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Fillin' Groovy Ridge Filling Nail Polish Base Coat

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Price: $6.50

Product ID : fillin-groovy-nail-polish-base-coat


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Every polish wearer needs a good base coat.  Fillin' Groovy is a base coat that acts like double-sided sticky tape.  It helps to create a long-lasting bond between the nail and polish while filling ridges for smooth application.  It also helps prevent staining.

Type: Base Coat
Base: 5-Free
Glitter Load: NA
Glitter Size: NA
Recommended Coats: 1 Coat before polish
Notes: Please note, this formula has been updated as of 08/21/2020

Additional Information

This listing is for a standard full-sized 15ml /.5oz bottle.

Ingredients as of 08/31/2020:

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Talc, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Water,, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Methylpropanediol, Manganese Violet, Methylthiopropylamido Acetyl Methionine, Red Iron Oxide


Ingredients 08/30/2020 and before: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Gycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol,  Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Polyvinyl Butyral, Benzophenone-1, Titanium Dioxide, D&C Red #6 Barium Lake, Silica

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Reviewed by RSLarson
05/22/2022 - 03:06:41 PM
Just Okay
I was really excited for this because I wanted a base coat that filled in my nails and stopped them from staining but I just cannot get this to work perfectly as everyone else. It won’t often self level on the nail. Which is okay when I’m wearing an opaque polish but when I wear sheers I feel like I can see where the base coat never leveled out.
Reviewed by lasinms
05/16/2022 - 03:12:40 PM
Game Changer!
This ridge filling base coat has been a game changer for me! Fillin' Groovy is like a sticky base coat and ridge filler rolled into one. It provides a smooth base with just the right amount of grab to lay the polish down on beautifully! If you've tried other ridge fillers without success, try this one! It's far better than any other I've ever used.
Reviewed by pointysparkles
03/19/2022 - 10:19:42 PM
works great
I'd tried a few ridge-filling base coats before this, but they honestly mostly seemed like a scam, to the point where I was wondering if there was something fundamentally flawed with my nail polish application technique.

This one self-levels like a boss, so you actually end up with a nice, smooth surface. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Nymph
10/26/2021 - 06:50:56 PM
This Base Coat is so fancy!
I can even wear it like a "nude" nail! It adds a good texture for applying colors on top of and works well on its own with a top coat to prevent the double-sided sticky tape finish (though that's good for attaching little nail decorations before the top coat, too :D)
I'll buy other polishes and the combo top and base coat next time!
Reviewed by Nymph
10/09/2021 - 12:58:59 AM
I think this one is flawed?
Tried to use it outside, sitting in the sunlight.. the consistency both outside and in a somewhat lukewarm room was that of thick glue. Nothing dried, it tugged on every brush we would try applying nail polish with, even after some hours. In a much warmer room, it did well! Might use this one as its own polish and a top coat over it so any risk of tackiness is nullified. The color is much more gentle off-white like a sheer foundation, and is gorgeous. Might end up liking it more as we get used to it, but for now, 3/5!
Reviewed by lesliekibbe
10/14/2018 - 09:11:33 PM
Good for grooves
This is my new favorite base coat. I have ridges and grooves and my nails are prone to peeling. This makes everything smooth before putting color on. It's now my go-to, and well worth buying in bulk!
Reviewed by jenm
10/14/2018 - 03:06:38 AM
Great base coat
I'd recommend this base coat to anyone, even if they thought they didn't need a ridge filling one.
Reviewed by jessesgirl302
10/13/2018 - 12:29:22 PM
Smoooooth!
I love this base! I only use it when I end up with ridges or pits from polish peeling, or on pedicures, but it always smooths my nails right out and gives me a perfect canvas for my polish. Get this and a bottle of Basic Training, then throw away everything else you've ever used!
Reviewed by cyndi_skylar
10/19/2017 - 10:46:29 PM
My new favorite basecoat
I had asked for recommendations for a good ridge filler and several people suggested this one. I'm so glad I tried it! It was easy to apply, filled in perfectly, and dried super fast. I don't know why I would ever use anything else!
Reviewed by BoldGold
07/22/2016 - 11:41:49 PM
Works Great
I sometimes get peeling on the surface of my nail, so I always like to use a ridge-filling base coat for a smooth surface. The main problem I have had with other base coats is slow dry time. Fillin' Groovy, in addition to having an adorable name, dries rapidly and extremely smooth. I change my mani every couple of days, so I can't vouch for the wear time, but I can't remember having a chip while wearing this. Wish I could buy a refill bottle!
Reviewed by RetroFlowers84
07/07/2016 - 04:42:41 PM
Great ridge filler.
I like to use Feelin Groovy when I have nicks or peels in my nails. It makes my polish loom super smooth.
Reviewed by Lisa Cohen
07/04/2016 - 02:14:50 PM
Great Ridge Filler!
I have pretty significant ridges on one of my nails due to trauma to the nail bed. Anytime I wear cremes, you can see the ridges under the polish. I tried Fillin' Groovy, and it completely covered the ridges. I love this product!
Reviewed by Lisa Cohen
07/04/2016 - 02:14:50 PM
Great Ridge Filler!
I have pretty significant ridges on one of my nails due to trauma to the nail bed. Anytime I wear cremes, you can see the ridges under the polish. I tried Fillin' Groovy, and it completely covered the ridges. I love this product!
Reviewed by swp6768
06/27/2016 - 05:13:39 PM
AWESOME base coat
This base coat is awesome. it goes on smooth and I can totally tell a difference since I have been using this my manicure's last longer !!
Reviewed by iluvstartrek
06/10/2016 - 01:20:40 AM
Love name of this polish
I wore acrylics for 15 years and and due to either that or because that's just the way my nails are, they are less than perfect. This base coat helps the polish go on smoothly and evenly. It is also not a thick base coat, which I like. It dries quickly and the polish adheres to it. Great base coat, with a great name!


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