Colorbar Nail Treatment Hard As Nails vs Lakme Spa Line Protective Base Coat:
Yes it’s me again, the die hard Colorbar fan. I am back again with another effective Colorabr product. But this time, I worked it with a Lakme product too and so I want to be true to both. Both these products, Colorbar Nail Treatment, Hard As Nails and Lakme Spa line No Yellow! Protective Base coat are marvellous. Both have worked for me. Lakme for a change has surprised me and as a result I have bought Lakme Spa line Go Gloss! Hard wear top coat and Spa line Go Soft! Honey Cuticle cleaner as well. I shall review those too soon.
Both the products are for people like me who have spoilt their nails over the years by the continuous wear and tear of nail polishes without giving their nails a breather. Two months back, my nails had stopped growing, what ever grew always broke off, not to mention, I had to wear nail lacquer always to hide the yellowness. In just two months, with the continuous care of buffing, hardening, protecting, my nails have strengthened. They have grown to a decent length (that’s the max I want) they don’t break off now that easily. I keep them oval in shape as square nails always break at the corners giving me heart burn. As a loyal customer, I will start with Colorbar.
Colorbar Hard As Nails is a nail treatment with triple action hardening system that instantly hardens and increases the resilience of nails. It stops nail breaking and splitting. It’s a complete solution for thin and weak nails. It also increases color wear and visual impact. (from the pack) All of these mentioned above, hold true for me. It is priced at Rs 195 for 9 ml. It comes in a square bottle with a translucent white liquid which dries on to get transparent like a plastic coat on the nails. It hides the yellowness and provides a barrier between the enamel and the color. It does not appear that one is wearing some thing on the nails. Some colors like red do stain my nails and this really helps to avoid that. You can pick it up from Central and pantaloons outlets in case you are wondering.
How to use:
- Apply as a base coat under your regular nail lacquer to protect your nails or
- Apply two coats on clean bare nails as natural make up.
I absolutely recommend this for people with brittle nails, which have gone yellow or have stopped growing. Continued use will protect your nails for sure. Wear it under your nail color without fail. The second one is: Lakme Spa line No Yellow! Protective base coat This again is a treatment for yellow nails and is supposed to be used as a base coat. It is a water based formula; it protects the nails form yellowing. It gives a naturally groomed look (from the pack) It is priced at Rs 175 for 7 ml (equivalent to colorbar). This is a slightly lavender tinted transparent liquid which goes on to dry as a plastic coat on the nails. The yellowishness is hidden and it does not seem like you are wearing anything over your nails. This product does not claim to do anything for the nail growth or brittleness, it only talks of reducing yellowness. It has reduced the yellow stains on my nails to a certain extent.
How to use:
- Apply as base coat under your regular mail polish to protect your nails. Or
- Apply two coats on clean bare nails as natural polish.
- The price Colorbar Rs 195 fro 9 ml and Lakme Rs 175 for 7 ml
- The color goes on as plastic coat
- Surprisingly, they are manufactured at the same place called Fiabila India Ltd at Taloja. So I am presuming both may have some common ingredients. The packs don’t mention that.
- Both dry out within 5 flat seconds. 🙂
Target at Colorbar if you are looking to strengthen nails as well as hide yellowness and to use it as a base coat.
Pick up Lakme if you want to target only the yellowness (and if you have some faith left in the brand) For me Colorbar has multiple uses and moreover, Lakme has a paint-like smell which is not very pleasant.