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March 3, 2012

Review: Jordana 'tough stuff' base & top coat

Hello dolls,
It is a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon. The day seems perfect for a little picnic in the park with lemonade and scones. Okay, enough about Enid Blyton styled summer picnics and back to business.
So as part of the mixing it up plan that has been happening on the blog; along with the new monthly celebrity fashion update and trend report posts, part #3 of the plan is a monthly product review.
For each review I have decided not to just stick to cosmetics but to daily products that I use as well, like skin-care and hair-care.
Jordana 'tough stuff' base & top coat:
If there is one item which is part of my beauty routine that is severely taken for granted, it has to be the base & topcoat I use. For the unaware, the base coat is meant to be applied before you apply your nail varnish and the top coat is for after. Both these coats are meant to prevent chipping, make your nail varnish last longer and prevent your nails from yellowing. When I originally bought this product, (I bought it quite a while back - around 6 - 8 months ) I had just started reading these beauty blogs and decided that I need to own one of these 'top coat and base coat' things.



Packaging:
The wonderful part is Tough Stuff serves as both, base and top coat ! It comes in a 15ml transparent bottle which is comparatively larger than most nail varnish bottles and the colour of it is clear (you may see a pink tinge to it in my pictures but don't go by that. After using it various times as a topcoat over red hued nail varnishes, it picks up a little colour )





Price:
I bought it a while back so I think it was about Rs. 150



Results:
- Pros:
Overall, it is a really good product. I've used it numerous times after bringing it. As you can see from the pictures, the bottle is half over.
If it does pick up a little tint of your nail varnish shade (mine did, see the pictures!) don't worry, it wont make any difference.
Base coat and top coat in one? How convenient is that ! Life couldn't get any better !
I like the large quantity that they provide.
It lasts for 3 - 4 days maximum without any chipping. After around a week, it becomes necessary to reapply your nail varnish.

- Cons:
I'm fidgety so I would have liked it to dry a little faster.

Rating:
8/10

My advice:
I would recommend this to everyone! I love that the fact that it is 2-in-1 product which makes it so convenient. I change my nail varnish after about 5 days of wear-and-tear so it really apt for my usage. Do remember to wear a base coat before you apply any nail varnish - It is really necessary !

*The review above is not associated with any brand/company. The thoughts and opinions expressed above are completely my own.

Apart from this base and top coat talk, I decided to take part in My Sunglasses, My Style which is this lovely competition by BlogAdda where you pick a couple of pairs of sunglasses from here and style them with an outfit.
Since I've always been a Wayfarer fan, I use prescribed glasses and I have a soft-spot for tortoise shell frames, these are the pairs I picked.

RAY-BAN RB 5228



RAY-BAN RB 2140



For the 1st pair - I would wear it with a pastel pink shirt, a light grey sweater (with the cuff and collar of the shirt peeking out), a formal pair of dark grey shorts, a black satchel and black pumps.

For the 2nd pair - I would wear a knee length floral dress, brown strapped sandals and a sleeveless denim jacket over the dress. 

This entry is a part of the contest at BlogAdda.com brought to you by GKB Optical Sunglasses

*If you are part of a brand/company and you would like me to review your product, feel free to contact me at dayle01@gmail.com



I hope you enjoyed the post, the review and the pretty sunglasses !
See you soon dolls - Have a great Sunday !

xo
Dayle






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