Elmer's glue as a base coat. Nails come out shiny like a gel polish. It works better than most base coats. In this photo she used the glue base, 2 coats of polish and seche vite top coat. Might have to try this
How to get white toenails: mix a small amount of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together. Make into a paste. Get a tooth brush and scrub the paste onto your toenails. Then soak your toenails in the paste. Let them sit for 5-10 min. Then rinse off toes.