I have been experimenting with a couple of Top/Base coats for the past couple of months and I think I've found a complete winner. Inititally I was using OPI's top coat but found that it gets really thick after a couple of uses. When I say thick trust me I mean T.H.I.C.K. Then I started to use Revlon's top coat but noticed that it created tiny bubbles in my nail polish. Of course I was probably the only one who could see but it annoyed the living day lights out of me!
Retail CVS $6.99
On my next search I couldn't decide between Essie and Orly but obviously ended up with Orly.
I can seriously say that this is the best damn Base Coat polish that I have EVER used. It went on super smooth and dried immediately. The only downfall to this product which is awfully huge is that it SMELLS! ... O..M..G! The smell is so LOUD and disturbing with this polish so it's a catch 22. I love what it does for my nails but that smell is just ... goodness .. P.U!
I will be repurchashing this until I find something better!