*Sent for review*
Today I have swatches of two Dr.'s Remedy polishes that are perfect for fall and Halloween. First up is Dr.'s Remedy Optimistic Orange, a bright pumpkin orange. It has red tones to it and is a nice pop, without being neon. I can see myself using this in a bunch of Halloween manis!
This is three thin coats. It had a bit of VNL at two coats, but it looked nice and jelly-like, so you may want to keep it at two coats. It was easy to apply and had a nice consistency. Optimistic Orange was also really shiny by itself. I did use one layer of Dr.'s Remedy Calming Top Coat in these pictures, but you don't need it for shine.
Dr.'s Remedy Timeless Teal is a perfect moody blue-green creme. It's well-balanced between green and blue, a true teal. I always want to wear dark teals in the fall, so this is perfect for me.
This is three thin coats, it was mostly opaque in two. I did the third just for the camera really. Timeless Teal was also very shiny on it's own. I did use one layer of Calming Top Coat here.
Speaking of the Calming Top Coat- I also got that and the Basic Base Coat to review and have been wearing them with a few different manis now. I am very impressed with them both. I have been getting good wear time (3 days with no chips and minimal tip wear is good for me). The top coat, although not marketed as a QDTC, dried very quickly. My entire mani is dry to the touch in around 60 seconds with this top coat. Before trying this base coat, I was feeling like my nails looked very dry and vertical ridges seemed more prominent than usual. After using this base coat for 3 manis, I already see a bit of improvement. My nails definitely seem less dry and the vertical ridges might even be a tiny bit less visible.
All Dr.'s Remedy products are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, pthalates and DBP. They do contain a special blend of ingredients meant to help with the appearance and health of your nails. This blend includes: wheat protein, tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract and lavender. You can purchase any of the products in this post at Remedy Nails.