I love nail polish, most of our under-bed storage drawers are taken up with my vast collection. I love how you can change a look with polish, how you can express yourself with nail art and how it just pulls an outfit together. What I don’t love about nail polish is how easily it chips for me. I have a job that involves washing my hands continuously, not to mention running a house and looking after my family so I find that conventional polish only lasts 1-2 days maximum before it’s so chipped I have to redo it, sometimes that’s just too much effort so I tend to use my gel polishes if I know I’ve got a busy week coming up as that lasts a bit longer, I now believe I’ve found the solution- Dr’s REMEDY
I have a job that involves washing my hands regularly, not to mention running a house and looking after my family. So, I find that conventional polish only lasts 1-2 days maximum before it’s so chipped and I have to redo it. Sometimes that’s just too much effort. So I tend to use my gel polishes if I know I’ve got a busy week coming up as that lasts a bit longer. However, I now believe I’ve found the solution- Dr’s REMEDY
Created by Podiatrists Dr Cirlincione and Dr Spielfogel, it is designed predominantly as a podiatry polish. In fact, it’s the first nail polish to receive the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval. Real care has been taken to ensure everyone can use this range. They’re suitable for diabetics, patients with weak and discoloured nails, pregnant women and children who wish to avoid harsh chemicals. They are also vegan friendly. I have a few products to discuss today.
Dr’s Remedy Base Coat
First up is the Basic Base Coat, enriched with tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract (there’s no smell- don’t worry!), lavender, wheat proteins and vitamins C and E. This base coat can be used alone to add a shine to natural nails, or as its intended use, a base coat. This dried down fast, it also had a slight texture to it. I like this in a base coat as I believe it allows the polish to grip better. For review I have tried on my hands, you could use for hands or feet really. Find it here
Dr’s Remedy Nail Polish
Next up is the polish. I was sent two shades, TRUSTING turquoise and OPTIMISTIC orange. Both are crème polishes, other finishes include: pearl, shimmer and sheer. The turquoise shade is my favourite colour, it’s a sort of duck egg blue. The orange shade is a great summer colour.
Application was good, they have a nice sized brush and there was a good grip to the lid. The orange is almost a one coater, but I applied two to make it completely opaque. The turquoise definitely needs two coats to even it up as it can be streaky on the first. I was impressed with the colour depth, application and shine of the polish.
Dr’s Remedy Calming Clear Top Coat
Finally, I applied the Calming Clear Top Coat, my usual top coat of choice is Seche Vite as it dries so fast, but it does go gloopy after a while. This top coat felt quite “watery” in comparison to that, but it has a dry time to rival it! The top coat applied smoothly, had a great shine and was dry quickly. I was able to paint my nails within my 30-minute lunchbreak and be ready to start the afternoon clinic without causing any damage to the paint job I had just applied.
As mentioned above I don’t usually get more than 1-2 days out of my polish. I wore the turquoise one for 7 days before a chip started to appear, that’s incredible! I only applied one coat of top coat too. if I had applied two coats I may have got longer out of the manicure, but seven days is impressive in my book! As a pedicure polish it would undoubtedly last longer as polish usually lasts longer on toes.
The stand out for me is the top coat though, I was really impressed with the dry time and durability. I will be getting more of these polishes, and I’m intrigued to try the matte topcoat to see how that goes. You can find them here
If you want a long lasting mani-pedi then give the Dr’s Remedy range a go!
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