Since getting into polish more seriously in 2008, I not only built my collection of colours, but also of base coats!
(I have way too many, but I’m determined to work through them all before I buy any new ones.)
The CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat was the first base coat I ever used. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until 2008 that I began painting my nails properly with a base coat and top coat.
Prior to that, not only did I not bother with them, but I also used to paint over old manicures with new polish. *Shivers* (Not sure what I was thinking! Oh yeah, and I used to think myself to be very clever by peeling polish off my nails instead of using remover – really bad for the nails!)
Now, I never paint without using base and top coats. Talk about 180 degrees!