A protein called keratin makes up your fingernails and toenails. Often, there are tiny flaws and defects in the network of keratin fibers that make up your nails, some of which are too small for you to see. If your nails are brittle or damaged, you may have more noticeable ridges or bumps on their surfaces that you can detect when you touch them or notice when you examine them. When you paint your nails, these tiny and major imperfections can make it difficult for the color to adhere properly, resulting in an uneven appearance or polish that easily flakes off or chips. Starting your at-home manicure with a high quality base coat evens out the texture of your nails, and the SpaRitual Base Coat collection offers unparalleled quality.