I have wanted to try UNT Ready For Takeoff Peelable Basecoat for ages. Simply Nailogical recommended it as the best peel off basecoat (see her comparison video here) but it is not available in Canada so I held off ordering it while trying various other peel off base coats and glitter bases. Since my no-buy/low-buy ended when we moved and I didn’t have to worry about where stuff was mailed since packages from abroad can take forever to get to Canada, i ordered it direct from UNT.
UNT Ready For Takeoff Peel Off Basecoat Review
I have tried a number of peel off base coats because I love glitter polishes but hate removing them. Some seem to pool on my nails and not cover my nails properly or take forever to dry in which case you could just remove the glitter polish in that time. The best one I have found was piCture pOlish Revolution which is not a peel off basecoat but does allow for easier removal. Since Simply Nailogical swears by UNT Ready For Takeoff, I thought I would give it a try before giving up on peelable basecoats.
UNT Ready For Takeoff is not a regular peel off base coat. Unlike the many glue based ones, this applies more like regular base coat. The liquid spreads easily and has a decent sized brush. You do need a slightly thicker coat of base coat for it to peel well and it is helped by a thick coat of top coat to allow it to peel off as one piece.
Since I wanted to really put UNT Ready For Takeoff to the test, I decided to try it with Zoya Thea. It is one of my favourite Pixie Dust polishes but a real pain to remove and requires scrubbing. It wore for two days, which is pretty amazing for a peel off basecoat for me as I would get tip-wear with a regular basecoat in that time. You do need to make sure you wrap the tips well to cut down on it peeling early though.
After 48 hours, I applied some cuticle oil and slid an orange stick under the edges and they popped off in one piece with no damage to the nail. Unlike some glue ones, it did not seem to dry out my nails and leave them looking in need of some oil. UNT Ready For Takeoff is $10 US, comparable to many of the ones more easily available like OPI Glitter Off and cheaper than Revolution. Definitely a winner for me.
UNT Shipping To Canada
Since I mentioned the shipping to Canada in my recent Pueen post, I thought I would do the same for UNT as Simply Nailogical recommends ordering from Live Love Polish who always seems to have it on pre-order when I check. UNT offers free shipping if you become a member, which is free and they even offered me a free welcome gift! It does ship from Taiwan so you will be waiting for shipping, but my order took 15 days total (not business days) to arrive from the day of ordering.
Both the UNT Ready For Takeoff and the free nail polish were packaged in boxes followed by a form fitting large bubble mailer then a bag wrapped around that. Since I only ordered $10, customs was not an issue for me and they didn’t check the package.
I would definitely order direct from ShopUNT again. No issues at all so I didn’t need to contact customer service but I didn’t see many complaints about them when I researched before ordering. Since Live Love Polish requires a larger minimum spend for free shipping (which means customs), if you only want the UNT Ready For Takeoff basecoat, you are better off ordering direct.