawless manicure with base and top coat gel nail polishes

A gel manicure kit is a perfect way to achieve long-lasting nails and a professional finish. The first step is to apply a base coat, which helps the polish adhere to the nails and prevents staining. Next, apply a thin coat of your desired polish colour. Once the colour has been applied, cure it under an LED or UV light and repeat this process until you’re happy with the colour. Finally, seal the manicure with a top coat of nail polish for long-lasting, scratch-free wear.

The tools you’ll need for gel nail polish

Applying gel nail polish is a bit more complex than regular polish, but the results are worth it! With a nail polish top coat, your nails will look glossy and smooth for weeks. Plus, there’s no need to worry about chipping or smudging. To get started, you’ll need a few specialised tools and accessories:

  • UV/LED lamp — This is what cures the gel polish and helps it set. You can find lamps designed explicitly for nails or repurpose a UV lamp from another project (like curing resin).
  • Gel polish — Make sure to get a gel polish that is specifically designed to work with UV/LED lamps. Regular nail polish will not set correctly under the lamp.
  • Base coat — A base coat layer can help the gel polish adhere to your nails.
  • Nail top coat — A layer of top coat is essential for protecting your gel manicure from everyday wear and tear.

Explore our range of nail gel polish on NSI Nails today

NSI Nails offers a wide range of high-quality nail gel polishes and gel brushes to suit your every need. Whether you're looking for a subtle nude shade or a trendy holographic hue, we've got you covered. Our gel polishes are easy to apply and long-lasting, so you can enjoy beautiful nails for weeks. Plus, they're available in various finishes, from matte to glossy and everything in between. Browse our latest arrivals today, or contact us if you have any questions!


What is base and top coat nail polish?

As any manicure aficionado knows, a good base and top coat of nail polish are essential for achieving a long-lasting, chip-resistant finish for nail art. The base coat acts as a primer, creating a smooth surface for the colour polish to adhere to. The top coat provides a protective barrier that helps seal the colour and prevent chips.

What's the difference between gel nail polish and regular nail polish?

Gel nail polish is a type of nail polish that is cured under UV or LED light. It is also more durable than regular nail polish and is less likely to chip, lasting up to two to three weeks. In contrast, regular nail polish lasts one to two days without chipping or peeling.

How long can you leave gel nails on?

The answer depends on how well you take care of your nails. If you keep your nails clean and dry and avoid harsh chemicals, you can usually leave nail gel polish on for two to three weeks. However, if you notice any lifting or chipping, it’s time to have them removed. You should also remove your gel polish if your nails start to yellow or become brittle.