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Smoothing Base

Regular price $12.00
Regular price $12.00 Sale price $12.00
Smooth out uneven, dented or ridged nails with this nourishing ridge-filler base coat. Apply one coat as your base and your manicure will appear more smooth and even. Try wearing Smoothing Base alone for a conditioned nail look — like a sheer foundation for your nails!
    • 1. For best results, clean nails thoroughly of natural oils to ensure maximum base coat and nail polish adhesion. Make sure to use acetone-based nail polish remover or a nail dehydrating solution to properly prep the nail plate.
    • 2. Apply 1 to 2 coats of Smoothing Base on clean, dry nails. Wrap under the tips of your nails to help prevent tip wear.
    • 3. Allow to dry to the touch before applying your favourite nail polish. Or, wear 2 coats alone for a conditioned natural look!
    • 4. Don’t forget to seal it all in with a nice thick coat of Glossy Taco for extended wear!
    • Acts as a nail primer that fills in grooves in uneven nail plate
    • Semi-translucent milky beige finish
    • Check out our Pink Smoothing Base here!
    • Can be worn under nail polish or alone
    • Evens out nail discolouration and minimizes nail imperfections
    • Self-leveling formula
    • Enriched with aloe and Vitamin A and E
    • Dries quickly
    • Approved by Simply Nailogical
    • Made in USA of globally sourced ingredients
    • 12ml / 0.4 fl oz
    • 10-free
  • Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Etocrylene, Citric Acid, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Calcium Pantothenate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Diacetone Alcohol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil) (Huile minérale), Aqua (Water) (Eau), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides)

  • Vegan

  • Cruelty-Free

  • 10-Free

  • Made in USA

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Kelsie C.
United States United States

Just what I needed!

I love this! Not just as a base coat to go under other polishes! When I’m in a rush and can’t do a full mani before work but still want my nails protected and not *****, I go straight to this and a glossy taco! It’s amazing and I love using just this and one of the sparkly tacos, too! It’s a nail saver! Quality Holo Taco product as always!

United States United States
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Perfect base

Super easy to use and makes my nails look nice and clean even without any nail polish. Perfect base to prep nails for polish.

Alexis B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Keeps nails from staining

I've had a lot of problems with other base coats not adequately protecting my nails from staining. Even those that have a bit of color still don't protect enough. This one, however, has been great at keeping the stain away (especially those really rich blue colors). Not only that, it can be sheer enough that it gives me a fresh nail look if I don't have time to properly paint my nails. Definitely going to keep this as a must have item. I saw it's also in pink now, so that's exciting.

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This is an absolute game-changer. My nails are prone to peeling and denting, and this makes the application seamless! It also makes for an easy manicure to just throw on a unicorn skin or holo topper. It completely covers the white marks and polish stains on my nails.

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Not lasting well for me

Smoothing Base is not working well for me. It chips very easily. I have been wearing this base, usually with just the Glossy Taco top coat, for a few months now. I like the look of this combination, but it isn’t holding up well at all. This is my first Halo Taco base coat to try so I have no comparison. I am also pretty new to painting my nails regularly. While I like the initial appearance of this base coat, I am having trouble with the overall wear. It generally starts chipping within 12 hours of wear, around the nail tips and then around the cuticles. I have been trying all sorts of tips to try and get the base to last a little longer, removing my cuticles better, drying out the nail bed, painting on a thinner coat, or more coats, but it hasn’t helped at all. Still peeling by the next morning, usually. I hand wash a lot, to be fair, but I feel like polish should hold up better to that. Maybe I got a bad batch. I did these nails about 24 hours ago yesterday evening. They were peeling by morning.

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