I am so excited to finally share my thoughts on this product. When I first heard about the NYC New York Color Strip Me Off Base Coat way back in March I was happy to see that a drugstore brand was finally putting out an affordable ($1.99) glitter base coat.
NYC claims this product will allow nail polish (glitter or otherwise) to strip off in one easy step with no nail polish remover. It can also help smooth the appearance of nails.
Sounds great. And honestly, this is a great product. But only if you want to wear your manicure for a short period of time.
To use the Strip Me Off base coat simply apply 1, thin coat to the nail as the first step in a manicure. Under the jump I included a swatch where the coat on my ring finger is too thick. The thinner the coat the better as I find this helps improve wear time.
Let the base coat dry completely. The white cast will disappear.
Once the base coat is dry simply proceed as normal. I have tried this under glitter as well as cremes. And it works as promised. But you’ll only get about a day of wear out of your manicure. And, as I learned the hard way, don’t do any major dish washing wearing this base coat or it will end badly.
I have, though, showered (and washed my hair) wearing the Strip Me Off Base Coat and it did fine. But, essentially, you want to avoid doing anything that will cause the edged to lift (wrapping the edges with a top coat is a MUST). Once the polish starts lifting it’s over.
This is a product that belongs in everyone’s nail arsenal. But it is something I will only use under glitter. I generally only wear glitter for a short time anyway (plus, glitter tends not to wear well) and this makes removing glitter so, so easy.
Under the jump you can see this product in action (the glitter I used is China Glaze Skyscraper).
To read more about or find out were to purchase the Strip Me Off Base Coat check out NYC New York Color’s website.
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