Monday, 14 January 2013

BUY THIS NOW: Orly Bonder


I bought this "rubberised basecoat" just before Christmas, and it's become a staple since the first time I used it.  Orly Bonder is a so-called "sticky" basecoat - it doesn't fully dry on the nail, but rather remains a little tacky, helping nail colour to stick and keeping it in place for longer than the colour would ordinarily last alone.

I admit, I was a little skeptical about Orly's claim that Bonder will help keep nail polish on the nail without chipping for up to two weeks.  I haven't actually tested the two week claim because it turns out that I can only go a week before I get bored enough with the colour I'm wearing to need to change it.  I've gone from painting my nails three times a week due to chipping and wear, to painting them once a week due to boredom.  Bonder definitely helps colour stick - I've worn it even under multiple coats of glitter polish, and it's kept my nails chip free and almost perfect for an entire week.  I do notice some tip wear, but no chipping at all.  Not even that weird whole-nail's-worth-of-polish pinging off thing with glitter.

This stuff is amazing and I will never be without it again.  I highly recommend you give it a go too - you'll find it at BeautyBay for around £8 a bottle.  

9 comments:

  1. Sounds very impressive! I'll check it out, thanks for the review.

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  2. I love this stuff, and their top coat is also really good, but does suffer a little from gloopiness after a few uses...

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    1. You can avoid the gloopiness of Seche Vite top coat by adding nail polish thinner to the bottle. I normally add 12-15 drops & shake it up really well to get it flowing normally & back to the same viscosity as when it's freshly opened. You can do this any time it starts thickening up. I get mine at Sally Beauty Supply for approximately $8. It can be used with any nail polish at all & has saved me from throwing out many bottles of polish. Very useful when youve got a large collection & never enough time to get around to using them all before they dry out. One bottle of this thinner thins out quite a few bottles of polish, so it's well worth buying. Saves a lot of money in the long run, as well as wasted polish.

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  3. Wow that's one endorsement from you! I think I might have to go and buy it, like right now!! Thanks for the tip :)

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  4. This sounds amazing! I might need it to help some of my nail polishes last a bit longer as a few chip so quickly!

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  5. I'm new to this too. Decided to try it out after reading about longevity of the sticky sandwich manicure. I don't do the multiple layers of bonder and colour. just one of each with a top coat of Seche Vite gives a robust enough manicure.

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  6. Oooh I will have to see if I can find this in my area. I'm all for making nail polish last longer, especially since at the moment I enjoy wearing dark colors.

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  7. It is fantastic, well worth the cash :)

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  8. I want to love this but it has done nothing to extend the life of my manicure and I still find 48 to 72 hours the maximum my nail polish will last. I'm sticking with it first a few more attempts but really for me this is not extending the wear at all. I wonder why??

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