Wear Test Wednesday – @orlynails Bonder Rubberized Basecoat

Ever since I decided doing my nails at home was the economical path I should take more often, I have been on the hunt for the perfect base and top coats to make my time and effort last as long as possible. As you may have seen in my last @ultabeauty haul, I picked up the @orly Bonder Rubberized Basecoat ($10 at @ultabeauty) to see if it was the answer to my prayers!

What it claims:

๐Ÿ”˜ Grips nail lacquer to the nail surface for lasting adhesion

๐Ÿ”˜ Unique formula delivers a cutting edge resin technology to improve lacquer adhesion and wearability

๐Ÿ”˜ Apply one coat as a basecoat under ORLY nail lacquer

My experience:

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I have only used this once, but did so for nine (9) days.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป It dries quickly.

๐Ÿ”˜ I applied it underneath @opi Dancing Keeps Me on My Toes (see Monday’s post for details on that polish), even though they recommend using it in conjunction their polish – for obvious reasons.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I have used many @opi traditional (non-gel) nail polishes before and I have never had them last as long and as perfectly as they did while using this basecoat (along with a top coat that I have used many times before, so I know how that performs on it’s own). Only on day seven (7) did I notice a tiny bit of wear on the very tips of my nails, but still no chips.

My verdict?

If my first use of it wasn’t a fluke and I can actually expect to get over a week of perfect wear out of any nail polish I choose to use at home, I have found my holy grail basecoat! And, seeing it’s nearly perfect five (5)-star overall rating on @ultabeautyโ€™s website, I am guessing it will live up to my initial experience over and over again!

Have you tried this basecoat? If not, which is your go-to?

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