My relationship with CND Stickey started off like a fairytale. This is a base coat I’ve been wanting to try for ages but wasn’t sure about shelling out $9 for only .33oz of base coat. So when I spotted at Beauty Brands for under $4 I immediately picked up a bottle.
As soon as I got home that day I did my nails. I used CND Stickey as my base coat. It went on smoothly and clear despite looking green in the bottle. I immediately noticed a difference with this base coat as opposed to the others I have tried. It never really hardened and felt a bit sticky (ha!). I continued on with my manicure and was happy with the result. My polish seemed to wear extremely well.
This process continued over a span of 3 months or so. I noticed my polish was wearing better and never did a manicure without my CND Stickey. I was obsessed! Overall I was extremely pleased with this base coat and had more or less decided it was worth the high price.
BUT THEN one day I was in the process of doing my nails. I had removed my previous manicure and decided to do a few household chores while my nails were bare. Keep in mind, my nails are rarely without polish. So I was shocked (and appalled) when I walked outside to go to the garage and saw my bare nails in the sun. They were horribly stained (I tweeted a picture of them here. But be warned….there are naked, stained nails!). That was the moment CND Stickey broke my heart.
On the box, this base coat does claim to prevent staining. But as you can see, it did no such thing. As you can tell, my relationship with CND Stickey is just another love story gone horrible wrong.
There is hope for my nails, though. I’ve been using a different base coat for about a month and my nails already look 100 times better.
If you’ve tried CND Stickey I’d love to hear about your experience. I know alot of people love this base coat so I’m interested to see if I’m the only one that experienced staining.
I’d also love some base coat recommendations! I’m currently using Julep’s base coat. It’s not bad but it’s not great either. I definitely want to try something different!
There are more pictures below the jump. I must say, I do love CND’s bottles!