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Your prepped nails are going to need some bold color—try RUFFIAN The Crowdsourced Collection

RUFFIAN

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We hate polish chips almost as much as we love painting our nails (and that’s saying a lot). Through (lots of) trial and error, we’ve found that the key to long-lasting wear is actually pretty simple: a strong foundation. Without it, nail polish chips and flakes in record time. This top quality lacquer by the pros at NYC-based Ruffian sets a solid base to ensure smooth application and long-lasting wear. Goodbye chips, hello color.

How it Works

This gel-like formula smooths uneven nails for easy, uniform color application. A UV filter prevents nail discoloration while added caviar extract is rich in vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids for hydration and protection.

How to Use

Apply one smooth coat to clean, dry nails. Let it dry, and then polish your nails as usual.

More for You!
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  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

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Disappointing
Purchased

The sample color seemed to last so I was expecting the basecoat to be great. It's not. I don't get a days wear out of it.

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Doesn't work
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Used this and the same brand top coat and it didn't work well I had my nail polish on for one day and the whole polish peeled off my finger like a sticker. My cheap base works better then this

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agreed with the other reviews

While I love their actual colors, the base coat really isn't great. My polish also chipped when I used the base coat while using other bases/top coats, the polish lasted a week. Skip this and buy a color you love!

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Polish peels off like a sticker. Don't buy!
Purchased

This base coat makes your polish peel off like a sticker. I love my other Ruffian polishes (including the top coat) but I'd skip this one if I had it to do over. I use the Ruffian top coat for both a base and a top now.

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this is a terrible base coat.
Purchased

Every time I've used this base coat, my nail polish has peeled off - Like, the polish from the entire nail, in one big flake. I've tried it under different polishes, and always seen the same result, naked nails by the end of the next day. I actually threw it away so I wouldn't be tempted to try it again. I am so disappointed, and also surprised, as I've has great luck with the polishes from this brand.

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Entire Polish Flakes Off
Purchased

I purchased this based on the hype surrounding the launch of Ruffian's nail lacquer and the fact that I loved the Fox Hunt Polish, which really had a good stick & shine.

Unfortunately, after about 12 hours of using this base coat, my polish peeled off completely! I paired the base coat with Ruffian polish and also tested it with another kind of polish. Both were unsuccessful. I will continue to use Ruffian's Fox Hunt, but with another brand of base coat.

I have since returned this product. Still in search of a great base coat...

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polish comes off immediately!

I have now used this base coat for two at-home mani's and for both, I had nail chips within 2 hours. In some cases, even, the entire nail of polish will come off! I still love the ruffian packaging, but I'd go for a different base coat.

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Good
Purchased

Nice solid basecoat. Went on easily, and left the perfect tacky surface for the Ruffian nail polish. Very good overall.

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Not Impressed
Purchased

I had really high hopes for this base coat. I tried it out one evening by itself and by the next morning it was flaking off all over the place. So then I tried it again when I gave myself a fresh mani and pedi, and it caused the polish to also flake off after only a day. I'll try to use it up, but won't be purchasing again...nothing so far beats Butter London's base coat.

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EXCELLENT
Purchased

I had a mani/pedi done yesterday after receiving this by UPS and am thrilled with the color-nude and the base coat which seems like it will hopefully keep my nails from splitting anymore. So I will give it the old "college try" and see how well it works.

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