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Which Nail Base Gel is for Me? A Closer Look to 5 Base Gels & Reasons to Love Them!

Which Nail Base Gel is for Me? A Closer Look to 5 Base Gels & Reasons to Love Them!

Imagine this, you landed on our website, trying to find the perfect base gel for your service and realised you have tons of options to choose from. Choosing your base is key since it may affect your efficiency, application process, and, most importantly, the result. 


At Bee Lady Nails, we take the base gel matter very seriously! We have a variety of base gels to cater to nail types and arts. Like many, no base gel fits all— knowing the kind of base gel you need will help you do great things on your client’s nails! The good news is, you don’t need to worry about comparing and researching because we’ve done all the hard work for you. Here are the top 5 base gels and their differences according to our standard practice. 

 

KOKOIST Mega stick bae gel 

1. KOKOIST Mega Stick Base Gel

If you’re a Japanese base gel newbie, we definitely recommend going with this base gel. This soft gel works well with 85-90% natural nails and is clear and thick in consistency— ideal for high-speed service! 

 

This KOKOIST Mega Stick Base Gel is also known for its adhesion durability and high flexibility that could last for up to 3-4 weeks. Even better, this base gel can work with full cover gel tips extensions without the primer and/or sticky bond needed! Plus, it’s easy to soak off too! 

 

Extra brownie point for being:

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Free from harsh chemicals 
  • Cosmetic-grade
  • Great self-levelling 
  • Easy to remove

 

Available in both bottles and pots with various sizes to match your needs. 

Bee Lady Tip: We recommend building a little apex with the base coat and cleaning with 90 - 100% isopropyl alcohol instead of acetone for better adhesion.

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VETRO Fuji base gel 

2. VETRO Fuji Base Gel

Your clients work handy jobs and would love strong and long-lasting manicures? The Vetro Fuji base gel got your back! This highly adhesive, semi-hard base gel is ideal for creating a solid base for nails that could last up to 4 weeks. Its ability to correct uneven nail plates makes this base gel perfect for customers like baristas, nurses, chefs, and hospitality workers, to name a few. 

 

Compared to the KOKOIST Mega Stick base gel, the viscosity of the Fuji base gel is stickier and thicker. However, the thickness of this product is just enough and doesn’t overflow to the skin—which is excellent! This clear base gel can also be used for fill-in service and is refillable! 

 

Extra brownie point for being:

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Free from harsh chemicals 
  • Cosmetic-grade
  • Great self-levelling 

 

Available only in pots with 3 sizes: 4g, 25ml and 45ml. 

Bee Lady Tips: We recommend building a little apex with the base coat and cleaning with 90 - 100% isopropyl alcohol instead of acetone for better adhesion.

For removal, file the base layer and soak with acetone for 3-5min; remove with the Bee Lady Nails Gel Removal Drill Bit M.

Shop VETRO Fuji Base Gel

 


KOKOIST Bonding duo builder base gel

3. KOKOIST Bonding Duo Base Gel

As the name suggests, this 2-in-1 base gel can repair broken nails and provide slight and full coverage gel tip extensions. This base gel is similar to the VETRO Fuji Base Gel and is bound for a quick and easy application. This base gel has a thick consistency and gives a sterilising effect upon application. 

 

Extra brownie point for being:

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Free from harsh chemicals 
  • Cosmetic-grade
  • Great self-levelling 
  • Steriliding effects.

 

Available in 4g or 20g pots and 15ml bottles. 

 

Bee Lady Tip: We recommend building a little apex with the base coat and cleaning with 90 - 100% isopropyl alcohol instead of acetone for better adhesion.

For removal, file the base layer and soak with acetone for 3-5min; remove with the Bee Lady Nails Gel Removal Drill Bit M.

 

Shop KOKOIST Bonding Duo Base Gel

  


Nail thoughts tinted base gel

4. Nail Thoughts x KOKOIST Base Gel

For a colourful touch to a base gel, go for the Nail Thoughts x Kokoist Base Gel series. This collection consists of 17 tinted base gels to choose from. With a semi-hard gel formula and self-levelling ability, these base gels carry a texture that sits between the KOKOIST Bonding Duo and the KOKOIST Mega Stick Base Gel—making them known as the perfect middle ground to add flexibility and strength to your client’s nails with minimal lifting! Plus, this base gel series is also easy to soak off with acetone. 

 

Extra brownie point for being:

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Free from harsh chemicals 
  • Cosmetic-grade
  • 17 Neutral colours to choose from

 

Available in bottles.

 

Bee Lady Tip: We recommend building a little apex with the base coat and cleaning with 90 - 100% isopropyl alcohol instead of acetone for better adhesion.

For removal, file the base layer and soak with acetone for 3-5min; remove with the Bee Lady Nails Gel Removal Drill Bit M.

Shop Nail Thoughts x KOKOIST Base Gel

 

 

Vetro Base Max gel

5. VETRO Base Max Gel

At this point, we know not all nails are built strong. So if you work with weak, damaged nails, opt for the VETRO Max base gel. Developed with high adhesive resin, this base gel requires no sanding. The texture of this product is different from the rest as it has a water-like consistency, which gives great flexibility. However, the light texture also means less strength, so we recommend overlaying the base with a builder, extension gel or a strong top coat. Plus, this base gel is super easy to remove with acetone, with approximately 8 minutes of soak time. 

 

Extra brownie point:

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Cosmetic-grade
  • No primer need

 

Available in pots in 2 sizes: 4ml and 25ml. 

Bee Lady Nails Tip: When applying, apply two thin layers of the base gel to help avoid the product floating to the skin. 



The base gels mentioned do not require primers or sticky bonds as they usually contain harsh chemicals that could damage natural nails—it can even cause allergies! However, achieving a great and long-lasting result depends on your manicure techniques. Of course, the better they are, the longer they’ll be! 

 

To summarise everything, we’ve also built a table for a quick read—make sure you keep this handy! 

KOKOIST Mega Stick

VETRO Fuji Base Gel

KOKOIST Bonding Duo Base Gel

Nail Thoughts x KOKOIST Base Gel

VETRO Max Base Gel

Type

Soft base gel

Semi-hard base gel

2-in-1 base gel that repairs & extend gel tips

Semi-hard base gel

Soft base gel

Texture

Thick & Smooth

Thicker & stickier

In Bottles - Thick & Smooth


In Pots - Thicker compared to the ones in bottles

In between the KOKOIST Bonding Duo and the KOKOIST Mega Stick Base Gel

Watery & light

Nail Condition

All nail types

Ideal for busy nails (people with busy hands such as chefs, hospo workers, painters, nurses, etc).

All nail types 

All nail types 

Weak & damaged nails

Colour

Clear

Clear

Clear

5 Neutral colours available

Clear

Soaking Removal

Easy 

Easy

Not Easy

Easy

Super Easy

Refillable

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Available in

Bottles & Pots

Pots only

Bottles & Pots

Bottles only

Pots only

 

All the products mentioned are available for you to shop here on our website! Feel free to contact us via DM if you have further questions. 


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