Today I have swatches and a review of the Dr.'s REMEDY fall colors as well as some information about their holiday release, which includes glitters!
I've tried and reviewed Dr.'s REMEDY products before. The polishes are big three-free and are enriched with natural ingredients like tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract and wheat protein. These substances are naturally occurring, antibacterial and healthier for nails. Dr.'s REMEDY states that the polish is especially suited for people who suffer from nail fungus, brittle or discolored nails, those who are allergic to chemicals in commercial nail polish, for pregnant women and kids.
My experience with the Dr.'s REMEDY line has been great. A lot of nail polish lovers, me included, often think about our older, chemical-laden polishes when we think of lacquers that have a great formula. For something so specifically targeted toward people who want a polish that's free of irritants, I find the Dr.'s REMEDY formula to be excellent. The Fall Fever 2011 collection includes:
Defense Deep Red - "a rich bordeaux with a mystifying matte finish"
Noble Navy - "a sea-at-dusk shade that reflects light and brings dimension to tips and toes alike"
Balance Brick - "a modern maroon with body and balance"
Dr.'s REMEDY polishes are packaged in square bottles with square, slightly rubberized-feeling caps. The square overcaps are removable, revealing a narrow ribbed cap that is more convenient to hold while polishing.
I really like the brushes, too - they're like a slightly narrower version of the OPI ProWide brush.
I did get one wonky brush - it looks like it has its hands on its hips - but this didn't affect my application in any way, so I just left it alone.
I was supremely, incredibly impressed with the formula of Noble Navy. Really, it could have been a one-coater. I did two out of habit but now I wish I'd left it at one for the purposes of showing you just how awesome it is.
This is such a gorgeous color - I guess it's partly psychological because these deep blues are on trend right now, but I adored wearing this as a full manicure. Very chic. I compared Noble Navy with Wet'n'Wild Nocturnal and Chanel Blue Rebel. It's not a dupe for either - Noble Navy is darker than Blue Rebel and not quite as dark as Nocturnal. It's also very evident that Nocturnal is a jelly.
Balance Brick is probably not a color I'd choose very often - it's certainly not unique but for someone with very specific requirements about the content of their nail polish, this is a good go-to shade. Very conservative. I found this one to be easy to apply, but the coverage was not as even as Noble Navy. I applied three thin coats.
Initially I wasn't all that jazzed about Defense Deep Red, but you know what? It looks great. It's a classic vamp, very chic. I got a number of unsolicited compliments while wearing this. Defense Deep Red was also a bit streaky - nothing serious, but I did need three coats. For some reason I had a hard time applying this one and made more of a mess than I usually do. That could be chalked up to operator error, however. Thank goodness for acetone and a concealer brush!
Overall, these were great. Noble Navy is by far my favorite in terms of formula and color. Sometimes a shade just speaks to you and this is one of those times. I also liked Defense Deep Red - I'd say this type of color is a must-have in any collection and if you're looking for a healthier nail polish alternative, this would definitely be worth a look. Balance Brick is not a must-have for me, but again, this type of standard shade undoubtedly has many fans. I wore all three colors as full manicures with Palladio Fuse base coat and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat and got great wear out of them.
Dr.'s REMEDY also has a holiday collection called Jolly & Joy. I didn't review these, but I do have pictures! It includes five shades, two of which are GLITTERS and we all know how the nail polish ladies love themselves some glitter. At least one of these shades, Revive Ruby Red, is from the Dr.'s REMEDY core collection (I reviewed it in the post linked above).
Revive Ruby Red - "a shimmer-infused, Wizard of Oz-inspired shade of crimson"
Passion Purple - "a bombshell-boysenberry with subtle silver meshed throughout"
Essential Emerald - "a take on the classic tree-and-plant-inspired gem of a shade, with delicate glimmer and unparalleled amounts of glamour"
Serene Silver Glitter - "a seasonal sizzler like no other: shine, chic, totally unique in the metallic scene"
Resolution Red Glitter - "a red-meets-copper spin that's sequin-look-alike laden with high-shine and sparkle"
www.remedynails.com. To keep up with product releases and other information, you can also find the company on Facebook and Twitter.
These were sent to me for review.