Aug 4, 2012 9:37 AM
All other base coats pale in comparison to the protection and strength that is the Essie Protein Base Coat ($8). It extends the life of our polish and boosts the health of our nails in just one application, and we wear it alone when we need a break from the neon-and-glitter buffet that is our polish collection. And that's when we notice how effective it really is at fortifying our nails. But it does such a great job maintaining our polish color that we haven't seen our naked tips for longer than it takes to apply a fresh coat in quite some time.
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