I’ve been looking for a good quality base coat but more importantly I was looking for ways in which i could improve the lifespan of my nail polish. I’ve used other brands of base coats but i was pleasantly surpirized with Mavala’s Super base coat. You can apply an “air” thin coat to the nails i.e. its not sticky, tacky or thick. Nail polish lasts about a week (using a good quality nail polish and top coat helps). Tiny quirk: I’ve found that the cap was extremely hard to open. I took it back to the store to return it but met with the Mavala consultant instead. She tapped the cap to the floor a few times and it opened.Amazing.