China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat - Best base coat, prevents nails from coloring, and I can apply extra coats pre-color for added thickness! Brush is amazing and it's not runny like Essie or OPI. Works great with any color polish and I always follow with its Top Coat mate.
My nails! Started with an opi base coat, then a lavender lies maybelline colour show coat or two :) then the top coat is another maybelline polish, colour show street artist "white splatter" and a clear opi topcoat!