Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein base coat is used to help bond and strengthen weak nail layers. I was pleasantly surprised by this base coat. Typically, my nails do not respond well when I stray away from my typical base coat. Days after switching from the norm, my nails usually start to peel and break. This did not happen with the Nail Rebuilding Protein base coat! I've used it exclusively for the last month and my nails are thriving. They're actually getting a little long, so I'll be trimming soon. I haven't had any major breaks and the base coat has protected well against staining. Overall, this base coat is a win and it can be purchased for $17.50. I'd be interested to hear how this base coat works for those who wear acrylics or gel nails for the majority of time.
Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender is a quick drying top coat with UV protection. It can also be used to keep dark colors from fading and light colors from yellowing. I used the manicure extender as my top coat over the last month as well. It dries to a very high gloss which I love. The formula is thinner than how I prefer my top coats, but it worked well. The box says that your nails will be completely dry in 60 seconds; I have to disagree with that, as the polish would still smudge at that point. I would give this top coat a good 5-8 minutes to really harden to where you wouldn't have to be very careful. As I typically only wear polishes for 2-3 days at a time, I can't speak on how well this product works as a manicure extender. This top coat can be purchased for $16.
I must say that I am pleased with the Barielle treatments I received. I can definitely see myself purchasing the Renewal Oil and the Rebuilding Protein base coat. The regular prices for these treatments are a bit expensive, but Barielle has 20-30% off sales often so I would order at those times. Sally Beauty Supply has recently started to carry several Barielle treatments, so that's another option.
Have you tried any of these treatments?
*Products in this post were provided by PR for review*