For me SV is best on a wet polish and HK Girl is best on a dry polish as a way to up the shine, but both are completely AWESOME!!!!
For My Base Coat I use OPI Nail Envy:) I Love this stuff it is great for my nail and I rarely get nail staining when I use this no matter the polish color. you can get this at Salons, and Ulta for around $10.
This is my clean up brush. This is an ELF pro concealer brush that I picked up from target for $1. You can really use any brush but I recommend one with soft, stiff, short bristles to effectively clean up the mess that we all eventually make:)
Cuticle Care is all about consistancy. I use Avoplex by OPI EVERYTIME I change my polish. I also try and use it everyday even when I don't change my polish. It will penetrate your polish so you can still condition you nails even when they are painted. You can get this stuff just about anywhere OPI is sold for around $8. Next is Sunny's Miracle Balm:) This stuff is addictive and great and smells yummy and comes in like a million different scents. Have this beside my bed, in my purse, beside the Couch, just about any where I know I might need it. You can get it here, and it cost $3 per tub or 3 for $5.
Here are my stamping plates I currently have BM (Bundle Monster) and Cheeky plates, total about 50 plates:) You can get these off of Amazon and they run anywhere from $3 for and individual plate to $40 for a collection of plates. The Konad stamper and scraper is available on Amazon for about $4.
These Dotting tools I bought off of Amazon.com for $6 for the pack of three. I do suggest getting these online as I have only seen them at Sally's Beauty Supply in the past and they run about $15 dollars for a set of 2.
Nail Foils and adhesive:) The Beauty's are great for a Special occasion but don't expect them to last any time at all. I got about 30 Colors and the Adhesive from www.dollarnailart.com for around $30