The Queen’s Critique: IMK Nails – PeelEze Peelable Base Coat

Ok – what the heck is PeelEze? I’m so glad you asked because I am here to spill the tea!PeelEze is a water-based, cruelty-free, odor-free, colorless peel off base coat to be applied to your nails before applying regular or gel nail polish.  

But let’s take a step back! In late November 2017, Karin of IMK Nails, started mixing her own concoction of peel off base coat out for personal need. “I started thinking that I just did not want to buy another bottle because it was pricey and it can take awhile to be received and sometimes availability was questionable,” says, Karin.

As a self proclaimed ‘DIY dabbler’, Karin started thinking about what is in that product that makes it different from the other base coats that I had been using. She went to work and finally her formula performed quite well, as intended and over time she noticed some improved nail health as well.

So of course you know I had try it for myself – right?! When you change your polish as often as I do, aka daily,  it means one thing, the use of LOTS of acetone and additives. ….plus Karin was running a special and it only seemed logical…lol! The following is my personal experience of  PeelEze!    




The colorless formula threw me for a second because there was no clear indication of when it was dry. I allowed it to dry for 13 mins!! Did it need that long? Probably not but I got side tracked. 


I do love that is it virtually odorless and does not permeate the room or my nose with the harsh smell of ammonia. At the recommendation of the maker, PeelEze should be applied to clean, oil-free nails.


At this point I assumed it was dry and applied 2 coats of white polish for an easy, spring manicure. This was on a Friday night and the clock had officially started ticking.


I went about my weekend as usual and did my absolute best not to pick off the polish. My final result was 8 out of 10 perfectly removed peeleze. The other 2 – well let’s just say… after shower #3, they didn’t make it.


Shipping: super quick. Ordered on 4/21 and received on 4/25

Customer Service: not that I had any issues, but Karin did reach out once I placed my order to ensure my experience went smoothly

Easy of Ordering Site: user friendly and easy to navigate

Price: $5.25 – 10ml / $14.50 – 1oz refill / $19.50 – 2oz refill

Availability: Current

Overall: I am extremely impressed with the results of PeelEze and the price point made my pockets happy. PeelEze held up through showers, dishwashing and hand washing. Majority of them lasted for a full 48 hours but I think this was mostly because I removed them due to swatching. I used a toothpick to pry the polish from my nail…painless, quick, simple!

Would I purchase again?? ABSOLUTELY!

For me personally, I think this peel off base coat would be used most for weekend wear when I am not able to change my polish daily and typically for tough polishes ie glitters when removal can be more difficult. I love the extended wear time I was able to get. I totally was not expecting 2 days, more like 2 hours at best.

IMK Nails – PeelEze Peelable Base Coat

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