February 24, 2011

Dr. Remedy Winter Wonder-Nails collection

Hey everyone! Hope your week is going well :) I am enjoying the sunshine and wishing that daylight savings would approach faster so that I would have more time after work to take some nail polish photos haha.

A new brand of nail polish fell my way recently and myself being a bit skeptical but not cynical decided to give the lacquers a spin on my tips. Dr. Remedy's polishes are marketed as being "healthy", meaning they are hypo-allergenic and include anti-fungal ingredients. Two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel started the brand to appeal to folks looking for a healthier alternative, especially people with allergies.

I couldn't decide if this brand of polish was all together too much different from any other big 3 free polish that is on the market today honestly, but I'm no chemist or doctor. However, it does contain tea tree oil which I know is great for your nails and garlic extract which helps nails to grow faster and stronger. I've had great success with garlic nail treatments before so I like that aspect.

The colors I got to try are from the Winter Wonder-Nails collection, a little late to be showing Winter colors, but whatev. Healing Heather Grey is a nice cool grey crème, very similar to Zoya's Dove. This is two coats. It was thin but surprisingly opaque.
Desire Dark Brown is described as a "cocoa meets hot fudge" brown, and I'll go with that. It's not super on the warm side, but it leans slightly red. This wasn't my favorite color on me but it was a nice safe lacquer. Three coats.
Revive Ruby Red was my favorite of the three shades. It is a berry red crimson shimmer with a slight glow. This polish applied very smoothly and was opaque in one coat but I used two for consistency.
Dr. Remedy polish sells for $16 a bottle online at http://www.remedynails.com and I believe in select salons, I assume located in New York. I honestly was more than satisfied with my experience with the polishes that I tried but the color range leaves something to be desired. I just wouldn't go out of my way to order something for that much money in a shade that I could probably pick out in any collection on the market. The only unique thing this brand has going for it is the "Dr." aspect, which I imagine if matters very much to a person, they will shill out the time and bucks for a bottle or two.

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

These were sent for review.

12 comments:

  1. I have these to try out as well. I am put off by the price but the nail polish seems pretty nice. I have the red one on right now! I agree though the color range leaves something to be desired.

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  2. I like the concept, but I'm gonna need them to further sort themselves out. As it is, I don't really feel compelled to buy these polishes...the colors are generic and it costs too much money. What is their polish gonna do for me that another enriched base coat and a bottle of garlic pills won't?

    It would probably appeal to those people who are obsessed with being super healthy and aren't that into nail polish though.

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  3. That grey is gorgeous.

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  4. nice grey, but just the same as Zoya's new one like you say. They don't seem to have a unique selling point though and you need that in such an over-saturated market. Plus too much money, that's crazy.x

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  5. Revive Ruby Red looks AWESOME! Def my favorite of these, too. But I agree that these are dupey.

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  6. Yeah, I've seen these at my beauty supply store in NY and always almost buy a bottle, but just can't pull the trigger because of the price and normalcy of the colors.

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  7. That grey is the first one I've ever owned. Didn't think I like grey!

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  8. I really want to try these... but the colors are kinda boring. Love the red though, and they all look great on you. :)

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  9. The grey is pretty but dupeable.

    In general these polishes kind of annoy me for being advertised as "hypo-allergenic" Wheat protein (gluten) is one of the top five allergens, affecting an estimated 1 in 30 people in America.

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  10. Pretty shades but ones we've seen before. Kind of pricey also. I don't think I need to buy these. I can always rub tea tree oil into my nails.

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  11. i am absolutly in LOVE with gray nails! you wouldn't think that it would be a flattering color but i get tons of compliments on my nails when i have gray polish on. love that chocolaty brown too, and that red reminds me of christmas time. nice post!

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