Manicure is a complex of procedures for the care of nails and hand skin. In recent years, the cosmetic industry has introduced the world to many new products that allow you to give your nails a beautiful and flawless look. The most popular gel varnishes have received the greatest recognition. In combination with a base and a resistant coating, they last long enough, withstanding everyday mechanical stress.
Modern manicure technologies
Over the past few years, the chemical industry has invented various formulations that have improved nail care and extended the life of the coating. In addition to the classic manicure, modern women have the opportunity to choose more complex procedures with the best effect:
- Minx manicure - a thin film sticker is applied to the nails, which is fixed under the influence of the rays of a UV lamp while pressing it against the nail plate. For decoration, films are mainly used to imitate metal. Today this technology is at the peak of its popularity in Europe.
- Acrylic coating - the nail plate is covered with acrylic and decorated with molding. Such a manicure lasts a long time and looks solemn.
- Permanent manicure - a thin layer of gel polish or biogel is applied to natural nails. Such a manicure lasts up to 2-3 weeks and looks neat. To complete it, additional tools are required: a base, a coating and a drying lamp.
What is base
A base for gel and gel polish is, in other words, a corrective base used under a gel polish or gel. According to the classical technology, it is applied in a thin layer to pre-cleaned and degreased nails or by drip technology to align the nail plate. The base has a transparent color and allows you to hide minor imperfections in the surface of the nail.
The base for gel and gel polish is designed to make the gel coating more durable and strengthen the nail plates themselves. The bases of some manufacturers, by the way, contain medicinal components that help improve their structure. The service life of the manicure directly depends on the quality of the base.
Benefits of using the base
Using the base gives certain advantages:
- The durability of the manicure. The base for gel and gel polish provides the durability of any gel coating up to 3 weeks. A manicure can withstand any mechanical and chemical influences.
- Thanks to its thick texture, the base is excellent for shape correction. It allows you to build up broken corners.
- The base easily fits on the nail plate and fills in all the irregularities. The nail takes on a perfect shape and a mirror-like shine.
- The nail plate not only flattens, but also becomes stronger. The texture base replaces biogel.
For your information, all masters always use a base for gel polishes. Among experts, this tool is considered a must in the gel coating process.
Kodi Professional cosmetics
Among the many companies that produce nail care products, one of the first places is occupied by the American brand "Cody Professional". This company produces professional cosmetics and tools for different types of manicure. Many craftsmen use only the products of this brand in their daily work because of their high quality. The advantage of Kodi Professional materials is its usability. The products of this brand can significantly reduce the time of all stages of manicure and simplify the work of the master.
Cosmetics "Cody Professional" can be used both for professional manicure and at home. Materials of the named brand are presented in various online stores and in salons selling cosmetics for nails.
For gel-coated manicure, the Cody Professional company produces a professional base - Rubber Base Gel. This is a transparent base of a unique composition that can be used under different gel polishes.
The rubber base for gel polish promotes uniform coverage of nails with colored varnish and gives it durability. The rubber base significantly extends the life of the manicure and prevents the coating from peeling. Gel polish lasts up to 20 days.
The rubber base for gel polish from the Kodi Professional brand is available in 7,14 and 30 ml bottles. A small brush for applying the product is fixed inside the lid.
For a perfect result, it is recommended to use the entire Kodi Professional series of products, which consists of a base, gel polishes and a coating.
In summary, here are the benefits of the Kodi Rubber Base:
- super durability;
- absence of unpleasant odor;
- safe composition;
- strengthening effect on the nail plate;
- does not cause allergies;
- after polymerization, it acquires a beautiful shine;
- lies down easily;
- can even be used on brittle nails.
But in order for the gel polish to last for a long time and retain its beautiful appearance, it is important not only to use high-quality materials, but also to follow a certain technology. Base application should consist of the following steps:
- Cleaning your nails. It is necessary to remove the previous coating, cuticles and dead tissue.
- With the help of a buff, remove the shine from the nail plates. Especially carefully should be treated their edges and areas around the cuticle.
- Give the nails the desired shape, file the edges and clean out external defects.
- Treat with a degreaser.
- Cover each nail with an acid-free primer and let it dry for 20-30 seconds. The primer enhances the adhesion of the nail plate to the base.
- Apply the base in a thin, even layer, avoiding contact with cuticles and skin. The edge of the nail should be sealed.
- Dry the applied base under an ultraviolet lamp. In this case, the Kodi Professional base must be dried for 2 minutes at a power of 36 W.
After that, you can apply other manicure products to your nails, decorate with stones, or draw colored patterns.
Another popular brand of nail care cosmetics is Bluesky. The gel, base and coating of this brand are produced by a large Chinese company under a registered trademark. Bluesky products are of good quality and are sold in many countries around the world. The manufacturer guarantees the durability of the manicure up to 14 days.
All Bluesky products are safe for health and comply with European quality standards. In many respects, the products of this brand are not inferior to the best American counterparts.
The most popular among buyers is Bluesky gel varnish. The base perfectly aligns the nails, and also protects them from the pigment effects of colored varnishes. The manicure looks attractive and neat.
The company also produces a 2 in 1 product - base and top in one bottle. It can be used as a base for gel polish and for finishing nails. Baze + Top Bluesky cures the gel coat securely.
Features of applying the base Bluesky Base Rubber
The Bluesky rubber base should be applied in a thin layer, covering the entire surface of the nail plate. Places with visible external damage can be covered with a thicker base layer. It fills in all the irregularities and gives the nails a perfect look. After application, the base must be dried under a 36W LED or UV lamp.
It is important that it does not come into contact with the skin, otherwise the gel coating will bulge. The base should be applied carefully, sealing the tips of the nails. And if you follow the manufacturer's instructions and recommendations, the gel polish applied to the Bluesky base can last up to 3 weeks.
Nowadays, products of various world brands are presented on the Russian cosmetics market. Women have the opportunity to try all the remedies and choose the most suitable one. Cody Professional products are considered one of the best. The base for the gel polish received high marks from the masters. Customer reviews note its excellent quality and durability. If you protect your nails from aggressive chemicals and carefully do physical work, gel polish can last even a month. The coating does not lag around the edges and does not crack. According to buyers, the base from Kodi perfectly aligns the nails and does not spoil them at all. In terms of durability, it can be considered one of the best.
Many of those who regularly buy the Kodi Rubber Base are non-professionals who do their nails at home. They noted that the products of this brand are easy to use even without such experience. You don't have to be a master to get a beautiful and long-lasting manicure. It is enough to follow the instructions from the manufacturer.
It happens that women experiment and use products from different brands for one manicure. According to them, the Kodi Rubber base perfectly holds gel polishes from other manufacturers. This combination does not affect the quality of the manicure.
There are very few negative reviews and they mainly relate to the difficulties of removal - during the removal of gel polish, the surface of the nails was injured in women.
An excellent alternative to expensive products is the base for gel and gel polish from Bluesky. The products of this brand are popular among those who prefer to do their own manicure. The buyers are attracted by the reasonable price and good quality. The Bluesky base is easy to apply and lasts for at least 2 weeks.
Very rarely, but allergies can occur from this base. The base consists of chemicals that not every organism perceives. Therefore, there are cases that the base causes redness of the skin. There are women who do not hold gel polish at all.