Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dr.'s Remedy - Jolly & Joy Collection - Part 2

The glitters make up the second half of Dr.'s Remedy Jolly & Joy collection this holiday. Both of the polishes are full coverage glitters with a foil feel to them. They dry a bit rough and need a nice layer of a thick topcoat (or possibly two with a thinner topcoat). Both are gorgeous and right on trend with all the other foils and glitters this season. Just right to bring a little sparkle to the holidays.


Serene Silver Glitter - This is a complicated mostly silver glitter with some red, pink, and baby blue thrown into the mix. Application was great and I got full coverage in two coats. In my opinion this is the star of the whole Jolly & Joy collection. It was the first one I pulled out of the package and fell for it instantly. Make sure you click on the images to zoom-in for the details...

This is two coats with a topcoat...


Swatch Details
Brand: Dr.'s Remedy
Collection: Jolly & Joy
Color Name/Number: Serene Silver Glitter
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat:Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Enriched with: Tea Tree Oil, Vitamins C and E, Wheat Protein

Resolution Red Glitter - This is a mix of pink and silver glitter creating a beautiful soft pink. Application was flawless with full coverage after just two coats. The polish itself is very shiny, but as with most glitters I had a very difficult time capturing the shine on camera for both of them. Not sure if it is me (most likely) or the camera at fault.

This is two coats with a top coat... again, you can click on the images for a larger view of the details...


Swatch Details
Brand: Dr.'s Remedy
Collection: Jolly & Joy
Color Name/Number: Resolution Red Glitter
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Enriched with: Tea Tree Oil, Vitamins C and E, Wheat Protein

As you can see, the glitters still look a bit rough even after a thick topcoat. They are not nearly as rough to the touch as they look, but probably could have benefited from a second layer of top coat. I also recently saw this post from the girl over at I Drink Nail Polish suggesting to use a base coat on top of the glitter first and then apply the topcoat. The base coat is supposed to do a better job at filling in all the gaps and ridges than a topcoat. I have not tried this myself yet, but next time for sure... have any of you tried this technique? Are you a glitter fan? If so, how do you tame your glitter manis?

Also, I should mention that the removal process for these two was much easier than other glitters I have tried. This is a huge plus for me since I usually shy away from glitters due to the pending removal process. I was pleasantly surprised with these polishes, making them very wearable for me.

** These polishes were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. For more information please see the disclosure policy **

Dr.'s Remedy polishes are available at www.remedynails.com. You can also like them on facebook or follow them on twitter for more information.

Free shipping and price special on Essential Emerald, and both of the glitters until 11/18/11.

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

2 comments:

  1. They are indeed very cool and complex. I love examining glitters :)

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