Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DIY - Peel Off Base

Hey there!

After having done my article on the great Peel Off Base made by Essence, I took some time to look for its ingredients over the internet.
Also Chalkboard Nails told me on Instagram that according to PrettyPurplePolish , PVA glue was the major ingredient of this base. Therefore I headed to the nearest store and I bought a bottle of PVA glue, also known as white glue, or wood working glue.

I bought a little tube of glue of 55ml to give it a try!
First, the smell is almost the same as Essence's base, and it has the same white texture.

I took a brush and I applied this glue to my bare nails.

It looks exactly the same as Essence's base, doesn't it? In fact, to make a good comparison, I put the Peel Off base made by Essence on my ring finger.

Even once dry, you can't really tell the difference.
I waited about half an hour before applying my first coat of glitters. I put two coats of China Glaze's Prism and then I finished with my go-to top coat which is Miracote from Duri.

Unless trying to peel off the polish, it doesn't start peeling by itself.
Here's the peeling part :

You'll notice that both the glue and the Peel Off Base work the same way!

You can find this kind of glue almost anywhere, so it's a great alternative if you can't find Essence products nearby.
I wouldn't use this kind of base often because I can't say if it's toxic or not!

You can also check Pretty Purple Polish's test !!



  1. How cool is that product! I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Please see http://blog.maisky.com.au/2012/09/liebster-award-wahoo.html

  2. I wish it would work so well for me :(
    Unfortunately I had my nails peeled of even with Essence peel off base coat...

    1. Ow really?
      That's weird! have you tried doing thicker coats of the peel off base?

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