So when peel-off base coats came on to the scene, I was totally on board. Wear glitter polish without the annoying removal? We wants it. It took a little hunting, but I was able to find Essence Peel Off base coat. But when it came time to remove, it was really difficult. It would come off, with some fighting, in several pieces rather than the one or two I expected.
Next was OPI Glitter Off. At a higher price point than the Essence, I was hoping for much better. It even had glitter in the name! Unfortunately, it performed on the opposite side of the spectrum, with polish popping off easily in one piece (sometimes while washing my hair, sometimes within the same day of application).
Last was NYC Strip Me Off, and finally there's a happy ending because it's just right. It holds up well for several days with minimal to no chipping, yet my polish comes off easily in one piece with just a little bit of work. The best part is that it's the cheapest of the bunch at under $2 CAD at Rexall or Wal-mart!
Don't forget to seal your tips with both your nail polish and your top coat by gently running the brush along the free edge; this will protect them from chipping/peeling prematurely at the tips and is something to get in the habit of doing with any polish or base coat!