Thursday, 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 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.


These were sent for review.