The Salon Sciences Instant Artificials base coat is my all-time favorite.
This photo is actually from a few years ago; the packaging has since changed. How do I know about the new packaging? Because I’m now on my 3rd bottle of Instant Artificials! haha You can get it on Amazon!
I just love this base coat so much. I’ve tried a few others since first buying the Salon Sciences one and they haven’t done much for me.
On the other hand, Instant Artificials makes my nails feel strong, they stop breaking, and this allows them to grow longer.
I recommend Salon Sciences Instant Artificials to anyone who asks me about growing their nails! It’s pretty affordable and lasts a long time. You get the typical half oz of polish in every bottle. The brush is also very nice for application.
All you have to do is paint on 2 coats if you’re wearing it alone, or paint on one coat if you’re wearing it as a base under another polish.
Since I like to change my nail color often, I reuse the Instant Artificials as a base coat each time I re-paint my nails.
There are the ingredients and I love that this base does not include formaldehyde, unlike another popular base I own…
So, since the first pic in this blog post was from a few years ago, you may be wondering…What happened when I tested out other base coats for over a year? See exhibit A below :X
Yikes! That’s my left hand with no polish…see how short the nails are and how they’re peeling? Sad face.
And there’s my right hand with bare nails. *cries* Never mind how badly I’ve been neglecting my cuticles and hand cream in general.
I guess the point of this post is to show the start of my renewed love for mani pedi care =)
This pic is my left hand after one coat of the Salon Sciences Instant Artificials. Things instantly look better, whew. But still a long way to go!
PS: I’m happy to report that now, about 2 weeks after these most recent pictures of my nails were taken, my nails look a lot better. I’ve also been taking better care of my cuticles and I’ve been frequently moisturizing my hands throughout the day. I look forward to updating you on the condition of my bare nails again in the next few weeks!
By the way, I also noticed that Salon Sciences has a couple of other base coats. Have you tried them?