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Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment

OPI

Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment

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0.5 oz Item 6051176

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Start to Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Nail Strengthener by OPI boasts a 3-in-1 formula that combines natural nail strengthening with long-lasting base and top coats.
As a base coat: Apply before nail lacquer to prevent nail staining and ensure long-lasting nail lacquer.

As a top coat: Apply over nail lacquer for a fast-drying, high-gloss, protective shine.

As a nail strengthener: Apply every other day for strong, flexible nails that resist breaking. On natural nails apply two coats, followed by one coat every other day; remove weekly.
Original: Alcohol Denat./SD Alcohol 40-B, Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Heptane, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Butyral, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, n-Butyl Alcohol, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Benzophenone-1, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, CI 60725 (Violet 2).

Formaldehyde-Free: Alcohol Denat. (SD Alcohol 40-B), Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Heptane, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Expoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Butyral, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Camphor, Benzophenone-1, Glyoxal, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cl 60725 (Violet).

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OPIStart To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment
 
4.3

(based on 171 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (96)
  • Easy to apply (75)
  • Fast drying (62)
  • Easy to use (56)
  • Good applicator brush (53)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (10)
  • Chips easily (9)
  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Strong smell (5)
  • Strong odor (4)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (63)
  • Top coat (55)
  • Any time (48)
  • Every week (37)
  • Everyday (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (52), Classic style (48), Natural (31), DIY nail artist (11), Trendy style (11)

Reviewed by 171 customers

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5.0

Amazing Product

By Jamie

from Grand Bay, Al

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Good Applicator Brush
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Time
    • Base Coat
    • Top Coat

    Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

    Thanks to constant hand sanitizer use my nails were so weak. This product brought them back to strong!

    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    LOVE

    By Mon

    from Maryland

    About Me Classic

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply
    • Fast Drying
    • Gentle Formula
    • Good Applicator Brush
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Base Coat
      • Top Coat

      Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

      I love this polish. I used with an OPI color that I bought at TJ MAXX. It did not chip or peel and lasted for a week before one of the nails chipped. I am hard on my nails, and my polish normally peels off in a day! I even shared with a friend, and she loved it too. My nails look like they were done at a salon.

      • Age:
      • 45-59

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      not happy at all

      By aunt t

      from monee, Illinois

      Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

      After taking the time to paint my nails precisely, I then used the top coat and now I have bubbles on every single nail. so not happy.

       
      5.0

      Like it

      By Bargain shopper

      from Jamestown NY

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Fast Drying
      • Gentle Formula
      • Good Applicator Brush

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Time

        Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

        My nails have been splitting/breaking and wanted to try something to help. Easy application and directions to fix the problem. Just started using it so not sure of long range outcome yet.

        • Age:
        • 60+
         
        1.0

        Waste of time and money

        By Kenzie

        from Portland OR

        Pros

          Cons

          • Chips Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

            After reading the reviews I decided to try OPI again. I haven't had luck in the past with this brand but bought the lacquer polish and this base/top coat which declares no chipping. I spent over 3 hours doing my nails to allow enough drying time between layers and it was chipping and peeling in under 24 hours of applying. All I did was prepare dinner with normal hand washing. Never again will I buy an OPI product. What a waste of time.

             
            5.0

            NBC

            By Mickey

            from Holmdel

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Apply
            • Fast Drying
            • Gentle Formula
            • Good Applicator Brush

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any Time

              Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

              My nails feel stronger

              • Age:
              • 60+

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best base/top coat I've ever used

              By Lisa

              from NJ

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Fast Drying
              • Gentle Formula
              • Good Applicator Brush
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Time
                • Base Coat
                • Top Coat

                Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

                I was looking for a good base and top coat set. My nails were chipping pretty often while using my Sally Hansen no chip top coat and I was getting frustrated. It took me awhile to track this gem down, but I'll never go back to any other base or top coat. My polish now lasts for over a week- even when I use cheap polish! Love this stuff... Would recommend!

                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I buy this product again and again.

                By White Tiger Lady

                from Troy, MI

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying
                • Gentle Formula
                • Good Applicator Brush
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Time
                  • Base Coat
                  • Top Coat

                  Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

                  How to get the perfect manicure:
                  1. Remove old polish with Expert Touch, and wash hands thoroughly;
                  2. Apply Chip Skip;
                  3. Apply Nail Envy;
                  4. Apply Start to Finish formaldehyde free;
                  5. Apply two coats of OPI classic nail lacquer;
                  6. Apply Start to Finish formaldehyde free.
                  Allow each coat to dry and harden thoroughly before applying the next.

                  • Age:
                  • 60+

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Waste of money, Glad ulta returned

                  By Shopgal85

                  from Oregon

                  About Me DIY Nail Artist, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply

                  Cons

                  • Chips Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

                    I love to do my own nails and always use OPI polish so I decided to splurge the other day on this to use as both a base coat and top coat. I figured with the steep price that I would have a longer lasting mani but by the next morning my nails were already chipping and by day 3 they were chipping like they would after day 6 or 7 using a sally Hansen top coat I usually use from the drug store. I took it back to Ulta and got my money back. No thanks. I'm sticking with the cheaper drug store top coats.

                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    4.0

                    I Always use this first

                    By Samlikessun

                    from Philly

                    About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Apply
                    • Good Applicator Brush
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Time
                      • Base Coat
                      • Top Coat

                      Comments about OPI Start To Finish Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener 3-in-1 Treatment:

                      I love opi. The start to finish is where I always begin.

                      • Age:
                      • 45-59

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