Best Base Coat Nail Polish

Looking for the best base coat nail polish for your manicure? Then you’re at the right place. We’re excited to share our best-selling base coat, ORLY Bond, with you. This famous base coat is the number 1 base coat choice for salons around the world.  

ORLY never stops looking for the next big idea and in doing so we are always on trend with our nail treatments and polishes. Our talented team has developed the ORLY Bond base coat after extensive research to find ingredients that make the best base coat nail polish.

In this article, we will take a deep dive into how our ORLY Bond base coat works, and why you should be incorporating it into your nail routine.

The Best Base Coat Nail Polish


ORLY Bond base coat is a high-quality nail polish that gives excellent results every time. It grips the strong nail lacquer to the nail surface for a lasting hold. The formula is unique and improves lacquer wearability with its comprehensive ingredients.

The ORLY Bond base coat has a smooth rubbery texture and dries very fast. It helps the color bond to the nail holding it for a long 14 days, in conjunction with a good top coat.

The main benefit of a rubber base coat is that it offers you that extra durability. It allows your nail polish to bend and flex with your natural nails instead of working against them which can cause lifting. And it also prevents nail staining from color polish that is hard to remove.

If you’re a nail junkie like we are and often find yourself changing your nail color then our ORLY Bond base coat is for you. It will protect your nail plate from damage caused by the frequent use of removers and gel polish. We love that it goes on easily and how quickly it dries. 

For a best-selling base coat, ORLY Bond is inexpensive when compared to competitors. This is great because if you’re constantly changing your nail color, you won’t have to worry about going through bottles quickly.

Because ORLY Bond is a top-rated base coat, it is loved and used by everyone across the board. From your professional nail technician to at-home nail junkies, this base coat has been tried and tested and works great.

Why It’s Great

  • Dries incredibly fast
  • Smooth rubbery texture
  • Long-lasting, for a full expected 14-day manicure
  • Number 1 seller
  • The long shine keeps it looking new

Who It’s Right For

  • On-the-go nail enthusiasts
  • Vegans and anyone with a passion for cruelty-free products
  • Beginners looking for a great product on a budget
  • Professionals who want a healthy, nourishing base coat
  • Nail junkies who want to change their nail color frequently

Detailed Analysis


We’re proud to say that our ORLY Bond base coat is cruelty-free, leaping bunny certified, and vegan-friendly. It's formulated without harmful ingredients like formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, and toluene which can cause allergic contact dermatitis. 

These chemicals can be absorbed into the body through the nail polish so, at ORLY, we stay clear from it in this product. It is completely safe to use and has passed all the necessary safety checks. 


A really good base coat is important as it's the foundation of the manicure. It sets the tone for the mani by being the support structure for the layers of polish applied above it. 

You should start your manicure with this, apply the layers, and finish with the best top coat nail polish.

When applying the base coat it brushes on smoothly and grips to the nail with ease. The lacquer is not too thick and it isn't messy. The award-winning cap helps with the steady grip as it has texture on it that doesn't allow your fingers to slip.

Let’s go through the steps on how to use ORLY's Bond base coat nail polish.

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  • Step 1: Make sure your nails are freshly cleaned of oils before applying the base coat.

The base coat is transparent and glossy.

  • Step 2: Gently apply the base coat so that it goes on nice and smooth.

The difference between base coat and top coat nail polish is that they both have different jobs. The base coat protects the nail plate and sets the foundation for the mani, and the top coat protects the nail polish from scratches and lifts.

  • Step 3: Apply two coats of nail polish with 30-second curing in between.

How many layers of nail polish you should apply is often asked, but two is a good amount as an extra layer might feel heavy on your nails.

Our rubberized gripping base coat will extend the wear of your nail polish.

How long to wait between nail polish coats depends on the polish you are using because some use regular polish. Can you use regular nail polish with a gel top coat? It's possible, but regular nail polish takes a really long time to dry so it's best if you have patience.

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Once your mani is finished take care of it. Don't use them as tools for picking at things or opening anything and wear gloves when gardening or washing dishes.  


The ORLY Bond base coat is true to its name. The polish bonds easily to the nail and acts as a barrier protecting the nails from the trauma that can be caused by the polish.

The base coat gives your nails a more even texture. And your manicure will hold for 14 days looking as though it's been done by the pros.


Get it on sale, get it at your favorite store, or get it right here on this website for a mere $12 per 18ml per bottle. 

The price is impressively low as this number 1 world-class base coat is the best quality you can find on shelves.How much does nail polish cost? Nail polish cost varies greatly between brands and quality.

ORLY’s Bond base coat is the key to your manicure, you do not want to start without it. 

Nail health

Ridges, lifting, peeling are the repercussions that your nails suffer if there is no base coat applied under all the layers. Frequent use of gel polish and removers will damage your nail plate and you will need treatment.

So, it should not be a question that you will always need a base coat. It's a necessity for nail protection and it helps your nail polish last longer.


So now we know that ORLY Bond base coat is your best defense against nail damage. If you skip it, your nails will eventually spoil, and hopefully not to a point where it's beyond repair.

Instead, be ten steps ahead with ORLY and keep your nails healthy and trendy with everything you need right here at your fingertips. 

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