I used 2 coats of my personal favorite white polish of all times SH Lavander Cloud as my base. I love SH Salon manicure collection. They are expensive for drugstore polishes but their quality is much better than most of the salon polishes. I tested them during our last vacation and they did not peel or chip after 4 days of pool and ocean. I highly recommend them, especially if they are on sale. For the konad, I used konad special polish in black and Konad M57, and one coat of Poshe.