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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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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 170 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (95)
  • Easy to apply (74)
  • Fast drying (62)
  • Easy to use (56)
  • Good applicator brush (52)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Base coat (62)
  • Top coat (54)
  • Any time (47)
  • Every week (37)
  • Everyday (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (52), Classic style (47), Natural (31), DIY nail artist (11), Trendy style (11)

Reviewed by 170 customers

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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
     
    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

              (1 of 1 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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A favorite for sure

                    By LoriD

                    from Grand Blanc, MI

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Apply
                    • Fast Drying

                    Cons

                    • Chips Easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Base Coat

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

                    I've used this for a few years and simply as a basecoat.

                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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