She also was super sweet and sent me Nfu-Oh Aqua Base to try out. Aqua base is a specialty base coat that is really supposed to make the holographic action pop! Surprisingly aqua base is not aqua but a milky color and dries clear. I wanted to test out how this would compare to using no base coat like my post on Nfu Oh 61, the LA colors nail hardener which is a aqua tinted base coat, and Rimmel base coat which is just clear.
For the first coat I would say that Nfu Oh Aqua Base is the clear winner for the most holo-ness with no base coat and LA colors coming in close second. I had a little trouble with the pinky that had the clear Rimmel base on it but I think that may have been because my bottle is a little older.
For the second coat of Nfu Oh 65 they all ended up pretty much even and very holographic!! The top two would be either using no base coat at all or the Aqua Base. Considering the cost though I would say you are much better off going without a base coat at all because the holo is pretty much equal. In a very close second place I would say the LA Colors aqua tinted base coat is a good choice especially at only $1. You get tons of holo with that and it is pretty much equal with the first two. The clear base is the one I think that worked the least but I still blame that on the old base coat. Still all these methods came out really close so it then just comes down to personal preference.
I think that the first coat of holographic polish is acting as a basecoat those at this point for the second coat and creates OMG amazing nails!
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