Friday, September 1, 2017

Glisten and Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

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Today I am going to share my thoughts on Glisten and Glow's Ridge Filling Base Coat.  I must make a confession - I have ridges.  Yes, vertical nail ridges (hangs head in shame).  Usually I can hide it with base coats.  I have another confession - I rarely wear nail polish full time because after 1 shower, it flakes off.  Guess what?  THIS HAS CHANGED thanks to some help from Glisten and Glow.

Let's get to the review!

Glisten and Glow's Ridge Filling Base Coat is a milky white base coat that has a light white hue when applying to your nail, which makes my nails look more healthy.  Here is 1 coat over my bare nail.  I do have 1 large ridge on my ring finger that no amount of base coat will hide.

Here is the macro comparison.  Top - bare nail, middle - base coat in filtered light, bottom - base coat in LED light.

I wanted to do a durability test since my polish flakes off after 1 shower and I believe it is a combination between my base coat choices and top coat choices.  I paired the Ridge Filling Base Coat with Glisten and Glow Top Coat.  I initially cleansed my nail plate with alcohol, used 1 coat of Glisten and Glow Ridge Filling Base coat, 2 coats of Turtle Tootsies Polish Pink Ladies, added some nail art and then topped it with Glisten and Glow Top Coat.

Now here is after 5 showers and doing ZERO touch up with top coat between days!  I was so surprised that I had no flaking until the 5th shower!  Furthest left is day 1 and taken after a shower, farthest right is after the 5th shower where evidence of flaking is shown.

Loves: Not only does it fill my minor ridges, but it's durability is what won me over.  I also love that on it's own, it makes my nails look healthy.

Wishes: I wish that I had this in pint size.

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Kristi aka BeginNails
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  1. WOW!!!! That's amazing that it extended your manicure that long!!! What a winner!

  2. I like it as quick don't have time for a mani but don't want to leave my nails bare!

  3. Wow, great results! I love the top coat and often use their sticky base. Got to try this. Which bases were you using before ?

  4. That's great that it helped your mani stay on so long! Sounds like a great base coat.

  5. This sounds like it works phenomenally for you!

  6. I love the pink and black together. I'll have to remember to pick this up since I have ridges that I need filled too.

  7. wow! Sounds like an amazing base coat!


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